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DO you use a controller to play PC games?

#21DV8ingSourcesPosted 3/13/2014 1:45:28 PM
kobalobasileus posted...
I use a controller for everything PC gaming related. If it's not a wired Xbox 360 controller (the wireless ones eat batteries and tend to turn themselves off to save power every 15 minutes), it's my Hydra. And if a game doesn't support a controller natively, I MAKE it support the controller with Xpadder.

PC gaming has never been better!

Only peasants who are too poor to buy a controller use those obsolete business devices that come with their PCs (the typewriter and desk-bound pointer) to play games. >_>


Having a device with 100+ inputs is somehow a bad thing? Try playing arma 3 with a controller only and see how far you get :P Everything can be useful in the right circumstances.

I actually posted to ask about your hydra though. Do you feel like you could be competitive in a game like Counterstrike? I like the idea but I worry about its accuracy, support, and overall effectiveness as a prolonged gaming session device.
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#22jake-sfPosted 3/13/2014 1:46:09 PM
Games these days are made for the controller in mind.

Its kind of stupid.

Even the most popular titles that come from consoles all have consolized controls. Almost nobody actually knows the potential of mouse & keyboard control schemes when all the games barely make them usable.
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#23DV8ingSourcesPosted 3/13/2014 2:42:43 PM(edited)
jake-sf posted...
Even the most popular titles that come from consoles all have consolized controls. Almost nobody actually knows the potential of mouse & keyboard control schemes when all the games barely make them usable.


I half agree but I can say that I don't miss the 'lean' functions of shooters of old. Stuff like Xwing vs Tiefighter needs to make a comeback though and I'm hoping star citizen allows for that sort of complexity.
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#24r7gerrabbitPosted 3/13/2014 1:53:08 PM(edited)
I use a controller for everything except multiplayer, RTS, and TBS.

Sitting in front of my 60" TV and using a comfy chair is superior. I sit at a desk all day.
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#25jebralPosted 3/13/2014 1:52:13 PM
I almost exclusively use a controller, if only because my setup is geared more toward my comfort than efficiency.

Also, old man pains.
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#26Abiz_Posted 3/13/2014 2:06:25 PM
Using the ps4 controller. I'm liking it a lot better then the 360 and ps3 controller. Can't wait to get my bluetooth dongle so I can go wireless.
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#27AlesandrosPosted 3/13/2014 2:06:43 PM
For real time strategy, no. For everything else, yes.
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#28LoneCourier2281Posted 3/13/2014 2:24:51 PM
With certain games, yes.

For example Bastion and Costume Quest play better with a controller.

But for most games, no.
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#29BuburibonPosted 3/13/2014 2:37:53 PM
Alesandros posted...
For real time strategy, no. For everything else, yes.


Pretty much this.
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#30HighwayPilotPosted 3/13/2014 2:39:22 PM
I only use a controller for 3rd person games(mostly action adventures and arcade racing games).