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Best gamepad I can get for around 30 bucks?

#21DawnshadowPosted 8/13/2014 5:06:38 PM
I personally use a PowerA Mini Pro Ex 360 controller. It's only about $25, it's very solidly built, and it has a NORMAL D-pad instead of the "trash can lid on a tennis ball" construction that most 360 pads have. I actually prefer it over the official one.

The only potential downside is that the "mini" in its name means something. It's a smaller than normal controller, so if you have big hands it may not be comfortable. I'm a woman and, while I don't exactly have tiny hands, it actually feels a lot more comfortable to me than the standard.

http://www.amazon.com/POWER-Mini-Pro-EX-Wired-Controller/dp/B00BEQLKIA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407973848&sr=8-4&keywords=powera+wired+360+controller

I also have a Logitech F310. It's very good for its price, but the analog buttons are a bit stiff. Also, the grips are very thick-- I have to really stretch my thumbs to use the analog sticks, which isn't comfortable over a long play session (which is why I bought the Pro Mini when I saw it in a store.) But, like I said, smaller hand size; this might not be an issue for you.
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#22ThisGuy101Posted 8/13/2014 5:12:44 PM
Dawnshadow posted...
I personally use a PowerA Mini Pro Ex 360 controller. It's only about $25, it's very solidly built, and it has a NORMAL D-pad instead of the "trash can lid on a tennis ball" construction that most 360 pads have. I actually prefer it over the official one.

The only potential downside is that the "mini" in its name means something. It's a smaller than normal controller, so if you have big hands it may not be comfortable. I'm a woman and, while I don't exactly have tiny hands, it actually feels a lot more comfortable to me than the standard.

http://www.amazon.com/POWER-Mini-Pro-EX-Wired-Controller/dp/B00BEQLKIA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407973848&sr=8-4&keywords=powera+wired+360+controller

I also have a Logitech F310. It's very good for its price, but the analog buttons are a bit stiff. Also, the grips are very thick-- I have to really stretch my thumbs to use the analog sticks, which isn't comfortable over a long play session (which is why I bought the Pro Mini when I saw it in a store.) But, like I said, smaller hand size; this might not be an issue for you.


Weirdly enough I have that same controller, except I bought mine from Walmart. I like the way it feels in my hands, but the rumble could be a bit stronger. I don't notice it unless I'm actually feeling for it.
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#23Bazooka_Penguin(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 5:43:08 PM
Wait, does the Xbox One's wireless controller work with the 360 wireless adapter? Because if not I can just cross that off the list right away
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#24TheBorderColliePosted 8/13/2014 6:15:18 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
I don't know, I actually like prefer the placement of the analog stick on xbox type controllers. Are there any third party Dual shock 3s that copy that layout?


The Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers are the best you can get for PC gaming. They work flawlessly with the OS, they have the best overall feel and many devs actually design their controller functions with the 360 controller in mind.
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#25WyzeGyePosted 8/13/2014 6:18:00 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Wait, does the Xbox One's wireless controller work with the 360 wireless adapter? Because if not I can just cross that off the list right away


IIRC Wireless doesnt work at all with the PC + XBO pad
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#26NeoBillbinePosted 8/13/2014 6:34:21 PM
DS4 for $35 with new customer $15 off $50 coupon SAVE15 sounds pretty good.



http://www.rakuten.com/prod/playstation-4-dualshock-4-wireless-controller-black/255387514.html?&scid=af_linkshare&adid=18094&siteID=Es5Ekr9eEBk-50AWvFsCzb5zNEtcxy5yDw
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#27Cookieman74Posted 8/13/2014 6:49:27 PM
Wired 360. Plug and Play for most games. You can use the ds3 too but i like the xbox 360 controller more.
#28SenkoyPosted 8/13/2014 6:56:35 PM
I had a DS3 and I still bought a Wired 360 controller for my PC. The prompts will match correctly on most games and you don't have to emulate it or deal with any issues. You just plug it in and you're good to go.
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#29Ryan SiPosted 8/13/2014 7:00:08 PM
Born Lucky posted...
Wired 360

Nothing else is as good or as compatible with every game.
#30Damaged7Posted 8/13/2014 7:16:32 PM
Ryan Si posted...
Born Lucky posted...
Wired 360

Nothing else is as good or as compatible with every game.

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