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SLippe
05-12-05, 07:01 PM
I am in the market for a new gamepad controller for my pc. I am about to go thru my 2nd one in just a few months. I'm tired of these cheap bastids that don't last very long. NHL 2005 is hell on them! What are some good, top-notch controllers out there? Preferably PS2 style. Anyone?

Starscream
05-12-05, 07:34 PM
The original microsoft sidewinder is still my favorite pc gamepad.

I recently found a couple of the usb version at staples on sale and bought both! They were in dusty old boxes! :D

YOGIx213
05-12-05, 07:46 PM
Get a PS2 adapter and use PS2 controllers on your PC. That's what I'm doing and have not had any problems for over a year now. My old Logitech Dual Action gamepad was a POS and broke within 2 months of use so I decided instead of using copycats, use the original PS2 controllers and have been happy since.

GamerGuyX
05-12-05, 07:52 PM
Or you could (if your really patient) wait until the "universal gaming controller" from Microsoft thats suppose to work for Xbox 360 and PC's comes out.

SLippe
05-12-05, 08:11 PM
Or you could (if your really patient) wait until the "universal gaming controller" from Microsoft thats suppose to work for Xbox 360 and PC's comes out.Well, I'm not going to buy a Xbox controller when I own a PS2 and already have 2 controllers for it.

I was actually looking at the Logitech ones, so thanks for that input. I might just try the PS2 thing. Now gotta find an adapter...

CaptNKILL
05-12-05, 08:56 PM
Get a PS2 adapter and use PS2 controllers on your PC. That's what I'm doing and have not had any problems for over a year now. My old Logitech Dual Action gamepad was a POS and broke within 2 months of use so I decided instead of using copycats, use the original PS2 controllers and have been happy since.
I totaly agree 100% with this.

I have a dual controller adapter, so I can hook 2 PS1\PS2 controllers up through one USB port. Im using ones from my old Playstation and they work great when i need them. I really dont use them much, but they are a lot better quality than any other controllers I have used. Also the D-Pad on a Playstation controller is 10x better than anything on any controller I have used. It is sooo much more accurate because it uses seperate buttons instead of a big squishy pad.

jAkUp
05-12-05, 09:28 PM
Don't get the PS2 adapter. Just get a Logitech Rumble Pad 2. Same exact design as the PS2 just sturdier, and more comfortable.

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/4208.jpg

SLippe
05-12-05, 10:06 PM
Don't get the PS2 adapter. Just get a Logitech Rumble Pad 2. Same exact design as the PS2 just sturdier, and more comfortable.

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/4208.jpg

That's the one I was looking at and it's about the same price as the adapter, from what I can tell. Best Buy has that controller in stock.

gram_vaz
05-12-05, 10:19 PM
Don't get the PS2 adapter. Just get a Logitech Rumble Pad 2. Same exact design as the PS2 just sturdier, and more comfortable.

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/4208.jpgi have that gamepad. it's awesome. :thumbsup:

CaptNKILL
05-12-05, 11:17 PM
Don't get the PS2 adapter. Just get a Logitech Rumble Pad 2. Same exact design as the PS2 just sturdier, and more comfortable.

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/4208.jpg
At first glance its the same design, but look at the DPad. Try playing anything (especially console games via an emulator) with a big dpad like that and you're going to have a hell of a time keeping it under control. If they didnt make them so tall and so soft they would be a lot better, but as it is, if you have games that would require accurate movement with a dpad, you need a PS2 controller.

Riptide
05-13-05, 08:44 AM
What about the Saitek rumble pad? I have one and it has worked pretty well. Relatively cheap as well.