Wireless controllers for XBox???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dennis Reno, May 15, 2002.

  1. Dennis Reno

    Dennis Reno Supporting Actor

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    The recently announced price cut pretty much guarantees I'll be getting the Box soon. My only problem is that I want to place the Box in my A/V rack which is 12-15 feet away from my seating area. Are there any wireless controllers available? If so, how is the performance? If not, are any controllers available with 20 foot cords?
     
  2. Scott Van Dyke

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    Third party wirless controllers should be unveiled at E3 in 7 days.
     
  3. James St

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    Dennis, the Xbox controller comes with a a 9' cord. There is also 6' extension available.
    http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categorie...p?pf_id=217350
    This one only works with the Microsoft brand controller but from what I have read all the 3rd party controllers are crap compared to the MS version.
     
  4. Bill_D

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    I have these extension cables and they not only funtion flawlessly with my MS controller but with my MadCatz Control Pad Pro controllers as well .... without any problems .... rumble and all.
    Now if I can figure out how the running back for Denver is able to sustain 5-6 diving licks from the Ravens and still run it in for touchdown in NFL 2K2.[​IMG]
     
  5. Nathan_R

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    I've been hitting the madcatz website for a couple of months now to see if they list anything more precise than "May 2002" as a release date for their controller. I bought their PS2 wireless controller a few months ago and I loved it!

    So after E3, when can we expect 3rd-party controllers to hit the streets?

    Best regards,

    ~~Nathan
     
  6. Eric Samonte

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    Yeah...try and shy away from third party controllers. I picked out that Powerpad thing for my Xbox and a few weeks later, the sticks started sticking. Good thing I got it from Walmart and exchanged it for the MS ones.
     
  7. Scott Van Dyke

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    Nathan_R,

    Where was your signature from? Sounds so familiar.

    An announcement at E3 should clarify release dates.
     
  8. Nathan_R

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    Scott,
    It's from the Kentucky Fried Movie; "A Fistful of Yen" to be exact. [​IMG]
     
  9. Scott Van Dyke

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    Nathan_R,

    Thanks, that sounds right. I haven't seen that fick in 15 years. I gotta get it again.
     
  10. Dave E H

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    Isn't MS rumored to have developed a wireless controller? I'd be really hesitant to buy a non-MS controller - I've usually found 3rd party controllers wanting.

    The only exception was the Sharkpad for the N64 - Nintendo's controller just wasn't confortable...
     

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