Wireless Game Controller for my PC - What are some good ones? (or ones to avoid?)

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  1. Michael D. Bunting

    Michael D. Bunting Screenwriter

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    I'm looking for a wireless game controller for my HTPC.

    Can anyone provide me with some feedback?

    I tried to use a USB extension cable for my current controller, the Gravis Gamepad Pro (USB)...but it won't recognize my controller with the USB extension cable attached...

    Note: I can't figure this out for the life of me - it works on all other computers - but not the one I want to use it on....why does this always happen to me [​IMG]

    Any feedback on a good wireless controller would be much appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Mark Murphy

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    I bought a USB adapter for a playstation controller at Radio Shack for around $10. Maybe you could try a PS wireless controller w/the USB adapter.
     
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  4. Greg*go

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    Mark,

    Hmm, I always tried to get the CPU controller that most looked like a PS2 controller. I guess your solution is the easiest way to achieve it. Is this the part you're talking about? Radio Shack Product
     
  5. Daniel Alan

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    Logitech has a very nice one that you can get pretty cheap off of overstock.com (or at least you could.....). And the contoller is very nice, with good range.
     
  6. DaveGTP

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    I have also had good experiences with the Logitech 2.4 ghz wireless model. Probably the same one as mentioned above @ overstock.com. Very good controller, the d-pad is a big circle rather than a standard pad, a little bit substandard for Street Fighter, but is good for most other games. The left analog stick can be set to digital mode, switching it with the D-pad, so you can use the analog stick where you wouldn't be able to normally. Happy with it. I got mine on clearance @ Walmart for $8, I wish I had bought like 3 of them, but I was too broke. They run about $50 normal retail.
     

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