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Whats the best PC Game Controller to get?

By svtcobra
Jun 15, 2002
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  1. I currently have a Logitech Wingman Extreme and I didnt realize how bad it was until I got GTA III and it is almost impossible to control the walking and running in the game. The car drives really good but that is all. Any suggestions. I dont mind spending up to $50.00, as long as it is an good responsive controller.

    Thanks..
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I'd reccomend a shiny new Belkin Nostromo n50. The thing works wonderfully with me, it's great for almost all of the games I play. I would be hesitant to say it's not the best, it's been rated very well consistently by well known publications (i.e. - 91% by PCGamer).
    It's basically a miniature keyboard with a D-Pad for your thumb. I know it sounds a bit dumb, but do the math...no learning curve! :D
    Looks a bit like this:
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  3. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 875

    Looks cool Vehementi..Have you tried GTA or any sports games with it yet?
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I've played games like NHL and NBA Live on it, and it works pretty good. It was made for FPS' though...
  5. Boogie

    Boogie TS Rookie Posts: 77

    DITTO....

    I really like mine. I play mostly FPS tho.
  6. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 875

    well then I may have to try this thing....
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Yeah, definitely. I've found in my sports games that using the D-Pad as my movement keys works best, and the 10 buttons for miscellaneous functions.
    What's even greater is the red, blue and green shift keys :D I'm finding I don't have enough actions in games for all of them :dead:
  8. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 875

  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I bought mine from the same place :grinthumb
    Although I didn't get free shipping :mad:
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