PC Game Pad inquiry

By Darksiege ยท 9 replies
Jan 25, 2006
  1. I have had it recommended to me to invest a few bucks into a game pad. I am currently testing out my roommate's Belkin Nostromo N50 pad. I have been looking at buying the Nostromo N52 (if they ever come off back order).

    My question is this: Are there any others I should look into or are these the best one's to go for? I currently play World of Warcraft and I plan on starting to play Battlefield 2 in the near future.

    Any input would be appreciated.
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    It sounds to me like what you are talking about is a speedpad. Most of the time when I hear game pad I think or something like this.

    If you are looking for that thing that has a partial keyboard in there the only other thing that I would really suggest if you aren't able to get one of them ordered look at Zboards. They are like regular keyboards but have over lays that come off and then you can put in the keyset for what every game you are playing.
  3. Darksiege

    Darksiege TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, a speedpad. My bad. However, if I could find a gamepad that had enough buttons... I would be all over that..

    Thnak You, I will lookinto that keyboard.
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    I think that is pretty much the most buttons you will find on a gamepad. For the most part the only ones I have seen for PC's are modeled after a PS2 or Xbox controller.

    Good Luck in your search.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    And if you get one of these just get a USB>Playstation adapter - that was you can use your playstation controllers instead. They're dirt cheap - around $10 US. I bought 5 or 6 of them to spread around to different machines I game on.
  6. madman_ncfc

    madman_ncfc TS Rookie Posts: 21

  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    I use a logic3 2p274 usb rumble pad.. Looks just like a playstation 2 pad with 1 EXTRA button.. rumble effects too... and it was only a tenner!
  8. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I went to the Logic3 web site, but couldn't find any gamepads for USA. Did you get yours outside the US, or am I looking in the wrong place?

    I was shopping around for a gamepad (want to try out some old Final Fantasy games on my PC) and became interested in the Thrustmaster 3 or the Saitek p990.

    Then I decided to finish playing Warcraft III, so I'll look for gamepads later :grinthumb
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208


    Heres a review of the pad itself..
    Its on a shoppping compare site so you can shop around..

    PS.. im in the uk.. but im sure you could get one in the us..

    Hope this helps! :)

    I cant reccomend this pad enough.. ive never had no incompatibility problems.. and keybinding for games is a doddle.!
  10. Darksiege

    Darksiege TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well after looking into all of the game pads and speedpads I wasd able to, priority on the ones you all mentioned here... I ended up finding that I needed to go with the Nostromo n52 mainly because it was the only one with enough buttons for my needs. However, now.. just because I like some of these other ones.. I am going to end up with a collection of game pads. YAY for obsessive shopping hehe :evil:
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