Which is the best controller in your opinion and why? Also thoughts on the steam controller, would you buy one ?
Either Playstation ones (using scp drivers for my DS3) or the Xbox ones really. Was gifted a Steam Controller last year and it's not exactly too friendly imo for bringing pc games to the living room. Maybe I need to look around more but using trackpads in place of analog sticks doesn't work out great, trackball mode or not.
I'm a major fan of the steam controller over the xb360 and ps4 ones. You can't know the comfy that is "mouse-like joystick" or carrying around your own personal game bindings with you to a friends house until you've done it.
As far as purely technically, steam controller is objectively the most advanced and capable of any of them, followed by the ps4, then the ps3, then the xbo and then xb360.
I'm to the point that I won't trade my steam controller in for anything, and its only been 2 months.
I don't really like any of this gen's controllers. Wii U and Xbox One are both uncomfortable, at least compared to past iterations, and DS4 doesn't look as good as DS3 and before. A friend of mine just got a Steam controller though and he really seems to like it.
You must have Manlet hands for those tiny face buttons to not be a deal breaker. I used mine once and sold it for 25 bucks. I'm a little jealous, the tech was sound, it was just too small. I'd buy another if they made a larger version.
Doesn't it HAVE to be the steam controller simply due to the fact that it's objectively more accurate and can play a larger variety of games? Sure it's probably harder to get used to, but that's just because it's new
XYBA buttons are in a BAD BAD PLACE.
Playing say, DMC4 or Witcher 3 with very dynamic and active fighting breaks my fucking thumb and makes using the right pad or whatever you call it impossible.
The right pad on Steam Controller, Gyropad or what the fuck that is you use to aim is pretty accurate and good.
The left pad is VERY BAD. It's actually so bad to use I wonder how it even got there.
The shoulder tabs are godawful in Steam controller, very hard to press down.
Effect of sweat when you play for a long time makes using any of the triggers or shoulderpads pain.
I broke three right shoulder pads of DS4 controller while playing Bloodborne and DMC4. That shit breaks down. Everything else is okish. 7/10
never touched one
I am no fat cunt, I am healthy person but you can't play for extended duration with Steam Controller. The (shoulders and triggers and XYBA buttons become very hard to use (and XYBA - right pad positioning is already very stupid).
and those fucking DS4 shoulder triggers can't handle gaming for shit.
While at first I disliked the placing of the XYBA buttons as well I have gotten used to it and think it's pretty okey. I have pretty large hands so reaching those buttons isn't difficult for me.
I do have some issues with the flappy trigger things on the back though, kinda hard to press for me, maybe also because of my hand size.
Besides that I think the controller is pretty cool, at least Valve is trying some new things in the controller market.
They're not okay, you can't play fast tempo games with the current Steam controller.
Fights in DMC4 and The Witcher 3 are pure agony with steam controller to me. I have large hands too, but the positioning of the right.. whatyoucall that surface thing? IDK and XYBA buttons is just awful. You either sacrifice the feedback on the right surface or your reaction to stuff (that you use XYBA buttons for)
and the left d-pad is just horse shit tier in its design, why is it so fucking heavy to press down? same with shoulders and triggers.
Still yeah it's cool Valve is trying new things and when I am not playing fast paced games - say when I play something that doesn't require me to use XYBA+view things at same time - the accuracy of the right pad is fantastic (Fallout 4, Max Payne)
I also wouldn't give up my Steam controller for anything, fucking love it. Specialized cases I'd use something with analog sticks instead of touch pads like fast FPS games, but everything else is great on Steam Controller. Light, comfortable in the hands, triggers are great, typing with it is great, and versatile.
Disappointed there's no microphone/audio jack in it though like Xbox controllers. I have to say "Hey Cortana" kinda loudly to get my webcam to pick it up from across the room.
desu I don't think Steam controller is supposed to replace your existing controllers, just use it for games that can utilise the touchpads and gyro well and use a regular controller for shit like DMC
It's not a competition, you can own more than one hunk of plastic
Everyone who tested the Steam controller seems to hate it.
I'm using my good old 360 controller and don't see a reason to switch anytime soon.
The d-pad (left pad) is pretty bad in Steam controller.
the Gyro (is that its name?) is fantastic when you can use it, it's a great idea on a pretty bad product IMO.
I am excited for new version of this.
Yes I know it's not a competition, reason why I was so critical of it is because I like what they tried with it and the Gyro pad (which is fucking great when you can fully utilize it, in slower paced games for example)
Some people complaining about the Steam controller buttons seem to not understand how easy remapping keys are. If you excessively need the right touchpad, just map your most extensively used keys to the bumpers. I haven't played the Witcher 3, but I'm sure increasing sensitivity and remapping a few things would work just fine.
i love my xbox 360 (wired) controller. i have never had a single issue with it. i am going to sell that shitty xbox one controller i get with my rift.
the steam controller is the only enthusiast controller available. as this is /g/ i expect most of you to be enthusiasts that are happy to fully configure a controller to handle exactly as you prefer.
the steam controller is the only true answer.
The Xbox One Elite controller is the best I've ever used. Everything seems to feel completely right about it, it's a major improvement over the standard controller, but it's ridiculously over priced.
For some reason my thumbs keep hitting each other every time I use a DS4, I don't even have big hands.
I'd consider getting the XBone pad if it had third party drivers as efficient as the Masahiko Morii drivers for x360.
Xinput-only support just doesn't cut it for all my older games. The way they set up triggers is a joke.
I'm loving mine for racing games and platformers
The GameCube controller. Why? Because it actually fits naturally in the hand, and has logical button placement. The XBox controller at least comes close to that, but it's a tad awkward. The PS controller is just fucking retarded. I would probably never touch the Steam controller, horrible button placement.
I use xbox one controller, I bought a steam controller but I dont like it, button placement is awkward and it forces you to use steam big picture which is a piece of shit.
1/10 wouldn't buy again
PS4 controller, but I haven't tried any of the other ones in your pic.
Don't have a reason to buy them either, it'd just be another thing lying in a shelf.
I also think the Xbox controllers don't work with a computer without a special adapter, at least not wirelessly.
I bought the xbox 360 wired controller and i had to sand part of plastic off because if i held the analog stick straight down it wasn't at the max threshold. It became really apparent in dark souls when i tried to run backwards my character would always walk instead.
that said i prefer the ds3. It feels less like a hunk of shit and the analog sticks are way smoother and more responsive.
I've personally adjusted to the xbone one now. While they are similar, the xbone has less sharp angles near the triggers and the bumpers feel different. Plus the convenience of plug and play while still having the option to use it wireless at some point is a bonus.
Other than that they are basically the same.
Dualshocks are best overall for opposite the reasons Xbox shills seem to hate about them.
N64 controller for best nostalgia. Blessed button press feels, c-buttons and z-trigger.
360 controllers are only ergonomic for Amerifat cheetohands (the placement of the right analog stick is stupid, seriously what the fuck), which isn't really surprising given it's made by an American company for the average burger.
Steam controller looks retarded.
I have yet to try a steam controller, but the ABXY button placement is absolutely horrendous, however I do like the idea of a trackpad(s) as an input (the real question being what games is it really meant for?)
PS4 controller feels pretty standard to me, nothing I can really say that's stupid about it other than the abysmal battery. (however the joysticks feel more like they'll peel over time compared to the xbone controller)
Xbone controller by far feels the most comfortable to me, but the triggers and shoulder buttons are the most retarded design they've made. (I hate to say it but the ps4 controller actually got the triggers and shoulder buttons right this time.)
Like your computer, one that's custom built.
If you're looking for one already slapped together that's good, get the MadCatz tournament edition stick since that has Sanwa parts already in it. Normally don't recommend MadCatz anything but their sticks are the one thing they actually make right. Hori is also a fantastic brand but I have a personal preference for Sanwa parts.
If you wanna spend big nigga money on an arcade stick I'd hit up Foehammer customs since the old guy that owns it is dope as fuck and does good work.
Sure anon, but for what? you keep samefagging that comment but you say nothing about it other than that.
fighters? Mobas? Rpg's? what is it training for fagget?
If they are in a bad place, rebind the controls. I swapped the face buttons in MGR with the triggers and it felt way more natural as someone who played the hell out of the souls games.
K brah, but I'm asking what benefits does a touchpad controller have over a button based controller?
The only one that I can think of that's a terrible choice of using it for is fighters, right side trackpad is way too far for button/touchpad combos.
Not him, but I opened up a 360 controller to clean it and the mechanism that turns the trigger potentiometer is delicious.
You're missing the point again. Anyway, I'll admit that it's shit for fighters and platformers. It's really for FPS(playing on the couch and not being total shit), strategy, desktop TV streaming/remote for anime.
>would you buy one
I did buy one. It's much quicker and more accurate than analog sticks for aiming and highly customizable. It's not as good as kb+m but it's definitely a solid improvement over typical controllers.
Wii U has the best battery and d pad by a considerable margin. The face buttons I like a lot as well. People seem split on the sticks, and it unfortunately lacks analog triggers. Steam controller I like, but those face buttons are really awkward. Haven't used xbone but I hear it's an improvement over 360. DS4 has no battery.
>Splice an Exbox controller
>Install XBCD drivers
>Configure JtK to your needs
Got yourself an ergonomic controller, desktop interface input, and an easily replaceable controller.
what the fuck is wrong with your god damned hands?
I have a steam controller. I only really find it good for particular genres like flight sims, turn based games, and games that allow multiple input types at the same time.
One game I really wish had better support for it would be mgs5, but due to how the engine is setup for input you can't get it exactly the way you want it.
What I mean by that is the engine can switch between controller or m/kb but doesn't allow both input types at the same time which is frustrating because I want the analog stick to register as a controller analog stick and I want the right touch pad to register as a mouse but the game has a delay when switching input types making it unplayable.
The things I would tweak on it is the left touch pad to pivot like a real d-pad when pressed, and the xyab buttons placement to be adjusted for easier thumb access.
Everyone says build quality is cheap but it feels very solid to me and I've abused it a bit without fail.
I'd say it's an 7/10 for general use and 9/10 for niche cases
I've always used an xbox 360 controller with a knockoff wireless dongle and it's served me well, but I got an xbox one controller over the holidays and I think it's much better. Firstly, the cable works with the wireless version unlike the 360 controller, and will charge the plug & play battery. It also has an audio jack for my headset and it works well with PC. Triggers are much better, d-pad is GOAT esp considering how dogshit the 360 one was. I want to try an elite but $150 for a controller is too much, I only use it for emulation and games like rocket league or super meat boy and for couch streaming.
I also picked up a steam controller - I actually like it a lot, and I think it has the capacity to be better than a normal controller but would take a lot of practice to get the muscle memory right. Great to have a remote mouse when not gaming. Dpad is meh as a dpad but is cool for things like skill wheels etc. Custom bindings are great and the integration with community binding is fucking nice. Xbox elite controller iirc does custom bindings too.
For anyone who is interested, you can get the xbox one xbox button to activate steam overlay(and/or put steam in big picture mode) on windows 10 if you disable the "xbox app game bar" setting that takes over the button. Bretty cool.
Admittedly, I don't have one. My OG xbox didn't come with Duke controllers ;–; . But I will be acquiring some soon on an ebay impulse buy.
I just <3 how stupidly large they are, and it's probs a better fit for my hands :|
i got the xbone controller with wireless receiver at a nice price. it was a bit of an impulse buy, i had was perfectly satisfied with my 360 controller, but i felt like trying something different. i noticed right away that the xbone controller was just a more comfortable controller in all regards, a proper and worthy upgrade that microsoft had obviously put a lot of thought into, barring the bumpers fiasco. i had the steam controller for one whole day, but i didn't like it at all, it didn't feel nice to hold and the analogue stick dominated my gaming habits anyway, so i didn't see the point of it
I really like the elite controller but if you're only using it for SMB (one of my favorite games) and Rocket League then don't bother unless you got a hole burning in your pocket.
The build quality is a step up and the rubberized handles are fantastic, but its still basically an xbone controller. Idk if you get all the same options when you plug it into PC (only ever used it on my friends xbone) but I know on xbone you can customize literally every button from the removable flappy paddles on the back to the face buttons and stick clicks to work as a different button. Having all 4 paddles is a bit much, but I can use 2 of them comfortably without accidentally hitting them while playing. Shit is actually really nice for manual driving in Forza because you can set it up to emulate the flappy paddle gearbox experience without dropping the dosh on a wheel. Course you're halfway to the price of the Ferarri wheel if you buy an elite controller but that's a different matter entirely.
I have big hands so I really prefer the PS4 controller. Xbox and PS3 controllers feels like childrens toys(well they are) but the design of the PS4 controllers allows me to use it fairly comfortably. Still would like it to be maybe 6cm wider and bigger. Joysticks and buttons also feel better than the 360 and ps3 controller.
Technically, the most advanced is the Dual Shock 3.
> 17 digital buttons (4 on d-pad)
> 12 pressure sensitive buttons (4 on d-pad)
> 4 analog axes on 2 sticks
> 3-axis accelerometer and 1-axis gyroscope as additional analog inputs
> 2 dc motors for force feedback
> wireless, using bluetooth 2.1, 500mAh battery
> uses slightly modified HID interface and works on Windows and GNU+Linux
>Bought a MemeBox® One Elite™ controller
>Better build quality, 50% of value is still retard tax. Still, no other premium controller options and I like high quality peripherals
>Triggers constantly inputting: unpressed state is a "negative" press, pressed trigger is a "positive" press. Fucks with all programs using DirectInput(emulators)
>Wired drivers through Microsoft employee's personal website
>Wireless drivers available for download and manual install through internet explorer only update catalog
>Rechargeable battery is extra
>Wireless adapter is extra
>Have to use a Win10 VM to bind buttons. No option to create new bindings, only re-arrange existing ones. This also restricts new bindings through programs like antimicro(the better xpadder)
>Replacements for easily detachable parts only available through Microsoft support (requires Microsoft account & a product registration via a serial number however serial number for controller is too long and thus not registrable)
I can use a fucking N64 controller on my android phone using a $10 adapter with multiple inputs.
Microsoft sells the controller, wireless adapter and rechargeable battery all separately for a total of ~$200 and not only do they not support use on 3rd party platforms, they actively hinder it.
Meanwhile I can download a FOSS (albeit 3rd party) program and use a DualShock 4 via Bluetooth.
If you HAVE to use a current generation controller either use Sony's offering or steal an xbox one controller. Microsoft doesn't deserve your money.
You're right that theres probably no need but after your reply I really want one now. Hah.
>halfway to the price of the Ferarri wheel
I know that feel. I really like flying so of course I had to get a flight stick/throttle(saitek x55).
I have all 3 and the Xbone controller is the best controller on the market. Good weight, buttons are fine, sticks are fine and they fixed two awful things from the 360 controller, the Dpad and the STUPID fucking hump in the back that held the batteries.
The PS4 controller is alright for the most part. The triggers are AWFUL. The touch pad is worthless. Other than that there's nothing wrong with it.
The steam controller is not a controller for normal use. Every time you pick it up is an experiment. Will this game recognize it? Did the devs put out a working config? Did someone else upload a config? Will I have to spend an hour trying to get this just right? But the fact that literally everything is configurable to a pretty fine degree is excellent. The touchpad works better than expected. I like that it makes shit like joy2key irrelevant. Dont buy one unless you like an adventure before you play any game.
tl;dr normies should get the xbone controller
You know the switches next to the triggers switch it to "hair trigger" mode? I've never tried it on PC but it basically turns the triggers into buttons so it might help with that input problem.
I agree with basically everything you're saying however.
>Bought PS4 controller because /v/ told me it was the best
>Works like shit over bluetooth, tried 5 different adapters and none are usable
>Doesn't work on android 5+ wirelessly, none of the thousands of articles claiming it to be the best android controller mention that
>4 hour battery life
>Return it, buy Xbone controller
>Have to buy $25 wireless adapter
>Sometimes just doesn't connect, have to unplug and replug adapter
>Edges of the plastic cut into my hands
>Doesn't work on dinput games
>No android support at all
For fucks sake, what the hell does it take to get a decent fucking controller?
Don't even do DS3. Just get a wired Xbox 360 controller. It's the best plug-and-play (Windows) controller I've ever used. Shit, even newer PC games will automatically detect the 360 controller and then update the interface/menus to reflect it.
>Sometimes just doesn't connect, have to unplug and replug adapter
could be that you've plugged it into a USB port that isn't outputting enough power. also, do you use the extension cable?
the PS3 was designed around directInput whereas the xbox system literally was designed to replace directInput
the fact i can't type shit into my PS4 with a normal keyboard anymore does piss me off
>remote play keyboard thing with phone
pretty fucking neat
but i still want my keyboard input at times
>that fucking feel when DUST lets you use a fucking keyboard and mouse
i wish more playstation games let you do that
>edges of plastic cut into my hands
I've literally used the xbone controller for over 500 hours and never once had this problem. What edges are you even talking about? Where the plastic housing comes together or something? Legitimately curious.
I've been considering getting either a Dualshock 3 or Xbone controller for PC gaming since I have no interest in consoles, which to choose?
It's plugged into the back of my computer. I used to have it on an extension, but then I would have to unplug it every time I restarted my computer. Now it happens maybe 1/10 times.
The grip is just slightly bent out of shape. Just the smallest amount to be able to feel the difference and press my skin on the hard edge.
I've used other controllers, and some of them don't have it, some have it in different places
It's literally just a piece of plastic that slides in the way of a trigger, blocking roughly the last 1/3 of the travel distance; just enough to move out of the first 1/2 "negative" trigger state.
(The X&Y rotations are the sticks - sitting at their middle (neutral/no input) position, as the triggers should be.)
1 & 2 are un-pressed triggers
3 is with the trigger "stop" on
4 is without it on
It's clear to see why it was done, in theory including the negative axis doubles the amount of possible inputs.
It's Shame DirectInput was sacrificed for such an unnecessary addition.
WHY DOES NO ONE MENTION THE GYRO IN THE STEAM CONTROLLER JESUS FUCK
Do you know how intuitive it is to use? Fuck, just the touchpad plus gyro is already as accurate as my mouse. Add the trackball functionality that lets you flick to turn 180 degrees and it's perfect. There is nothing better than the steam controller right now except for an expensive, high DPI mouse + mechanical keyboard.
I use the controller for CS:GO, Talos Principle, GRiD Autosport, Half-Life, TF2, Rust, and whatever the fuck. The downside is that you have to really give it time to become proficient with it. How long did it take you to become proficient with a mouse and keyboard?
I've actually tried two just in case, neither worked
I don't know what the problem is, since there's tons of people like you claiming that it works perfectly, and I even bought the asus adapter that everyone recommends, but it just won't work for me
I'm trying to contain my autism and stop myself from buying a third one, especially since I also bought an Xbone controller and a Steam controller, but I'm just so fucking curious.
>pressure sensitive buttons
Does anything actually make use of this feature?
Scp drivers on windows are fantastic because it wraps everything as Xinput for instant compatibility
I tried SCP like half a year ago, it was annoying because I had to overwrite my bluetooth adapters drivers, meaning it wouldn't work for anything other than PS3 controllers
Also, again, I just don't think the PS3 controller is very good
Xbox one controller
>have to buy 25 dollar adapter
no you don't it works fine with a cable
>have to replug adapter
never had that problem, did you buy a chink adapter on ebay by any chance?
>edges of the plastic cut into my hands
What edges? I have 2 controllers, one that came with the Xone and one that i bought only a few months ago, none of them have sharp edges
>Doesn't work on directinput games
it does for me
>no android support at all
thats why there are hundreds of videos on youtube explaining how to pair an Xbox controller with an android phone. Also works fine on my galaxy tab S with an OTG cable
Somehow i get the feeling you are just spouting random bullshit on here and haven't owned either a PS4 or XBone controller.
I thought they did away with pressure sensitive face buttons after the DualShock 2 since almost nothing used them (NFS Underground did but that was the only game I played which did so)
>no you don't it works fine with a cable
I hate cables
>never had that problem, did you buy a chink adapter on ebay by any chance?
No, official MS adapter
>What edges? I have 2 controllers, one that came with the Xone and one that i bought only a few months ago, none of them have sharp edges
>it does for me
Triggers don't work, making games like MGS2 extremely unpleasant
>thats why there are hundreds of videos on youtube explaining how to pair an Xbox controller with an android phone. Also works fine on my galaxy tab S with an OTG cable
You have to use dumb apps that make you switch IME's
Somehow I get the feeling you are just shilling MS bullshit on here
I have medium sized hands and the Wii U Pro controller is my fav controller for both retro/2d games and 3D games.
At first sight it looked uncomfortable but after I used it I was surprised. It's damn comfy, even if using the d-pad.
Recently played Super Metroid, Bayonetta and SkullGirls on it.
Yeah, they're pretty huge.
Fathands reporting in
>plus I'm hungry for shit
>It's Shame DirectInput was sacrificed
This was a fucking outrage. They deprecated universal controller support to support only MS branded controllers.
Plus they now use the fucking Dreamcast/Xbox ABXY diamond layout instead of using universal buttons.
I hate you Microsoft.
+Attachable Bluetooth chatpad for full M&KB functionality for general browsing from the couch.
+Fully customisable using DS4Windows third party application.
-Bluetooth can be hit or miss.
-You have to use a Xinput wrapper such as DS4Windows, that said, not to much of an issue, though updates will ocassionally break games.
-Uncomfortable when using the Analog sticks.
-Battery life is meh.
+Attachable chatpad for full M&KB functionality with built in drivers for Windows 10 for general browsing from the couch.
+Wireless is better than Bluetooth.
+Fully configurable using Xpadder or similar program.
+Chatpad and controller has 3.5 mm stereo and microphone hybrid jack for the use with headsets or headphones.
+Best ergonomics, chatpad is a bit uncomfortable.
+Good native support.
-Wireless requires adapter.
-Poor D-pad placement.
+Attachable chatpad for full M&KB functionality with third party divers for general browsing from the couch.
+Wireless is better than Bluetooth.
+Fully configurable using Xpadder or similar program.
+Best battery life.
+Best native support.
-Shit D-Pad on older pads.
-Poor D-Pad placement.
-Requires third party drivers for chatpad use on Windows.
-Requires third party drivers for full customisability.
-Wireless requires adapter dongle.
+Haptic Pads provide best mouse replacement of the four.
+Open Source. (I think.)
+Best Linux support.
-No traditional D-Pad
>racing with a controller
>not a wheel with pedals
It's a shame wheels are so fucking expensive, and decent standalone pedals are almost non-existent. Still using some old piece of shit logitech wheel, seriously only has like 16 different states of turning in each direction, so in Euro truck simulator I'm all over the fucking road during turns.
No console manufacturer does buttons like Nintendo, even on the DS they are fucking great... they are a little too proud of it though.
It needed triggers, not trigger shaped buttons.
I forgot the six axis on both the DS4 and Steam Controller. Also, all the chatpads can be setup to use in games. So all of the number buttons work for macro mapping or inventory mapping or what have you. Mutliple button presses can be used as shot cuts for various things. (Ctrl-x, Ctrl-c, etc.)
Maybe yours is slightly warped or you have bitch hands? It doesn't really look any wider of a gap than mine and even rubbing the shit out of the controller right now I can't feel anything catch me.
Course IIRC that white/gold one is a GameGhestappo exclusive so that may be part of your problem.
Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 and I think even 4 all used them. I know Grand Turismo games used to (at least 4) since there was no "trigger" at the time. Not sure if 5 onward supports it.
Not many games took advantage of it from what I recall.
>It needed triggers
I'm ok with triggers, but not Xbox 360 style triggers. They feel horrible. There's no actuation feedback. The normal button feels miles better than a deep no-feedback button.
They should do it like the GC or DS4.
You manlets are ruining my life with your tiny hands.
DualShock 3. Sony killed the DS4 with its slight change in shape and fucked up analog sticks.
The 360 controller is the worst thing I've ever used. It's gigantic, has concave analog sticks, and the worst dpad in existence.
I love the steam controller and think it's great for single player games, but its definitely better overall to use mouse+keyboard for anything multiplayer.
It doesn't have a learning curve, I think, it just takes time and patience to tailor it to your gameplay
All 3 of those are shit compared to the Wii U Pro controller. It's the 360 pad, only fixed with pure nintendium.
>80 hour battery life
>digital triggers and shoulder buttons with short travel
>smooth as butter analog sticks with nice click
>perfect feeling face buttons
>works on pc without a hitch
Between the Xbox and the Playstation controller, I have to say, that the Xbox wins by a long shot for me. I have used a fair share on controllers in my time and the Xbox controllers just alway felt the most legit. Button design, haptic, and most importantly weight are just right for.
I stress the weight part so much because I find, the PS4 controllers are so damn light. I find it feels really flimsy whereas the Xbox controller feels more sturdy. It gives you the impression, that you could toss it against the wall every now and then because you get mad for some shit ingame and it would totally be cool with it.
PS4 controller not so much. Also the touchpad? Pointless? Ugly? Just really doesn't float my boat.
Had Microsoft not screwed up hardware ans pricing so much on the Xbox One, they might have had a shot at winning against Sony this time.
The Steam controller looks interesting, but I'm also worried i might cramp using it. For some reason my first thought is, that operating it might be quite annoying first and take some getting used too.
I dunno, it seems rather unwieldy.
They fixed all the problems of the 360 controller in the xbone controller. Fits my hand near perfectly. The PS4 controller is a little strange and hard to get used to, however. But thats a pretty good controller too. I especially like that you can use your own headphones; I use my Amazon ones with the built-in mic.
IMO PS4 controller for PC gaming. The touchpad doubles as a mouse pointing device for any mouse input you may need to do (using DS4Windows), and it has two physical sticks unlike steam shitpad.
This is opinion coming from a guy who has tried all three, as well as a Logitech controller.
I use a DS3 with scptoolkit. Emulates Xbox controller, works great in games, and has configuration settings for buttons, axis, deadspot, etc. Just reassign the bluetooth mac master address for your controller so it doesn't turn on your console beforehand.
This is the top dog. I find the duke more comfortable but it's harder to do the claw than with the S
I'd really like to see something like pic related but with a split keyboard so your thumbs can properly reach each key, with a proper keyboard driver for using it for typing on the desktop. I can't believe nobody has made anything like this in retail yet. Trackball is a must. I don't like the touchpads on the steam controller. Not as comfy nor as accurate as a trackball.
Obviously not exactly like it, just like it. Take the basic shape of a DS4 controller and graft a split thumb keyboard, trackball and scrollwheel onto it. Wouldn't even be remotely difficult.
Steam controller has them. Nice analog pull before a digital click.
Also has grip buttons which is something that I've wanted for a long time.
Really the only drawbacks are the face buttons feel a bit off, and its d-pad emulation mode with the left touch surface never feels quite right.
I have tried all 3. Hands down the best controller I have ever used is the Xbox one elite controller. It has such a premium feel to it that no controller in the history of controllers can come close.
That's not even mentioning the completely remapable buttons, trigger locks or the way it can be physically customized to suit your play style
wired 360 is comfy and just werkz, but i feel i have better precision with DS3 (scp drivers)
ps4/xbone controllers a shit
i also have 2 gamecube controllers with the wii u usb adapter for gamecube emulation and snes/saturn controllers for older games. still looking to get a usb n64 controller or 4.
Nintendo Pro Controller
Dpad is fantastic
Buttons are fantastic
Long battery life
Having both triggers on top is actually nice and now my preferred layout
I don't play many PC games, so the fact that it only works on my Wii U natively is fine. I usually only play Dolphin netplay on my PC so a GameCube controller is usually preferred for that.
>I had to overwrite my bluetooth adapters drivers, meaning it wouldn't work for anything other than PS3 controllers
This is my issue, too. I have onboard Bluetooth on my laptop, which I need for multiple things. I don't want to buy a dongle just to dedicate it to a DS3, either (especially since one of my main goals in going wireless is to save a USB slot). I love the PlayStation controllers (IMO, the only other controllers in the same league are the Genesis and Saturn controllers), but making them work on Windows is too much of a PITA to be worth it, IMO.
1. The discussion is relevant to /g/ as it's centered on PC gaming.
2. sage doesn't work any more, and hasn't in some time. moot disabled it back before he left.