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Old May 5, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Best gamepad for the following games? Which is the best?

Modern Warfare 2
ARMA 2
AMRA 1
Operation Flashpoint 1
Boarderlands
Grid
Dirt 2
Kane and Lynch

I want to know because I built an HTPC and all I need now is a dual action joypad
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Old May 5, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Old May 5, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Why not just use a wireless 360 controller?

Seemed to be the weapon of choice when the same thing was asked over at arstechnica:

Game controller for PC...what are the top ones? - Ars Technica OpenForum
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Old May 5, 2010, 11:27 AM
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If your going to buy a gamepad there is only one worth the money and it as GregH said the Xbox 360. And I would definately get the wireless version. I got the wired version and I'm kicking myself, for a few bucks more I could have had one less wire cluttering up the place.
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Old May 5, 2010, 11:51 AM
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I prefer the wired version of the 360 controller myself. More comfortable, less lag, and no batteries to worry about. To each their own though.
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The wired version of the 360 controller is pretty good. I've also used a USB adapter and used a PS2 controller, mapped with the JoytoKey program. I would recommend against logitech game pads as everyone that I've ever had has been a piece of junk and was very low quality.
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I'll suggest the wired 360 controller. You could go the wireless route, but you'll have to also buy the wireless receiver. Plus, I like the lighter feel of the wired controller. I use the wired controller over the wireless for my console as well.
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Ditto on the 360 controller. I have the wired version, and love it, especially when the games are GFLW compliant.
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Old May 5, 2010, 04:17 PM
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if you download xpadder any gamepad that fits you will be fine.I play with half a gamepad and an airmouse and dont plan on changing any time soon
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