After a decade of dedicated service, I have retired my PC gamepad
November 02, 2010

Around the time I started going to college, I decided it was time to upgrade from the uncomfortable contraption I was using for a gamepad--one that looked like a Batarang--for something more comfortable and with more buttons. I learned from this experience to avoid Gravis gamepads like the plague, as I bought yet another that didn't work.

Instead, I shelled out the extra money and yielded to the might of a Saitek P750. That controller and I saw many reviews, many FAQs, and many questionable downloads together.

I had recently dug it out of the garage so I could start using my computer for emulation again when I noticed that it wasn't doing too well. It was having fits of not being recognized by the computer, even with the proper drivers. I noticed that its cord was starting to come loose from all the years of danging from other computers.

I decided today was the day to euthanize my beloved P750 in favor of a Logitech Dual Action. It was either that or the severely overpriced 360 controls that Microsoft makes. Believe me, the choice wasn't a difficult one. At least now I can actually play games on my computer again without having to use the cumbersome keyboard. I'm glad the new controller works well and even feels more comfortable than the old P750

RIP Saitek P750. You have served me well.

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Halon Halon - November 02, 2010 (05:41 AM)
360 pad is what I use. I believe it cost me $40 USD which isn't too bad. Worth it IMO, best controller on the market by far.

Of course I mainly use a mouse and keyboard, but it doesn't work as well with some games (platformers, racing, etc) and I'm forced to go to the 360 pad.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - November 02, 2010 (08:07 AM)
Yeah, the only 360 controller I saw was $60, and I really don't have the money for that right now what with having to pay off remaining fees from my wedding and trying to afford Xmas gifts. The Logitech one I just got works wonderfully, and it was only $20. I don't doubt that the 360 ones are stable, though. Just out of my current price range.

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