Microsoft XBox 360 Controller for Windows (Wired)
The wireless XBox 360 controller for the
XBox 360 is brilliant and sorry Sony, it's miles beyond the PlayStation
3 controller with its so-called SixAxis. Remove DualShock or Rumble for
SixAxis? Not in this lifetime! Fortunately for those PC users who don't
have a XBox 360 but would love to use one of these controllers,
Microsoft have come to the rescue with their Microsoft XBox 360
Controller for Windows which comes both wireless and wired.
will focus on the wired review and generally speaking is probably a
better option for most users as gamers are relatively close to their
monitors while playing games.
For PC and Xbox
Works across Microsoft's gaming platforms. Xbox 360 Controller
for Windows works with most Windows XP-based PCs and Xbox 360,
delivering a consistent and universal gaming experience.
Get a better feel for the game. Vibration feedback ensures
riveting game play every time*.
Play in total comfort. Award winning compact ergonomics provide
a more comfortable gaming experience.
The thin, flexible cord was designed to provide the sensation of
wireless with all the performance of a wire.
Elevate your skills. Part of the new Game Precision Series, the
Xbox 360 Controller offers precision, comfort and control that will
set the standard for next-generation game controllers.
Precise thumb sticks, two pressure-point triggers, and 8-way
directional pad for enhanced PC gaming.
Games for Windows
- LIVE & Xbox Live® Play
Integrated headset jack for PC headsets and Xbox Live® play
There are many gaming peripherals for the
PC, however the majority just didn't have that "console" feel... until
now. The design and look of the XBox 360 controller for the PC is
identical to the console version with its grey look and colored button
layout. The main thing about the controller is how comfortable the
device and for those familiar to the XBox 360, they will be at home.
Even those gamers who have not experienced the controller should have no
problems at all at mastering this almost perfect device. The only
difference between the XBox 360 version and the PC version is that the
XBox live button does not contact to XBox Live. The controller boasts two analog sticks, a
D-Pad, a back & start button, four colored "game buttons" and two
shoulder buttons on each side of the controller. Everything you need for
that true arcade console feel.
Although on Windows
Vista, the controller works straight out of the box, the device does
come with an installation CD. Once the installation is complete, the
controller was ready to go and was tested on a variety of titles.
Need for Speed Most Wanted, Fifa 08 and
TMNT all performed remarkably well on the PC which was extremely
reminiscent of the XBox 360 versions, except you are now enjoying the
controller on the PC with super high resolution graphics. I must admit, playing with an XBox 360 controller
on the PC brought a smile to my face because no longer was I limited by
a "mouse" and "keyboard" which allowed me to fully experience gaming as
it was intended.
Best of all, the XBox 360 controller for
the PC comes with "Rumble", "Force Feedback" or "DualShock" which lets
you experience all the bumps and knocks of gaming such as crashing your
car into walls at high speeds or running across a sporting field. The
"Force Feedback" on the controller is perfect and depending on the
developer really ads to the atmosphere of the game.
In conclusion, depending
on your preference, the controller comes both wired and wireless and I'm
guessing that the wireless version would be perform as remarkably well as the
wired version. Hopefully we can review this item at a later date which is a must have
for those who have their computers connected to Plasma's and LCD's. Even
so, this device comes highly Recommended!