X-Box One or 360 controller?

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  1. Smurfin

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    One of the bumpers recently failed on my 360 controller, so I need to buy a new one. I know that currently you need to use a micro usb cable to connect the One to a PC, but this will change soon with the incoming adaptor from Microsoft.

    The question is, given the choice which one would you go for if you were buying new now?

    I've never really spent any time with the One controller so don't really know how it compares - any opinions?
     
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    I've used the 360 controller for years, and the X1 controller since the console came out. The X1 controller was a struggle to get used to initially, primarily because you press the bumper buttons using a different part of your finger to the 360 version - if you tried pressing them the way you press the 360 bumpers, it felt weird and they didn't click half the time. Since discovering the correct way to press the X1 bumpers, I actually prefer it as a controller, but can still switch between both easily.

    I still use a 360 pad for PC gaming at the moment, though once it gives up on me I intend to replace it with an X1 pad.
     
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    The new Xbox One dongle is only reported to be compatible with Windows 10 from launch I think (pretty sure that's what I read on Eurogamer).
     
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    Really! Absolutely stupid thing to do if that's what they do
     
  5. Smurfin

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    To be honest I plan to change to windows 10 as it's free, so that doesn't really bother me, it's more about which pad is better; I've read that the analogue sticks are much looser on the One pad, not sure I like the sound of that?
     
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    Wouldn't say much looser a tad mayb but just as good. The triggers are awesome on the One pad Uncannily silent and smooth.
    I plugged mine in for go with gta the other day and it was good to use. May aswell get one imo.
     
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    God bless Tesco clubcard boost! Picked up a wireless X-Box One controller yesterday for free; so far I've gamed for about 8 hours on it and I must admit I'm quite impressed. Feels better in the hand than the 360 controller, and I prefer the analogue sticks - much less chance for your fingers to slip off :)

    Just need that wireless dongle now, so I can play on my TV in the living room :) Thanks all for your replies.
     
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    So XBox One Controller works fine on Windows 8.1/7?
     
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    Tethered its fine and dongle is due soon.
     
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    Does rumble work on the triggers on Windows?
     
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    Sorry what do you mean by tethered? Will it work along side my existing 360 controller or...?
     
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    Tethered is plugged into a USB port.
     
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    What irgsefton said[emoji4]

    Just a normal USB to micro lead so if you have an android phone you probably have loads around the house.
    I had to download the USB drivers from MS manually but it works fine after that.
     

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