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Xbox 360 Controllers to work with PC

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  1. JayList

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    http://news.zdnet.com/Xbox+360+cont...0_22-5902045.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn
    Great News.
     
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    Read about this a month or so ago but does this mean the wireless controller comes with a USB cable? as I assumed you could only use a wired 360 controller with your computer.
     
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    Perhaps you'd have to use the play & charge kits they're selling for the wireless controllers ?
     
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    This is good news. :D
     
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    I think its just the wired ones that will work, see Team Xbox
     
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    ^^ What he said. Only the wired versions work on the PC.
     
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    This is a damn good move from MS and one I am shocked others haven't done before.

    The PS pad became almost a gaming standard for many people, if MS can make their controller the "gaming standard" it helps them sell the XBox360s, as well as a lot of over-priced controllers.
     
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    actually the present xbox controller is compatible with pcs, if you changed the connector on the end for a normal usb one it was automatically detected by windows and fully useable...
     
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    I'm getting a wired controller for my second pad (only £18 on Play), its great to know that I can use it for some PC emulator action out of it aswell.
     
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    Another nice move by Microsoft, having a pad I'm fimilliar with will make me far more likely to play on my PC.
    Also how about the fact that you can also link your PSP to the 360, I would imagine that raised afew eyebrowes at sony when they heard about it :)
     
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    What about mouse support

    Will the xbox360 have a pc mouse type thing for aiming?

    If not how do you aim guns etc? when playing games?
     
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    Left Joystick=WASD
    Right Joystick=Mouse

    I'm not a fan of the mouse and keyboard set-up so no doubt when I buy a new computer in a few years from now (that is more powerful then a 360), I'll be able to use my preferred method of control. For games like Prince of Persia, its control pad or nothing, a lot of genres don't suit mouse and keyboard but are perfect for the control pad.
     
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    force feedback? Does this mean the 360 will be compatible with force feedback wheels ?
     
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    Won't it be fairly easy to get some sort of bluetooth reciever installed in your pc?
     
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    The 360 wireless controllers aren't Bluetooth, that's the PS3 you're thinking of.
     
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    I thought they both were. What do 360's use then?
     
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    Standard wifi AFAIK. 2.4GHz, like cordless phones and wireless routers.
     
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    Will that mean my phone/router may interfere with the controllers? Or do I have to set up a frequency or something?
     
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    I've got a wireless phone, router and a Wavebird controller for the GC and I've never had any noticeable interference. They will have thought of this.
     
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    Bit pointless as the 360 controllers don't use bluetooth but RF technology like the existing console wireless pads. Apparently the PS3 will use bluetooth for it's wireless controllers though.
     
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    As already stated!!!
     
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    I use wireless controllers for my PS2, Xbox and Gamecube as well as a wireless router, gaming adapter and cordless phone and don't get any interference either.
     
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    i've just read this at xbox-scene.com

     
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    It's probably that the Walmart staff in question haven't yet thought about changing the wifi channel of their 360s, but I'm sure MS will get round to telling them to soon.
     
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    Are you sure the controllers are WiFi?
    if the 360 has wifi built-in then why would you need to buy the wireless network adapter?

    Surely they're RF signals which are using the 2.4Ghz frequency
     
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    OK, you've spotted that I'm not entirely clued up on how all this works - Wifi and RF are similar technologies though, and share the same 2.4GHz frequency right? I can change the channel of all my wifi/RF stuff... I just knew the controllers weren't Bluetooth compatible.
     
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    Has anyone spotted these controllers in the UK yet? I already have one on order from Play (the 360 "version"). But if I can get it earlier for my PC then the better.

    Use is for Pro Evo and Emulators :)
     

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