Wired Xbox 360 controller $32 shipped at Newegg

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  1. M0oG0oGaiPan

    M0oG0oGaiPan Diamond Member

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16874103205

    Was looking for a second controller and this just came back in stock a few hours ago on newegg. $31.99 shipped. Works well for PC games.

    The next best price is about $33 + tax for a used controller at GameStop. However, no waiting for shipping either.
     
  2. Raincity

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    In for one thanks. I needed one for the new acquired games from the current steam sale.
     
  3. cytoSiN

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    Nice price. The wireless version, which I prefer for my steam games, is currently $38 at amazon or $40 at Newegg, which isn't too bad either.

    EDIT: those may be 360 ONLY versions...careful before you buy as I'm not certain they work with the USB receiver that comes with some versions of the wireless 360 controllers that are designed for use with windows.
     
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    In for one, thanks. I preferably would have wanted to pay a little less for a receiver as I already have a wireless controller with my 360. But, Microsoft doesn't make official ones any more and the 3rd party ones on the egg and amazon are reported to be woefully unreliable and pure junk. Best to just cut out the middle man and plug the thing directly into the machine for my PC gaming needs I suppose.
     
  5. cytoSiN

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    Not sure what you're referring to, but the wireless controllers I linked above come with official, wired MS receivers for only a few bucks more than the wired controllers. I use mine all the time and love it.

    EDIT: See Kaido's post below...I'm probably using the one he linked, not the ones linked above.
     
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  6. Kaido

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    Sophitia's talking about the USB adapter for Windows. They used to make a standalone USB to Xbox 360 wireless adapter that would talk to your computer and let you use the 360 controller as a wireless PC gaming device. It was called the "Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows" and came in white: (it's out of production now)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_360_accessories#Wireless_Gaming_Receiver

    Sophitia - they include the receiver with the "360 Controller for Windows" model now:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-me...x=1&isremote=0

    I believe the bundled receiver still supports up to 4 controllers, but you can't buy an official USB adapter for Windows on its own anymore - you must buy it with a "Windows version" controller, or buy a standalone third-party one.
     
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    Ah, thanks for clarifying Kaido. I don't own a 360 so I'm not familiar with using a 360 controller with windows. It also probably means the ones I linked above won't work with Windows? Just in case, edited that post.
     
  8. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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    Basically they all work with Windows (or Mac). The wired ones have a standard USB plug, so they work natively. The wireless ones require a USB receiver. All of the wireless 360 controllers work (whether labelled for Windows or not - the Windows one just have the USB receiver included), you just need that wireless USB receiver dongle to talk to the computer - the 360 has that piece built-in. The weird thing is, it's on like a 6-foot cord, even though it gets really good range...I've been messing with one of those 4" x 4" Intel NUC mini-computers and the cord bundle is about as big as the computer is :D
     
  9. Sonikku

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    Yeah, it would have been preferable to just get an official microsoft receiver by it's own for $10-15.
    But if I absolutely have to buy a whole other controller anyway, I might better do it for $32 with this deal than go the $45-50 route for a wireless controller/receiver bundle. It will work for my PC gaming needs just the same.
     
  10. Zap

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    Question: Can the same wireless controller be linked up to both Xbox 360 as well as PC? That is, can I use the same controller without having to re-pair it every time? Just shut off the Xbox 360, turn on the PC (with USB receiver) and start using it?
     
  11. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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    Dunno, but I'd imagine not...I had to press the sync button to get my wireless 360 controller to talk to the Windows USB wireless receiver, which basically just emulates the wireless receiver in the 360. So it'd be like having two 360 consoles in the same room - once you're paired, you're paired so you don't accidentally start controller the other console.

    In theory ;)
     
  12. chimaxi83

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    Yeah, for me, it had to be re-paired each time. I have 4 wireless controllers, so I just keep one for PC only, the other 3 for the 360.