Joystick, SteelSeries 3GC Controller
Great for the casual gamer
The controller is fantastic its a tad bit hard to get used to and i don't recommend it for the hardcore gamers..........but! the controller is great for the low price and works as expected.I should point out as it dosent say anywhere on the package this but if the mode button is green then it disables everything good about the controller your going to want to keep the light red.......let me explain
Green Light:(basically a ps1 controller)
Disables any analog capability(meaning the sticks act as the d-pad)
Disables right analog stick entirely
Red Light:(Acts as a ps2 controller)
Both sticks act as should with Analog capability.
Anyways better end it here the controllers great if your looking for something cheap and easy to use but if your looking for something for the hardcore gamer consider the below recommendations.
I picked this up becuase I needed a controller to play some of my steam games on my macbook. I didn't have much time or money, and this was the cheapest option that was a full controller. First off, it says it is compatible with mac and pc. It is compatible with both, and I had no problem starting it up. Except that it says it has a rumble feature which I believe. But it tells you in the instruction booklet that to enable the rumble feature you have to download the driver at their website, so I went to their website, found the product, clicked on it, and went to downloads. Except, they didn't have the driver for mac! So I downloaded it anyways, thinking it could be one of those downloads that automactically senses what kind of os you have, I opened it up, and it was just a driver for pc it turns out. So if you have a mac, and need a controller, I reccomend this one, except don't be dissapointed that you can't use the rumble feature on it. Also in the instruction manual, it has absolutely no instructions on how to install it on your mac (but it's not like it's that hard to install, you plug it in, launch your game, and bam, your done.) So overall it's OK.
I soon as I started trying to configure all the controls through basic setup, BAM Windows Bluescreen. My second attempt worked though, then I went to play a game that had auto config, and this controller spazzed out, left is back, right is left, up is right, down was up and more nonsense.
This thing is as useful as most paper weights. I've only been able to get it to work on some emulators, but not on any real games. Very disappointed that Gamestop sells these. This thing just does not work on hardly anything.
Very little use
So, as I've just gotten into PC gaming in the past few months I decided "Hey, I need another controller for my pc!" Since I use both emulators and play games on Steam I figured it would help a lot for times when I play games like Super Meat Boy or Castle Crashers. Well, I bought the steelseries 3GC for $20. Not a bad deal as it has two joysticks, turbo, decent grip etc etc. Well I tried it on my emulators and it worked fine. Heck I even tried it with Lego Batman 2 and it worked on that. Then I tried loading up Duke Nukem Forever. I had my controller plugged in, all ready to kick some tail when I noticed that I couldn't do anything. After a few minutes I closed the game, made sure my drivers were updated and tried again only for the same thing to happen. Thinking it could be the game (after all it worked fine while playing other stuff) I loaded up Castle Crashers when lo and behold the same thing happened. Needless to say, after doing some research it turns out the SteelSeries is outdated when it comes to input (I'm not sure whether to call it a program or software so I apologize) but while most games use Xinput, that causes this controller to be non compatible with it the game. Needless to say I tried it on a few more games only for none of them to work. Long story short. Buy yourself an Xbox 360 Wired controller and save yourself the hassle and frustration in the end.
What a waste of money
This controller is garbage. The comfort level is trash, it's very flimsy and also I bought cause I wanted a pc gamepad and out of the package the thing didn't even work. Went back got another, same thing. The programmable turbo button didn't even function correctly. The driver in which i installed and reinstalled 3x failed too. This is terrible I actually ended up buying the afterglow 360 controller and it worked 100x better. In my honest opinion stay and save your money and your time.
Great Controller but requires lots of configuring
So i decided i needed a controller for my pc.. what should i get? not too cheap but not too expensive. I found this great controller, it will work with most emulators (project64, virtualboyadvance, desmume etc..) and you can play it with anything you want if you use xpadder. MAKE SURE TO TURN TURBO MODE OFF, OR YOUR RIGHT STICK AND DPAD WILL NOT WORK. That's my only complaint. All in all, it's a great controller and i would definitely recommend it.
Meh, better than no Gamepad at all.
I only really bought this because I didn't have the money for a wired Xbox 360 Controller. My suggestion: Only buy this as a last resort.
Works Wonderfully, But Cheaply Made.
It's easily one of the best working gamepads I've ever had. Plays all my games with hardly a hiccup. If they'd spent a bit more time on making it more durable, it'd be a 10/10 easily. Since that's not the case, be careful with it and it'll last longer.
*WARNING* The D-Pad is very poorly designed. It will be the first thing that breaks, and it's nearly impossible to reattach.
This controller is pretty god. It's comfortable in my hands, and it's very similiar to the PS2 controller, so it's pretty easy to get used to. However, since most games have poor gamepad support, it's nearly required to get xPadder. Other then that, it's great for just $20.