Gamestop Xbox 360 Controller
Not Bad For The Price
The analog sticks on my wireless started going bad so I figured I would get a new controller. Well I had ordered a pre-owned Xbox 360 Microsoft made controller. The one that I had received was torn apart, the "B" button didn't work and the analog sticks had covers on them because they were ripped. I then decided I would bring it back to the store and just get a brand new one for only 10 dollars more, Gamestop did not have any of them in at the time and I really had wanted a new controller so I decided I would give this one a shot. When I brought it home I immediately realized that the flow of the controller isn't as smooth as the one made by Microsoft, however the controller does it's job and isn't terrible for the price. Always great to have as a back up and I definitively think it is worth the cash if you can't afford a different controller.
Not perfect, but not horrible
Bought this yesterday after my official wired 360 controller that I was using on my PC got a short in the wire. This controller seems to be a bit smaller than the official one, which I like. The Back and Start buttons are placed in different spots than official, but that's not a huge deal, and is easy to get used to. The triggers seem to have a little more resistance to them than the official controller, which is another thing that I like. However, both the D-pad and shoulder buttons feel flimsy and terrible. They work, but they're just not very solid. Anyway, it does what it's meant to do on my PC running Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10125. Installed right away with no need for any configuration.
This controller is very good, my only problem is that if you are a button smasher when it comes to thumbsticks, well they break when you smash it down. Now, this controller works and also if you move a lot the wire thing will break.
WASTE OF MONEY
I recently got an X-Box and I was looking at controllers and I stumbled upon this one for my wife. I liked the fact that it was smaller than the X-Box brand and it would conform to her better. We got home and after we put the kids to bed a buddy and I were going to play Burnout Revenge and the controller would not sync to the system. I looked in the little instruction manual to see what it said could have been wrong and all that was in there was to make sure it is installed in the usb port firmly. It was, so I tried the other one and the same thing. It would turn the system on but that was all it would do. I returned it the very next day for another one and that one did the same exact thing. It is a complete waste of money especially with the cost of gas these days. I would not recommend this product to any gamer out there. Just spend the extra ** dollars and get an X-Box brand wireless. They come in a better selection of colors anyways.
Not the best controller.
I got this controller with a holiday bundle that was on sale,and I mostly got it because I needed a cheap,responsive controller that didn't need any batteries.Once I finally got home and tested it out,I knew that it wasn't as great,or as responsive as my old wireless controller.I like play FPS games like COD,and halo so with this controller it was harder to play games like that.In-game the thumbsticks are unresponsive,and I'm not sure if this just happened to me,but as I was playing Halo Reach I thought that my sensitivety was high,so I checked it and it was on the default level.After that I noticed that something must of been broken,or it may have just been poorly mode,and designed.I knew it wasn't the best controller made by a third-party company,and I knew that it wasn't the worst either.So if you are thinking about buying this controller,just buy a used offical controller,its deffinately worth the extra $5,or $10 bucks.
What A Suprise
I have bought Gamestop branded controllers ect before. Years have past and they still fail, I had recently bought this controller, thinking it might be okay for the price and what not. I soon tried it out and I thought 'oh okay, this isn't too bad' . A week after CRACK goes the 'A' button, now I'm not the type of person who Jams buttons down when playing games, the plastic feels sooo cheap on this, I've had my Microsoft 360 controller for years and it still continues to bring joy, The comfort on this isn't terrible but not great either, the plating on it feels rather rough. The design gets annoying, I find myself pressing start when trying to press the X button, the Start button should be pushed to the side more. not to mention I have Petite fingers. Durability is a joke with this, I feel I could snap it half with no pressure at all, not to mention the "A" button as I said had jammed in a week of buying it. Functionality is normal, I had no problems with it. Responsiveness I also had no problems with, it also works well. This is all in my opinion but please, beware of durability.
This controller is still a mixed bag.
Thus far I have logged 10 hours of gameplay with this controller. After the first 2 hours of gameplay the right trigger started to bind......as in it returned to it's resting position significantly slower than it should have. Functionality has remained in the subsequent 8 hours of gameplay, but I will continue keeping a close eye on this issue. I personally prefer the 1st party analogs, but thus far these function without error. They are somewhat stiffer, but this may alleviate itself with continued play. The buttons are functional and thus far have performed as expected. ABXY buttons are flat faced and not concave as 1st party. The controller is somewhat smaller than the first party and the back/start buttons are at 45 degree angles instead of the usual 90. The dpad isnt too bad essentially equivalent to the first party. I will post again as assessment continues.
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OK so i bought these think WOW 2 controllers for the price of 1 and needed them cause my 2 year old Wireless one is VERY old and slowy dieing. So i picked up the controllers when i went to go pick up my copy of BFBC2 :). I get home pop in the game and first GAME i play BAM my gun isnt firing! :| I thought the game was broke so i toke it out looked at it and it was picture perfect, so i switched to my other new controller and it still didnt work, went to Ol-Rusty(Old controller) and it works Perfect except for the controller drift that all old controllers get. :( So i havnt used those contollers since except for 2 weeks ago when OnLive came out. the only USB gamepad i had was these unused GS controllers, and they WORKED like perfect. :| so i guess if you are looking for a good OnLIve gamepad, pick up one of these, they work great, except for BFBC2 on the xbox.
Piece of crap.
This is by far the WORST controller I have ever used. I just broke one tonight by PLAYING A GAME. Yes, that's right, PLAYING A GAME. These buttons have the worst durability I've ever seen. It's not like I was playing Ninety-Nine Nights here or anything, I was playing the Skate 3 demo and my LB button just slips into the controller. Wow, that's fantastic, now I can't play any of my games (most games REQUIRE the LB button to play). One of the thumbsticks has also been acting up, sticking and such. This controller is also the most uncomfortable thing I have ever held. It feels like you're holding a rock. Don't but this controller, whatever you do, buy a wireless one, they may be more expensive but they definitely last longer and they're more comfortable. The only way I would recommend this was if you where totally poor and you really REALLY wanted to play.
Worst Controller Ever Used
This is by far the worst controller I have ever used. There are tons of reasons not to buy this controller.PRICEThe price is way to high for what it is. If I payed $***** for this, it wouldn't be so bad... but I payed double that. It feels like it took $**** to make and the controls reflect in the same way.COMFORTThe sticks are so far apart it actually hurts your hands if you play more than 15 minutes. The shoulder buttons are so crammed together I can't press the triggers without bumping into the bumper buttons. You will be cracking your fingers and hands every time you set it down.RESPONSEI don't like super sensitive sticks when playing FPS. Sometimes I like to follow my target without jumping ahead of him. Well in the case of this controller, you have to push the sticks almost completely down to get ANY movement. This results in a controller so un-responsive that when you actually do get any movement, your screen is jumping around.CONCLUSIONThis is by far the worst controller I have ever used. Old PS2 controllers had better sensitivity on the d-pad. I would stick to spending the extra $** and getting a Microsoft controller.