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XBOX 360 controllers for the PC?

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January 19, 2007 1:00:30 PM

I've been hearing a lot about using the XBOX 360 controllers (both wired and wireless) for PC gaming.

From what I understand, the XBOX 360 works with the wireless controllers via an internal wireless adaptor. Does that mean if you wanted to get a wireless version specifically for the PC, it'd be a different model, presumably sold with a USB wireless adaptor? Or does the standard wireless model have some other way to connect with a PC?

What I'm really interested in is the MS XBOX 360 racing wheel. I want to use it on the PC (and XBOX 360), do I need to wait for a version that is sold specifically for the PC?

Thanks!

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January 19, 2007 2:47:59 PM

What you would need is the Wireless Gaming Receiver ($20 US), though it's apparently not out yet (EBGames has a release date of Feb 6th). It works with existing Xbox 360 wireless controls.

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The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows lets you take your quality, wireless gaming experiences that you enjoy on your console and experience them on your Windows gaming platform.

[*:6e54bc2608]Will work with future Xbox 360 Wireless Accessories.
[*:6e54bc2608]Provides up to a 30-foot range for complete wireless freedom.
[*:6e54bc2608]Use up to four Wireless Controllers and four Wireless Headsets simultaneously with one Wireless Gaming Receiver.
[*:6e54bc2608]Easily integrates with PC gaming scenarios and utilizes the same binding technology as Xbox 360.
[*:6e54bc2608]Provides a great value by eliminating the need for additional accessories for Windows-based gaming at an attractive price point.
[*:6e54bc2608]Plugs into a PC USB port and has a six foot cable.
[*:6e54bc2608]Future drivers available for Windows Vista™ and Force Feedback for the Wireless Racing Wheel.
[*:6e54bc2608]Wireless Gaming Receiver is coming soon!
January 19, 2007 3:02:26 PM

Word! Thanks for the reply man, this makes me all warm and fuzzy 8)
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January 19, 2007 3:25:15 PM

Me too, as I already have four wireless controls. :wink:
January 23, 2007 9:25:55 AM

I dont even want to know what you do to your self with 4 wireless control pads :?
January 23, 2007 3:22:53 PM

:lol:  I had to re-read to get that.

My 360 is hooked up right next to my PC. I anticipated playing four player a lot, but I only did it for a month or two after launch as everyone else is still playing the original Xbox. Sadly, I do use the controls by myself, I had to play two player alone this week to unlock a co-op acheivement in an arcade game. :cry: 
January 23, 2007 8:49:22 PM

Are they worth it?

I like the feel of the controller, but for $50, is it worth it?
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