For FPS's - mouse+kybrd, joystick or controller?

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For FPS's - mouse+kybrd, joystick, controller or...

  1. Mouse+kybrd

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  2. Joystick

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  3. Controller (such as a PS2 or Xbox controller)

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  4. Something else (eg: bluetooth kybrd)

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  1. rcadian

    rcadian Notebook Guru

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    Which set up is the best for playing FPS's on a PC?

    I have only ever used a mouse+keyboard set up and using W, A, S & D to move is okay, but then having to press C or X to crouch or lie down is not instinctive to me so I was wondering if people preferred another setup instead. Any thoughts anyone?

    Rcadian
     
  2. Mark

    Mark Desktop Debugger

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    Personally, I use a keyboard+mouse. I used to console game all the time and loved the XBOX controller for FPS. The other days I was playing some console title after PC gaming for a while and I must say that the keyboard+mouse combo spanks a controller! :)
     
  3. rcadian

    rcadian Notebook Guru

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    So, Imark84l, is there a 'best' mouse for gaming?

    Rc
     
  4. Calum

    Calum Notebook Consultant

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    I usually use mouse + keyboard, but I occasionally use a controller.
     
  5. IronStomach

    IronStomach Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mouse and Keyboard, no question about it. I've found that one keyboard is pretty much like another, as long as it's a relatively good quality one, but I've just recently moved from a MS optical mouse (several years old, optics were starting to die) to a Logitech G5 and there's a world of difference. It's much nicer on the hands if you're playing for a long time, and it's lore reliable in terms of pointer skipping/jumping. I also have a Razer Krait for my laptop (got it on sale for $35) and the click sensitivity is much nicer than a cheaper mouse.
     
  6. chrisyano

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    From the little bit of experience I have trying to play FPS on consoles--I'd have to say I feel that the mouse/keyboard setup is the most intuitive. That's not to say that some guys out there are really good with the controller though. I'm sure with some practice you could get good enough with whatever input device you choose.

    As for gaming mice--I have both the Razer Copperhead and Logitech G7. They are both excellent and will give you some nice performance upgrades over the standard mouse.
     
  7. azntiger1000

    azntiger1000 Notebook Deity

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    I'm old fashion, I still prefer to play FPS games with keyboard and mouse. I've seen some people play Halo so good on the Xbox as if they were playing on keyboard + mouse.
     
  8. streather

    streather Notebook Evangelist

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    mouse and keyboard unless im playing need for speed or gta, then i have to use the ol usb ps2 clone controller
     
  9. sunjhoon

    sunjhoon Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    id have to agree with streather there are only one or two games that i would play using a joystick such as gta ...i jus cant stand playing fps on a controller (i will make the exception for halo1,2 and 3 when it comes out :))
     
  10. Mark

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    You know, I couldn't answer that. I think it changes from person to person. Maybe there is a hard core gamer that could answer the question better, I am more of a casual gamer. ;)
     
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