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u/cocobandicoot · 10 pointsr/PS3

A bit of a novel, but I hope you find this helpful, OP.

First, to comment on what happened on your call with Microsoft: maybe it's possible you just got one of the really bad reps? But then again, they got a supervisor involved and they still wouldn't just fix the situation for you? Especially seeing as you hadn't even used your subscription... that is pretty ridiculous. Well, I'm confident that you'll find the PlayStation experience an enjoyable one.


Honestly, this is probably the best time to try out a PS3. We're closing out on this generation of consoles and some of the best games of the last few years have been PlayStation exclusives. Especially if you've been using an Xbox 360 this whole time, you're about ready to meet a whole new world of incredible titles.

Quick edit: Just wanted to clarify... I'm including links to Amazon just as an easy way for you to learn more about individual titles. But just as /u/undeadwolfy mentioned:

>You can buy most of these pre-owned at a decent price. Some are digital so they're not much cheaper but still great.

So first and foremost, I highly recommend anything by Naughty Dog -- they are arguably the best developer in the entire industry right now. They released four titles on the PS3: Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 (each game is a must-play), and the absolute masterpiece that is The Last of Us. You've probably heard plenty of praise for The Last of Us (and it is well deserved), but I would recommend saving the best for last. It's such an awesome game that, after completing it, nothing else I played interested me anymore. It took like a month to get back into the gaming groove, so I'd save that 'til after you beat the Uncharted trilogy. It's that good.

Aside from that, there are some other great titles I'd highly recommend. I don't know what kind of games you're into, so I'll just list all those that I've liked, personally:

  • Metal Gear Solid saga (MGS 1-3 were released on PS1 & PS2, but they've since been rereleased in HD for PS3, alongside MGS 4).

  • Heavy Rain (A very story driven game, where the choices you make can drastically affect the storyline. Plus... boobs.)

  • Beyond Two Souls (Brand new, just came out. Similar to Heavy Rain in its execution -- story driven.)

  • God of War trilogy (Awesome, mature platformer. The first two games were for PS2, but were released in HD alongside GOW3 on PS3. Also has boobs.)

  • Little Big Planet 1 or 2 (A great couch multiplayer side scroller. Lots of fun, more of a kids game... or a game to play with drunk adults.)

  • Infamous 1 & 2 (An interactive comic book. An "open world" platformer that lets you shoot lightning from your hands. Has a cool element where you can choose to be good or evil.)

    Not to mention plenty of other great exclusives (Rachet & Clank series, Resistance trilogy, Valkyria Chronicles and more) and the tons of PS1 and PS2 games on the PlayStation Store for cheap, playable on your PS3 if you want to go old school. (Not to mention the many PS2 games being rereleased for PS3 in HD glory... I'd recommend Shadow of the Colossus, which happens to be free for PlayStation Plus members this month... hint hint.) Of course, all the multiplatform games are also here (Battlefield, Bioshock, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc.).

  • Oh, did I mention the PS3's online multiplayer is free?
  • And if you've got Netflix, you don't need to pay Sony a cent to watch it (unlike a certain other console's "Gold" requirement).

    That said, however, if you really want to jump in the game, PlayStation Plus is worth every penny -- a ton of free games each month (and we're talking major titles, in addition to a handful of indies), plus a large variety of other system-enhancing features and discounts. And if you're looking at getting a PS4, getting PS+ is a no-brainer. For one, it is required for online multiplayer on the PS4 (no such requirement on the PS3, but hey, they've got to make their money somehow). But what's awesome is that one PS+ account will work across both the PS3 & PS4, and enable you to get free games for each console for as long as you are a subscriber, with free games on the PS4 appearing on day one.

    Welcome to the new age. Now cue up some Imagine Dragons and get ready for a freaking awesome experience. We're glad to have you.
u/rustinhieber42 · 1 pointr/SSBM

I'm probably just echoing what everyone else said, but here we go.

Fox is technically the best character in the game, but I wouldn't recommend him for a beginner personally. The tier list assumes that all players play as perfectly as possible, and the things that make Fox good require you to press a lot of buttons very quickly at very specific timings, which is more difficult for newer players. To find out which character (I'd recommend just one to start) you want to main, I'd recommend watching some professionals play matches and see if any of them catch your eye. The easiest characters for beginners to pick up are probably Marth or Sheik, but the most important thing by FAR is to main the character YOU want to main. If you want to main Fox, do it! If you find that you really have your heart set on Kirby, don't let anyone stop you! Hell, I'm from Minnesota, and our 3rd ranked player is a Kirby main. You have to play with whoever YOU find the most fun to play with, otherwise practicing won't be fun, and you'll never get anywhere.

Oh, and get a gamecube controller. Get a gamecube controller. Get a gamecube controller. They're practically designed for Smash Bros, and they're the only controllers you'll be able to use in tournaments if you decide to go to any in the future. Don't get a cheap knock-off either, they're not nearly as good and they break easily. Get this one, or a different color of this one. It's by far the best for a beginner. If you happen to get really into Melee, you might want to get one of the older editions of the GC controllers, as they're considered to be slightly better, but they're way more expensive. If you're using Dolphin, you'll also need an adapter. It might be a little annoying to get set up, but Dolphin Emulator's site has troubleshooting for every possible issue.

Welcome to the community!

TL;DR Play whoever you want but I'd personally recommend not Fox for a beginner, Marth or Sheik would be "easiest". Get a real GC controller and an adapter to use on Dolphin.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/vita

Wow, nice grab. First, I highly, highly recommend getting some grips. They make the vita less portable, but they also improve not only comfort but ease of playing since you're less likely to hit the rear touch pad. I have these and I'd recommend these to anybody, easily the best investment for the system I made. As for a case for the system itself, pretty much anything works well. The CTA one works well apparently and is <$10, which is always great. But the top-of-the-line one is the Amazon case. It's more expensive but the "heavy duty" in the name is definitely true. Game-wise, grab Uncharted, Killzone, and, if you like JRPGs, P4G. Those are probably the three best games on the system currently, though there is a metric shit-ton of great games to play after those.

u/Vanir_Islanzadi · 3 pointsr/wiiu

1.) Neither, You need to use either Wiimote (normal or plus), Wiimote+Nunchuk, or Wii Classic Controller (or CCPro). I recommend the Wii Classic Controller Pro. However, you can use the Gamepad as a screen for your Wii games.

2.) Seeing as you haven't played a game since the Gamecube era, and having no idea of what type of games you enjoy except SSB, I can barely recommend games, but: Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sonic: Lost World, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U (and Luigi U), maybe Lego City: Undercover or Zombi U, and eventually Mario Kart 8.

3.) Injustice is a good game, though I believe the Wii U version doesn't have all the DLC/doesn't have the 'Ultimate Edition). Black Ops 2 is good if you enjoy Call of Duty post Modern Warfare 4. Neither games are 'elite/hardcore' in their respective genres (Fighting/FPS).

4.) I'd recommend the Wii U Pro Controller for most Wii U games that support it. There are some good Virtual Console titles on the Wii U eshop, like Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Megaman X, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Earthbound for SNES, and more recently Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Kirby & the Amazing Mirror for GBA, with Golden Sun, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Yoshi's Island coming in the next week.

u/AydenHa · 4 pointsr/patientgamers

For Skyward Sword the original Wii controller is mandatory, swordplay in that game follows your own movement like sideslash, slashing up etc. As for the rest of these games, get a Classic controller. And yeah, try to find Xenoblade Chronicles first ;) It's spectacular.

Other games I would suggest (playable with a Pro controller):

  • Monster Hunter

    You can get MH Tri on the Wii, but MH 3 Ultimate is a bit nicer to look at. Equally great though imo.

  • Smash Bros. Brawl

    Awesome game, also for the Wii. Great to play with your daughter, if she likes that kind of games.

  • Pandora's Tower
  • The Last Story

    Very nice RPG's, very story-driven.

    There are more of which I've heard good things like Tales of Syphonia, Arc Rise Fantasia and Muramasa, but I'm not in a position to recommend those cause I haven't played them :)

    As for the Wii U, there are only a few big games out at the moment but they're all pretty great (so I hear). A must buy (as was for me at least, alongside MH3U) is Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Colorful, atmospheric, awesome overall.

    Edit: Of course I meant the Classic controller, not the Pro. Pro is for Wii U only. I have both and switched them up.
u/MyDadCantCount · 8 pointsr/smashbros

What you need to get started playing Melee:

  1. A Nintendo Wii (in case you ever become interested in Project M) available for about $40+ various places on the internet. Try to get the white one as some of the black models does not have slots for Gamecube controllers. Make sure the Wii has the sensor bar, power cables, AV cables, at least 1 wiimote. You also need a Gamecube Memory card so you can save the game. Alternatively if Wii isn't your thing you could purchase a Gamecube bundle like this.

  2. A Wired Official Nintendo Gamecube Controller (negates wireless interference at large tournaments) available from anywhere from about $10+ Used on eBay to about $40 new on Amazon. Let me stress again OFFICIAL Nintendo controller, third parties are generally shoddy and not worth the investment regardless of their price.

  3. A copy of Super Smash Bros Melee, price normally fluctuates from $30-$60 depending on site and demand.

  4. A CRT television. The big ol' chunky ones. These are the only kinds of TV that do not have input delay for Melee. You can find them for free on craigslist or can buy one at a garage sale or thrift store for $5-10 dollars. Make sure it has AV hookups and a remote or a built in button to switch the inputs. Remember to lift with your legs or get a friend to help cause they can be heavy (my main one is 42" and 300lbs).

  5. A Smashboards Account. Everything Smash related can be found there. Character discussions, tourny info, ect...

    Extra suggestions:

  • Find human opponents in your area ASAP. You'll probably lose and lose badly but you learn infinitely more than playing against CPUs. Finding good players who are willing to show you the ropes is key.

  • Watch this and Go Here to learn advanced techniques.

  • Once you get a feel for all the characters choose the one you like best and stick to them as this will help you improve faster. This is the most current Melee tier list, which is basically a power ranking of characters. That said, do not take it too seriously, anyone in S or A tier is generally viable and even those below it are feasible if you put in the time and effort (just look to this subreddit's hero aMSa who consistently puts up amazing results with Yoshi)

  • If you're not having fun you're probably not playing right.

  • I strongly recommend watching The Smash Bros documentary it was created and funded by the community and gives a really in depth look into the history of competitive Melee.

  • If you want to play Project M (the second most popular Smash game currently) you need a copy of SSB Brawl, a 2gb SD Card, and the hackless edition PM files.

    Hopefully that helps. If you have any other questions I can try my best to answer them tomorrow.
u/Sheecacaa3 · 7 pointsr/SSBPM

There's a bunch of guides and stuff as soon as you first enter the site.

>I want to do anther's ladder but I don't know exactly what it is

It's a match-making website where you can find matches, and chat with people in real time. The matches can be anything from Bo3 to Bo5 'ranked' ladder matches, to endless friendlies, to doubles matches. Basically, anything you could do at your local tourney, you can do on Anther's. (except money matchs afaik)

>Can I access it on my wii?

I mean.. maybe? You'd want to use your computer/mobile device if possible.

>Do I have to use an emulator on my laptop?

For Project M, most likely. You'd be hard pressed to find other people that still use the Wiimfi servers and play on their Wiis. The official way to play PM on Anther's is Dolphin Emulator, and there are plenty of guides to set it up, as well as optimize it if you have a slower computer.

>Can my laptop even run project m smoothly?

Well I play it on my laptop, and it runs fine (I even record while playing most of the time). Most modern computers can run it pretty well. It really depends on your specs though. You could get a lot of advice about that, but nothing beats just trying it out on your own and seeing if it works or not.

>If it is on my pc, than how am I supposed to use a gamecube controller?

There are multiple ways to get a Gamecube controller working on a computer, but the easiest/best ways are the official WiiU adapter or the Mayflash 4 Port adapter. They're both the best you can get in terms of lag reduction, but the mayflash is cheaper.

>Either way, how much lag is usually on it? I don't want to throw my timing off.

That really depends on your connection, your opponent's connection, and your own computer. It's usually anywhere between 10ms and 100ms of lag. I usually don't even play with people if the ping is over 60ms. (EC privilege lol) Many top players use netplay for a variety of reasons. Yes, the timing can throw you off if you're jumping from netplay to a tournament set, but if you take the time to adjust properly, then it really shouldn't be a problem. The MU experience and massive variety of playstyles you'll learn is something that Smashers have only dreamed of until recently.

I highly recommend netplay if you can get it working. Almost everyone has troubles setting it up at first, including myself, so don't get upset if it takes a couple days to get it working. I've probably clocked in over 1000-2000 hours on Netplay. It's great!

Hope this helps. Good luck!

u/MultiMedic · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'm kinda the same way. Keyboard is still just a bit awkward for me, but I found an amazing solution:

For my mouse i have a great Logitech 700. Just great all around. Lots of buttons, which means left left hand work.

For the left hand however, I bought a Playststion Navigstion controller. It is basically the left half of a console controller with stick, DPad, 2 trigger buttons and a few other gen buttons. It is just IDEAL for me. All you need is the USB charging cable and/or Bluetooth. Just link it up and set a profile. It's super easy once it's set up!



As a bonus, the Move Controller and the 700s can also be programmed to emulate some keyboard buttons, meaning you can play older games that do not have joystick/controller capabilities.

u/RDDanna · 7 pointsr/SSBM

if you want to play on your computer, I'll recommend the most recent dolphin netplay build, that and complete instructions can be found here.

Of course, you will need a ROM of melee which you should definitely obtain legally and not through a download of it somewhere on the internet.

You will need a controller. I recommend looking at your nearest thrift store, or joining the facebook group for your local melee scene and asking if anyone would be willing to sell one to you. Or you can buy a new smash 4 controller.. Also you'll need an adapter to play on your computer, the mayflash 4 port is the best and cheapest option, but if you already have a wii u with gamecube adapter you can make that work too. Either way follow this guide to set it up. (make sure it's on wii u mode if you end up with the mayflash adapter)

All this being said, this is not the best way to play melee. The best way will always be to play on a wii or gamecube with a CRT TV (long story short, they have way less lag than HD TVs). If you really end up getting into melee you'll end up going this route eventually anyways, so for that I'd recomend agin your local scene for a gamecube/wii and a copy of melee, though copys of melee can be a bit expensive. For a CRT, check craigslist in your area, or just like streetcorners, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one. Worst case, your local thrift store will probably only overcharge you a little for a decent CRT.

If you don't want to deal with buying a copy of melee. Then you can mod your wii to play a rom of melee. I recommend the 20xx hack pack that is made for melee training. It has a bunch of stuff you can learn to use, but you can also just play regular games on it, so it's good for everything outside of serious tournament use. Here's the official step by step guide for getting 20xx onto your wii.

Outside of that I think your best option is to see if there's any smash fests or tournaments going on around you and just go, hang out with people and play as much as you can.

Also, just some friendly advice, as great of a resource this reddit, or smashboards, or people in general can be, not everything everyone says is accurate, so do your research.

Have fun, and welcome!

PS, no hate for CS:GO from me. Plus I don't think you'll find too much hate for it here in general since mango plays it.

EDIT: I forgt my biggest piece of advice for new players. Spacing is as important, if not more important than tech skill. Make sure you're movement has a purpose. Good luck Dude/Dudette

u/Syvandrius · 2 pointsr/vita

I'm glad I could be of help! I love my Vita and I couldn't be happier to help someone else decide if they want one of their own.

FPS have been really hit or miss depending on your play style. For instance the Black ops declassified campaign was really poor. It was basically a bunch of time trials strung together. However I had a really good time with the horde mode the game offers and drop back in to it every now and again when I have a few minutes to spare.

I've been hearing really good things about Killzone mercenary so much so in fact that I'm starting to believe that this game could end up being a heavy system seller.

Here's a gameplay trailer

For the record I also enjoy the single player campaign to these games, they come off as corny action movies. Which is the best thing ever.

Can you elaborate on the rear touchpad? What is it made for? Will it get in the way of me trying to play the games I've purchased?

The rear touch pad adds a significant amount of interaction to many Vita titles. For instance Little big planet Vita allows you to interact with some objects in the environment in different ways. It also functions as the L-2 and R-2 buttons for PS2 titles. Many games don't bother with it's use what so ever however, so it's kind of hit or miss.

The difficulty you'll have with it really depends on the size of your hands, as a giant handed monstrosity I have some issues with it personally. Getting some grips for your Vita well help out quite a bit if you're a fellow monstrosity.

These trigger grips help a bunch

Lastly, I'm guessing that I can DL games from PS+ while I'm on my home wifi. Is that correct, or is there a specific cable that I need to DL games from PS+ directly to the Vita?

You can indeed download games via wifi quite easily with the Vita, while also being able to transfer them to either cloud storage or your PC to save space when not playing them. Additionally the the AC adapter doubles as a USB cord to plug the system into your PC for easy transfers and whatnot. It's good stuff.

I hope this helped! And don't worry about asking questions, we're a pretty helpful community overall! :D

*Edit: So many typos -_-

u/pika9000 · 1 pointr/PS3
  1. Depends on which model you got but the online/store bundles are generally the same

  2. I believe that Final Fantasy 13 is considered to run better (I think). There might be other games, but I don't really know.

  3. The inFamous Collection has downloadable DLC and an extra downloadable 'game.' Metal Gear Solid Legacy Edition has the original PS1 game (MGS 1) as a downloadable code off of PSN. Those are the 2 cases I know where the DLC is downloadable, but I'm pretty sure this applies to all GOTY verssions of games.

  4. It depends on which state you live in (if you live in the US). Do a Google search for your state with 'PSN tax' or something similar.

  5. If you end up buying PS+, you'll find yourself downloading a ton of games pretty quickly. If thats the case, you would probably need to get a new hard drive (a 1TB drive off of Amazon would be most convenient). If you don't get PS+, and don't plan to store music/movies/photos on the machine, of course you won't need it.

  6. If you buy a PS2 game off of the PSN store, it will handle saves on its own. However, if you insert a PS1 disc that you may have, or if you bought a PS1 game off of the PSN store, you'll have to manually install a 'Virtual Memory Card' in the Game Menu on the XMB. Side note, every PS3 is backwards compatible with PS1 discs so if you have a PS1 disc that you want to play put it in.

  7. PS3s are mostly region free (except for a handful of Japanese games). If you want DLC, the PSN account that you use has to match the region the game is from.
    For example, I live in the US. If I were to buy a game from England, and I want to buy DLC for it, I would have to create an EU or British account just for the DLC for that game despite the fact that my PS3 and the IP address for my internet is American. Since you said you live in Australia (at least thats what it seems), and the bundle is off of the US Amazon site, you would have to buy the DLC for infamous and uncharted 1+2 off of the US PSN.

  8. If you want to get good deals, go to /r/GameDeals for good discounts. Generally, that subreddit focuses on PC games, but occasionally they'll have some good deals on console games as well.
u/Noctis_Fox · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid
>but I think watching all the cutscenes online for the games leading up to it should work, right?

Haha, get ready to sit down for a week to watch it all. There are dozens of hours of cutscenes and codec calls. The games prior to V are mostly cutscenes.

The problem here is Kingdom Hearts story wasn't exactly good. It was a mess and it wasn't complicated so it was generally easy to follow. Going into this with just cutscenes will be quite confusing because the game regularly talks about events on a 50 year time line (1964 - 2014).

Save yourself the trouble, get a PS3 if you don't have one, get The Legacy Collection for 25$ on Amazon, and enjoy some of the best titles gaming has to offer. You'll have a better grasp of the story and you'll understand how the games evolved since 1987 (although you can start with the 1998 release Metal Gear Solid, skipping Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.)

You play the games by release order, obviously that's how it's intended to be.

The title's you be playing are:

Game | Release Year | Timeline | Necessary Play?
-- | :-- | :-- | :--
Metal Gear | 1987 | 1995 | No
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake | 1991 | 1999 | No
Metal Gear Solid | 1998 | 2005 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Substance) | 2001 | 2007-2009 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Subsistence) | 2004 | 1964 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops | 2006 | 1970 | No (although watch the cutscenes, it ties into Snake Eater)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots | 2008 | 2014 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker | 2010 | 1974 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes | 2014 | 1975 | Yes
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | 2015 | 1984 | Yes
u/Lusankya · 1 pointr/halifax

Also, N64 emulation on PC has actually overtaken the N64 itself as the best way to play your favourite old games! It sounds positively heretical, but hear me out.

The N64 has some built-in pseudo-anti-aliasing in the form of blurriness on its analog video out, even with the S-video cables. If you want to get a clear signal on a modern TV, you'd have to use a sharpening upscaler like a Framemeister, which runs well north of $300.

Conversely, Project64 is free, and runs well even on modest computers from the mid-2000's. Even a netbook can run Perfect Dark uprendered to 1080p at 60fps. And man, these old games are even more beautiful than you remember when you see them in true high def. Or b

And, if you get some of these, you get both a lag-free wireless experience, and the most authentic feeling thumbstick you can find short of a genuine new-in-box N64 controller from 1996. Or, if you already have good controllers, a couple of these and a few minutes to calibrate each controller will let you and your buddies huddle around the console in true N64 fashion.

u/Applegravy · 1 pointr/n64

while an eventual obtaining of the collection again complete with the boxes and manuals sounds like a much better collection, and while I'm sure there's nothing else you could do to get that car if you're putting up the N64, I hope you know that a set CiB will cost at least twice what you'd sell everything for.

that said, if you really have to sell, at the very least, I think you should keep your controllers, get this adapter and emulate everything. I have that adapter. I love mine. it's very picky with third party controllers, and most don't work, such as my Madcatz turbo controllers, so your SuperPad might not work. but it likes official controllers like the other two controllers you have in that image, and it also likes close replicas like these.

and be aware, on Project 64, I had to find a new controller plugin and change to it for it all to work. after I configured it, Darkman's worked with the controller perfectly. Jabo(which is normally the default one) wouldn't read the joystick properly and N-Rage wouldn't let me use the C buttons. it was very strange. but, the adapter is plug and play, so no drivers to find for that.

the emulator with the actual controllers is the second best experience for it. keyboard controls are just awkward for the N64, and other USB controllers really change the experience because of how peculiar an N64 controller is. even with the occasional graphical glitches through emulation not being perfected, most can be solved between using Project 64 1.6 and 1.7. Space Station Silicon Valley, for example, in 1.6, doesn't show the power cells properly, but 1.7 fixes this.

if nothing else, I hope that my advice for emulating helps lessen the pain for you. I can only imagine what I'd be like without my N64. a lot of really great games I have actual rom cartridges of, and others I emulate with the same setup I suggested you give a try, and for very many, I do both.

u/Offended_Christian · 0 pointsr/videos

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression a lot of speed runs were done with emulators, especially on older console games. I figure it's easier to stream and all. There might be some kind of verification of the rom file and emulator that is being used, but I really have no idea to that extent.

For N64, I've always used an emulator called Project 64, specifically version 1.6 as it seems to be the most stable with a variety of games. You can download the game files, i.e. roms, from sites like Emuparadise.

For the controller you can just map keys to your liking on the keyboard through the Pj64 settings, but I definitely prefer using an original controller. So if you're looking to go that route, try to buy an original controller or two from Craigslist or a retro gaming shop. Then you'll need to get an usb adapter to connect it to your PC. You'll need to do some configuring/calibrating to get it functioning correctly with Pj64, but it's not overly complicated and I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials out there. Edit: There are third party N64 controllers and even some that have direct USB plugs, but I've never been happy with the quality or feel of them.

If you're looking to get into competitive speed runs, definitely do some more research as there may be specific recommendations for hardware and software setups. What I wrote above is all just from personal experience for gaming leisurely. I still have an original Nintendo 64 console, but I play some games on emulator because I do not have the cartridge or feel like spending the money on one. Hope this helps.

u/Goosebeans · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

There aren't any solid solutions that will be both device agnostic and inexpensive, unfortunately. If you end up sticking with the X360, my favorite has been the XBox 360 Wireless Headset. Alternatively I had an extra set of Plantronics M Series earloop and eartips that I stuck onto the 'set and I find them to be much more comfortable / better at remaining in place. In all, with the optional kit, can run you from $25-$40 (sometimes you'll find a dirt cheap sale on the communicators somewhere, especially for like the MW3 edition). Personally I wouldn't go any higher in cost for an X360 solution, unless you go full-blown with an Astro Mixamp Pro and a favorite, high quality headset (expect to spend anywhere from $200-$500 altogether, or higher if you go really nuts).

A solid, dollar for dollar, PC / PS4 solution would be to get the SteelSeries v2 paired with an adapter like this ($60-$80 solution, depending). The DS4 has a 3.5mm jack that will support in-game sound as well as chat. The downside to it is it's a little underpowered. A lot of people don't have issues with it, but I'm rather picky. Thankfully the SteelSeries v2 only has a 32 Ohm impedance and an accompanying low-ish sensitivity level. So they don't take much to drive, but still -- to me the sounds for anything on the DS4 are a little muddy. To forego it, you would need to spend a little more money. Next step up, which works great for the PS4, would be the Sony Wireless Gold for around $80, but while it's a great solution for the PS4 I find it subpar on the PC. To get better sound out of the PS4 you would have to go the Astro Mixamp Pro route.

For PS4 you could also go the opposite direction in pricing and get the $12 PS Vita Earbuds and just shove those in the DS4 jack. While still an inline mic (will be picking up a lot of ambient noise) these are far better than what you can get out of the packaged earbud / mic with the PS4. If your soundcard doesn't support mic input via the headphone jack and only has the separate 3.5mm, can always use another adapter that goes in the reverse. Or just simply save up for a different headset for PC.

u/Dancthetank · 1 pointr/wiiu

Buy this to use GameCube controllers with your Wii U, it's also on EBay

I have 2 and I'm ordering 2 more. They are fantastic. Hook up either a wired controller or a wavebird base and it works great with either. No delay.

The Eshop is getting better week by week. The upgrade fee for $1.50 from Wii VC titles to Wii U VC titles is awesome because you get full tablet support once it's a Wii U supported game. Even if the game is not Wii U supported the games can be transferred and still played through the "Wii" app on the Wii U. They work just as easy as they did on Wii. I use my adapter to use GC controllers with them. Right now I'm Rolling through OoT and it's awesome. Beats the shit out of the Wii controller Nintendo offered before.

Go for it. More games are coming out in the coming weeks and months. I love my Wii U and ill never think twice about ever having it. I've convinced a few friends to pick one up as well :)

u/truemeliorist · 4 pointsr/vitahacks

I like it! However, there are some tweaks you may want to consider (if you want some unsolicited feedback):

  1. Can you bring something over the shoulders that the top of the vita could slide into? The ergo grip I am using has them and I love it compared to the other ones. It really helps to keep the console steady. I have other grips that just clip around the sides and the vita constantly pops out.
  2. I'd love to see you integrate the buttons somehow. Trigger style buttons always seem to be nicer to me than the bumper style that the vita normally has. But that's totally personal preference.

    Otherwise, it looks AWESOME and I really love the stand you've included. Definitely great work! I wish I could find a mashup of your grip and the one I'm currently using because they both have things I want :)
u/_awoh · 2 pointsr/smashbros


Note: You will need a fairly good computer to run SSBM or SSBB on your computer unless you play on a tiny window size with no audio.

Things needed:

Dolphin Emulator:

This is the emulator you will use to run SSBB and SSBM. Just download the latest version and install it

Controller: Official GC controller and the GC to compter USB adapter

The controller is a bit expensive, but going for a non-official controller is just awful. You can also use an xbox controller, but since you're playing SSB it won't be optimal.

ISOs: I am pretty sure I'm not allowed to link them, but in order to actually play the game you need to search for the "Super Smash Brothers Melee ISO" or "Super Smash Brothers Brawl ISO" and download the ISO for the one(s) you want.

After you have all these components, you can almost start playing:

  • Plug in your GC controller to your computer via your Mayflash adapter

  • Open the Dolphin emulator

  • Click the "GCPad" button on the top grey bar you see. It has a GC controller icon

  • Click the dropdown arrow under "Device" and select your GC controller. If it's not detected, hit the "Refresh" button beside the arrow or start over from step 1 mentioned above. If it still can't be detected, ask on Google. For me, the GC controller is called "SDL/0/USB GamePad" but it might be different for you (I don't actually know if it will be different. Never asked anyone else).

  • After configuring your controller, click the "Browse" button on the same grey bar. It is the 3rd icon and looks like a series of black bars. Search for the folder(s) your ISO(s) and select the folder(s). Now the game(s) should come up on the main menu of the Dolphin Emulator. If they don't, hit refresh or try selecting the correct folder again.

  • Finally, double click the game you want to play and enjoy!
u/Zeretha · 1 pointr/3DS

Pretty much any starter kit is just cheap crap. I'd advise you to just spend a little extra and buy quality.

Styli. Basically the only spare bulk pack available at the moment, hence the long shipping wait.

Car charger I would instead buy either a portable power bank and 3DS USB cable or a USB car charger like this and a 3DS USB cable. A power bank would be a good bit more expensive but is really nice to have if you have a lot of electronics you bring with you. Here's a pretty good one.

Great card case holder.

Budget but good carrying cases: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Yes, its more expensive to go this route. But I promise you that you will be happy you did. I bought those crappy starter kits for my GBC, GBA, and DS. The stuff was low quality and generally just doesn't last. I bought stuff for my 3DS similar to what I've linked here and have been much happier with the quality and make

u/pxlsquid · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

i got both too, and my switch pro controller just collects dust. honestly never thought i would prefer a third party controller to a first party one but here we are. so much stuff i play on switch warrants a good d-pad and that $70 pro controller just ain't got it.

another suggestion is that if you have and prefer something like a ps4 controller, you can use that with your switch. these adapters will let you use pretty much any controller with the switch. i used the Mayflash one and it works like a charm. until i got the 8bitdo using a ps4 controller to play Mario Maker 2 was the next best thing.

u/Staggvillainy · 23 pointsr/SSBM

Get a Wii, 8-32GB SD card (and a reader for your computer if necessary), and Homebrew it instead, download a good ISO of Melee (no URLs here ^^^PM ^^^^me ^^^^if ^^^^you ^^^^^need ^^^^^^one ) or download the 20XX hack pack, purchase a couple of gamecube controllers, and get crackin'.

CRTs can be found on Craigslist. If it's boxy and has a fat back with a glass front, it's most likely a CRT. Search terms (listed from most to least relevant):

  • "CRT"
  • "Tube TV"
  • "old tv"
  • "analog tv"
  • "trinitron"
  • "free tv"
  • "curb alert (tv)"

    ASK THE SELLER IF IT HAS COMPOSITE (RCA) INPUTS!! If you can't find someone selling a good sized one in your area for a good price, contact your local school district and ask if they have any working CRTs they're about to dispose. I've been lucky enough to find a few working CRTs sitting on the curb locally, about to be thrown away. Price should range from around $0 - $50, $50 being the absolute highest I'd pay (it better have the bonuses I listed or be a Sony PVM).

    A good CRT size to bring around is anywhere from 13"-21". Anything larger is too inconvenient to lug around to tournaments, and anything smaller is obviously hard for multiple people to see. Bonus points for:

  • S-Video/Component input
  • if it's branded as a Trinitron (generally considered to have higher visual quality compared to other CRTs, not guaranteed though)
  • A/V out/passthrough

    CRT monitors (like old computer monitors) that accept VGA input are also possible and will garner you 480p progressive scan Melee, which is a significant step up from normal composite input. If you're willing to throw down a little extra money for a speaker and do some (optional) soldering work for high quality, lagless Melee, this may be the setup you want - see this thread by Kadano if you're interested. Note that this may make setting up at local tournaments slightly more hassle.

    You can buy a Wii, again, off of Craigslist, at your local pawn shop, or pay extra to get it from GameStop. I paid $45 for mine. I'm sure you can find one for less.

    SD(HC) cards are bought at your local electronics store for pretty cheap, somewhere in the $5-25 range. 4GB is enough to store Melee (around 1.4GB in size) and your required Homebrew files, but I recommend a larger SD card if you want more Gamecube or Wii games to fit on there, as opposed to using a flash drive or hard drive + USB Loader. SD cards load games a little faster and don't require weird formatting. Make sure it comes complete - that means a power brick, A/V cords, sensor bar, and Wiimote. If a deal looks too good to be true, that probably means it's the wrong type of Wii and doesn't have GameCube controller ports.

    You can order smash-branded GameCube controllers from Nintendo, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, or any other major online retailer for around $30.

    Sometimes you get a bad egg of a smash-branded controller and they have stiff triggers, or you don't like having to break in a new stick. That's fine, you can search for OG Nintendo GameCube controllers on Craigslist or at local thrift shops. You can take a chance on eBay or Amazon, but I'd recommend testing them out in person before purchasing - used condition is certainly a caveat emptor sort of deal. If you like the stick + buttons but hate the triggers, get some triwing screwdrivers, unscrew the new controller, and slap some broken in OG GameCube triggers in. Triwings are a very good tool to own to maintain controllers in general, so you can take them apart and clean/troubleshoot them.

    Why am I recommending against a GameCube and telling you to set up Homebrew?

  1. Versatility. Sometimes Melee isn't the only GameCube game you want to play! Sometimes people ask for Project M! Sometimes finding and paying for now-rare, non-scratched disks is a pain in the ass! Homebrewing and loading ISOs via SD/USB ensures you have a bit-perfect copy of the game, ready to play.
  2. Cost. Wii + SD Card is most likely cheaper than a GameCube + working copy of Melee and gets you that much more mileage.

    TL;DR: Buy a Wii and an SD Card, hack it, download Melee, scavenger hunt for CRTs and controllers, and you're golden.
u/ArmyDude956 · 4 pointsr/smashbros

There are actually PC ports of both MGS1 and MGS2, but they are pretty dang old.



However, here's how I recommend doing it.

Get The Twin Snakes for Gamecube. It's a remake of the first one with totally redone cutscenes, redone voice acting, and different music. The music is nowhere near the level of the first one, it just doesn't sound right. But other than the music, I think it's the best version.

Then get the HD collection, if you have a 360 or PS3. This includes HD remakes of MGS2, MGS3, and MGS Peace Walker. Peace Walker was a PSP exclusive before and it's 100x better on console.

I also recommend getting MGS3 on 3DS. It's the best version in my opinion. Use the Circle Pad Pro, though.

You can get MGS4 on PS3 or on PS4 with Sony's PSNow thing, but that's only a rental.

MGS5 Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain are both coming out on PC.

Or you can just get the Legacy collection which has literally every Metal Gear game to 2012, and it includes the HD editions. It doesn't have The Twin Snakes though.

u/azrael6947 · 5 pointsr/gaming

Okay, I'll keep this brief.

You started out good. MGS 3 is the earliest game in the series story wise. On console Ground Zeroes is it's sequel, there is a few handheld titles in between MGS 3 and Ground Zeroes.

In short the story is and SPOILERS-SOMEWHAT in short, about two key groups who endevour to fulfil The Boss' final wish, to have a untied world. The Patriots seek to create this world through control, their enemies seek to create it through freedom.

The Patriots are an example of a shadow government, as they run the USA and control pretty much everything, add WMDs, nanomachines, AI and supersolders as plot points to the entire story, and it makes for one very enjoyable ride.

In their attempts to create the perfect world they embark on a complex cloning program to create the perfect soldier to fullfiil this goal. This is where Solid Snake comes from. Very few characters work directly for The Patriots, many are unknowing agents and the rest are usually unwilling, and are held hostage by some means.

The Metal Gear are a series of bipedial tanks, caipable of launching WMDs from any terrain or fullfilling some over goal such as recon or targeted strikes. In most games the Metal Gear serves as the final boss or close to being the final boss.

In buying Ground Zeroes now you wont miss a hell of a lot, Ocelot appears in it along with Snake. Most of the other characters are from the two handheld games in between MGS3 and MGS5:GZ, those two games are Peace Walker and Portable Ops. You can get every MGS game to date (aside from Portable Ops) in the Legacy Collection:

u/Kered13 · 4 pointsr/starcraft

It's originally a Gamecube game obviously, and can be played on Wii as well, but these days most people play on PC netplay. The netplay ladder for both Melee and PM. It has guides to get everything set up, but here is the guide you will want for Melee. You will need to find an NTSC v1.02 Melee ISO, I'm sure you can figure out how to do that ;)

To start off with you can use any PC controller or even a keyboard (it sounds crazy but some people have done it successfully). If you get more serious or you want to play in offline tournaments you will need a Gamecube controller and adapter. Adapters are pretty cheap, just make sure it's a WiiU compatible adapter like this one, Dolphin can detect it in WiiU mode and this will work best. New GC controllers are unfortunately much more expensive, and probably will be until the next Smash game comes out and they make a new batch. This is probably the biggest barrier to entry. You can find lightly used ones for more reasonable prices. It is also possible to repair more damaged controllers (there are guides for this and people who make a business out of it). Third party controllers are generally pretty trash, I would avoid those.

As for actually playing, this guide is the classic for advanced techniques, though it's a lot to take in at once. There are a ton of other guides on Youtube as well if you feel like you need a different explanation or just want something more modern.

u/RammyZs · 2 pointsr/nintendo

You should really consider getting some GameCube controllers and games for some good local multiplayer. Most of them are a lot more competitive than the more family-oriented Wii games.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! offers better co-op and competitive play than Mario Kart Wii.

Super Mario Strikers is crazy fun if you are willing to spend some extra time to get a good grasp on its mechanics. (I wouldn't recommend Mario Strikers Charged)

The N64 Mario Party games (Which are available at the Wii Shop Channel) are famous for being the best by many, though I have never played them myself. GameCube controllers can be used to play the game.

Good quality GameCube controllers might set you back quite a few bucks since their supply is declining. The best I could find online is here

u/GamePriceBot · 2 pointsr/multiplayers

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u/CaspianX2 · 32 pointsr/patientgamers

The PS3 has some spectacular deals in their multi-game collections. Observe:

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection - Includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes most of the upgraded features from Subsistence), Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, voucher codes for Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, 2 Exclusive Ashley Wood Bande Desinee Graphic Novels, and a 100 PG Artbook. Currently listed at $39.99 on Amazon.

God of War Saga Collection - Includes God of War (HD Remaster), God of War II (HD Remaster), God of War III, and God of War: Chains of Olympus (HD Remaster) and God of War: Ghost of Sparta (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $29.94 on Amazon.

Killzone Trilogy Collection - Includes Killzone (HD Remaster), Killzone 2 +all multiplayer maps, and Killzone 3 + all multiplayer maps. Currently listed at $32.25 on Amazon.

Resistance Collection - Includes Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 + Bonus Content, and Resistance 3 + Bonus Content. Currently listed at $29.73 on Amazon.

Assassin's Creed Ezio Trilogy - Includes Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed Revelations. Currently listed at $25.80 on Amazon.

Jak and Daxter Collection - Includes Jak & Daxter 1, 2, and 3, all remastered in HD. Currently listed at $19.77 on Amazon.

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection - Includes Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both remastered in HD. Currently listed at $18.82 on Amazon.

The Sly Collection - Includes the first three Sly Cooper games remastered in HD, plus 3D support for Sly Cooper 3 and new Move-compatible minigames. Currently listed at $20.40 on Amazon.

InFamous Collection - Includes InFamous 1 and 2, inFamous: Festival of Blood, and additional downloadable content. Currently listed at $27.47 on Amazon.

Tomb Raider Trilogy - Includes Tomb Raider: Legend (HD Remaster), Tomb Raider: Anniversary (HD Remaster), and Tomb Raider: Underworld, as well as some avatar stuff and making-of content. Currently listed at $19.48 on Amazon.

Prince of Persia Trilogy - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (HD Remaster), Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (HD Remaster) and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (HD Remaster), with 3D support and better framerates. Currently listed at $15.00 on Amazon.

Splinter Cell Trilogy - Includes Splinter Cell (HD Remaster), Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (HD Remaster) and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (HD Remaster), with support for 3D, better framerates, and enhanced online gameplay. Currently listed at $19.95 on Amazon.

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack - Includes Uncharted and Uncharted 2: GotY Edition. Currently listed at $19.96 on Amazon.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix - Includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (HD Remaster), Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (HD Remaster), and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, as well as an artbook for those who pre-order. Currently listed at $34.99 on Amazon.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (To be released sometime in 2014) - Includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (HD Remaster), Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix (HD Remaster), and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. Currently listed at $59.99 on Amazon.

Ratchet and Clank Collection - Includes Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, all remastered in HD and with 3D support. Currently listed at $19.99 on Amazon.

Journey Collector's Edition - Includes Journey, Flower, and flOw. Currently listed at $19.99 on Amazon.

Devil May Cry HD Collection - Includes Devil May Cry (HD Remaster), Devil May Cry 2 (HD Remaster), and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $14.59 (for the PS3 version) on Amazon.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection - Includes Zone of the Enders (HD Remaster) and Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (HD Remaster), both with new opening animations. Currently listed at $12.98 (for the PS3 version) on Amazon.

Mass Effect Trilogy - Includes all three Mass Effect Games (but none of the DLC). Currently listed at $42.99 (For the PS3 version).

There's also the Silent Hill HD Collection, but from everything I hear it is a lazy and sloppy port of the games.

Whew! I swear I am not a shill for Amazon. I just appreciate a good deal when I see it.

u/Zero_Risk · 2 pointsr/emulation

I've tried some of the usb controllers and wasn't satisfied. They're often too light-weight or the buttons aren't as responsive, or some little nagging thing. Personal recommendation would be to go for the real deal and get an N64 to usb Controller Adapter or two. They're surprisingly easy to use (nearly plug-and-play, but you need to configure the emulator settings so it knows which is controller 1, controller 2, etc.).

That being said, it sounds like you might be happier getting the real deal hardware. Nothing will feel spot on compared to the original hardware. Plus, if it sounds fun for your bachelor party, who's to say it can't be something fun to do any other time you're all together in the future, right?

Congrats on getting hitched; hope it goes well for you.

u/TheRealLasagna · 1 pointr/gangbeasts

I've used 4 Gamecube controllers with the Mayflash Gamecube adapter that has the PC/Wii U switch along with 4 Wii U Pro controllers with the Mayflash PC adapter and gotten 8-player to successfully work. I haven't needed to use any programs like x360ce so it seems as though it'll at least accept PC controllers (as opposed to Xbox controllers which likely work too). You just have to get used to how the buttons are placed, which is generally well-done on the Gamecube controller.

So, to more specifically answer your question, you can definitely use a basic Gamecube to USB adapter if it's the Mayflash one. The Nintendo one likely works with a bit more effort, here is an article that hopefully will help. Disclaimer: I haven't tested this method since I have the Mayflash adapter; also the article is from 2014, however the website seems trustworthy on the subject.

Also, I haven't tried PS4, Xbox 360, or Xbox 1 controllers, however I have had success mixing two different types of controllers (mentioned above) with success, so I would imagine it'd still work (as long as the PC recognizes the controllers).

Good luck!

u/Pseudogenesis · 6 pointsr/SSBPM

I personally really enjoy messing with Wii homebrew stuff, and since it's in the end-of-life stage it's pretty much polished to a mirror sheen at this point. Very hard to screw up.

I believe I followed the Complete Softmod Guide last time I did it, which is extensive. But I just discovered that some of the amazing folks behind also did a Wii version over at I've never used it, but is fantastic and this looks solid as well. If you end up going with the Wii route, I recommend using one of these two guides. (Anyone with more knowledge, feel free to call me out if I'm spreading bad advice right now)

As for adapters, this Mayflash 4 port one is the gold standard and less than $20. I personally don't use GCCs for anything other than Dolphin on my PC but it's still a fantastic purchase.

Good luck, whatever you choice you go with! Long live PM

u/SturgeonMcGuai · 2 pointsr/n64

I recommend a Sony Trinitron if you get a CRT. These sets are the most well-built among tube TVs, which matters a lot when you're looking for a 10-30 year old appliance. Sony also held a patent on the best CRT technology for almost the entire time CRT sets were relevant, so Trinitrons have objectively better picture quality than any competing sets of the day. Make sure you get the remote with the TV in case you need to adjust the picture. 20"-25" is a good size for a multiplayer gaming TV in the corner, but you might want an extra set of hands to help you move anything larger than 24" depending on how far you'll have to carry it.

Also, for $20-$25 online, you can get an S-Video cable for the N64. S-video is a much clearer video signal than the standard yellow-RCA-jack composite video, which is itself just compressed S-video. Here is a comparison between the two. If you decide to get one of these I cannot recommend ANY generic cables since they're almost always terribly cheap and it's a matter of luck whether they will work, so get a Nintendo-brand cable for either composite or S-video.

You can also get replacement N64 joysticks online, (like here or here) some of them arguably superior to the originals. A lot of those Mario Party minigames will kill N64 joysticks, especially OG sticks, which need to be re-lubricated (I recommend white lithium grease) after twenty years of use. There are also plenty of kooky, unorthodox third-party controllers for the N64 which, by virtue of their design, add some challenge to games you thought you were good at.

Sorry for the wall of text, there's just a lot of technical stuff that goes a long way in improving the retro gaming experience, and most of the high-end and cutting-edge stuff of yesterday is obscure knowledge now. S-Video will give you the biggest bang for your buck, and combining that with a compatible Trinitron will get you ~90% of what hundreds of dollars of equipment can do. And that means more games. =)

u/Hybrid_Divide · 5 pointsr/retrogaming

If you have good N64 controllers, consider a USB Adapter.

If you want something basic, go with this Mayflash N64 USB Adapter:

I haven't tried the Mayflash adapter yet, but I gave one to a friend, and she seems happy with it.

If you want something really good, try this one. It even has Controller Pak and Rumble Pak Support!:

Raphnet makes a ton of really good adapters for lots of different consoles.

Happy Gaming!

u/Reynard_Austin · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Refurbished WiiU Pro straight from Nintendo is usually $200-$250, but it seems they're out of stock right now. Its fully compatible with Wii games and controllers, and most first party games so far support Classic controllers in addition to the Gamepad and WiiU controllers. This here will let you use a Gamecube controller as a "Classic Controller" through the Wii Remote. Mayflash makes some good adapters, I'm absolutely happy with my Classic Controller-PC adapter. The official adapter only works with Sm4sh and Dolphin on the PC currently, so the unoffcial one is needed for other games.

The WiiU is the only system really worth getting in addition to PC right now, it makes a great compliment.

u/faortiz · 20 pointsr/wiiu

I purchased two adapters on amazon and here's what I got.

Both are the same, inputs are only for OTHER Wii remote accessories. I'm so frustrated because I was excited to finally use my GC controllers. But anyway, I'm trying to ask for a replacement but Amazon doesn't let me and says it's only for standard refund. DAMMIT.

Has this happened to anyone? How did you handle it? I don't want to pay for returned shipping and I would REALLY like to receive replacements already instead of having to look online again and purchase two more. I didn't even know that they made these? The picture clearly shows a slot for GC controllers. But yeah, all help/advice appreciated.

EDIT: I didn't mean to give amazon any bad light, they gave me a full refund right away and I'm still going to buy another pair of adapters to use my GC controller. Didn't mean to rant so much, I just thought this unlucky fail was hilarious enough for reddit to see.

EDIT2: I realized after reading some comments that I forgot to mention that I own the Wii U, although I hoped it was rather obvious seeing as how I posted this in r/WiiU. Thanks to those who rightfully assumed this

u/Dycus · 2 pointsr/arduino

I have actually done this exact project before, even with NRF24L01+ modules.

Here's a few resources you'll want:

This site used to have a ton of good information, but now it's down. That's where I got my info, but the stuff I gave you above should be enough.

In my controller I had:

  • A bare ATmega328p
  • A replacement N64 joystick, gutted, so I was only using the analog joystick
  • 400mAh li-ion battery with a 2.5v regulator to power both the ATmega and the NRF24L01+

    I took the chip out of the N64 controller and wired all the buttons and the joystick to the ATmega. For power savings, the positive line for the joystick was hooked up to a GPIO pin so I could switch it off. Every 5ms the controller wakes up, reads the buttons and joystick state, transmits it, then goes to sleep again. With some other optimizations, I got the controller to draw less than 1mA while using it. :)

    On the receiver side I had a custom board with an STM32 microcontroller, but you can do it with a Teensy 3. No voltage regulator needed, the N64 uses 3.3V for the controllers.
    I recommend using something faster than 16MHz because while you can make it work, you'll need to do a bit of assembly and it's a bit more fiddly. Use a Teensy 3.0 at 72MHz and you'll have much more headroom.

    You need to use the links I gave you to re-implement the N64 controller protocol in the Teensy. Every time the N64 requests controller data, just give it the latest info you received from the controller.

    I'm not sure how much you know so this might all sound like a bit much! I'll be happy to try to help you but this sort of project will be very difficult if you don't have decent coding skills.
u/terryaki510 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I've absolutely found melee to be a much more rewarding experience than any of the other games in the series. The 3rd party online through smashladder is ironically much better than online for any of the other games. As others have said, it's cheaper and more useful to get Faster Melee and a Mayflash adapter rather than getting a gamecube. This will allow you to play online. Check out SSBM Tutorials to learn more of the basics and figure out what character to play. Good luck, I hope you end up picking up the game. I'd also be down to teach you some of the basics if you're in the US and have decent internet, just dm me if you're interested.

u/Enderzt · 0 pointsr/buildapc

I know some people may disagree with me on this, especially any audiophiles out there but I really like the Playstation Gold wireless headset.

only 100 bucks on amazon with a 4.5 rating from 1200 reviews? That's a pretty damn good score if you don't wanna take my word for it. I like the sleek look without a protruding microphone and the headset is over the ears and pretty comfortable. Obviously it works out the the box with the PS4 and PS3 with a simple USB dongle for the wifi paring. This dongle can be move to the PC for instant plug and play headphones as well.

u/thekingswitness · 2 pointsr/NHLHUT

So I use Grip-it's and I like them: Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers, Set of 4

They're cheap, come in lots of colors, easy to put on, and add grip.

I was recommended to try Kontrol Freaks too. They're a little more expensive, but I hear they are very good.

However, I don't think those will help with your sprint button stopping working. It will help with the wearing off for sure. I'd recommend buying a controller from a store with a warranty and just replacing it as needed. Someone else probably knows what stores offer that on here. Good luck.

u/thewallsbledlust · 2 pointsr/amiibo

If you have homebrew on your wii (or are comfortable modding it in order to do so) and a fairly good gaming pc, you can make this game go from great to masterpiece. Using cleanrip, rip a copy of the game onto a usb drive, and play it with the latest developer version of Dolphin emulator.

You can buy a Dolphin Bar from Mayflash on amazon for $17 to use original wii controllers, or map controls in Dolphin for a regular gamepad (use classic controller setup).

There is an HD texture pack for Xenoblade that makes the visuals in this game absolutely amazing. If you are at all capable, this is the way to play the game.

u/thePOWERSerg · 1 pointr/PS4

The DS4 is super comfortable and surprisingly light weight. The analogs feel great and soft, and their movement is very fluent. Triggers feel smooth and stick out more than the DS3 (which felt sunk'ed in), not to mention they have quick respond, because of their shape. Other than that, I advice that you get soft rubber tops for your Analogs, since a lot of people are complaining that they wear off (even tho I have not had the problem, I still bought some just for the long run - here's what I bought, which I HIIIIIIIIIGHLY RECOMMEND

Congrats and happy gaming!

u/legacyblade · 1 pointr/n64

Here's the thing with ordering these. I ordered from the same amazon listing twice and got a different version of the stick both times.

If you get one with a rubbery tip, you're going to experience the issues he mentioned in his video. Large dead zone, less degrees of freedom, very small area recognized as "slightly" pushing (making it really hard to walk slowly).

But if you get a plasticy one that has "V3" on the bottom, you won't experience those issues. The one I have with "V3" on the bottom has a slightly larger deadzone than the n64, but has all the degrees of freedom. And it's easy to walk slowly with.

The rubber one is still better than a loose stick, so for $11 I think it's a good option.

You can also find imitations of the original n64 stick on amazon and ebay (just search n64 replacement stick). Though I imagine you'd run into similar issues.

Personally, I feel the best controller for the n64 is the Hori one. But those are expensive these days.

u/colossalwaffle · 3 pointsr/residentevil

Might not be exactly what you want to hear, but I think you could greatly improve your experience by upgrading your headset. I have the Sony Playstation Gold headset which you can get on amazon for 70 bucks and I personally love it. I have been using it since I first got my PS4 years ago back when it was 100 dollars and I am still thrilled with it. The surround sound is really incredible and you can tell where everything is coming from. Works great if you are into playing multiplayer shooters as well, being able to hear enemy players can give you a huge competitive advantage you didnt even know you were missing out on.

u/qwertylerqw · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I’ve never heard of that controller but 8BitDo is good for a controller with a good d-pad. I would recommend waiting for the SN30 Pro+ to come out because it’ll be much more comfortable than the current SN30 Pro

I have the wired SN30 Pro and it’s d-pad is fantastic. It’s a nice cheaper option

You can also use 8BitDo’s adapter or the MayFlash adapter to use a DS4 controller on the Switch if you already have one

u/makeshift_euphoria · 1 pointr/HiTMAN

I use a controller for everything but aiming, since you just can't beat a mouse for accuracy.

Generally, I find 3rd person games play better with a controller (analog stick/triggers), while 1st person games play better with a keyboard and mouse (easier to look around/aim).

You can also have the best of both worlds by pairing a PS3 Navigation Controller with a mouse, like this. Use the analog stick on the navigation controller for movement, and use the mouse to look around/aim.

A gaming mouse with lots of extra buttons (e.g. Logitech G600) would be ideal for this kind of setup.

u/MamaLuigi9001 · 2 pointsr/emulation

Reposting since I still haven't had an answer.

So I am planning to purchase a N64 Adaptoid that someone is selling and I have a few questions that would influence my decision on purchasing it.

1.Should I even buy an adapter? There are 3rd party wireless and wired N64 look a like controllers for PC. Should I consider those?

2.Is the Adaptoid compatible with Windows 10 64-bit?

3.Does Adaptoid work well with N64 emulators? Specifically Project 64.

4.Is this adapter or this [adapter] ( better than the Adaptoid? What are the Pros and Cons of each?

5.Is there any video showcasing the N64 Adaptoid? I would like to see how the pak peripherals work. (ex. Rumble, Transfer, Memory Paks.)

  • Do third party peripherals work with Adaptoid? Would they work in Project 64? (ex. Tremor Pak Plus, Tilt Pak.)

  • How do memory paks work with the Adaptoid? Can you edit saves and back them up?

  • When using this adapter with the VRU, does it work properly and does it work with Project 64?

  • Using the Transfer pak, is it possible to extract the save file of a Game Boy Color game to my PC?

    6.Is the Adaptoid Plug and Play? Or do I need to install specific drivers to get it working?

    7.Can I use this for other things as well? Such as for steam games and other emulators like Dolphin Emulator.

    Thank you ahead of time.
u/CPaladino · 1 pointr/PS4

Similar situation here. My tips:

  • Use - as you use it, you'll get better. Crappy answer, but the most realistic one.
  • Sensitivity Settings - Figure out what you are trying to do. If you have to lower the settings, go for it. If you need to increase it to give you that feeling of mouse/keyboard - then do it. Eventually you'll hone in on what you need your settings to be dependent on the game. Shooters sometimes have a separate down-the-sights sensitivity that can help for headshots.
  • Controller config - There are usually 4-5 different types of config in the game's settings. For COD BLOPS3, as an example, I found the setting with jump on the L1 trigger, and melee on Circle - since I found I want to aim while jumping, and rarely melee.
  • Comfort - They sell silicone controller shells, and many (including me) use thumbstick covers or addons (I use these, and love them.) Find what makes you the most comfortable physically (and mentally.)
  • Aim - You can't move as much on console. Especially in shooters you should have your sights aimed where you mostly need them. In an FPS, run with the reticule around chest/head level, so when you turn a corner, you can start shooting without trying to aim first.
  • Sounds - many/most pc gamers are used to gaming with a headset on, for FPS especially, hearing footsteps is a huge gamechanger advantage. Get Sony Golds, or Astro A40s if you have a little more money (OR a VSS optical-to-digital box + your favorite seinheiser cans if you have the desire), and go to town.
u/Midnight_B1u3 · 1 pointr/SSBPM

For any kind of smash, even casually, it's more than definitely worth buying one. I was told this probably 100 times before I switched off nunchuck, and after a day or 2 of adjustment, I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Even casually, the GameCube controller is the quintessential controller for all smash (64 included) and you should look into buying either a Smash 4 GC controller, or a GC Legacy controller (a new original GC controller). Make sure you don't buy 3rd party though, as they feel and play like literal ass and may turn you off GC controllers entirely. \

It is important to make sure any controller you buy is first party! I can't stress that enough! They shoulod have either a "Nintendo Gamecube" or smash ball on them, if they are black (unless they're made by a reputable customs maker) don't purchase them.

u/Harry3799 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you have a ps3 id grab the legacy collection its pretty cheap. its the way to play every game (And if your new i might just recommend playing 3 and peace walker then wait for MGS V then play the rest. Because 3 and peace walker are the complete beginning of metal gear) If you have any timeline questions i can help. But id say the legacy collection is the best

u/nthny · 3 pointsr/nintendo

There are a number of solutions that involve plugging the controller into the Wii Remote so that the Wii U will read them as a Classic Controller.

For GameCube, you've got a couple of options. You can go with this adapter, which lets you use your existing GameCube controller. There's also this controller from Hori, which is an actual Classic Controller in the exact shape of the GameCube controller. I have both, and they both work well, but I prefer the Hori controller.

For N64, there's this adapter. It's the same idea as the GameCube adapter linked above. I haven't used this one myself, so I can't tell you from experience how well it works.

Because all of these options register as Classic Controllers, they have the advantage of being compatible with any Wii or Wii U game that uses it, which is very many of them. For N64 games on the Wii U Virtual Console, you'll be able to adjust the button mapping in the options menu to make sure everything plays just the way you remember it.

I hope this is helpful. Enjoy your Wii U, and welcome to the club!

u/Ahobo1 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Can't answer your question about Diablo as I have not played it.

Most games are downloadable, but I loved Second Son and First Light. SS lacks replay value, but I enjoyed playing it through twice, once good and once evil. First Light is short, but has massive replay value and the battle arenas are serious fun.

You aren't going to find a better headset in the price range than the PS Gold Wireless. I have one and it's better than a $200 pair of Tritons I owned on PS3.

EDIT: added link

u/Tasgall · 2 pointsr/smashbros

> Is there a good controller with the layout of a pro but the joystick of a GC?

The Wii Classic Pro controller is the best controller design ever IMO. It has GC joysticks on the bottom, a good D-pad, and the face buttons feel great.

Unfortunately, it's one of the ones that awkwardly plugs into the Wii remote. If it was a standalone like the Wii U Pro controller it would be amazing.

u/Pilcrow182 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

My friend has that and loves it. Personally though, a GC controller feels much more awkward to use than a PS2 controller. When I'm emulating an N64 on my computer, I usually use a 360 controller or a Logitech Gamepad (which is styled after the PS2 controller). So on the physical system, the PS2->N64 adapter here seems like it would be much nicer (and more familiar) for me than using a GC controller...

That said, the original Wii Pro controller is a fantastic middle-ground between GC and PS2, better than either one really; I'd love to find an adapter for using one of those instead!

u/GameStunts · 1 pointr/videos

I'm using Dolphin Emulator there's tutorials on there, but honestly it's pretty much install and go, it's really easy.

I already had a Wiimote from my Nintendo Wii, I bought a secondhand Motion Plus add on so that I could play some of the newer games that need it and also bought the Mayflash Dolphin Bar which connects to PC, acts as a Bluetooth adapter and also works as a sensor bar for the Wiimote. It interfaces perfectly with Dolphin and has various modes.

u/TimmyP7 · 2 pointsr/CloneHero

Clone Hero is guitar-only at the moment. Your best areas are going to be thrift stores like Goodwill, Savers, and the likes, as those are hella cheap there. From there try things like Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, and OfferUp. Ebay is a last resort as it will usually be a bit more pricey there.

USB is a weird thing when it comes to these guitars. For being straight-forward you can go with either an Xplorer or a Rock Band 1 Stratocaster, as both can be wired. Get a breakaway if they don't come with one, then it's plug and play. Next up would be wireless Xbox 360 guitars, like a Les Paul or a GH5 guitar, but you'll need a wireless adapter like this. It's a little pricey, so make sure you have a working guitar before you go this route. Then there's the Wii guitars with the Raphnet adapter, but that's a little overkill for just getting into the game.

I know I just said CH is guitar-only, but if you want to do drums later on (or now with Phase Shift) Xbox wired/wireless drums function the same way, and for some reason PS3 drums are wired USB and are plug-and-play, so there's that to keep in mind as well.

Good luck!

u/marioman63 · 1 pointr/wiiu
  1. all of the vc games so far on the wii u are from snes and nes. n64 and game boy advance are confirmed to be coming in the future, and while still a rumor, gamecube games are most likely to come at some point too (though probably still 2 or 3 years away from that). on the wii shop channel in wii mode (more on that in a sec), there are vc games from every nintendo CONSOLE prior to the gamecube, as well as some titles from turbrografx16, sega geneisis, sega master system, select arcade titles, commodore 64, msx and neo geo. for the wii u vc, you can view the selection from the nintendo eshop (the orange bag icon at the bottom of the wii u menu and in the home menu), and for the wii vc, they can be viewed in the wii shop channel found in wii mode. any virtual console games from either service have no online functionality whatsoever, except that the wii u vc games allow you to post comments and screenshots of the games to miiverse. there is NO ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

  2. all wii games and peripherals (balance board, wii remotes, wii remote pluses, etc) are fully compatable with the wii mode in the wii u (the wii mode is literally a wii emulator. booting it up allows you to do anything you could ever have done on the wii, except play gamecube games and use gamecube controllers), so yes, there is no compromise with the online functionality of the wii mode on wii u. you can play mario kart wii or smash or any game with online with your siblings no different than you could on a wii.

  3. yes. if he has a wii and you have a wii u, then you can play wii games online with each other with no comprimises.

  4. besides the gamecube related stuff, there are no advantages to getting a wii over a wii u. infact, from my experiences, playing wii games on the wii u when using the hdmi cable makes the wii games look better (though that could be me. i have seen some similar reports though from others, nothing confirmed). the only reason to buy a wii now is if you are into modding (which is a complicated affair and from your post it doesnt sound like you are). also, this way you will be prepared for all future nintendo games.

    do note that no wii u controllers (the gamepad and wii u pro controller) can be used in wii mode, and therefore cannot be used with wii games. you will need a wii remote and nunchuck, and possibly might want a classic controller pro to cover any controller needs for wii games. there are no current wii u bundles that come with any of that stuff, so make sure you pick up some of the aforementioned items if you plan to even boot up wii mode (the wii u doesn't let you start wii mode without a wii remote, so you have to have at least one of those). also, make sure that any wii remotes you get says "wii motion plus inside" on the bottom of the controller. while it is practically impossible to get the old kind, having one of the old kind would not allow you to fully enjoy some wii u games, such as nintendoland (a great multiplayer game that, while lacking online multiplayer, is great to have if your siblings ever come and visit). basically it needs to look like this, though colours may vary

    also i would recommend the deluxe bundle, as it comes with a game, and a special promotion where you get 10% of all your eshop purchases on the wii u back to be used towards future eshop purchases.

    depending where you live, i would highly recommend this bundle. it may not be available anymore, but i think it is the best deal. i haven't played zombiu myself, but i heard it is a pretty decent survival-horror game that really shows off the features of the wii u.
u/OZONE_TempuS · 41 pointsr/patientgamers

Metal Gear Solid has six mainline canon installments (technically eight but I'm disregarding the NES games since I don't think they're worth playing and they're both covered in Metal Gear Solid) that spans fifty years and covers the arcs of many characters.

Most the games have some sort of deep narrative that run throughout the entire game but the stories for the most part are very good, albeit a bit convoluted on your first play through. The games sort of flop between very serious story telling and self parody, meaning they never taken themselves too seriously and they're full of little quirks and complete fiction.

The gameplay is fantastic too, the only one I'd say that has aged noticeably is the first one but the second Solid game made massive improvements to gameplay that stayed with the series and was added onto.

It's one of my favorite franchises and Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater are two of my all time favorite games, definitely worth a shot if you haven't already played them. If you have a PS3 then you can get the Legacy Collection which contains all the canon entries except for Phantom Pain but it's on PS3 as well.

u/CEtro569 · 4 pointsr/SSBM

This post belongs in the DDT.

Almost any Gamecube controller will do you fine. The older ones (platinum, indego, etc.) are renowned for being the "best" but at low to high level play it won't really matter. Newer ones will take a while to break in the sticks as they'll be a little stiffer and will have a lot more rebound, but practicing enough should iron out that pretty quick (moonwalks are recommended). The newer ones have different triggers though, and they tend to get stuck every now and then. If you're willing to, sanding down and lubing them a little will make them fantastic controllers for competitive play. This is the one I use and I hear many people say it's one of the best, it's a lot more expensive then the Smash edition ones but they come with a longer cord, I'd still probably recommend the Smash one's though.

u/Yllibb · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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  • Birthday Shenanigans.

  • Joke: A guy meets a hooker in a bar. She says, "This is your lucky night. I’ve got a special game for you. I’ll do absolutely anything you want for $300, as long as you can say it in three words." The guy replies, "Hey, why not?" He pull his wallet out of his pocket, and one at a time lays three hundred-dollar bills on the bar, and says, slowly: "Paint…my…house."

    Super happy birthday to you! I hope it's a great one.
u/tremens · 3 pointsr/PS3

Hey mate. I posted this over in another thread, but it's just up your alley. Also of note right now, is that Target has a 2 for $25 sale right now - Of that list I'd recommend Ico/Colossus HD, Twisted Metal, Little Big Planet, and GT5 - I'm not going to include inFAMOUS 2, solely because you can grab the Collection for around $20 if you look for it, but that's the only reason. Also, Target was doing a Buy 2 Get 1 on many titles online (and all titles in-store) but I'm not sure that's still going on.

>In the same boat. Here's the list I've compiled so far, targeting bang-for-buck and PS3/console exclusives mostly, since I already have an extensive PC collection. In no particular order:

Last of Us (this is a no brainer, buy it immediately.)

Heavy Rain

God of War Saga Collection, God of War Ascension

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, Uncharted 3

InFAMOUS Collection

Jax and Daxter Collection

The Sly Collection

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix

ICO/Shadow if the Colussus HD Collection

Journey Collector's Edition

Final Fantasy X HD

Tales of Symphonia Chronicle's

Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition

Capcom Essentials Collection

Little Big Planet 2 Special Edition

Two Worlds

>Everything listed here can be had for less than $30, most around $20, and many of them are 2-5 games per purchase and set you into a franchise.

>If you find Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for around $50, BUY IT. Otherwise, probably best to skip it. Tough series to jump into around 5.

>And whatever you do, get PlayStation Plus immediately. If you buy a year it works out to a few dollars per month (newegg had a year for $40 recently on eBay) and you get 2-3 PS3 games every month, AND you get Vita, PS4, and PSP games. "BUY" THESE TOO! They are free and accessible as long as you have a PS+ account once you "tag" them to your account. If you every buy a PSP, Vita, or PS4 on the cheap you will have an instant and extensive back catalog of games ready to go.

>Oh, and Uncharted 3 is currently free on PS+ but expiring soon!

EDIT: Amazon has the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for $55 ($60 shipped) currently. I thought I had a deal on it for $45, but the reseller cancelled it after I posted it on here saying that had an "inventory error" (they showed they had numerous copies in three of their brick and mortar stores and were out of stock at one, so I find that hard to believe they didn't have at least the copy I ordered - more like they got flooded with 30-40+ orders at once and realized they were selling it pretty far below the going rate.)

u/Shadoom01 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

How it goes with the xbox 360 controllers, is that there is only two ways of connecting to the PC:

1.) Directly connected with a controller with the cable built in, not any of the controllers with batteries or battery packs. The Play and Charge cable is only for charging your controller(s)' and/or playing directly connected to a xbox360. But not supported for PC play.

2.) A specific wireless dongle that will allow your wireless controllers to connect wirelessly to your computer.

The links are only to Amazon, and there will definitely be better deals to be found. Hopefully this helps out.
Good Luck, Have Fun.

u/Exastick · 1 pointr/smashbros

Since the adapter thing's been gone over, I'll talk about the controllers.

You basically have 3 choices with Gamecube controllers. You can either get a used one online via Craigslist or eBay or whatever (somewhat less reliable due to unknown wear on the controller, etc.), get a unofficial Gamecube controller (these will come in at around 8ish dollars on the lower side, and around 15ish dollars on the higher side, but they're all the same quality - crappy and really only good for super casual play, aka having friends that just fool around and come over once in a while).

The best option is obviously to get new official Nintendo Gamecube controllers, but they're quite a bit pricier. Nintendo Japan still makes white ones (and they have a longer cable than the older controllers we have too!) but they come pricey, at about 40 - 50 dollars since they have to come from Japan. Here is a link of the Amazon product, although I've definitely seen the price drop before. Either that or I was really tired, but yeah.

Other than those options I haven't really found any better ones, so good luck in your searching!

u/stop_drop_rofl · 3 pointsr/PS4

No third party controllers, but you could try getting either new thumbsticks (Xbox One thumbsticks fit perfectly), or you could get a thumbstick cover.

Ive used GelTabz before and liked them. They add a good amount of gel thickness that should make clicking the joystick more pleasant.

Grip-It thumbstick covers are also considered very good.

u/Silverhand7 · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

If you want to use your gamecube controllers this adapter works pretty well. However, it works as DirectInput, so you'll need to run an additional program to get it working with games that only support XInput. Since you mentioned using it for fighting games though, I wouldn't recommend using the GC controller for most of those. The dpad on it is pretty awful, and very few people play fighting games on analog stick (with the exception of stuff that's designed around actual analog input, but that's not most 2D fighting games). If you're not too used to playing them with controller and don't mind learning something new I'd highly recommend just playing on keyboard. It sounds weird to a lot of people for some reason, but it's much closer to an arcade stick than a controller is (and is almost identical to a Hitbox if you know what that is). If you're interested in playing on keyboard and want more info on that I'd be glad to share more.

u/Armeggadon · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

For me, I like having both, digital for games I know I'm going to play for a long time, want to come back to later, or generally just expect to always want to be available (monster hunter, pokemon, probably disgaea) but then carts for everything else. I also never plan on carrying around my switch without a carrying case, and it looks like every case so far has room for several carts, or even a card case. With my 3ds, I have a case that holds 12 game carts and is pretty small, it fits right in the carrying case with my 3ds, so I don't ever have to worry about it. I expect cases like that to come around for the switch as well (the one I use is basically except just 1 row, not 2 but I can't find it anymore) and those fit inside system carrying cases pretty easily

u/Salinisations · 5 pointsr/teaching

Everyone else so far have been suggesting alternative ways to go about this, but if you want to go with your original set up you need one more piece of a equipment.

You'll need a USB Wii bar which you can from Amazon. I like dolphins one which you can find here:

You'll need some sort of PowerPoint macro to show each winner and then you'll probably need to use Autohotkey to convert the input from your remotes into a signal for your macro.

If this sounds too much that's fine. If you'd like to know more let me know and I'll see if I can help.

u/Chronocast · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Lots would recommend Mario Party. I've not played the new one but the previous ones were all very fun. Do note that it does require a pair of the joy-con controllers for each player due to special demands in some of the mini games.

You are a PlayStation guy, so instead of buying an expensive pro controller you can buy an adapter like this. I bought one for $20 and it lets me pair other Bluetooth controllers like the X-Box, Wii U, and PlayStation ones. Could save you money and give you something to use that you are more familiar with.

u/420despacito69 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I personally got very comfortable with the Wii U Pro Controller playing Smash 4 and I love it, so I got this adapter to use it with my Switch:

It works seamlessly, so if you have a Wii U Pro Controller, that adapter will help keep it useful for the Switch. Keep in mind that there isn’t amiibo or motion control functionality. I don’t think the rumble works either and the first player light will always be lit. Overall I still think it’s better than most third party options.

This adapter also allows you to connect most wireless controllers too like Xbox and PlayStation ones.

On a side note, my set up will be one Switch Pro Controller, one Wii U Pro Controller, one wireless PowerA GameCube style Pro Controller, one wired GameCube controller, one WaveBird, and keeping my JoyCons as spares.

u/AriMaeda · 1 pointr/minines

First, the query "n64 controller tight stick" on eBay tends to find original controllers for $20-30. I've bought two controllers advertised in this fashion, and both felt like they'd never been used.

I'm also keeping up on SteelSticks64. (site) (twitter)
They're in the process of making joysticks out of steel with the intention of emulating the original feel. They'll likely be quite pricey, but should function as a permanent replacement. I'm also checking in regularly to this project, which is looking to make injection-molded copies of the original parts.

Lastly, you can buy an aftermarket joystick. This Gamecube-style joystick is quite nice. I've got it in one of my controllers now, and while it's not quite the same, it's very nice. I've found most games to not play any different with it, and I'm happy not worrying about grinding the stick down any more.

u/SeaShanties · 3 pointsr/3DS

I got the hard case so I can carry it in my purse without having to worry about scratches and it'll hold a few games, stylus, AR cards and cable cord. Only complaint I've seen on videos is there's like a 1/2" wiggle room side to side, but don't think it'll beat up too much in my purse, or can modify it with a little strip of sponge/cushion.

I also got a case for 24 games because I don't like sorting through each game box, and a lot of used stuff I got from Game Stop came in a paper sleeve.

I got an extra power cord so I don't have to keep unplugging it from room to room, but would definitely recommend a USB cable, I'm probably going to get one of those as well, but was sold out when I went looking last week.

I'm sure you can price shop - but that's what I picked up as a new 3DS XL owner!

Edit: OH!! Definitely get a top and bottom screen protector - I got the Invisible Shield or whatnot from Best Buy while I was there, I didn't want my pretty new screen scratched from all the tap tap tapping.

u/tiglionabbit · 1 pointr/MarioMaker

The Wii U is great. Can you get it cheap anymore though? They've ceased production, so the price is only going to go up, right?

At first I was going to say, yeah, totally, get a Wii U! But then I remembered the console is only part of the investment.

Downloading Games: If you're like me and hate discs, you'll want to get a hard drive like this one. The Wii U only has 32GB of internal storage and some games take a lot of space. For example, Smash Bros is 15.6GB. And yes, you need a weird external USB hard drive with its own wall plug since the console won't provide enough power on its own.

Multi-Player: If you want to play with other people, you'll need some more controllers. Got any WiiMotes laying around? Those work, though many games like Nintendo Land require the Wii Motion Plus ones specifically.

Playing Smash Properly: If you really want the authentic Smash Bros experience, you'll also need a GameCube adaptor or two and a bunch of GameCube controllers. You can use up to 8 controllers in this way.

The costs start to add up a bit. Though, maybe just for me because I like Smash Bros. There's a lot of other good games on there though. Definitely check out Mario 3D World.

u/Holy_Shit_Snacks · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

If you get one make sure to get these grips for it, so much more comfortable to play on.

I like it for light solo missions, bounty farming, etc. It is excellent for mobile casual play. I prefer to stick to my PS4 and dualshock for major missions (Nightfall, Weekly Heroic, VoG where things get really intense) and PVP.

u/biezel · 3 pointsr/gaming

The Playstation Gold headset is awesome. Very comfortable, great battery life, great sound and the mic is excellent.

u/Gammaj4 · 1 pointr/Games

Bam. I just bought this one a few days ago. It works beautifully. It will not auto install, you have to google the drivers, but it's very easy to do, and it'll save you a few bucks over the one with the drivers preloaded. Played Shank, Beat Hazard, Bastion, Jamestown, etc., controller works great, and was autodetected every time.

u/TheFirstRecordKeeper · 2 pointsr/pokemongo

They are available for preorder maybe I haven't checked in a week. Amazon definitely will have them and another place I think best buy? 100% certain on the amazon though and they will be going for $34.99. Only thing you'd have to do is press the button when a pokemon shows up and press it again to have it throw the ball for him. Is he totally paralyzed or does he have some kind of function in any of his fingers? If so the watch would be an amazing investment is he's adamant about wanting to play.

Edit : here's the amazon link if you're interested

u/Volkendo · 7 pointsr/smashbros

If you're playing Smash only, I would recommend buying the new Nintendo controller. They're literally just GameCube controllers. Solid, reliable, and made first party by Nintendo brand new. They work with the original GameCube and the new controller adapter for WiiU. I have a set of 4 of these myself and they've worked great. It also doesn't matter which color you get or if you get the US or Japanese versions. It all works the same. The only difference is the language on the box and on the back sticker.

I'm not sure how much longer they'll be manufacturing them considering DLC support for Smash 4 just ended, so I'd get a few of them now while they're cheap. Good luck!

u/Nikazio · 7 pointsr/metalgearsolid

I don't know if i understood correctly but if you don't know wich games are for each console

On the PS1 you can only play MSG1

On the PS2 you can play MGS2 and 3, and if you have the "Subsistence" version of 3 it also includes the original Metal Gear 1 and 2.

Or you can sell everything and get a PS3 with the Legacy collection wich includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition. It also includes Metal Gear Solid 1 and VR Missions voucher codes.

u/Whimsical_Sandwich · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

honestly, if anyone owns a PS4 or Xbox One controller and often plays their Switch in Docked mode, please...just buy a Mayflash adapter. It is by far more affordable and you can use it wirelessly via bluetooth. It's the quite honestly the best alternative you have to getting an inexpensive controller that's bluetooth without having to buy a whole other controller. It doesn't support more than one controller synced at a time unfortunately, but hey you're at least guaranteed co-op and the rest of your friends can just bring a pro controller or joy con of their own. I switch between PS4 and Xbox controllers depending on which I feel like using and it works fine with either.

u/ZodeNine · 2 pointsr/DIY

Well, my understanding is you currently can use an xbox controller, so I just wanted to toss it out there ( because it might fit your needs and is pretty cheap) that you can buy a wired xbox controller and use it for PC gaming.

Here is the support article for setup, and here are links for the controllers themselves from Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon. As I recall (a friend of mine has a similar setup for her pc gaming) you fine-tune the controls through the individual game settings.

If that wouldn't work for you, or if you think a customized keyboard would be better, I hope someone can provide some help. (The potential driver patching for such a project is probably above my own abilities)

u/StolenLampy · 1 pointr/PS4

If you're looking for a good and cheap wireless headset, go with the Playstation Gold Wireless Headset (which is black unlike the name suggests). It lasts a while on a charge, the sound is fantastic as well as the mic built in, and super comfortable. It's about the best $60 headset you could possibly find. As for speakers, always go Logitech if you're sitting at a desk.

u/silent_blizzard · 1 pointr/smashbros

Well it is true that most 3rd party adapters suck, but specifically the Mayflash 4 Port is really good. It was pretty much the standard like 4 years ago when official adapters were out of stock for months. I mean just look at the amazon reviews. It has almost 2 thousand reviews, at 4.5 stars. Trust me, it's more than legit.

u/makemisteaks · 1 pointr/vita

I got the PDP grip and totally recommend it. It's very hard to find and I only managed to get one off of eBay.

It adds just enough grip to the Vita to make it easier to hold for long periods of time but it's very thin and weights practically nothing. Very solid build, and fits perfectly (doesn't budge or anything). The grips are ok. Nothing outstanding, but work well and are pretty responsive.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with it. A pain in the ass to find one outside of the US, but other than that...

u/stlcarlos989 · 0 pointsr/PS4

If you don't mind a $280 price tag SteelSeries H are incredible. They are very comfortable even after hours of use. The battery life is about 20 hours and you get 2. You can keep one inside the wireless transmitter and when the battery in the headset gets low you just swap them. It has a retractable mic and very easy to use controls.

I used to have the PS golds they are the best headset for under $100, I would definitely recommend these. They are comfortable and sound great, that being said one of the hinges on mine broke after about a year.

u/HumanistGeek · 2 pointsr/watch_dogs

A quick google search tells me that it's possible to use a PlayStation controller with a PC, but I don't know how well that works. I got myself a Xbox 360 controller for PC (it's an ordinary wired Xbox 360 controller with a USB adapter) so I could better play certain games on my PC, and as someone who grew up playing PS1 and PS2 along with a little PS3 I think it works excellently.

Just curious, why are you building a gaming PC if you would rather play on a console?

u/iLuv3M3 · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid

For OP and anyone else looking for more Metal Gear, this is upcoming: Metal Gear Solid Legacy
> From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, metal gear solid: the legacy collection offers the most complete metal gear solid experience ever. Featuring eight complete games, metal gear, metal gear 2, metal gear solid 1, metal gear solid 2: HD edition, metal gear solid 3: HD edition metal gear solid 4: trophy edition, metal gear solid: peace walker HD edition, and metal gear solid: VR missions along with two Ashley wood digital graphic, the legacy collection offers metal gear and stealth action fans a chance to experience all the heroic game play, compelling design and immersive storytelling of the mgs franchise in one complete package.

u/KingAbsol · -15 pointsr/smashbros

If you wanna play optimally for when the game comes out, you should buy a Gamecube Controller adapter (this is a third party one, but it works better than the first party one.), and ofc a Gamecube controller to go with it . There are cheaper controllers, but they're all third party and not very good at all. The Gamecube controller is actually considered the only actual good controller to use for competitive , so you should buy these.

u/TemptCiderFan · 1 pointr/gaming

It's the best compromise. Like I said, the Retron 5 technically uses emulation rather than original hardware to power the games, so it's not going to be a totally 1:1 experience when compared to the original hardware. The only difference between this and a Raspberry Pi solution is that you're using your own carts, because you can even get a USB 2-port N64 controller adaptor for like, $20.

To be honest, the only advantage the Retron has is that you get to use your old saves on the carts, but to be honest I'd be leery of doing that these days: We're already well-beyond the average lifespan of the save batteries inside N64 carts, and even the ones which use flash memory instead aren't 100% reliable anymore.

u/kaiden60 · 2 pointsr/SSBM

Looking at buying a new controller, I don't think anywhere local would sell any controller so I'm looking at buying online. My dilemma is whether I want to buy a new white smash 4 or a used one from ebay 1 2

Have any of you had experience buying a used controller from ebay? Feels kinda sketch, don't want to end up with a controller with a wobbly stick or something, but as far as I can tell seems like they are fairly reliable. Used controllers have the bonus of colours I prefer, and are a fair bit cheaper. H

How nice are the new white controllers? Is there much difference between them and the original game cube controllers?

What route would you suggest I take?

u/MuonManLaserJab · 1 pointr/SSBPM

> Am i ready for a tourney yet?

Yes, definitely. I'm not saying you'll win, but you should definitely go. They're fun, you'll get to play even after you're eliminated, and it's totally different from playing CPUs -- or even from playing humans outside of competition. Do you get a lot of play against humans?

Also, regarding your joystick:

PS: I would have told you to go ahead to a tournament even if you were much, much worse.

u/OurEyesArentReal · 1 pointr/GameDeals

I have a Steam Controller and an Xbox 360 controller. My girlfriend and I played though Lego Marvel Superheroes, the Lego Harry Potters and some of Jurassic World with two different controllers. So if you want to mix and match, you're totally able to.

If you have any controllers laying around, see if you can find an adapter for them.

u/Bmic31 · 0 pointsr/Games

I'm a PlayStation gamer and I really love the PlayStation Gold headset. Had mine for two years and has been excellent the whole time. Comes with a USB stick and I'm not 100% sure if it's compatible with computers or not but I think it would be. Feel free to do your research but for sub 100 dollars and wireless, these are about the best value I think you'll find.

PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset - Jet Black

u/pocketmnky · 1 pointr/PSVR

I think until Sony releases a more reliable move controller solution (one that doesn't get obscured by your head/body/chair whenever you turn around or reach down) I'm fine with controller support only.

After playing RE7 and overcoming VR sickness from smooth locomotion (RE7 does a great job darkening your peripheral vision when you turn and move quickly so that helps a lot) I'm feeling like more controller based FPS games are possible without the need for janky teleportation mechanisms.

I can almost see a future game that uses both the move controller and the DS4 controller, but not necessarily at the same time; although I can't figure out the logistics of having to set down one controller and pick up the other unless the PS4 is actively tracking the position of both so it can show you where you left them in the real world.

Didn't Sony come out with a nunchuck-like move controller attachment to give you the ability to have a navigation option along with one hand to swing a sword or something? Why can't we do that?

u/Yokuo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love to win this adapter

Cheesecake is AMAZING, for real. SO GOOD.

cheesecake all day everyday

u/fieldstudies · 1 pointr/patientgamers

I picked up MGS:V at a pawn shop for 20 bucks recently and instead of playing it I shelved it for now because I have never completed a MGS game before (had a brief experience with MGS3 when someone sold it to me with my first PS2 many many years ago) So I picked up the MGS Legacy collection on amazon for 23 bucks (Link) and played the very first Metal Gear! It was extremely frustrating but surprisingly addicting and fun! I never want to hear the soundtrack again but now I'm on to Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake and excited to start Metal Gear Solid finally and be able to play the first one on the Vita!

(if someone decides to pick this up because of this post let me save you some frustration, the two MSX Metal Gear games are inside Metal Gear 3 on Disc 2 of the legacy edition)

u/fathom42 · 1 pointr/Documentaries

I'm pretty sure that you can buy an adapter that will allow you to connect one to your pc. Here's an example.

I use a mayflash adapter myself, to play melee and project m online with friends over Dolphin using a gamecube controller.

Essentially, your dream is already possible. Just buy an adapter and you're good to go. If you have any other questions about setting it up, just pm me. :)

u/sirjimithy · 3 pointsr/Rockband

Guitar Hero 3 for PC only works with Guitar Hero guitars for some reason. It's possible to use Rock Band guitars by using a program called XPadder to map the buttons, but I've done that and it's honestly a huge pain. The best way to go is to find a wired Xplorer guitar for Xbox360 or get a Xbox360 wireless PC adapter and a wireless Guitar Hero guitar.

u/usrevenge · 6 pointsr/PS4

honestly, I recommend these

you get 4 in a pack (so enough for 2 controllers or just for yours and you have a spare set)

it took a while to get on right, basically they have to be perfect or they rub the sides while using the sticks and you get resistance but now that I got them on right it's very nice, and seems to be protecting the thumb sticks.

best part is the price, after shipping mine were $9, keeping in mind it comes with a spare set of covers.

I know this isn't exactly what you want, but IMO it's worth getting them even if the controllers seem to be fixed.

u/Mondblut · 1 pointr/Falcom

>I am currently having difficulty getting in to trails in the sky. I think it is mainly due to me being spoiled by most games working out of the box with the PS4 controller and I am stuck with point and click mouse controls (which aren't actually that bad).

Didn't know there are problems with controller compatibility. If you are OK with spending a bit of additional money, there are adapters for all sorts of controllers by the Taiwanese company Brook that (even though designed to connect a DS4 to a PS2 for instance) also work on PC. That's the one I'm using on my PC (though primarily bought for my PS2). I've tested SC and 3rd with it and it works like a charm. Since they have internal Bluetooth they instantly connect to your controller wirelessly. I can also recommend the PS3 to PS4 adapter by the same company. Here a link to their hompage. All adapter models seem to work on PC as well. I'd just recommend buying the adapter for the specific console you would like to use a DS4 (or DS3) on and use the PC compatibility as a bonus.

Edit: For some reason the Switch one doesn't have Bluetooth though. For that I recommend the Mayflash which should also work on PC like the Brook adapters (haven't tested PC functionality, I may test it when I get back from work today if you want, since I use one of these on my Switch). That one has Bluetooth.

u/halahala1986 · 4 pointsr/truegaming

I believe OP only has the MGS HD collection so he only has MGS 2, 3 and Peace Walker. OP if you're reading this and have a PS3 i highly recommend the MGS legacy Collection.

It has all the games you could possibly need, including the MSX games but they're not required for a playthrough, but just as UsoInSpace said, best play it in release order: 1->2->3->4 and then peace walker since it's the latest one.

u/Vrekk · 2 pointsr/smashbros

They will come out there. It is released world wide, there are just far more people who want them then adapters. And like i said, this this should work, I just haven't personally tested it.The game will see it as a classic controller but the game supports classic controllers. This Should work too. Its not really a gamecube controller, but should feel like one.
Or you could play the game with a great Pro controller, or gamepad. The game cube controller isn't the only way to do it.

u/SpacedCoyote · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have two different 3rd party docks, I've been using both for months now without issue. Here's a brief review for you...

Fastsnail dock


  • Smaller than the original dock
  • Works with any power adapter, if it doesn't get enough juice it will drain your battery while in docked mode.
  • Very cheap alternative


  • I can get this to fit in my case but I wish it was a little smaller
  • No problems with it yet but the build quality feels very 3rd party.


    C-Force 2


  • Smallest Dock available
  • Very nice build quality, same engineers that worked with Nyko on their dock


  • Only works with 15v power adapters, which are generally much larger and out weigh the size advantage.
  • Expensive, $70 and doesn't come with any cables


    Ultimately I use the Fastsnail dock when I travel. I can fit the dock, an Aukey power adapter, headphones, usb cable, slim HDMI cable, 4 straps, and an extra pair of joycons into this case. Which basically gives me everything I need to have a 4 player console on the go. I don't use C-force for travel because most of the 15v power adapters are too big to fit into the case.
u/_VincentWolf_ · 5 pointsr/metalgearsolid

Not the same guy but yeah if you've got a PS3, there's the Metal Gear Solid: Legacy collection. That comes with pretty much every mainline MGS game. Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4, and Peace Walker

Here's the Amazon link, sorry I'm on mobile and I have no idea how to post it regular like

Edit: Nevermind I Figured the link stuff out

u/OMGitsDSypl · -1 pointsr/smashbros

About the Best Buy Smash Fest, I really hope more info comes about this soon!! I am dying to see if this is available in my location!

Also, there is only one major expectation for this event that I will have: Gamecube Controllers. There MUST be Gamecube Controllers, and not just Wii Motes with nun chucks. I won't be expecting to see every character on the roster unlocked or anything, I simply hope that if I do get the chance to play this game in advance, I do so with the Gamecube controller (or at least a Wii Classic controller).

edit: TIL that the Nintendo Wii U doesn't have Gamecube ports, although there is a third party adapter? Probably won't have gamecube controllers then :c.

u/uvclay_ · 3 pointsr/CloneHero

If you don't have anything right now, I'd get a Wiitar and the Raphnet adapter. 360 Les Pauls (possibly any 360 GH guitar? I've heard 360 GH5 guitars are good as well but they get a lot less attention) are the best you can do wirelessly AFAIK, and the cost is basically a push given that a 360 wireless adapter and a 360 Les Paul is generally around the same price (maybe $10 more expensive) as a decent Wiitar and the Raphnet adapter. From what I understand, PS3 guitars are to be avoided.

I'd honestly just go to a thrift shop or some garage/yard sales and see what you can find and go from there. 360 guitars are still a good option even if the Raphnet adapter + Wii guitars are slightly better latency.

u/HoTs_DoTs · 1 pointr/gaming


I got it on a holiday sale for cheap but it's fucking great. can use it for anything. good battery life. decent range. I HIGHLY recommend it. Also fits comfy.

u/pleasesendhelpto · 2 pointsr/Megaten

just like da-man said, grab the Legacy Collection and play the games in chronological order, that'll get you up to speed. Even if you don't have much time, the games themselves are relatively short so you can probably beat each of them in two days if you sit down and really play them. I highly recommend it, it's a great franchise, and the spin-off is great too.

u/MzTredecim · 2 pointsr/vita

I have both the Nyko Power Grip and the PDP Trigger Grip and I really like them both. I've found the Nyko is just a little more comfortable for me and I love the extra battery life but having the extended triggers on the PDP grip is useful at times. Either grip is definitely better than no grip. I'm a girl but 6ft and apparently my hands are just too large to play without them.

EDIT: The Nyko Power grip can be picked up in the wild for cheaper than that amazon link. I just put it up for reference. If you don't care about the extra battery life also check out the CTA Grip.

u/baratacom · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Well, I said "dock", but they're more like "small boxes with a cable" like this one.

Either way, yeah, since the Switch has been proved successful, Nintendo failed to provide an alternative to the standard dock and it's now known that Nintendo just uses an unusual protocol, we are now seeing a few of those popping around, likely with more to come.

I'm still waiting for one that comes with an external battery, attaches securely to the Switch and can double as a stand to play in tabletop mode, it'll happen eventually.

u/OscarExplosion · 14 pointsr/patientgamers

Just get the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and you will be pretty good to go.

Play them in order of release. Meaning:

Metal Gear Solid 1

Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 3

Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (This you will have to get separately)

u/gthirst · 1 pointr/GameSale

USB charge.
Check the amazon page for specifics. They are great. I sold my PS4 and got a great deal on a really nice Corsair VOID set so I'm getting rid of these. I've owned a few pairs of Golds over the days, love em.

u/dmckean44 · 1 pointr/AlienwareAlpha

As far as controllers go I think most people would be better off buying one of these three adapters:

and real Nintendo branded Gamecube controllers like these:

The reason I recommend this is because the latest development builds of Dolphin have native controller support built in. This means you can just setup the adapter to work with Dolphin and then plug in your Gamecube controllers and you're ready to go with no additional setup. The controllers auto calibrate just like on a real console and you can even unplug controllers and plug them back in during gameplay and everything will still work. It's works really awesome.

u/Sinnocent · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I see your new obsession is N64 games! Awesome. I think you'd enjoy this item - you could also play N64 ROMs on your computer should you want to "try before you buy" for your collection!

I would love this or this (or any combination of things from my Nail list, really). Thanks for the offer and as Mario would say... WAHOO!

u/ExplodingFalcon · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I would suggest getting a Wii. Not all models are backwards-compatible so make sure you get on that is. Here is a list of different Wii models, though I'm not sure if it'll help. Which game you want to play is completely up to you. Having a Wii gives you access to all of the games except 3DS/Wii U. I can't say for sure that this is the best option since I have no experience with emulating.

You probably want to use a Gamecube controller. A good controller either has "Nintendo Gamecube" written on it or has the Smash 4 logo on it. If you can find them in a local game or electronics store, great. If not I'd suggest amazon.

Hope this helps.

u/FALCOOOn_PAAWWNCH · 0 pointsr/NBA2k

Yes that's unfortunately true, but it's not exclusive to NBA 2K lol, it'll happen in any game with a lot of intense stick movement. I've taken like 5 controllers total to exchange at target, until I finally bought some grip covers (Here). It works like a charm I must say and don't have to worry about it anymore.

It still sucks that it happen, however at least Sony has acknowledged it

[edit]: So the trick I did (i think this only works if your ps4 controller is in good condition besides the thumbsticks) is bought a controller at target and just put the old controller in the new package, and went and exchanged it for a new one. You can even get a full refund I believe if you don't want the extra controller. Obviously don't be obvious about it, do this in the span of a week or so. Not in all the same day. And you don't have to either, just use the new one and return the old one in a few days saying the new one ripped. Or exchange.

Also don't forget to get some gripit thumbstick covers.
Also you might want to double check if you can get the full refund, I'm not 100% sure.

u/trinitis · 1 pointr/retrogaming

My thoughts - Normally when going to college, the best tool is a laptop. It takes up much less space in the dorm and allows you to take your computer with you to classes. As such, I would go with emulation + a decent TV + an HDMI output on said laptop. Pick up one of these -

and a solid SNES controller. That will get you set for any NES and SNES game you want to play. If you want to expand your library a little more, pick up one of these -

and a N64 controller. Then, as a small (10 minutes, tops) project, get one of these -

and you'll have an amazing N64 controller and a bunch of new games to add to your play list.

u/humor4fun · 1 pointr/EmulationOnAndroid

Great stuff man. Love the details and feedback. One more question though. You talked about doing a GameCube joystick mod, and you talked a bit about the joystick. What is your review of the joystick that came with the 8bitdo controller? Can it be replaced by one of those high quality replacement sticks for the n64 controllers $12 on Amazon

I'm looking at doing something like that combo as a gift for my brolo el coñado.

u/master0fdisaster1 · 1 pointr/DolphinEmulator

Stay away from 3rd party gamecubecontrollers.
They are horrible and won't last long. Atleast every single one i had yet.

Spend the extra money and buy original gamecube controllers from Nintendo. Trust me it's worth it. If there is any aspect of Nintendo's hardware to praise that it'd be it's resilliance.

The "Mayflash GamecubeController adapter for PC and Wii U" and "Nintendo GamecubeController adapter for Wii U" have native support and function perfectly in dolphin so you don't have to worry about input lag or button configuration or anything else.

Seriously, there is no better way to play gamecube (&Wii) games on pc than with orginial controllers and one of those two adapters.

u/DALinProgress · 1 pointr/Overwatch

I bought this one:

It works great but the biggest problem is getting other people to listen to callouts or speak back. I've heard this is much better on PC which is one reason why I plan on playing there eventually.

But yes, sound plays a HUGE part of the game. Not just footsteps but dialogue that calls out big plays.

u/HortonHearsAGenocide · 2 pointsr/SSBM

On 20xx vs normal Melee: it doesn't matter. 20xx has L-cancel lights and random music if you're interested.

On stage zoom: there might be something out there but you'll get used to the camera pretty quickly, it's fairly good and intuitive

On Xbox controller: other people have you advice on how to set it up but if you're ever planning on going to an actual tournament you'll want a real GameCube controller. To pick one up for Dolphin you can get an adapter here:

and a controller here:

If you have any interest in playing Smash Wii U these will work for that too. A guide on how to set it up for Dolphin is here:

u/ripread · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

SmashBros is not only great, it's also still super grassroots, not run by a company, and completely free besides the initial cost. This documentary is a great intro to the scene.

How to get started

Melee - big combo style, very advanced metagame, total start cost $40
Install Dolphin
Install the 20XX Melee ISO
Buy a Gamecube Controller and a Gamecube/USB Adapter
Start practicing


Smash 4 - small combo style, infant metagame, total start cost $450
Buy Wii U, Smash 4, and a Controller + Adapter
Start Practicing (wii u has online play built in)

And don't forget to hit up /r/smashbros

u/sniglom · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

There are commercial adapters availble as well, but I don't know which one is best. Here is an example:

Good luck!

u/Gomerpyle80 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Have you tested remote play over the internet yet? Some people don't realize the upload speed required. (at least 2mb/s upload is OK, 5mb/s is recommended i guess)

To run you press the down arrow ..

Otherwise - I use mine all the time.. and honestly the only issue is with aiming. The analog sticks are not nearly as good as the dualshock 4. I added a grip to mine shortly after I got it which helps and there are some analog grips you can try that might help.

grip -

analog stick pads -

Also the sound can get out of sync pretty easy..

u/jmt627 · 6 pointsr/n64

Speaking from experience just head to your local video game store (one thats sells used stuff) then buy the best three used nintendo brand controllers they have. Just check to make sure all the buttons are good the sticks don't matter at this point.

Now hit up amazon and look for these

These joysticks are not like the ones that come with the nintendo controllers they don't have the ball joint at the bottom that wears out. Look at these other sticks for comparison.

You can see how they are different. The joysticks are easy to swap out and you will not wear them out unlike the traditional joysticks. You will always have "tight sticks"

Hope this helps you out man.

u/Oddyesy · 1 pointr/smashbros

Now would be a good time. The [Official White Controller] ( is going for
$27 right now, and it's great. I myself can't get it yet because I'm poor, but my friend's feels awesome. It also comes with a longer cord. It looks pretty cool, too.

u/sidsixseven · 5 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I don't know if this is of interest to you, but I play on PC with Mouse + PS3 Move Navigation controller. There are a couple of ways to get the controller to work but the easiest is to simply buy the Mayflash PS3 to USB adapter.

The Move controller is one handed, so you hold it in your off hand that would normally be placed on the WASD keys. For me, it's mainly a comfort thing.

u/MoreMarMar · 1 pointr/RivalsOfAether

Hello, I just bought RoA and I've got the same results as this using the Mayflash adapter and this controller, but when I'm on any character select screen (versus mode, practice mode, etc..), the cursor slowly moves up automatically. Yet, when I use THIS controller, everything is perfectly fine. This leads me to believe the problem is with that first specific controller. Any thoughts or comments? I could keep using the black one, but I want to use the white one perfectly as well.

u/khedoros · 2 pointsr/n64

An adapter turns out to be the easy part.

The joypad mod I was seeing in my search earlier looks like it supports 1.11.2, but not the current version. Another one I found looked like it only supports PS4 and XB1 controllers.

So the answer may be "yes, if you're willing to play an older version of the game". Or, I guess look for something like joy2key.

u/msouth · 1 pointr/wiiu

To save you a little time, you can go straight to the section on controllers in the faq:

To give you an idea of a specific case, Mario Kart 8 has a flying (gliding, actually) part where you steer with motion control even if you've been using the thumbsticks for steering. I've read people saying that the motion control for MK8 works exactly the same with the Motion Plus as with the classic wiimote, but I don't know for sure.

My guess is that friends are going to prefer to have a pro controller for driving, unless they are already used to tilt control for steering the car. Although, if someone's really good relative to other people, it might be fun to have them handicapped by having to use tilt control to steer.

Also there's a bridge for Smash for the hardcore that want to use GameCube controllers on it. Just to let you know some of the options.

u/DrakonLitshed · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can use it on all games that don't require motion controls like ARMS. As long as it uses traditional controls like Zelda you can use the pro controller.

For me i know i'm going to find the joy-cons very comfortable, when i tried the PS Move i didn't like the motion control features but i immediately thought it would be really comfortable if i had just 2 of those navigation controllers i could let my arms rest comfortably at my sides/on chair arms to play.

u/subz3r0x2 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller

I think its reasonably priced and is a great way to get better at smash. Better to play on a gamecube controller anyways

u/LadyDraconian · 1 pointr/gaming

Can I brighten your day here by saying.. There is an attachment you can buy for your wii-mote that will make it gamecube controller adaptable.. If your anything like me it takes a gc controller to play wii games like mario kart.. and classic games like majoras mask and oot. 16 dollars is a cheap price to pay for a more comfortable controller :3.

u/fifosexapel · 1 pointr/nintendo

I have both the Mayflash Adapter and the PDP Fight Pad

If you already have the GCN controller, the adapter works well enough, specially if you want it for VC games. Every once on a while, The adapter disconnects mid gameplay for a few secs, so that can be bothersome, I used it with a pc like you intend to, works just fine. The downside is you have less buttons than the classic controller (no select/- and only 3 shoulder buttons) and the L and R are recognized as such instead of ZL/ZR which can be confusing in some instances.

The PDP Fight pad works beautifully, has all the buttons and the right analog stick is actually a stick as opposed to the shorter c-stick. The one downside is the controller feels kinda empty, which makes it feel cheap (kinda like the classic controller or those awful gamestop branded GNN controllers), but it only feels cheap cos they are very responsive.

I would recommend the fight pad over the gcn adapter, unless you absolutely positively need the original gcn controller. Havnet used the hori pads, they have turbo built in but as far as i know are pretty similar to the pdp pads.

u/TheWanderingSpirit · 2 pointsr/truegaming

Go buy this:

And get ready for some awesome gaming. Highly advise in playing the order the games were released due era of gaming each iteration came from. This helps you appreciate the games a bit more as they change control wise.

u/senichi · 3 pointsr/speedrun
  • I personally use this adapter and an actual N64 controller. I also own an N64 and play games on that (but can only stream PC, so can't stream console). It's really nice because I can use the same controller for console and emulator. I used to run with this controller, and it worked great, but I didn't like it because it was awkward when I played on console with an N64 controller. I know there are also a lot of emulator streamers that just use an Xbox 360 controller because they have native support with windows. Basically, use whatever is comfortable for you.

  • I just Google "___ N64 rom" and take either the top or second result. There's not really going to be a "safe" way to download roms because it's illegal and nobody is there to regulate it. It's always going to be a risk, but it usually isn't. At least I've never had any problems.

  • has the best prices I've seen. The only real competitors to that I can think of would be local game stores, which would still be more expensive, but the price is close when you add shipping costs.
u/Deathfissure · 2 pointsr/SwitchHaxing

for those interested in a more simple solution if you have just ps4, xbox360, controllers etc.


This product can wirelessly or wired connect just about every single first party (and quite a few third party) controllers I've tried to switch, pc, ps3. has modes for emulating xbox controller on pc and can sync pro controllers ps3 controllers and ps4 controllers alike. Not a shill just making sure people know theres an easier way to use controllers with the switch, been using this for about 4 months and have loved it

u/chaotoroboto · 1 pointr/patientgamers

Seems to me there's three reasons to buy Wii U Smash when you already have it on 3DS:

  • You have a crew that comes over and games and Smash would get played.
  • You want to start going to tournaments, you should be practicing on the right hardware and the most recent software updates.
  • You are certain you'd play online and you want the bigger screen when you do.

    I bought it when we got the Wii U over Christmas because of the first bullet point; Fighting games aren't my jam, but if we have 5+ people over then odds are 3 or more will be up for Smash. I rarely play it by myself, but it sees as much play as anything we own because of people coming over.

    If you decide to get it, you'll need the right set up too. Fighting game tournaments require wired controllers, and on the Wii U that requires an adapter.

    If you buy a new console, look for the Smash/Splatoon Bundle:

    I think it was a holiday special, but you may be able to find a local walmart, target, or something that still has it for $300. If you can't, the Mario Kart bundle is less than $300 on Amazon, and Smash is usually right at $50 new on there.

    In addition to the gamepad (default controller), there's two options for Smash-compatible controllers, the "Fight Pad" that plugs into the back of the WiiMote, and the "Smash Bros Gamecube Controller" that plugs into a Gamecube adapter. At tournaments, they'll make you use Gamecube controllers wired through an adapter, otherwise there's too much interference.

    If you have old Wii accessories, you can use wiimote/nunchuk combos from that, and if you have the gamecube adapter you can use old gamecube controllers.

    Lots of the Smash DLC is discounted if you buy it for the 3DS and Wii U at the same time.

    Don't forget, there's lots of other solid games for the Wii U that aren't on any other console - you can find lists in other places on this or the Wii U sub - that may make the math look a little better.
u/Z-Ninja · 0 pointsr/wiiu

>I wish I was able to charge the gamepad using the system itself.

3rd party option or this

> hooking up a sensor bar and trying to use that on the plane is a bit.. untenable

Hold B while starting up the Wii U, you will go straight to Wii mode without needing to select anything using a wii mote, then the gamepad has a built in sensor bar (around the camera), so you can use motion controls with just the gamepad - no sensor bar required. You can also order a classic controller pro, wii classic controller, mayflash adapter with a gamecube controller, or a knock off - all of which plug directly in to a Wii mote, but let you play with a more standard control option.

>I can't wait for this (if it's still true)! I'd love playing Mario Kart 8 with my wife when we're without a TV.

Just get 2 other controllers and switch the gamepad to display the race instead of the race/map/horn/items etc. then it's just a tiny TV

u/uhDark · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Sure do! You can use the one that accompanies a Wii U, but I use this one. If you are looking for a place to do some matchmaking, check out Anther's Ladder. I can normally find a match in under a minute, and Project M is much less popular than melee. There are guides for setting up Netplay on that website, and that whole community is super friendly.

u/Spanko321123 · 1 pointr/vita

I have heard that depending on which brand and production run you can get a wide variety on the quality of the Insten type grips.

I have the PDP grip ( too. It certainly holds the vita secure but over time I grew to like the trigger action less and less. I came to believe that the trigger action felt a tad sloppy and it didn't necessarily recognize each trigger pull. I tried using the Vita with and without the triggers during Killzone and I noticed I just performed better using the Vita's natural shoulder buttons. Still believe it come down to preference.

Possibly the only grip I haven't purchased is the one that adds buttons. I would love to try one of the Hori L2/R2 grips but they are so expensive ($80) I doubt I will ever get one.

u/barduke · 2 pointsr/PS4

ive been looking into the apple earbuds issue for a while...

most people say it has do to with the way the wires inside are soldered to the jack. i went to the point to getting a brand new TRRS jack and soldering it, switching the ground and mic at the pole and sleeve. result, i can hear great through the headphones, mic will still work with the iphone (buttons no longer work), no annoying buzz, but other users can not hear me through the ps4 on either controller i use (which REALLY disappointed me after all the time i invested researching and waiting for parts).

as for the beats, interesting here also. i bought a digicam ds4 controller and my beats studio work great when wired to the controller through the 3.5mm jack. however, if i use the black controller that came with the console (SW:BF bundle, bought Nov 2015), the beats mic does not work. ive read that this is due to a hardware/software change that Sony came out with a while back.

i found the mic that came with the console is uncomfortable for long term use, but i like the mute switch. currently im using some old $7 generic off brand earbuds that are super comfy, but they are really bass-y and its difficult to hear voices clearly.


i have many friends that use the [url=]PS4 Gold Headset[/url] and they seem to like it a lot

apple switches the ground and mic on their headphones. older DS4 might work with Beats.
u/Binary_Omlet · 1 pointr/zelda

RIGHT. I had to order an adaptor just so I could use my Wiimote with my PC. Would have loved to just my Xbone controller like I can do for the gamecube titles. Luckily the adaptor is literally perfect without lag, so in the long run it was worth it.

u/dayjobtitus · 3 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

Sony gold Bluetooth headset is pretty awesome. Sound is great and when i discovered it works on all my computers and the ps4 i was ecstatic. Also cheap.

u/oSo_Squiggly · 1 pointr/smashbros

My Wii itself cost me 60$ and is probably the most expensive piece. You can buy new GC controllers for under 30$ on amazon, you could probably find much cheaper used ones. I'm not really sure about the game. The SD cards are probably about 5$ although seem to vary alot from 1-10$.

I think $60 is a pretty low estimate, about 100$ seems more realistic but most of the items prices vary alot from place to place so it may be possible. Also alot of people are recommending a Gamecube to play melee. This option would be cheaper but if you want to play melee you can buy a wii and melee so you have the option to switch between PM and melee. Also if you don't have a CRT TV i would recommend getting one but they can usually be found free.

u/ranatalus · 1 pointr/news

It's definitely a good game, and belongs in the series. Purists feel like it's a far departure from the others, though. I enjoyed it.

Your best bet would probably be to get MGS Legacy Collection, which includes HD remakes of MGS 2 and 3, plus MGS4. If you can find an unopened one, it also includes PSN codes for downloads of MGS 1 and MGS 1: VR Missions

u/Damnitbennett · 1 pointr/PS4

It's actually funny, as I had bought one when they first launched. Played the Uncharted game... and that was about it. Well, until Destiny that is. I've logged a ton of hours of Destiny on my Vita. My girlfriend isn't to fond of gaming, and me sitting in front of the TV in another room all night. So I usually will end my night running strikes or farming for materials laying in bed while shes watching some reality shows or something lol. Totally worth it. Although, you will want to get one of these for it. hope this helps. (make sure you buy the right set of triggers for your model. This link is to the ones for the original PS VITA.

u/p0rtugalvii · 0 pointsr/nintendo

While neither look optimal, and I'm getting neither, each version has their strengths and weaknesses.

In the HORI one, the turbo switch and button is an immediate turn off. Any controller with turbo is usually third-party trash and it makes less good players, better through manipulation and I don't like that. The overall build seems like it's a cheaper plastic that the standard ones.

In the PDP one, it is super glossy which looks strange. The C-stick is replaced with a second analog stick, which may be an improvement in some cases, so I don't know how I feel about that. The D-pad looks pretty terrible as well. It is a licensed third party manufacturer on these so, I don't know if that is good or bad.

Personally, I'm getting the Smash Bros WiiU bundle with a GC controller and 4 port adapter and I can use my GC controllers I still have or a Wavebird.

If you want a GC controller spoof for the classic controller like the HORI and PDP essentially are, you can get a Mayflash adapter and just plug any old GC controller into it. I have one and it works really well. Wouldn't recommend it for frame perfect reaction games like Smash, just like I wouldn't recommend a Wavebird either, but it works well.

u/moleman_dgaf · 2 pointsr/smashbros

\/u/Lupoor is right about the controller. That one isn't official and it may not be great quality. Go with the Smash edition one in the link he gave. It's nearly impossible to find an actual original GC controller that's still in good condition, but the new ones are still great.

That adapter is the one I was talking about, it'll work perfectly. It's a little cheaper on Amazon if that's an option for you.

u/themcs · 1 pointr/pcgaming

If your right hand is fine I'd highly recommend using a mouse in your right hand and a controller in your left.

You don't lose any real competitive advantage in most shooters this way. The PS3 nav controller for move should work quite well, or even just a regular controller 1 handed.

u/CompC · 1 pointr/wiiu

I bought one of these adapters…

I've been using my new Smash Bros. GameCube controller to play Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario Sunshine in HD in Dolphin on my computer. But it also works in Virtual Console games and stuff too. It's pretty nice.

u/edge_ · 2 pointsr/trees

You could also get something like this if you already have n64 controllers, it's slightly cheaper and works great! Also let's you play with a friend :)

u/trippybrii · 8 pointsr/3DS

I recommend this case I have it and it is just amazing. All my games fit perfectly and can easily be put in and taken out (unlike the gamestop one which is a big square 2x2).

u/JadnidBobson · 3 pointsr/SSBM

I'd just get him a Smash 4 GC controller. Some prefer the older ones, but they are incredibly expensive to buy new, and there's really nothing wrong with the Smash 4 ones. Pretty much everyone who's buying a new controller these days will buy one of these, since they're the best bang for your buck and they work just fine.

u/birfudgees · 1 pointr/SSBM

Trying to practice tech skill with lag sucks - although you probably won't realize the extent of it until you start practicing on a normal setup. I don't know how much lag your system is going to have, but just from my own experience of starting on an HDTV, practicing on a normal crt setup is soooooo much better

Edit: I also agree with everyone else that it's worth it to get a new controller. These are pretty nice:

u/somephotographs · 6 pointsr/wii

Wii is great! Like you said, it's already established with a big library of Wii games. In addition to that, you've got the library of GameCube games at your disposal as well. Grab a couple of GCN controllers and go apeshit have fun :)

u/Viscerae · 2 pointsr/gaming

It's actually one of those cheap N64 replacement sticks you can find all over Ebay and Amazon.

Emphasis on "cheap". They look and feel nice, but the pots conversion is total trash and you get some hefty input lag.

But programming your own chip is a great alternative that will work perfectly. Gonna cost you quite a bit more than 10 cents though, that's for sure.

u/peachey777 · 1 pointr/wiiu

If you get fed up with that like I did, there's a few adapters you could get that would make this process super easy.


I like this one from 8bitdo. Plug it in the pc, hit thee sync button on the adapter, then on the controller, and it will now be connected and seen as an Xbox controller. Works with PS3, PS4, Wii U, Switch, and Xbox Controllers (the bluetooth ones). This also lets you hook up all those controllers to a Nintendo Switch.


Mayflash also masks basically the same thing as that 8bitdo adapter. It has extra quirks like setting the mode on the adapter for the device you've plugged it into. A cool bonus for this device is you can use it with a modded Wii U. I use a Switch Pro Controller on my Wii U with this


Mayflash also makes another device that's literally just for Wii U Pro controllers to PC and nothing else. Connects the controller as an Xbox or direct input controller.

u/oakwooden · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I kinda gave up on this because it's such a pain. Two options:

  1. Get a usb adapter. Works very well, but the caveat is you'll be emulating another type of controller (xinput), so no unique features of the switch (read: gyro)
  2. Plug it in. If you're primarily interested in using steam, the controller will be recognized as a switch controller with no effort so you can use the gyro. Added bonus: when you unplug it, it will remain synced to your switch.

    Not exactly what you were looking for I know, but I figured I'd just pop in with some alternatives. Good luck!
u/takua108 · 1 pointr/gamedev

Dude, just get yourself a wired Xbox 360 controller for thirty bones and play around and see if you can get the controls to work well with it (even if you don't end up doing so, you should probably have a 360 controller if you want to get into XNA development) (I'm thinking some kind of dual-joystick scheme, maybe?). I'll be glad to help you test and make sure it works on a 360 if you do :)

u/BabushkaSlayer · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I'd go with this if they are tourney legal. Not sure on it, but my friend bought 4 of these and 4 used original controllers and they are the best I've ever used.

u/darklynx4 · -2 pointsr/emulation

idk, i just remember when i tried syncing mine to my pc, i could not get it to work until i unplugged my wii.

I tried using the sync button, but it would never actually sync with my pc. (so its atleast something to be aware of if you cant get it to sync to your pc) is the official website of the manufacturer for it. you can get firmware updates there, aswell as instructions (tho they are not great in the instruction side of things)

> I am unfamiliar with Amazon

been living under a rock?
its like not knowing what youtube is lol XD

u/AGrainOfDust · 2 pointsr/SSBPM

It looks like a third party controller, while it would work for a bit those controllers fall apart really fast.

I would recommend something like this or this. While it's a bit more expensive it'll last you years and years instead of maybe a month like the third party controller will.

u/Sawdust_Prophet · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I used these. Takes away a little authenticity, but they feel fantastic and will probably age better. They're also very easy to swap in.

u/danielwb · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations


Ripper XXL, it is huge and cheap. Plus, looks good!

>2.0 speakers

KRK Rokit, huge battlestation favorite.


The wired Xbox 360 controller is the best, it's also only $30. I am going to get one eventually.

u/Xanthophylle · 2 pointsr/Switch

If you are used to play with an Xbox One controller, you can buy an adapter to play on the Switch with it.

I bought this one last week and it works pretty well so far.

There are a few minor inconveniences like button positons (e.g. the A button on the Switch is actually the B button on the controller), which is not an issue after some adaptation time, or not being able to see how much battery power is left, but it's still pretty good (I bought it because it was cheaper than buying a new controller).

It's supposed to work with other controller types, but I've only tested an Xbox One controller. It also comes with a cable to use the adapter in tabletop mode (without the dock), but I have yet to try it.


Edit : Link formatting

u/Darkenedsilence · 2 pointsr/playstation

If I'm at home it has very low latency which is good, even the aiming is somewhat accurate (better then I'd expect). Because my hands are leaner than I'd say yours (according to your disclaimer ) its not too bad, no where near as good as the ds4, also the controls are mapped as l2 and r2 are the left and right of the back touchpad and l3 and r3 are the two bottoms corners so it makes it somewhat easier to handle then say having all the buttons mapped to the back (example being battlefield 4) all in all its great for bed side gaming I'd say, also there are grips like these that make it easier to hold

u/LogicalFlakes · 1 pointr/vita

How big are your hands?

Edit: Eh. I'll just throw the cheapest two grips I know of and have used. These grips are for the 1000 model.

PDP Trigger Grip is the only trigger grip that I know of that works well. Good for big hands and small hands. Medium hands... not so much.

CTA Grip is the best non trigger grip for your money. It does what the Nyko Grip does at a cheaper price and... that's all there is to it. It's a grip. The other alternative to this is the Japanese Assist Grip and the Nyko Vita Grip. Great for any size hands.

u/Slanderpanic · 6 pointsr/Steam

Protip: You can get one for $25 from Amazon. The only downside to the 360 controller, in my experience, is that the D-pad sucks. Newer models have a better D-pad, but they'll also run you about sixty Earthican buckazoids.

I also have one of these. Games don't tend to discover and auto-configure to it as well as they do with the 360 controller, but it's good, solid hardware. The buttons and analog sticks are precise and it's got a good hand-feel. Most importantly, the left analog stick and D-pad are on what's called a "Cyborg" module. That means you can pop it out and turn it around based on your preference. For instance, if you prefer a Playstation-style layout, you can have it. Hell, for 12 buckazoids and free shipping, it's worth trying.

u/andtheZero · 11 pointsr/SSBM

Dolphin is free. Go to and follow their guide for downloading Faster Melee's most recent version. Faster Melee is a version of Dolphin that runs smoother for online play, and is pretty much required for playing people online using smashladder.

You're gonna need to download an ISO file of melee, which is basically the game ripped from the disc. You can try googling it and it shouldnt be too hard. Careful of sketch websites.

If you've been watching for a while you might know the basic terminology already but the SSBMTutorials youtube channel has a lot of good info about the tech. Basic things like L cancelling and Wavedashing can be a little awkward to understand without being shown.

It's a little tough to get rolling if you don't have a friend to play with all the time that's at your level, but the "Friendlies" tab in smashladder should work ok.

You're gonna need a gamecube adapter. You can buy the official nintendo one, or you can get the Mayflash 4 port. They're basically identical.

u/Alrik · 1 pointr/gaming

You can grab the PS3 Navigation controller from Amazon for $17.50. (There's also a knock-off version for $7, but I've heard rumors of unofficial controllers having trouble with SCP-DS3.)

Using a PS3 controller with the PC is a bit tricky -- some games recognize it, no problem, others don't, or only recognize half the inputs. To get around that, I use SPC-DS3. (It emulates the PS3 controller as a 360 one, and I've found it to be really easy to use, without all the weirdness of Motion-in-Joy.) You can use it wired with a standard USB cable, or wireless if you're willing to dedicate a Bluetooth dongle to controllers (most dongles work, I think, but I use this ioGear -- although, mine is the older version -- and have been pretty happy with it.)

I also use JoyToKey, which allows me to map controller buttons as keyboard (and mouse) input (so, I can use a thumbstick for WASD).

My mouse is a Logitech G602, which is currently $62 at Amazon. There are plenty of other mice that you could pick, but I like the G602 because (A) it's wireless; (B) it lasts about 3 months on just two AA batteries; and (C) it's the right size/shape and has the right number of buttons for my hand. Find whatever one works best for you.

One last thing about this combo: most FPS games that I play tend to use WASD for movement, Shift/Control/Space for running/crouching/jumping, and then Q, E, R, F, and X for various actions that you need to be quick about. That means you need 8 extra buttons between your joystick and mouse. The Navigation controller has 9 extra buttons, but you have to press seven of them with your thumb. I don't like to take my thumb off the stick and stop moving every time I need to reload, melee attack, throw a grenade, etc., so you're probably going to want at least 3 or 4 programmable buttons on the mouse. (Honestly, I virtually never change the DPI and I almost always use the scroll wheel to change weapons, so in an FPS I only really use 3 buttons, but in an MMO I use them all.)