( I think this kind of topic belongs here )
I want to finally get a gamepad for the PC and I do not know which to go with. Saitek seems more reliable? Yet I can't find much on it as I can with Logitech.
Top 10 Gamepads:
Top PC Gamepads
Logitech Dual Action:
P990 Dual Analog Pad
Super Dual Box: ( PS2 Adapter )
Super Dual Box--PC USB to PS/PS2 game controller adapter
I will sorta make this summed up as I can and not so clunky. I will say what so far I have read and heard so far on these things.
Logitech Dual Action:
I hear is reliable and well liked, the newer model anyway. Old model not so much. But it seems basically the same as the Rumblepad and Cordless Rumble pad just without the rumble. The only bad things I have heard though is how the analog stick, D-pad or buttons screw up in some way after sometime.
Not much said on Saitek that I can find but from what I can it sounds good. And 2 friends have told me they have had theirs for 4 years and it is still good. Only downside I have read with this one has been button pressing is a little hard, which is not that bad. The look of it is not liked by some either, but that is just look.
Xbox 360 & Super Dual Box: ( PS2 Adapter )
These options also seem nice because they can go onto the consoles as well. But how you need to get something like Xpadder or JoyToKey to program buttons to act as keys. Logitech and Saitek come with a program for that and my OCD, to which I want things that feel official, organized, neat and easy to use come to what I want.
I just want something that is reliable and will last. I have been struggling back and forth on which I should really get, mostly between Saitek and Logitech. Wireless and rumble is not of importance to me, wireless would just eat batteries and rumble would not be for many games.
I sort of plan to mostly play games on emulators mostly as well as other games like free MMOs to where a gamepad would be nice to use, like a fighting one. I just wish there was someone out there who could help me out, who has maybe experienced both and can give good reliable information on the why's and why not.
Longest I have heard with someone using Logitech and it still being fine has been 1-2 years. Most I have heard with Saitek has been 4 years. I am using Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1
on a HP-Pavilion
PC. Reason for saying is if the gamepad would work or not based on this?
So again if anyone can help out it would be much appreciated. On which to get.