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($20 off) Xbox One controller for Windows

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Does this controller work for PC games that released before the Xbox One came out like NBA 2K13 or NBA 2K14?
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This is probably the cheapest you will see these controllers go except for errors or very special deals. At least in the near future.
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When is MS going to release the wireless ones for PC.
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cPadfoot wrote: Does this controller work for PC games that released before the Xbox One came out like NBA 2K13 or NBA 2K14?
It should. If the game support the Xbox 360 controller, it should support the One as well since they're so similar.
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xwar wrote: When is MS going to release the wireless ones for PC.
Technically these are wireless controllers. They just need to make a wireless receiver dongle.
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Why not just get the wireless 360 controller with the dongle? the XB1 controller offers no better features over the 360 one. Ive got two of em great for multiplayer
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cPadfoot wrote: Does this controller work for PC games that released before the Xbox One came out like NBA 2K13 or NBA 2K14?
Yes, it will work if the game is compatible with the 360 controller. You will need Microsoft's 360 controller driver, and the system will recognize the One controller as a 360 controller.
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Psyclist wrote: Why not just get the wireless 360 controller with the dongle? the XB1 controller offers no better features over the 360 one. Ive got two of em great for multiplayer
Because then you can't use it with your XBox One. Really, this is just an XBox One controller with a long USB cable. There's nothing else special about it.
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For anyone who wants a cheaper controller, ncix does have the 360 controller for windows (wired) for $28.
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Good price, cheapest I see is $30 during Xmas
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xwar wrote: When is MS going to release the wireless ones for PC.
Bug them on twitter, people have been asking for awhile and they are totally silent about it. Social media is the best way to make sure they know demand is there.
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xwar wrote: When is MS going to release the wireless ones for PC.
These controllers are already PC, it's just that the wireless signal they use is proprietary, and so what's needed is the dongle for PC that can receive the signal, like with the 360 controllers. The "PC" 360 controllers were literally identical to any other 360 controller.
Psyclist wrote: Why not just get the wireless 360 controller with the dongle? the XB1 controller offers no better features over the 360 one. Ive got two of em great for multiplayer
If the use is purely PC, I'd agree. I wouldn't want to go back to wired. If the PC is connected to the TV, where you'd be sitting further away than at a desk, wired would be irritating. Even at a desk-type setup, why have extra cords in the way?

That said, if someone also has an Xbox One, and wants it to serve as another controller, then there's a reason right there. It's presumed MS will release a wireless dongle for Xbox One at some point, so if you have both an Xbox One and PC, it'd make sense to get a controller that can be used on both, even if it means using a USB cable with PC for the time being.

But while the Xbox One controller is nicer, I wouldn't say it's nice enough to offset wired vs wireless, if this was just for PC use.
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I already have a USB wire on my desk for charging the phone, so I just connect this controller to it when needed. This controller feels better to hold and press buttons than a 360 one I used for 10 years.
Would also recommed Kontrol Freek addons for better driving, I can outdrive anyone with those.
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Nov 21, 2014
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I price matched at BB and picked one up. Thanked.
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MAUL0r wrote: I price matched at BB and picked one up. Thanked.
I tried but they wanted to charge me ncix restocking fee of 15 percent!
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from what im reading on NCIX, can someone correct if im wrong, but is this just a regular Xbox 1 controler, wireless, but u get a cable that makes it work with windows? Thus i could purchase this for my xbox 1 instead and keep the cable for "later use" ?
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xwar wrote: I tried but they wanted to charge me ncix restocking fee of 15 percent!
Really? that blows, I didn't have any issues. :(
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fuzzai wrote: from what im reading on NCIX, can someone correct if im wrong, but is this just a regular Xbox 1 controler, wireless, but u get a cable that makes it work with windows? Thus i could purchase this for my xbox 1 instead and keep the cable for "later use" ?
That is correct, regular wireless controller with "Cable for windows" that is detachable.
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MAUL0r wrote: Really? that blows, I didn't have any issues. :(
yup i was pretty annoyed, but they said it was their policy and there was nothing that could be done. this was the Dundas and Bay location.

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