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Prefer name brand controllers or 3rd party controllers?

  1. Brem Brem

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    I am looking to get a new controller as the one I have now is horrible for playing FPS's and I have a few games I want to play through. Thing is, I'm tired of buying xbox 360 controllers and ending up having to get a new one nearly every year. It is always the left analog that breaks on me, so I was wondering, does anyone here know of good controllers worth buying that aren't microsoft brand? I was thinking about getting a razer 360 controller, just because it could make a game that much more fun, but I'm not sure I want to spend that much for a controller, especially since I will be getting an xbone one of these days. 


    Do you prefer name brand controllers from the company themselves or 3rd party controllers? 


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  2. Captain B Captain B

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    I prefer name brand because they're usually better, but I do want to try those popular 3rd party ones that are quite expensive. I prefer name brand for the device itself. 

  3. Eddard Stark Eddard Stark

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    I actually like Razer controllers, they make some awesome controllers, even though they're a bit too pricey, I love what they do. Also I want to get one of their laptops soon. They look awesome!

  4. Childish Gambino Childish Gambino

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    The name brand is usually best, but I remember having a good mad catz controller many years ago for my PS2 that actually wasn't garbage. And usually Mad catz can't make a controller to save their lives. I have never considered buying a razer controller though. 

  5. kube00 kube00

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    It depends on the price. Some third party controllers are good enough and others are junk

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  6. TheBlueMeanie TheBlueMeanie

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    I know I'm late to the party, but I prefer name brand controllers. The only third party controllers I've ever used, and still use on occassion, are Logitech's. They're really well made and incredibly responsive.

  7. SuperZeo SuperZeo

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    I'm all for 1st party; better quality and I've been burned too many times by 3rd party. Also, Xbox controllers are known to crap out. Microsoft's way of making more money I suppose.

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  8. SourSpecialist SourSpecialist

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    1st party all the way, I never play couch coop games as i have no hardcore gamer friends or coop/online games they would be interested in so I have no purpose to buy amother controller, let alone a third party. I also take major good care of my gaming merchandise so I would never struggle with needing a new controller.

  9. 98skichick 98skichick

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    If you have smaller hands (like smaller kids' hands), the Madcatz original XBOX controllers and Gamecube controllers are very comfortable.