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Posted byMegaHurtz
Posted on01/28/07 06:37 PM

> The P880 and P990 look fine, they have 6 buttons on the right (thinking about
> CPS games), two analog sticks and 2 or 4 shoulder triggers (psx emus).
> The bigger models have rumble, and the p3300 is even wireless.
> I was wondering if they are as good as they seem, and if there is anything
> better out there which also has those damn 6 buttons...
> Any idea?
The old gameport MS Sidewinder pads were great. They had the 6 button layout like a Genesis pad where X, Y, and Z were a little smaller than A, B, and C. D-pad on them was comfortable too.

When they switched to usb pads, the controller went to shit. The d-pad changed and ended up being a lot stiffer and less accurate. I've heard that later on, they changed the usb pads to be more like the old gameport ones, but I've never seen those in person.

The gameport ones should be dirt cheap right now. I bought 2 of them still in factory wrap, but without boxes, for $4 each at a computer fair like 3 years ago.

As for the Saitek pads, yeah, they're really good. They're the only gamepads out on the market right now that I actually like.

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*are saitek gamepads any good?  Terry Bogard01/28/07 04:36 PM
.*I <3 Saitek  lux_9288601/28/07 09:28 PM
..old sidewinders  MegaHurtz01/28/07 06:37 PM
..*still got mine <3  skydoune01/30/07 04:44 PM
..*Saitek-pads  Anonymous01/29/07 06:29 PM
...*I have the 360 pad  jajig01/29/07 07:18 PM
.*They're AWESOME  RoushiMSX01/28/07 05:23 PM
..*Bump for agreeace *nt*  wildcat01/28/07 06:35 PM