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    Does anybody make an Xbox 360 controller with a good Dpad? I remember purchasing a Hori controller for the Gamecube for this purpose, and I was wondering if there was anything similar for the Xbox 360. I just bought Raiden Fighter Aces and realized that I probably don't want to use the joystick or the Dpad on the controller.
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    The Red ones are supposed to be much better... I haven't tried one myself but a few people have said so.
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    Not really that I know of. There is an official limited edition wireless version that came out in Europe last year (its all green) that was deigned to be played with FIFA, Winning Eleven and the like, but the modifications MS did really only helped for diagonal movement and not better sensing in general (ie, sucks for fighting and puzzle games still). It's also super expensive, to get one too.
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    There are a couple choices these days for good dpad on the 360…


    Hori EX Turbo

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    Mad Catz fight pad


    or… you could get an arcade stick

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    ppl still use the d-pad?

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    For Xbox Live Arcade games they do.

    I've got the Street Fighter IV control pad, and I have to say the d-pad on it is awesome - I rarely get a bad directional press - even on games designed for 4 way control.
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    I like the SF4's d pad quite a bit.

    Stay away from Hori's VF/DOA arcade stick unless its strictly for games that don't need precision and need all 8 directions. Doing something like navigating the maze in Pac-Man is near impossible with the thing, but it works good for things like Xevious.

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    The Street Fighter IV fightpads are excellent for pad players. I used to use it, until I converted to a stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Ames View Post
    Stay away from Hori's VF/DOA arcade stick unless its strictly for games that don't need precision and need all 8 directions. Doing something like navigating the maze in Pac-Man is near impossible with the thing, but it works good for things like Xevious.
    I just got rid of my DOA4 stick last month after upgrading to a SFIV TE stick. True, it was a nightmare trying to play Pac-Man or Rally-X with it. But to it's credit, the SFIV TE stick is just as bad though. Any 8-way stick will play the same in games like that.

    The movements in Xevious aren't as precise, so it's not as noticeable. I still prefer the TE stick over the Hori's though. Just wish it had a 4-way mode for the old arcade games.

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    I like the SFIV TE Stick ^_^

    Although that may be because it was the stick that converted me from pad to stick >_>

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    this Saitek pad works great for me:

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    The Saitek and Hori pads look nice, where are those available?

    Did MadCatz ever fill orders for the SFIV TE stick and reopen orders? Last I checked a few months back, a ton of preorders weren't even filled. Hoping to get in on a future production run of it if it ever happens again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Ames View Post
    The Saitek and Hori pads look nice, where are those available?

    Did MadCatz ever fill orders for the SFIV TE stick and reopen orders? Last I checked a few months back, a ton of preorders weren't even filled. Hoping to get in on a future production run of it if it ever happens again.
    http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-PP35-P3...5113188&sr=8-2

    MadCatz is still actively fulfilling SFIV TE orders. they keep coming in and out of stock at places like gamestop.com and buy.com


    has anyone ever tried these cheap controllers? how is hte dpad on these

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