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    Default Lag test software?

    Is there a good way of testing lag time for various game consoles and setups? I know some of the SD card cartridges have button testing features, just wondered if there was something like that for lag, and even for disc based consoles
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    I think theres lag with the Wavebird controllers, but wanted to test it to see if it was my imagination
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    The only issues I ever remember hearing about was using them on a Wii would interfere with the wireless signal on online games. I've used mine a lot and never noticed any lag but then again, I've never tested it. I'm sure you'll see some lag, but I'd guess it'd be negligible compared to a wired controller. I'm interesting in seeing what you find out.
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    Yeah, there is definitely some lag, as there is with virtually any wireless controller versus a wired controller. That's just the nature of wireless controllers. But how bothersome it is comes down to opinion and also depends on the game. Even a slight bit of lag can really mess with, say, rhythm games. I know lots of people who can blow through PaRappa the Rapper on PS1 like it's nothing, yet they find it all but impossible to play on PS3.

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