Summary: A highly anticipated game came to STEAM (State Of Decay) and a controller was required. I had bought 'controller ported' games before (Viking, TMNT, GoW) and never reduced myself to XBox controllers. wanting to play State Of Decay, I sucked it up and bought two (for SF2 and Tekken). They are great! Highly responsive, no batteries, long cords. After a few days I learned the buttons and am off smashing zombie skulls and whirling nunchuks.
Summary: This controller does NOT work like a "real" Xbox 360 controller does. On this controller, the triggers cannot be used for games that require continuous use of them, such as shooters where firing a weapon is tethered to right trigger. When holding down a trigger, there is a massive response delay. In a game such as Fallout: New Vegas, holding down the shoulder button does not instigate continuous fire as it would on a console controller.
Summary: This controller is the only option for a PC gaming controller. It will work out of the box just plugging it into your computer, and there is software available to map controller buttons for emulators and other applications. Get this on sale and you won't be disappointed!
Pros: Best PC gaming controller, plug n play, no batteries required
Summary: I'm a long time PC gamer that never really needed (or liked) console-type gamepads. Until this one. Basically all I needed was a basic 2 button joystick for some old emulated Apple ][ games. So I took a chance, got this thing, and it works great with the Apple2Win emulator and old games like Star Maze and Serpentine. And It works great with Super Meat Boy too!
Summary: I bought this controller on sort of a gamble in hopes that using a console controller with my PC to play Resident Evil 6 would be easier than using the keyboard, because the keyboard controls are, frankly, total garbage for me. And it's wonderful! I love the feel of holding it, all the buttons are very easy to access and I have adapted to using it flawlessly. It works perfectly and has given me no technical troubles at all.