Summary: I bought two of these. First one was for $20, second for $25 with shipping. I thought they were a rip off at that price, imagine how I'd feel at $50. The D-pad died after 6 months of GTA SA. The sticks are competent but one side has gotten notchy after a year. These are great for big hands with their long handles. $50 is some kind a joke though. I'll buy another at $20. Just like last time.
Summary: This is a great controller. I've had it for years with no problems. Once in a great while it needs to be unplugged and plugged back in, but I think that is a windows issue. So why did I dock it a star? Because I wanted another one and the price went up to $50! This thing was $20 when I first bought it, an exceptional value. Now it's up in the higher end price range for controllers and competes with many other products.
Summary: I just got Windows 8 and I have not found a way to get the controller to work. I installed the driver from the website and when I plug in the controller, it says the driver could not be loaded and the controller input does not work. When I had windows 7, one problem I had was that it doesn't work with all games that have controller support, whereas a pc xbox 360 controller usually would. When it worked though, it was pretty good.
Summary: I wanted a gaming pad, but I wasn't going for one for Final Fantasy XIV. I like Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Street Fighter, and more. I honestly have a ridiculously and embarrassingly large video game collection on my computer. This controller hasn't worked on a SINGLE one of them. Total waste of money.
Summary: The current price of this gamepad ($59.99??? Seriously?) has got to be a joke. When I purchased it at $14.99, I thought it was a great pad at an excellent value. The analog sticks respond perfectly, the d-pad has a good feel and the buttons have excellent feedback. I especially love the extended grips as well. The fact it works on the PS3 through USB was a plus as well. But this is NOT a $59.99 controller.
Summary: Works great. Too bad my computer doesn't support the game lol Loved that it's plug and play. The price I paid was 9$. I can't believe the price has increased so much. Still probably worth the money though.
Summary: Even though I have no interest in Square-Enix's latest lousy MMO, I purchased this because I needed an analog game pad and it was quite affordable at the time. I paid less than $15 for it. Pros: More than a year later and all the buttons still work, the analog sticks are nice and sensitive, it works with everything so far, the price was great (though the current $60 is BS), the cord is very long Cons: The buttons can click a bit (especially the shoulder buttons), the...