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#6331 mgford11

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

How is this racing wheel? I already have the one they released years ago, it's really cool just a pain in the ass pull out.


Not the best representation, but it'll do. I've had both v1 and v2 of the "large" wheel and I much prefer the Wireless speed wheel to them. Even to my old PS2 GT wheel. Accelerometer tech has come so far, and the triggers on this thing are tops. An easy buy if you love racers.

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#6332 skiizim

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Thanks for the video, seems to be pretty legit. I was just worried it was going to be a fancy wii wheel.

#6333 krashhole

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Nah, these work a lot better and are a lot nicer.

#6334 Tobezijian

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

Do you need a kinect to use the wheel?

#6335 Traxstar

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

picked up both lol

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Do you need a kinect to use the wheel?


https://xbox.com/wsw

From the quick look I gave it doesn't really say but I am nearly positive that it doesn't.

#6337 Tobezijian

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

https://xbox.com/wsw

From the quick look I gave it doesn't really say but I am nearly positive that it doesn't.


Did a google search and after some digging i saw an amazon review mention that it doesn't. Which i find very interesting. I'll probably pick this up tomorrow to play forza and NFS. Worst case scenario i return it.

#6338 padlok

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Awesome! I'm waiting for Forza Horizon to show up from a BF deal; now the wheel is at a great price. I have $45 in BB rewards to spend.

#6339 Idiotekque

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Looks like there are no bumper buttons (and some people are saying no triggers either?). Not a huge deal I suppose...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

There are triggers but no bumper buttons. It also doesn't require Kinect. I bought the wheel a few months ago with Forza 4 and it's actually pretty fun to use. Having a wheel that's anchored down to something is obviously more realistic, but the size and ease of use of this wireless wheel makes it much more practical (and still fun).
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#6341 ssjChris

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

Awesome! I'm waiting for Forza Horizon to show up from a BF deal; now the wheel is at a great price. I have $45 in BB rewards to spend.


They literally had it for sale all weekend on the Microsoft store's website for $14.99. Grabbed it a few hours ago. Now I'm just debating whether or not if I want this wheel. It sounds like with the exception of Forza, it's kind of a pain remapping buttons and whatnot for other racing games, or that it doesn't work well with other racing games at all. (read this on a Amazon user review) =S

#6342 EYEL1NER

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Kind of want the wireless wheel, but it's yet another thing that they refuse to ship APO for no reason and they want $5 standard shipping to a stateside address. Have to think on it.

Edit: It says free shipping on the top banner (excluding marketplace items and special order-types things, which this is neither), yet every shipping option shows a price for me. All the stuff I bought on BF was free, but not this.
I was gonna submit a PM request to Amazon, but I see it is the same price there. Now I don't have to be upset about ordering from Best Buy, since Amazon will ship damn near anything to an APO and have it here in 6 days.

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#6343 TsaebehT

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

This wheel would have been perfect with all the buttons and analog sticks ... being able to play games like GTA, Saints Row, Sleeping Dogs, etc. with it. Why do the always seem to botch everything?

I grabbed one anyway, for the PC side of things. Does anyone have a list of what games it works with? PC/360?

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#6344 stavros45

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

They literally had it for sale all weekend on the Microsoft store's website for $14.99. Grabbed it a few hours ago. Now I'm just debating whether or not if I want this wheel. It sounds like with the exception of Forza, it's kind of a pain remapping buttons and whatnot for other racing games, or that it doesn't work well with other racing games at all. (read this on a Amazon user review) =S


Damn I must have missed the sale at the Microsof store, and I was just at the Boston location Friday. Looks like I'm on for $20, thanks for everyone's input on the controller!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Amazon also has it for $20:

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

#6346 CHADSTONe

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Picked up 2 of the wireless wheels. one for a christmas gift and one for me :D will go nicely with my forza horizon that just came in. thanks for the heads up guys

#6347 patsrule316

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

Kind of want the wireless wheel, but it's yet another thing that they refuse to ship APO for no reason and they want $5 standard shipping to a stateside address. Have to think on it.

Edit: It says free shipping on the top banner (excluding marketplace items and special order-types things, which this is neither), yet every shipping option shows a price for me. All the stuff I bought on BF was free, but not this.


I called Bestbuy.com, and they were going to waive the shipping for me. I had a 20 dollar reward zone certificate from the DIshonored Preorder, and I wanted to use it. They said since the certificate was $20.00 and the price was $19.99, I had to buy something else. They wouldn't let me waive the penny. So while we tried to figure out what else I could get, they ran out of stock for shipping and I couldn't get it shipped. I could still get it at store, but I don't care enough about thewheel to bother. If I could have got it for free with a certificate and no effort, I'd take it, but I already put in more effort than it was worth just calling them and dealing with their phone service. All I wanted it for was for my son to play with it on Need for Speed Most Wanted. I'll save the certificate for something else.

#6348 Icegaryen

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

Would the wheel work on PC if you have an xbox controller adapter?

#6349 TsaebehT

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Would the wheel work on PC if you have an xbox controller adapter?


Yes, it works with the wireless receiver.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I called Bestbuy.com, and they were going to waive the shipping for me. I had a 20 dollar reward zone certificate from the DIshonored Preorder, and I wanted to use it. They said since the certificate was $20.00 and the price was $19.99, I had to buy something else. They wouldn't let me waive the penny. So while we tried to figure out what else I could get, they ran out of stock for shipping and I couldn't get it shipped. I could still get it at store, but I don't care enough about thewheel to bother. If I could have got it for free with a certificate and no effort, I'd take it, but I already put in more effort than it was worth just calling them and dealing with their phone service. All I wanted it for was for my son to play with it on Need for Speed Most Wanted. I'll save the certificate for something else.


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#6351 krashhole

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

I called Bestbuy.com, and they were going to waive the shipping for me. I had a 20 dollar reward zone certificate from the DIshonored Preorder, and I wanted to use it. They said since the certificate was $20.00 and the price was $19.99, I had to buy something else. They wouldn't let me waive the penny. So while we tried to figure out what else I could get, they ran out of stock for shipping and I couldn't get it shipped. I could still get it at store, but I don't care enough about thewheel to bother. If I could have got it for free with a certificate and no effort, I'd take it, but I already put in more effort than it was worth just calling them and dealing with their phone service. All I wanted it for was for my son to play with it on Need for Speed Most Wanted. I'll save the certificate for something else.

A simple trip to the store and you could have picked the wheel up. After all, you did say you want it for your son. Man up.

#6352 Saix_XIII

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Picked one up at amazon. Had $10 in credit and canceled an order for God of War Ascension CE that was paid off in credit. Then I placed the order for the wheel and replaced the order for God of War CE. Basically it leaves me with $10 to pay on God of War, but I have 3-4 months to do that which should be easy.

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#6353 cigaro

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

Ordered one with free expedited shipping for silver... Will go nicely with most wanted and horizon I just picked up. I'm sure the lady friend will love it too

#6354 Slight Defect

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

Speed wheel is an excellent thing to pair w/ Forza Horizon. Normally a $100 setup for $35? Ridiculous. Gameplay w/ the wheel is intoxicating - I just drove around for hours on one of the first days.

I figured what the heck and ordered the wheel to go along with my $15 forza horizon. Honestly, your comment pushed me into the decision. You best not be wrong my friend. lol. :bouncy:

So, any idea what may be going on sale tonight?
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#6355 Saix_XIII

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

I am pretty excited to use this. I have Forza 4 and Horizon as well as NFS The Run (which overall I regret paying $20 for it last BF...but it is what it is). Kinda wish I got NFS Most Wanted on the 360 now...oh well.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

I am pretty excited to use this. I have Forza 4 and Horizon as well as NFS The Run (which overall I regret paying $20 for it last BF...but it is what it is). Kinda wish I got NFS Most Wanted on the 360 now...oh well.


Dude most wanted is fun as hell.

Its single player is meh but the multiplayer I can't even begin to say how fun it is. Seriously I instantly liked it more than horizon. So much damn fun.

Pick it up from amaon for PC for 20?

#6357 Saix_XIII

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

Dude most wanted is fun as hell.

Its single player is meh but the multiplayer I can't even begin to say how fun it is. Seriously I instantly liked it more than horizon. So much damn fun.

Pick it up from amaon for PC for 20?


I forgot to say that I bought it for PS3 for $30 from BB. I am just saying I wish I got it for 360 instead.

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#6358 JDMoney

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

I seriously can't thank you guys enough that recommended the xbox wireless racing wheel. I just got home with it a few hours ago and have been using it to playing Forza 4 since then.

My impressions/mini-review:

The build quality is excellent. It feels solid and has a good weight too it, not too heavy. I've been playing Forza 4 for 3 hours with it and my arms aren't tired.

The wheel seems to match 1:1 with the racers hands while in the cockpit view. Very impressive. No lag, very responsive. I actually feel I have better control over the cars now than I did with the standard controller. The rumble feedback is actually very well done as well. Scraping walls and getting bumped by other racers really make me feel more immersed in the experience. The triggers (used for braking and acceleration) are pressure sensitive and are much larger than the standard xbox triggers. This allows for more precision while accelerating and braking. They have a great feel to them. The designers of this wheel really did well.

The only drawback seems to be the lack of shoulder buttons (LB,RB). During the races its not noticeable with Forza 4, but as others have stated, accessing some of the menus in the online portion of the game does become problematic.

Overall, it's well worth $20. I can't wait to try out Forza Horizon and NFS:MW when they come in the mail this week. If you love racing games and own Forza 4, I highly recommend you try this thing out. It's no wii toy piece of garbage, that's for sure.

#6359 Monoxide1986

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

Doesn't look like any DotD today gaming wise..

#6360 mgford11

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

I figured what the heck and ordered the wheel to go along with my $15 forza horizon. Honestly, your comment pushed me into the decision. You best not be wrong my friend. lol. :bouncy:

So, any idea what may be going on sale tonight?
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