So is the best controller to play Steam games with still the official Xbox 360 wireless controller?
Controllers are personal preference. Wired/wireless 360, Logitech F310 (wired/no rumble) F710 (wireless rumble), DualShock 3 (USB or bluetooth) w/MotionInJoy all work easily. Oddly a few games take some issue with the Wirless 360. The single best one is the Logitech F710 because the logitech ones have switch on the bottom to switch between Xinput (360, castrated version of DirectInput) and DirectInput (controller support for older pre-360 games on PC, also has easy key mapping software for games that need reconfiguring or don't have controller support).
Of course controllers are largely personal preference. I have a Logitech F510 and a DualShock 3, and usually prefer the DS3; I have small hands.
What mouse pads do you guys use to keep your hand/wrist comfortable for long gaming sessions? I'm using a regular old mouse pad I got at Best Buy or something and it's killing my hand/wrist after extended use. Is there a soft one out there anyone could recommend?
IMO, it really don't matter nowdays with optical/laser, now back when mice had balls....
For your castrated mice, as long as they can track without issue it's preference. I prefer thin fabric topped mouse pad.
If you're hurting your position is wrong (and quite possibly whole body position), you want to have your mouse and keyboard close to you so that you are not having to reach or stretch or put weight on your wrists. Generally if you bring them close and at the right height (forearms should be parallel to the ground/wrists slightly lower than your elbows. Close is the key.
Would something like this be good? I'm mainly looking at for the cushion wrist support. My keyboard has something similar and it makes typing a lot easy on the hands.
While I like keyboard wrist wrests (even better is flat laptop style keyboards w/o wrist rests, I have had several mouse pads with wrist rests and hated them.
Also, Pid's a buck on Indie Game Stand.
Comes with a Steam key and a GOG key, and you can beat the average ($1.10 or so right now) for... something. I honestly don't know, but it's a dime. (Oh, now I see, it's a bunch of concept art/art book kind of stuff.)
Hmm, thanks! Only 4 stars on GOG though (the treshold of acceptable on GOG's overinflated stars)...
Edit: After reading some reviews, I'm thinking $1.10 is too rich for my blood. ...also, I'm suspecting we'll see in the the bundle circuit soon.
Edited by asheskitty, 06 April 2013 - 05:53 AM.