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Xbox 360 Wired Gamepad £11.93 @ The Hut [xBOX 360 Games]

Marius Goubert
Games accessories, Xbox 360

Xbox 360 Wired Gamepad £11.93 @ The Hut [xBOX 360 Games]The debate as to whether these Xbox controllers are official or a load of dodgy knock-off imitations imported from somewhere like Kazakhstan continues to rage throughout the Houtukdeals forum. The overall consensus seems to be that, as The Hut describes them as reduced from £29.99, the likelihood is their real – although some ambiguity still remains. However if they are genuine, £11.93 is a fantastic price given that the next cheapest deal will set you back £17.99 from Play.com.

Of course, if having a wired controller doesn’t bother you all that much and you doubt you’re going to need 30 foot of wireless range, then this is a great bargain. True, it might make your game area look a bit more cluttered and there's always the risk that you’ll destroy your Xbox if the wire gets wrapped round your foot, but some people actually argue that these wired controllers are actually better than their wireless counterparts. One obvious advantage is the fact you don’t need worry about your battery running low.

However one of the best things about these controllers is that they’re compatible with your PC. Mouse and keyboard might be fine for PC first person shooters, but if you’re into your PC racing games, one of these controllers is an essential investment. According to one review on Amazon, you can pick up a PC version of this gamepad for a few pounds extra, but all you get is a few drivers which can downloaded online for free. If you have windows Vista you should be able to plug and play, but Windows XP users require a specific driver which can be downloaded for free at:


Thanks to Mintcake from Hotukdeals.

Xbox 360 Wired Gamepad £11.93 @ The Hut [xBOX 360 Games]

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John McLaggan  Sep. 4, 2009 at 00:12

If using this on a PC I highly recommend the XBCD drivers instead of the Microsoft ones:


The problem with the MS drivers is that they are very limited in customising the control pad particularly for the deadzones which I find makes many games unplayable.

Great deal and definitely a worthwhile purchase, the wired aspect makes it easier to move between Xboxes as there's no syncing needed plus it is an excellent pad for the PC as well.


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