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Submitted by xtheownerzx 1218d ago | opinion piece

Which is Better Wired or Wireless?

GamerFitNation writes: There has always been debate over what type of controller do you use, wired or wireless. On either side of the debate are people who feel very strongly about which to choose. And of course in every debate there are pros and cons to both. The main sticking points are price, the use of batteries, and cords. (PS3, Xbox 360)

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CrzyFooL  +   1218d ago
No real gamer trusts wireless when victory is on the line!
Mr Tretton  +   1218d ago
A smart gamer checks battery life before starting a game.
SilentNegotiator  +   1218d ago
A smarter gamer doesn't have to worry about batteries at all ;)

I prefer wired, but if I have a rechargeable battery, I'll play wirelessly.
ZippyZapper  +   1218d ago
People still use wired? The first 20 min of the movie 2001 comes to mind.
jacksonmichael  +   1218d ago
Depends on the battery situation. I use wireless for PS3 (because there isn't really any reason not to) and wired for 360. Works for me.
Magnus  +   1218d ago
I perfer wireless I could be playing a 360 game on the sofa move my elbow the wrong way and pull the headset chord out of the 360 controller.
KrimsonKody  +   1218d ago
Wireless.
All day.
FTW!
Mikhail  +   1218d ago
Wireless on consoles and PC for me.(I hook up everything to one HDTV) Unless its online multiplayer on PC,wireless is great.
kma2k  +   1218d ago
This is debatable? Cant really think of a single reason why you would WANT a wired controller?
Zechs34  +   1218d ago
Input lag...
ovhaum  +   1218d ago
When playing a fast paced game like Bayonetta or King of Fighter, lag is something to consider.

I've been playing Bayonetta wirelessly on my PS3 and i think im experience some lag... do you think that is possible? Serious question.
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Zechs34  +   1218d ago
@ovhaum

Yeah it's possible, it happens to me on SSF4 a lot :/
NiKK_419  +   1218d ago
On PS3 at least, I don't think it makes a difference if it's wireless or wired. I think the input lag is exactly the same, unless the game ITSELF has input lag. It might be different with third party controllers, but I try to stay away from those. I don't know if it's the same for 360.

On PC, I do prefer a wired mouse (currently using a Logitech G9x which is wired.) Only for gaming, though. Otherwise I use a wireless mouse.
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DEA Fresh  +   1218d ago
Another reason is the battery pack of the back of the controller. I have big hands and my fingers always feel scrunched up against. The wired 360 controller doesn't have that box sticking off the back but I hate wires so always use wireless.
xtheownerzx  +   1218d ago
personally I really think this relies on personal preferences. Wired controllers have the potential of bringing your system down if someone trips over the wire and wireless controllers after awhile will require consistent charging to keep them going.
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ape007  +   1218d ago
wireless baby but we all have great memories with wired ones :D
Kurt Russell  +   1218d ago
Like the sound you make when one of your 3 friends who are over trips on the cord going for a piss whilst playing 4 player! Countless times have I had a console faceplant because of clumsiness and wires :D
Horny  +   1218d ago
On ps3 I use wireless of course. On my 360 I prefer the feel of the wired controller. I have wireless controllers, wired, and the play and charge kit.
I bought the wired controller for 360 just for a few pc games but ended up loving the feel of them and use it regularly.
Pikajew  +   1218d ago
Depends on who makes it. If if is some sh*tty company making it you know it will suck both ways. But if a good company makes it it doesn't matter.
My sister got me this today http://reviews.logitech.com... and I am really liking it
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DaReapa  +   1218d ago
I have that controller. It's nice for its PS3 feel. But it blows if you stray too far away from the receiver.
Pikajew  +   1218d ago
I got a wired one
DaReapa  +   1218d ago
"I got a wired one"

My bad, Pik. That's a 510. The 710 is what I have. You're doing good to get the wired version. Wish I had known better. Don't know why you got a disagree.
badz149  +   1217d ago
I got the F710 too
got it during a sale. can't pass up on good deal I guess. but it feels good except for the shoulder buttons! they could've been better imo.

2 things I really don't like about it:

1. can't be used with the PS3

2. you lost the receiver, it's hard as hell to find a replacement.
LightofDarkness  +   1218d ago
If you have concerns about latency, use wired. It's that simple. I can't imagine that there's a huge gulf between response times, but if you're going to obsess over it, wired will put your mind at ease.
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Tzuno  +   1218d ago
Wired because it can be used on PC too. Emulators and etc.
BattleTorn  +   1218d ago
wireless receiver for PC!! the-way-to-go.
kneon  +   1217d ago
You can use the DS3 on PC if you have bluetooth, or just add a bluetooth dongle for $10
PetitPiPi  +   1218d ago
WIRELESS! I rememeber the days of sliding the controller back and forth to friends under the coffee table. Have you ever felt the need to game with your arms streched out because the wire wasn`t long enough? Good freaking times!
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1217d ago
LOL you're lame
Coach_McGuirk  +   1218d ago
I've always thought that any wireless device is going to have some inherent lag associated with it. It's been noticeable with every single wireless mouse I've used. The article doesn't mention it though.
Allowen  +   1218d ago
Wireless is for the PS3 because it is easier then swamping batteries.
It can also be fully recharged in around 40 mins WHILE playing a game on the console.

For my PC I feel better using a wired Xbox360 controler since I don t use it all the time and this way it is ready to go at any moment I want.

I wish the Wii and the Xbox 360 came with rechargeble batteries that could easilly recharged with a basic usb cable.
Makes things much easier. I lost the times that I went to play a Wii game and then the batteries on the wiimote poofed and the ones I had as a backup are either out of charge or half the battery power already.
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coojo  +   1218d ago
wired cant be bothered to charge anything.
MidnytRain  +   1218d ago
Charge while you play.
Azurite  +   1218d ago
Wireless for consoles isn't a big deal but I wouldn't be caught dead gaming at my computer with wireless keyboard/mouse.
Baka-akaB  +   1218d ago
I only avoid wireless arcade fighting sticks . Even if you can mod one properly yourself
Sucitta  +   1218d ago
grab the razer onza for 360 and you won't go back to wireless. that's a fact
Tito08  +   1218d ago
Pointless article, looks like that "Journalist" didn't have anything to come up with!!!!! Slow news day!!!!
tarbis  +   1218d ago
Both. If my DS3 controller is running out of charge then I connect the cord, after it finishes charging I remove the cord. Simple as that.
DFresh  +   1218d ago
For competitive always wired because you never have to worry about finding a connection or losing any battery life.

For lone wolf pub matches wireless is fine.
BuffMordecai  +   1218d ago
Wireless for most situations. Unless you have a laggy third party crap controller, the ps3 and 360 controllers work fine.
Relientk77  +   1218d ago
Wireless. When I was playing my PS2 last month I was like wtf is this, a cord? lol. My space to move around and go anywhere is limited
jaymart2k  +   1218d ago
Wireless

Gone are the days of my dog or someone tripping over the wire. Sometimes even sending the console crashing to the ground.
gtxgamer2  +   1218d ago
i like wireless better
NoobJobz  +   1218d ago
I prefer wired. The cord is long enough to move around and it doesn't have the battery pack on the back, which I like. Never have to worry about batteries either. Plus, I like how they're cheaper.
bahabeast  +   1218d ago
lol we are in 2012 wireless all day every day baby, im ready 2 be done with cords on the whole

HAS ANYONE SEE WIRELESS POWER TECH???

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Who  +   1218d ago
I prefer wireless but with the PS3, you have the best of both worlds, you can charge while playing for that wired stability.
fredolopez  +   1218d ago
wireless makes my room look cleaner but i still used wired because, well it came w/ the xbox and i don't feel the need to change it.
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