ARGOS Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows £22.99
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ARGOS Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows £22.99

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Found 24th Jul 2012
save £10 on this wireless controller, cheaper now than the wired one and plenty of stock


Just collected mine and can confirm its the black controller and has the pc reciever in the box

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Wireless yet there is a pic of a wired one in the op?

and the link takes you to a WIRED XBOX controller for the PC?

Original Poster

argos show a wired controller, with statement of a wireless one will be provided

If this comes with the crossfire adaptor and is wireless then this is pretty hot.

Can anyone please confirm?

I bought one yesterday. Got a nice black wireless one. Great deal hot from me.

cr31

cheaper … cheaper herehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-360-official-elite-wireless-controller-black-20-88-delivered-with-code-mymemory-1265983



No it's not!

Get your facts right...

This is for PC and therefore comes with the necessary wireless adapter in post #5 above.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Edited by: "Faythur" 24th Jul 2012

Meh bought a wired controller for £15 from play but this was quite a while ago but still price is too high

The Argos page also says the controller requires 2 AAA batteries, which is clearly wrong.

Chances are you'll reserve it and wind up collecting a £2 GameCube controller they've had in the back room for 10 years.

Disco

and the link takes you to a WIRED XBOX controller for the PC?



http://www.game.co.uk/en/xbox-360-controller-for-windows-123869?categoryIdentifier=10456

for the guys that are looking for a wired one and its only £17.99

Just bought one. And this is a wireless Xbox controller with a PC Wireless Gaming Receiver so bargain.

gob9999

Just bought one. And this is a wireless Xbox controller with a PC … Just bought one. And this is a wireless Xbox controller with a PC Wireless Gaming Receiver so bargain.


Where does it say that

It's described as a 'PC' controller because it does come with the adapter.....otherwise it's just a normal Xbox controller like any other one...

So, if you already have a wireless Xbox controller, you can buy the adapter separately - but at £14.95, which is what makes this an excellent deal!

What more proof do you want?

Packaging can vary, but this is what the last one I bought looks like

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/faythur/pc.jpg

Argos have just put up the wrong picture....
Edited by: "Faythur" 24th Jul 2012

ahh thanks, wish they would deliver

Jack-L92

Where does it say that



The box say "Microsoft XBox 360 Wireless controller for Windows" hence the Wireless Gaming Receiver is included.
The controller and receiver are black and come in a red box with a plastic window.

gob9999

The box say "Microsoft XBox 360 Wireless controller for Windows" hence … The box say "Microsoft XBox 360 Wireless controller for Windows" hence the Wireless Gaming Receiver is included.The controller and receiver are black and come in a red box with a plastic window.:)



Bought one with the above description, i don't understand why this isn't hotter TBH.

Already posted, spam.

Still a great price though if you can find stock.

Awesome price for what it is, shame there isn't one available locally to me though.

Faythur

It's described as a 'PC' controller because it does come with the … It's described as a 'PC' controller because it does come with the adapter.....otherwise it's just a normal Xbox controller like any other one...So, if you already have a wireless Xbox controller, you can buy the adapter separately - but at £14.95, which is what makes this an excellent deal!What more proof do you want?



You can get them for less than that to be honest.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-4-PC-Adapter-for-XBox-360-Games-Controller-Consoles-/290756205609?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item43b26b9c29#ht_5445wt_1163

Probably not official but if it does the job then who cares, right?

Edited by: "Spark" 17th Aug 2012

Ok for casual gaming, but for competitive multiplayer always use wired.

Voted hot though.

Highly recommended, I use mine for pretty much every Steam game. All from the comfort of my couch.

I paid £28.00 from Amazon earlier in the year so this is a very good price. Does anyone know if you can use two wireless gamepads on the same PC playing Dirt3? Or is there a clash with the wireless signal? Not really up on these things!

Does this have the newer style 'chrome' guide button/black dpad/XBOX 360 at the top rather than microsoft?

Have reserved one just not sure whether it's worth it, fancy having the 360 PC receiver as a 'just in case' thing.

jonny619447

Ok for casual gaming, but for competitive multiplayer always use wired. … Ok for casual gaming, but for competitive multiplayer always use wired. Voted hot though.



Oh dear.

All those tests proving wired has no advantages over wireless tech yet you lot still bleat this nonsense. Its so boring. The only reason wired is used at tournaments is purely because hundreds of wireless devices in one room doesnt work. There are no performance benefits from using wired of wireless whatsoever.

Yawn.

Original Poster

Does this have the newer style 'chrome' guide button/black dpad/XBOX 360 … Does this have the newer style 'chrome' guide button/black dpad/XBOX 360 at the top rather than microsoft?



This is the newer style controller and als supports upto 4 controllers

Bought mine for £19.99 roughly a year ago via this thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows-pc-with-receiver-19-99-ebay-currys-outlet-974099

The current deal is still a good deal. A used official reciever on ebay goes around £10 so you get controller for cheap.

Cheapest I've seen this, hot hot hot.
Well worth it if you wanna use your controllers for PC as well as Xbox - one receiver will cover them all.

Im pretty sure you will get a black one aswell , i haven't seen the white ones for ages in store only the black ones with the black receiver .



Umm...but this comes with a separate receiver, so altogether you've got two receivers - one in the 360 and one attached to your PC. Long story short, 'one receiver will cover them all' is entirely inaccurate!

fmuk

Cheapest I've seen this, hot hot hot.Well worth it if you wanna use your … Cheapest I've seen this, hot hot hot.Well worth it if you wanna use your controllers for PC as well as Xbox - one receiver will cover them all.

jonny619447

Ok for casual gaming, but for competitive multiplayer always use wired. … Ok for casual gaming, but for competitive multiplayer always use wired. Voted hot though.



Oh dear indeed. If you think that a wireless connection is exactly as reliable as a wired one, you're MAD. Wireless conts. can lose sync or have battery (pack) interruptions/dropouts. Wired controllers cannot lose sync. It's physically impossible. IF reliability is important, the only choice is wired. Argue with this at your peril.
Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 17th Aug 2012

Man, I've been looking for an offer for this for ages, finally gave up trying to find one and bought a wireless reciever on it's own for £10 on Ebay on Wednesday, If I knew about this offer then, (or Argos made it clearer what you were getting on their website) I could have picked up a controller and one only £13 more...I was on the lookout for another controller as well...might have to get one anyway.

Tarquin8484

Umm...but this comes with a separate receiver, so altogether you've got … Umm...but this comes with a separate receiver, so altogether you've got two receivers - one in the 360 and one attached to your PC. Long story short, 'one receiver will cover them all' is entirely inaccurate! :|Oh dear indeed. If you think that a wireless connection is exactly as reliable as a wired one, you're MAD. Wireless conts. can lose sync or have battery (pack) interruptions/dropouts. Wired controllers cannot lose sync. It's physically impossible. IF reliability is important, the only choice is wired. Argue with this at you peril.



They really dont. You are simply trying to create a problem where there isnt one in order to try and justify your status as a "leet gamer" when in reality the facts and evidence from solid testing prove you wrong in every way. If your controller disconnects at all when playing, return the damn thing, its faulty. Wireless controllers dont lose connection, even in absurd conditions such as being 3 floors below my console, I still maintained a solid connection. Even voice comms on Xbox live suffered no degradation in quality or dropouts from being so far away.

To make your "argument" more hilarious, the amount of latency caused by such low framerates on console games is ridiculously high anyway. You could have a controller hardwired to the damn motherboard and it still wouldnt improve the latency and response times.

To put it simply, your arrogance blinds you. Stop living in the past.

none in stock near me =(

last one left at Perry Barr ,Birmingham Good luck
Edited by: "Ajek" 17th Aug 2012

striker33

They really dont. You are simply trying to create a problem where there … They really dont. You are simply trying to create a problem where there isnt one in order to try and justify your status as a "leet gamer" when in reality the facts and evidence from solid testing prove you wrong in every way. If your controller disconnects at all when playing, return the damn thing, its faulty. Wireless controllers dont lose connection, even in absurd conditions such as being 3 floors below my console, I still maintained a solid connection. Even voice comms on Xbox live suffered no degradation in quality or dropouts from being so far away.To make your "argument" more hilarious, the amount of latency caused by such low framerates on console games is ridiculously high anyway. You could have a controller hardwired to the damn motherboard and it still wouldnt improve the latency and response times.To put it simply, your arrogance blinds you. Stop living in the past.



WTF?

1) I never said I was a 'leet' gamer. I am not - I hardly play video games.

2) I never mentioned latency...

I'm saying that a wireless controller depends upon its battery-based power source for reliability. If your battery or battery pack dies permanently or temporarily, you cannot communicate with the console. Sure you can say, 'my special Fatality batteries NEVER fail - if they do I take them straight back to shop for a refund'. But while you're doing that you've lost the match you were supposed to be playing. So stop arguing, freak. You know it's the truth. Relying on batteries is madness UNLESS you must or you don't care about the possible loss of power. What is the advantage of wireless? Jack, assuming you don't want to sit ten yards from the screen.

P.S. Saying 'stop living in the past' just because somebody thinks wired controllers are more reliable than wireless ones shows that you are a thick douche. Radio technology is NOT a recent developement you ignorant fool. I believe it existed before both you and I were born. The fact that you don't know this is borderline depressing. I can only assume you played truant a lot during your shcool years.
Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 17th Aug 2012

Tarquin8484

WTF?1) I never said I was a 'leet' gamer. I am not - I hardly play video … WTF?1) I never said I was a 'leet' gamer. I am not - I hardly play video games.2) I never mentioned latency...I'm saying that a wireless controller depends upon its battery-based power source for reliability. If your battery or battery pack dies permanently or temporarily, you cannot communicate with the console. Sure you can say, 'my special Fatality batteries NEVER fail - if they do I take them straight back to shop for a refund'. But while you're doing that you've lost the match you were supposed to be playing. So stop arguing, freak. You know it's the truth. Relying on batteries is madness UNLESS you must or you don't care about the possible loss of power. What is the advantage of wireless? Jack, assuming you don't want to sit ten yards from the screen.P.S. Saying 'stop living in the past' just because somebody thinks wired controllers are more reliable than wireless ones shows that you are a thick douche. Radio technology is NOT a recent developement you ignorant fool. I believe it existed before both you and I were born. The fact that you don't know this is borderline depressing. I can only assume you played truant a lot during your shcool years.



You really are a pathetic specimen. Crawl back into your hole. No one cares for your misinformed and quite frankly hilariously idiotic views.

Oh and thanks for the laughs, but sadly I've ran out of popcorn. My care cup also appears to be empty. So I will leave you to dwell on your ignorance.

Tarquin8484

WTF?1) I never said I was a 'leet' gamer. I am not - I hardly play video … WTF?1) I never said I was a 'leet' gamer. I am not - I hardly play video games.2) I never mentioned latency...I'm saying that a wireless controller depends upon its battery-based power source for reliability. If your battery or battery pack dies permanently or temporarily, you cannot communicate with the console. Sure you can say, 'my special Fatality batteries NEVER fail - if they do I take them straight back to shop for a refund'. But while you're doing that you've lost the match you were supposed to be playing. So stop arguing, freak. You know it's the truth. Relying on batteries is madness UNLESS you must or you don't care about the possible loss of power. What is the advantage of wireless? Jack, assuming you don't want to sit ten yards from the screen.P.S. Saying 'stop living in the past' just because somebody thinks wired controllers are more reliable than wireless ones shows that you are a thick douche. Radio technology is NOT a recent developement you ignorant fool. I believe it existed before both you and I were born. The fact that you don't know this is borderline depressing. I can only assume you played truant a lot during your shcool years.



Just get a play and charge kit or keep your batteries charged up. I mean the bloody device starts flashing when it's low on battery, so unless you're playing some 3 hour game non-stop, you shouldn't have an issue.

Original Poster

why has this deal been expired i just checked two stores and both had stock

Would Minecraft for the PC work with this? mt nephew loves the game but he struggles with the mouse and keyboard a little,

thanks

striker33

Oh and thanks for the laughs, but sadly I've ran out of popcorn. My care … Oh and thanks for the laughs, but sadly I've ran out of popcorn. My care cup also appears to be empty. So I will leave you to dwell on your ignorance.



Saying things like 'care cup' shows that you're either a pre-pubescent idiot or a 40-year-old, Internet-obsessed virgin living in your parents' garage. Take your pick.

Come back to me when you've got something to add to the on-topic debate. Save the memes for your IM 'friends'.
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