PC players: keyboard+mouse+desk, or gamepad+couch?

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#1 Posted by planetary (388 posts) -

The only real question left to me is this: do I play with keyboard and mouse at the desk on my 27" 2560x1440 monitor, or do I play with a gamepad on the couch on my 65" 1080p TV?

What are you guys doing?

#2 Posted by Tennmuerti (8520 posts) -

I shoot guns in this game.


#3 Posted by planetary (388 posts) -

Guns. Indeed.

#4 Posted by CatMeat (49 posts) -

I shoot guns in this game.


#5 Posted by ajamafalous (12539 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:

I shoot guns in this game.


#6 Edited by CoinMatze (518 posts) -

Gamepad. More for the sound in my living room than for the TV but it helps of course.

#7 Posted by JoeyRavn (5135 posts) -

@planetary said:

What are you guys doing?

Gamepad + 19'' 1920x1080 monitor. I could use my MX518 + G13, but the gamepad is a lot more confortable, and I don't need the extra precision that comes with mouse+keyboard for a singleplayer game.

#8 Edited by Bistromath (699 posts) -

HOTAS + Oculus.

#9 Posted by planetary (388 posts) -

Gamepad (I use a wired 360 controller) IS a lot more comfortable. But less accurate. Maybe that won't matter, even in co-op?

#10 Posted by MrMuscle (496 posts) -

My Pc is hooked up to my tv and i will play with a controller.

#11 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Wireless KB\M + TV but would probably just use a controller as its not competitive

#12 Edited by Bane122 (912 posts) -

I'm getting this on 360 but if it were getting it on my PC, I'd go controller. With PVP being such a small part of the game I don't think any benefit from kb/m will be that big of a deal.

Have you looked into solutions for using kb/m on your couch?

#13 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

I would probably play more PC games in my living room if I had the following: a wireless mouse, a wireless keyboard, a wireless Xbox 360 controller + adapter (which they don't make anymore), and a way for my desktop to communicate wirelessly with my wifi setup. Alas, I don't have any of these things and as such am confined to my office.

#14 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (939 posts) -

I'll lay back in my recliner next to my computer monitor and play with the wired 360 controller. So comfy that way. K + M has more accuracy but I play games to relax so it just makes more sense to sit back and play with the controller in my hand. Back in that day controllers were terrible with PCs but nowadays its the same as playing a console so when I can I use a controller and plan on doing so with Boderlands.

#15 Posted by RandyF (189 posts) -

Aiming is far easier with the mouse. If the interface is fixed, I don't see why I would use a Gamepad for this game.

#16 Posted by Humanity (12003 posts) -

Ocular implant probably, only a fool would use such outdated tools as tangible controls.

#17 Edited by Tennmuerti (8520 posts) -


Using a gamepad instead of a mouse for FPS gameplay just feels ass backwards to me, imprecise, slow and unnatural. Like using an inferior tool for the job when a much more effective one is right next to it.

I have no issues using a gamepad in action games, platformers, racing and the like, where it feels appropriate.

#18 Posted by Jimbo (10280 posts) -

This seems kinda stacked in favour of the PC to me. Your monitor is higher res than your TV and you'll be sat closer anyway, rendering the physical size immaterial. On your PC you can play it with a mouse, the way God intended shooters to be played. If your PC isn't a POS it will almost certainly look a lot better on your PC.
So I guess weigh all of that against how much you like sitting on a couch, because that's the only advantage the console has here.

#19 Posted by Mister_V (1714 posts) -

Could never get into the original with KB + Mouse. Sat on the couch with a gamepad was far more enjoyable so ill be doing the same with this one.

#20 Posted by mak_wikus (647 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

I shoot guns in this game.


#21 Posted by Zithe (1056 posts) -

Keyboard and mouse. I'm a PC gamer for a reason.

You should go with whatever you find most comfortable though.

On a related note, I must be one of the few people that can't play most games while truly "relaxing." Even if I game while sitting on a couch, I usually sit up and lean forward. I don't think I could play games at all while laying back unless it was turn-based or something.

#22 Posted by geirr (2938 posts) -

K + M of course.

#23 Posted by MOAB (463 posts) -

i'll use a keyboard and mouse on my 40". i have small table for my mouse and keyboard that is easy to slide away when i'm not using it. best of both worlds.

#24 Posted by shinboy630 (1339 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

I shoot guns in this game.


#25 Posted by Da_money125 (18 posts) -

Gamepad, I play PC and Console games in almost equal amounts (maybe PC more) but a gamepad and a couch is way more comfortable to me.

#26 Posted by vaportra1l (283 posts) -


#27 Posted by C_Cage (57 posts) -

Laptop, bed, mouse

#28 Posted by Subjugation (4826 posts) -

@planetary said:

The only real question left to me is this: Why isn't this a poll?


And for the record, keyboard + mouse. I only use gamepads for fighters, racing, and sports.

#29 Posted by Karkarov (3387 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

I shoot guns in this game.


We got guns here! Also mice and keyboards.

#30 Posted by believer258 (13034 posts) -

Whichever one I feel like whenever I boot it up. I don't have to stick to one since there aren't any other real humans shooting at me, so some days I'll play with a controller and some days I'll rock the KB/M.

#31 Posted by Alex291190 (21 posts) -

HDMI Extension + 6 FT Usb extension.. to a nice 60" screen at the end of my bed. I'll be gamepadding it up!

#32 Posted by FoolishChaos (455 posts) -

How do you game padders talk to dudes? Really long mic cable?

Or can you connect the 360 headset into the controller and have it work?

#33 Posted by project343 (2884 posts) -

For me, it's going to depend on the feeling of the shooting. The original Borderlands had a bit of a delay for me (probably v-sync, I can't remember). I opted for the 360 controller at a desk.

#34 Edited by TheHumanDove (2521 posts) -

I shoot guns in this game

Maybe it's maybelline

#35 Posted by warxsnake (2720 posts) -

depends on how snappy or swimy the controls will be

most prob KM

#36 Posted by CannonGoose (387 posts) -

Wireless KB&M + my homemade 'lapboard' (A thin, sanded piece of MDF) + fiddy inch TV + 5.1 sound system + comfy couch for sure.

#37 Posted by tarvis (74 posts) -

Wireless mouse and keyboard while playing on my 55" LED tv. Keyboard on my lap and couch cushion for a mouse pad.

#38 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1577 posts) -

Keyboard and mouse.

#39 Posted by Zetabyte (17 posts) -

I use gamepad on my TV. But i'm planning on setting up a monitor and desk next to it so I can play games that are better suited for K + M.

#40 Posted by Sanity (2062 posts) -

A bit of both for me most likely, depends on my mood.

#41 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4998 posts) -

If I wanted to play it on my TV I'd buy it on the console.

#42 Posted by Genkkaku (755 posts) -

I have it set up on my TV and i'm all good for Keyboard + Mouse + Couch!

#43 Posted by emem (2051 posts) -

Mouse and keyboard @ desk, I can't aim with a controller.

#44 Posted by churrific (490 posts) -

Probably gamepad on the first play through or at least until it actually starts getting hard, then K+M for when i have to concentrate to get through something.

#45 Posted by Mnemoidian (1008 posts) -

Keyboard and Mouse. Accept no lesser substitutes.

#46 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

The fuck-- using a controller to play on PC, especially an FPS just seems backwards as hell.

So yes, I'm sane so I'll be using K&M.

#47 Posted by cutyoface (577 posts) -

I will be using KB + Mouse.

#48 Posted by phrosnite (3511 posts) -

K+M for EVERYTHING(!) except platformers like Adventure Island.

#49 Posted by TobbRobb (5245 posts) -

I sit at my desk no matter what. So It'll depend on the feel. Most likely mouse though.

#50 Posted by Alex291190 (21 posts) -

@FoolishChaos said:

How do you game padders talk to dudes? Really long mic cable?

Or can you connect the 360 headset into the controller and have it work?

I use a headset it I want to talk to people. I've never used the 360 headset though. :)

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