You should try out http://touchmote.net/ it seems like an awesome solution, assuming you are on win8. I haven't personally gotten to work more than just use it as a way to use my classic controller on a snes emulator, but other people have supposedly gotten it to work. Having said all that I, too, use @bbalpert's suggestion.
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@Kerned: I don't know about firmly planted. It does have improvements that make it more powerful than the ps3/xbox 360. (double RAM, better video card, etc.), but yeah I was more frustrated with the fact that developers still talk about xbox 360/ps3 as "next gen". Though @DeF gave a good point. I guess it is just a terrible habit people have now. Will they call the new systems "next-next-gen" or something now?
Also from the article. " there's nothing going on that is not up to par with the other next-gen systems" .. .. so. Not only are they calling Wii U the same gen as the xbox 360/ps3, but they are calling the xbox 360/ps3 "next gen systems" .... I forgot after 2012 we go back to the year 2007.