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Gaming on a PC using what controls.

I normally do my excuse for gaming on a console but have recently been playing about with BattleField Play4Free and am rapidly running out of fingers.
Do people normally use the keyboard and mouse or do they purchase a gaming pad or is there some other secret device.
I haven't played PC FPS games for years.
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Only time I don't use keyboard and mouse with pc gaming, is with a driving or flight sim.  With Driver San Francisco coming soon possibly need to look into a new wheel for it, so its going to be an expensive game if I buy it.
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keyboard & mouse m8 all the way  Cool
i have a razer arctosa KB, http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169415000/categoryId.35156900 ; standard layout but faster key responce times, its possible to reasign keystrokes and create macro,s but i dont bother .
main thing is the mouse a good one is better, with more buttons mine is the coolermaster storm sentinal gaming mouse  Wink http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/peripherals/sentineladvance/
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A gaming mouse sounds interesting...thanks Smiley
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Keyboard and mouse. The thumb bottons on my mouse plays a large part in all my games like ie the game i play the most 'bc2' one for jump and the other to reload. i have the old but still perfect logitech G5 oh i use the space bar to crouch.
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I've got one of these on the way which hopefully should help my K/D ratio a little Undecided
I looked at the updated model but couldn't see differences justifying a £11 increase in expenditure.
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The MX518 is a decent mouse and thankfully logitech didn't stop making it cause of newer so called improved versions which happily didn't take on, I usually buy a couple when there on sale to replace my old ones.  Currently on my third set of 2, most have lasted 3-4 years with constant use.
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yup the mx518 s a brilliant mouse i have had several myself  so you cant go wrong with that one strat  Cool
wacky17 i also play BC2 a lot  Cheesy i have my thumb buttons for crouch/ stab !  Wink & am well on my way to my 3rd 50rank  Smiley see if i can get it before BF3 arrives
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Thanks for the vote of confidence guys Smiley
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@ strat. You wont regret it,
@ rongtw. The middle mouse (scroll) button is far more easier to use for knife kills. I think in bf3 you will have to select the knife like you did in bf2 and bf2142 anyway thats what you had to do in the alpha.
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Insight into some killer configurations would also be welcome Cool as I tie myself in knots with WASD along with Shift and Ctrl Angry
...or would that be betraying trade secrets Smiley
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wacky17 , problem with the alpha was you were unable to reasign the controlls , lets hope we can in the beta  Wink
looks likely to be 25 sept  Cool
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Personally for me (Black Ops) it's:
wasd for movement
q and e to lean left and right (handy for peering round corners and ducking back quickly if you miss)
shift to run
ctrl for prone (lying down - more useful than you think, if you come face to face with someone try dropping instantly)
c to crouch
space to jump
4 for special grenades (also MB5 (second thumb button on mouse), but I always end up with a claw grip on the mouse so it's a bit out of the way)
scroll to select weapon
middle click for grenade
MB4 (first thumb button on mouse - the one that you use to go back a page in your browser) for stab
right click for aim down sight
left click to fire
Think that's about it, but it's different for everyone. I know one lad here who uses his right button for moving forward, not my cup of tea at all but hey whatever floats your boat. Have a mess about and see what you like Smiley
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Thanks Matt that gives me something to work on Smiley
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nice to see some PN staff are Gamers  Wink helps to understand our problems.
be nice to have a thread to see the most played game on PN, lool  PC of course consoles are for kiddies  Tongue
i play any battlefied game  Cool  BC2 mostly , I play with friends in a clan , and chat using TS3  Kiss
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