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    Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    So you can use up to eight Xbox One controllers with your Windows 10 PC.
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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    I'm sure some (many?) will have a problem with it being Windows 10 only.....although I don't care too much. I am more worried about how that $80 will translate to GBP!

    I am miffed at this part though:

    Microsoft recommends you check out its own Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
    If only we had a release date......let alone an actual product!
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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Oh, so I need to change my OS to support a gamepad? Maybe I'll go Steam instead...

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Well $25 for the adaptor on its own its pretty good value would imagine be £20, the $80 is for the adaptor and a game pad so probably a sensible price.

    Also a release date for what? MS are shipping the device and Gears of War Ultimate edition is out and you can go buy it now, so not sure what you mean shaithis

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    I wonder what the range will be, I currently have my PC upstairs and play games on the TV downstairs, currently my 360 controllers are happy about this but would an X1 controller.

    As for windows 10, no problem here, windows 8.2... I mean 10 works great.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Seriously windows 10 is needed for something like this?
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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Had this on pre order for weeks at Game, it was £15, now £20.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumba View Post
    Gears of War Ultimate edition is out and you can go buy it now, so not sure what you mean shaithis
    Got a link to the PC version? I cannot find it for sale anywhere, nor do I expect it this soon after the XBO release.
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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    I'll stick to my 360 pads, i'm definitely not 'upgrading' from win7 to win10 just for an xbone pad or even dx12. My Nvidia pad is also nice to use too but requires being plugged in to the PC, but hey at least it works on multiple OS's !

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Win 10 only.... got to say MS are seeming a little desperate to push people onto their software/hardware of late and it's not a good look in my view. Starting to make me think there is an ulterior motive hidden in those t&c's....

    First the harder than it should be change default apps, then the edge browser 'pop up' if you try to change browser and now the requirement of windows 10 to install an adapter which would likely work fine under windows 7/8 too. Not to mention the windows 10 update downloading in the background to take up space (I can see the logic but it should be if you ask for it not forced).

    I've also read about forced installs of windows 10 on earier versions although not sure how true that is...

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Shaiths Game.co.uk has it on Pre-order £19.99 - arriving in 6 days

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    <rant length = short>

    You guys still aren't updating to Windows 10? You know you'll have to eventually...your call I guess.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by plexabit View Post
    <rant length = short>

    You guys still aren't updating to Windows 10? You know you'll have to eventually...your call I guess.

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    yes it is our call... some of us can't upgrade, some of us don't want to upgrade due to privacy concerns (my main issue due to having nda's) and then there's stability issues, plenty of people still have this and when you use your pc for work it's kind of important to have a stable computer.....not to mention software comparability, there are some programs that don't work with win 8 let alone win 10...

    If you have windows 10 that's great and all but there is no physical reason that this usb adapter can't work on windows 7 or at least windows 8 with the correct drivers, in most cases win 8 drivers seem to work on win 10.

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    I can see myself getting one at some point, but for now i'll stick to the older version for x360 controllers i have

    On a hardware note, i thought the older hardware design was far more sensible: a small black plastic thing on a long USB cord that you could reposition if you had range issues. This new one is fixed and looks wide enough to potentially block adjacent USB ports :/

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    in reality is there a big difference when playing on new Xb1 gamepads ?

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    Re: Microsoft starts to ship Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

    How about some Halo and Forza to accompany it then? You've got the ball rolling with some ms controller support, give us a good reason to go buy them!

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