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The SteelSeries 3GC Controller for PC and Mac is a comfortable precision game controller featuring an intuitive button layout and a design optimized for ease of use with driverless plug-and-play features.
The Dual Analog Sticks ensure precision for aiming, looking and moving, while the vibration feedback immerses the player in the game.
The SteelSeries 3GC features 12 action buttons and a D-pad.
All buttons can be customized and programmed according to the user's needs.
The Turbo mode allows for auto rapid fire modes.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/14/2014 2:07:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Like others, the durability of the analog sticks is pitiful.

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  • Jeff T.
  • 7/29/2014 12:55:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: Not even out of the shrink wrap and the controller's right analog stick was broken off. Highly disappointed.

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  • herb a.
  • 5/23/2014 3:04:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: r u kiddin?

Cons: lasted 3 days of light use.

Other Thoughts: burned again! took my son 5 yrs. to tear up his PS controller.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 5/17/2014 7:37:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsXInput NOT Supported but Read On

Pros: Decent Controller for the Price

Cons: Not an XBox 360 controller, but what were you expecting for this price?

Other Thoughts: The one review on this product states that it supports XInput. Let me clarify that it does NOT - ONLY DirectInput mode is supported. BUT you can make it work with any XInput game fairly easily. Here's how:

(1) Download, extract, and install the official MotionJoy driver (Get it here: NOTE: I have tested MotionJoy version 0.7.1001, and it works well with Windows 8.1 x64. I assume it works with other version of Windows, too.

(2) OPTIONAL: Download and extract the offline MotionJoy driver (you can download it here: You want to do this if you don't want to always be online. Extract it to the "ds3" folder under the location where the drivers installed in step one ("C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3" by default)

(3) OPTIONAL: Download and extract the "Better DS3" tool (Get it here: or via the direct link: You will thank me later, when you see how convoluted the MotionJoy interface is. Extract the "Better DS3.exe" file under "C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3". NOTE: You must use Better DS3 in conjunction with the MotionJoy Driver.

(4) Plug in the Steelseries 3GC controller and open DS3_Tool_Local.exe (or DS3_Tool.exe if you got the non-offline version of MotionJoy).

(5) Click on the "Driver Manager" link (2nd one at the top). Select the ckeckbox by the controller with a Hardware ID of "USB\VID_0079&PID_0006&REV_0107". Click the "Load Driver" button.

(6) Click on the "Profiles" link, Select the "Xbox 360 Emulator" option. The "Xinput-Default" profile will be selected by default.

NOTE: Because the right joystick had left/right and up/down swapped, I had to re-configure this profile slightly to make it work correctly. To do this:
- Select the "Options" link beside the "Xinput-Default" drop-down
- Scroll down to the "Right stick x+", change the drop-down to "Right Stick Y+"
- Scroll down to the "Right stick x-", change the drop-down to "Right Stick Y-"
- Scroll down to the "Right stick y+", change the drop-down to "Right Stick X+"
- Scroll down to the "Right stick y-", change the drop-down to "Right Stick X-"
- In the green box in the upper right (under the "Config" button), type in the new profile name of "XInput-SteelSeries 3GC". Click the "+New" button beside what you just typed
- Click on the "Save Changes" button in the lower left corner
- Clcik on the "Profiles" link in the upper left again. Your new profile will now be available from the drop-down by the "Xbox 360 Emulator" option.
- Select the "XInput-SteelSeries 3GC" option from the drop-down and click the "Enable" button in the bottom left corner.

(7) Open your XInput compatible game and play it. The controller should now work.

(8) OPTIONAL: If you downloaded the "Better DS3" tool in step 3, you can use it to configure

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  • James F.
  • 4/24/2014 6:22:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap and effective

Pros: * Works easily with all emulators I've tried it with
* choice between direct input / x-input greatly increases compatibility with modern games
* familiar style to Dual Shock controllers makes it easy to adapt to

Cons: * Joysticks could be a bit more firm

Other Thoughts: All in all for 8$ I received a great piece of equipment that answers all of my needs for a basic controller for emulating games or playing modern racing titles casually.

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