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2-23-2011 @ 8:20AM
A gamepad? My condolences. Even with an analog stick on it, that's holding you back.You really need to use a mouse, or a trackball if it works much better for you. Keys, sticks, and touch-pads for turning just do not cut it.I don't think anyone really needs a fancy keyboard, but an external keyboard is superior to an onboard laptop keyboard. Laptop keys just don't handle the same for some reason, even when they're full size.Just get one that's not absolute crap. Cheap ones can be plenty good, but you want to make sure it doesn't feel like a 20 year old keyboard or dollar-store junk. Check if the keys press and depress easily, without pushing too far or too little. Also for typing I find Enter and Backspace key shape are important. If you're used to hitting the wider backspace key, you might end up hitting the other key that's taken up half of where it used to be. If you use the arrow key position for FPS games, an L-shaped Enter key means one less key along the left side for your pinky finger.
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