Neat, I got back an old xbox controller from the kids. You just plug it in and it works. I'm trying freedink, which is an old 1997 game that has been completely rewritten in modern standards. The effort was amazing. All those old pc games are practically machine code.
However, I am rather slow on the fighting part, so I hope the controller helps me. I could never do the 'two things at once' requirement of the ps3 and other units. I always got killed in the first 5 minutes.