We’ve all been there. You’ve got a gaming system that you don’t use often, and it needs a powerline adapter. You’ll be sure to see a lot of posts about this.
I think this is another situation where youre better off getting a powerline adapter for your gaming system rather than just ignoring the issue. If youre powering an Xbox or PlayStation, you might be able to get a powerline adapter for them as well, but that would require you to replace the motherboard and/or motherboard tray with a new one.
You can buy adapters for just about any gaming system, but when youre using a powerline adapter for your gaming system, you’re using a powerline that is different than the one you were using before. Some powerline adapters can be used with both PS2 and Xbox powerlines, but you have to make sure that the powerline adapter youre using is compatible with the powerline youve pulled out of the PS2 or Xbox.
You might get lucky, and an adapter will work for both systems. But even if you can use an adapter with both systems, the powerline will be different and may be incompatible. Plus, you are going to need to connect your powerline to the powerline receptacle on your game console and then plug the powerline adapter into it. This might not be the most fun because youll probably forget what the powerline receptacle is for and have to do this again.
The same thing happens with some PS2 games and some Xbox 360s. I don’t know about you but I have played with some of my friends who have done PS2 games and Xbox 360 games. They seem to have been using the same PS2 powerline adapter to do their work and that’s nice.
It is. And they are. The only thing they have not been doing is getting the powerline adapter to work. We are aware of this because it happened to us too. And we were not happy about it.
But we don’t know for sure that the powerline adapter works in the same way that it does in your computer and TV. One of our Xbox 360 controllers was connected to a PS2 game that was supposed to be an Xbox 360 controller. When we tried to use it we got a dialog box asking us if we wanted to disconnect it first. So we said, “Yes.” and got a dialog box asking us to connect the PS2 controller to the game again.
Of course, it is still not 100% certain that the powerline adapter is actually the correct way to connect a controller to a game. My point is that gaming is a very new field, and even if it is an improvement over the way your PC connected to your PS2, it’s still early days.
The Xbox 360 controller may be a great controller, but I doubt it is the best way to connect it to your 360 gaming. PS2 has always been a huge step ahead of the Xbox 360 in that it has an easier and more intuitive way of connecting it to your console. The PS2 controller is still not 100 certain to work with the Xbox 360 console, but I would expect it to be just fine.
The PS2 controller is better for gaming because it can be used with both the 360 and PS3. The PS3 controller uses a better wireless technology to connect to your console, but the PS2 controller will work just fine with both consoles.