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If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?

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I'm sure they exist, but I can't think of a game that supports more than 4 controllers. –  Twon-ha Jan 20 '14 at 16:26
@Twon-ha a super-splitscreen multiplayer game or with a lot of characters on the main screen. A game like Realm of the Mad God, but for local multiplayer. Inventory management could be a hell, though. –  user1306322 Mar 21 '14 at 0:17

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You can connect them, and all the controllers will show up as devices on your PC, but you won't actually be able to use more than 4 controllers.

XInput (the API that Windows games use to interface with Xbox 360 controllers) only supports a maximum of 4 controllers. Even if there were a way around this, games are designed with this limitation in mind.

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Yes you can more than 4 wireless controllers on some games like Gang Beasts and Knight Squad that use direct input instead of XInput.

"XInput supports a maximum of four controllers at a time. This is an Xbox limit, carried over to Windows. Although as of 2010 few PC games require more than four controllers at once, DirectInput itself has no such limitation." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectInput#DirectInput_vs_XInput

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