Bluetooth and Joysticks

hello, I am new to arduino and programming and I was wondering if I can take a game joystick and plug it into my computer and control an arduino via bluetooth? I believe that I would need a bluetooth receiver? or transmitter? for my computer, and an arduino bluetooth board, and now here is where I get confused. is there software that I have to download to my computer so that it will recognize the joystick values? can someone just explain to me on how to do this?