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Bad controller thread?
Bad controller thread.

>> No.1103936
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>> No.1103939

n64-controller.jpg

>> No.1103940

>>1103939
this man speaks the truth

>> No.1103974

>>1103939
Why exactly people think that it was a bad controller? Other than the crappy sticks I can't really find a problem with it. 6 face buttons, a great d-pad...

>> No.1103978

>>1103974
a great d-pad no game ever used. Weird 3 handle design. I'm a nintendo kid and I still hated it.

>> No.1103983

>>1103939

One of the best controllers of all time. Comfy as fuck

>> No.1103995

>>1103978
The 3 handle design looks kinda weird but I don't really think it was that bad, it made sense since you're not supposed to hold the three handles at the same time or something.

It gave options to the developers, wheter you wanted to do a 2D platformer like Kirby, or a 3D platformer like Mario. The fact that little games used the d-pad is mostly the developer's fault, not the controller's...

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I win, you can all go home now.

>> No.1104015

>>1103995
that's all well and good, but how do you explain the dualshock? 2d games? use the d-pad, 3d, use the left thumbstick. Right thumbstick? Fuck it, never used

>> No.1104028

>>1104015
Different design choices, I like the dualshock as well. But just because they're different it doesn't mean that the n64 is a disgusting mess and the dualshock is the greatest feat of engineering in human histiry.

>> No.1104031

>>1104004
What

Seriously.. what

That had to be one of the best controllers of all time. So comfy and awesome.

>> No.1104034 [DELETED] 

>>1104031
thats b8 m8

>> No.1104036

>>1103995
Shit for large hands. I either had to cram my hand between first and second and hold the stick at a weird angle which was uncomfortable as fuck or stretch my thumb WAY the fuck over from the left which was uncomfortable as fuck.

God, I hated the N64 controller. Fortunately I didn't really like most of the N64 games, either.

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It looks like a fax machine from the 80's.

>> No.1104043 [DELETED] 

>>1104034
/v/ is <- that way, kid.

>> No.1104069

Idiots who can't figure out how the N64 controller works shouldn't be posting here.

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>No mention of the Intellivision's controller.
A phone keypad and that shitty disc thing that didn't even fucking work half the time don't make for great gameplay.

>> No.1104102

>>1103974
It was shit for any game that used both the analog stick and dpad. Otherwise it was fine, the problem was devs using shitty layouts.

>> No.1104106

>>1104102
So...Robotron 64, then.

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>> No.1104131

Actually Nintendo and Playstation first-party controllers are all great compared to the average controller. We just forget about all the shitty ones that never gained relevance because they're that bad.

>> No.1104151

>>1103939
The n64 is only a bad controller to look at. Sure, having the D-pad handle was a waste of plastic for the most part, but the controller is actually quite comfortable to use.

Hence why the nunchuk

>> No.1104159

>>1104107
This one isn't so bad, tho, most of the time, we ended up pressing the black part of the 'd pad ' and not the red sliding part.

>> No.1104161

>>1104106
And Quake.

>> No.1104173

>>1103995
Am I the only person who never used the middle handle for anything other than anchoring the fingertips of my left hand? And no my hands are not big at all.


The only time I held the middle handle was when playing Road Rash 64 because you could play the game one handed.

>> No.1104183

>>1104173
So you've never played any of the FPS or third person shooters that were released for the n64?

>> No.1104187

>>1104107
Possibly the GREATEST of NES controllers. I used it all the time.
You using it wrong?

>> No.1104205

>>1104183
The only FPS I liked was Zero Tolerance for Genesis. What got me interested in Road Rash was the 3DO demo console at Game Gallery. So these weren't genres that I would have played a lot. Had I had an N64 longer I may have tried out more games like that though. I'd like to get another one.

>> No.1104238

>>1104004
This pad actually sucks a lot.
It's fucking gigantic, the buttons protrude out unevenly due to the angled top, and the analogue pad had small range.

Being supported by like 3 games total also didn't help.

>> No.1104290

Steam Controller.

While it's not /vr/ related, I have to wonder what the fuck people considering it for emulation of older games are thinking.

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You're all wrong! These can make you go insane.

>> No.1104301

>>1104187
I'm with you. I loved mine. Spent all my Xmas money.

>> No.1104358
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Pish.

>> No.1104383

>>1104093
it hurt like hell too

>> No.1104395

>>1104041
Absolutely this pad. Can't believe someone thought this was a good idea.

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Can this even be qualified as a controller?
it's just a piece of plastic with a wire

>> No.1105204

>>1105179
Please leave quietly to /v/

>> No.1105249

>>1104159
the red sliding part was useless. I only used the ring, especially that was the part that triggered the button press. compared to the tiny saw blade that was that angular D-pad on the regular game pad, this thing was a godsend.

1: handles.
2: rounded corners.
3: a functioning diagonal command!
4: TURBO BUILT IN!

although, I guess it helps that the original game pad was such a piece of shit. what is it with Nintendo and horrible controllers? with the exception of the SNES, all their hardware looks like dog shit.

>> No.1105730

>>1104041
When I see those top buttons, like the d-pad and abc buttons, I see stiffness on a grand scale. Having to push down those buttons so hard just to get them to do anything, that your fingers smash through the plastic and create large holes.

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come at me

>> No.1105820

>>1105804

Is that some kind of throwing weapon? Is it a controller that controls people through fear?

>> No.1105859

>>1105820
Some dude at a company that makes third party accessories held a meeting and said "Ok so my wife divorced me and want's all of my stuff, that includes my assets and hold over this company. I don't feel like wasting all of the money on hookers and booze because that will make me look bad, and I don't want to burn the building down because I could risk jail time.

So lets come up with a product that is so bad, it will b the very death of this company, so that my wife gets nothing.

>> No.1105864

>>1105820

You stand in the middle and wave your hands over beams of light and pretend you're having fun.

>> No.1105879

>>1105859

Source?

>> No.1105886

>>1104004
I actually like that controller, thought it was surprisingly comfortable for how it looks.

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>>1105879
>Source?

>> No.1105905

>>1105886
It looks industrial.

That may be a bad way to word it but that's what I mean.

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>>1104041
Like people who who always post ET in bad/worst games threads, I wonder how many have actually played with a Jaguar. The keypad was a little awkward for selecting weapons in an action game, but otherwise I never had a problem with the primary controls.

*This* fucker on the other hand will rape your hands. Fortunately few 7800 games actually made use of the independently detectable buttons, so you play most games with any old 2600 joystick.

>> No.1105929

>>1104358
Did this inspired the Steambox controller?

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>>1105804
Wonder if anyone ever considered doing a port/clone of this for the Activator.

>> No.1105961

>>1104290
What if it was actually good ?

>> No.1105995

>>1105917
Can't you use a Genesis pad or did they implement the additional buttons differently?

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>>1105995
Done differently. If I remember correctly, the buttons on the 7800 stick each sends signals down two lines. Both send a signal to the 2600's button line, so you can play 2600 games with them. They also send signals down their own dedicated lines for individual detection.

Using a Genesis controller only the B button produces anything on the Atari (or anything that most games would typically look for.)

If you plugged the 7800 stick on a Genesis, it would do some odd things of its own. The only one I recall offhand was hitting both buttons simultaneously would fire the super weapon and pause the game. Hitting them individually wouldn't produce either result.

Not as bad, but I never cared much for this controller either. The joystick's feel was just, weird.

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>>1103939
It was a complex controller, no doubt, but I wouldn't consider it bad.
Not the best, but I never had a problem with it.

And if you held it by the middle handle, you're worse than Hitler.

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>>1103840
OK

>> No.1106345

>>1106027
>mfw i own this
never tried using it though.

>> No.1106383

>>1106313
That was designed so you could play RPGs and other non-action games with one hand.

>> No.1106401

>>1106027

What the fuck? How do you even hold that?

Why was this made?

>> No.1106408

>>1106401
It's actually not as bad as it looks. It's a playstation 2 controller made for Resident Evil 4.
Your left hand goes on the silver part, your right on the part sticking out to the right.
It's basically a standard controller with a big bunch of plastic shaped like a chainsaw blade sticking out the top left.
Or at least, that's what it looks like to me. I've never actually used one, so I don't know about the ergonomics of it.

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>>1106401
>>1106408
These are much, much more ridiculous.

>> No.1107127

>>1104041
>>1104296
>>1105196
>>1106010
>>1104004


This thread pisses me off i doubt you guys have ever played with half of theses controllers, you have to play with the controller to judge how good it is...you can just think it looks like shit so you call is a bad controller

>> No.1107191

N64. Worst by far.

PS1 Dual Shock FTW!

>> No.1107194

>>1106027

>And if you held it by the middle handle, you're worse than Hitler.

enjoy being wrong

>> No.1107195

I wont even consider the ataristicks and some of the really early abbominations.

>> No.1107197

>>1107127
This thread is asking for opinions on different controllers. You may have a different opinion, and that is okay, but claiming that others opinions are wrong by your assumption that they have never used the controller in question is a BIG no-no.

>> No.1107202

>>1107191
Pretty much this.
Ps1 DualShock quality is best from DualShock family of controllers.
GunCon 1 and 2 are overall good pistols but my hands fuckin hurt really quickly when playing them. Dunno if its just me or not good ergonomics form my hands

>> No.1107208

>>1107202
I liked how Sony made the sticks harder to push on the DS2 and up tho.

Other from that, no gamepad has come near the PS1 mother of awesome thang.

>> No.1107219

>>1107208
>Other from that, no gamepad has come near the PS1 mother of awesome thang.
Well I say Saturn model 2 gamepad is equally awesome. More precise dpad that's for sure.
>those clavus after playing EX+Alpha

>> No.1107228

>>1107219
I liked saturns controller also, it feels very comfortable in the hand with the smooth edges and all, but I find it to flimsy and plasticky. It feel light in some cheap way.

>> No.1107235

>>1107202
>>1107208
Their DPADs, their shoulder buttons, and the controller cases form/design is shit. Other than that, yeah, its a pretty nice set of controllers.

>> No.1107242

>>1107235
Are you kidding me or am I not getting you right? PS1 D-S has bad dpad, bad casing etc etc..!

The thing is built like a tank with good weight and accurate dpad + distinct buttons. Almost as hard to kill as a NES controller.

Are u high?

>> No.1107268

>>1107242
it's literally a SNES controller with annoying r/l placement, an inferior d-pad, and handles attached

>> No.1107271

>>1107242
>built like a tank
Bullshit. It suffers corrosion, chipping, and buttons get stuck under the case.

>>1107242
>good weight
It was too light, always felt like it might float away.

>accurate d-pad
Yes, but at the sacrifice of separating all of the directional buttons of the DPAD into sectional padding. These buttons are especially susceptible to getting stuck underneath the casing, and transferring to different points of the DPAD were painful.

>distinct buttons
True.

>Almost as hard to kill as a NES controller.
This is bullshit, and I did a test to prove it. I placed one NES controller and one PSX controller under the legs of my couch, and left them there for 3 months. During this time, me and my friends sat on this couch, I had jumped on it multiple times, and had even slept on this couch for a few days. When it hit month three, I removed the controllers. The PSX controller had a large indent in it, chipped casing, stuck joystick, and smashed buttons stuck under the casing. I plugged it in, and it didn't work, no surprise. The NES controller on the other hand had a single white scrape mark, and the controller worked perfectly fine on my console too.

>> No.1107284

>>1107271
Im on a phone so I wont give you a long rant about why you are wrong in so many ways. I must say, however, that I had a good long lol about that test of yours. Cudos bro!

>> No.1107297

>>1107284
>i don't have the knowledge to refute your claims, so i cannot give you a long rant. instead i will now slump back in my beanbag chair and fuck off to gay porn
FTFY

>> No.1107298

>>1103936
OMG I always wanted one of these. Never found one, never even used one! I thought it'd be great!

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>>1107271

I've never seen the buttons or d-pad get stuck underneath the casing on a dualshock, and I've seen plenty over the years. I have my PSOne dualshock that I got when it was released right here, because I've been hooking it up to my computer for the past 6 years, and I don't think it's even possible for the pad or buttons to go down that far. they're quite elevated from the surface of the pad

>b...but i smashed a dualshock under my couch for 3 months
Oh, well that fucking explains it, you blithering idiot

>> No.1107307

>>1107298
I had one of those. It was more of a gimmick than it was actually useful.

Cool idea tho.

>> No.1107317

>>1107305
This guy speak the truth.

Comparing a flat as fuck NES controller with a much more sophisticated PS1 Dual Shock is also completly retarded if you crush them under something.

Also, Im a collector so I trade a lot of PS stuff, and I have never seen any buttons or dpads stuck under the casing. Once I saw one of the sticks out of placement but thats it.

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>>1107271
>smashed it under a couch
are you fucking retarded?

>> No.1107327

>>1107305
>the experiment is the only example of this ever happening. ever.
i am going to have to say bullshit to you owning and using that controller consecutively for 17 years. even the best controllers suffer from wear and tear, unless you've never actually used it. please show me your gaming logs, i would be riveted to be provided proof that you have used this hock of shit long enough to determine if it is a sturdy controller or not.

>>1107317
then he shouldn't have compared the two in the first place.
>almost as hard to kill as an NES controller
it obviously wasn't true given the circumstances.

>>1107318
undermining proof, are we?

>> No.1107336

>>1107327
>undermining proof, are we?
proof of what? your incompetence to understand that certain shapes are more unstable than others?
why would you even expect a controller to be unscathed after 3 weeks of harsh punishment under a couch? regardless of how 'sturdy' or not you think the controller is, i wouldn't suggest using a couch as a proper 'durability testing' unit.

i don't understand the need to 'test' its durability anyway, since it's obvious that you won't be stuffing it under a couch during normal gameplay.
either you are 12, or really fucking stupid, or both.

>> No.1107337

>>1107327

You'll notice it's a PSOne controller, like I said, so I've had it for about 13 years.

>show me your gaming logs
Hahaha, what? I don't keep gaming logs. I'm going to stop arguing with you.

>> No.1107345

>>1107337
>Gaming logs

That cracked me up so hard. =D

He is a troll. Period.

>> No.1107347

>>1107327

>then he shouldn't have compared the two in the first place.
what...? it's not like you crushed the controllers because of your argument with this guy. that kinda makes it more sad, actually

>> No.1107348

>>1106313
This controller could be great for Super Godzilla!

>> No.1107349

>>1107345

SHOW ME YOUR GAMING LOGS needs to go into a comic somewhere

>> No.1107354

How exactly are people using their controllers normally that propping up their couch with them is a fair test of durability?

>> No.1107370

>>1107354

I would love to know this also.

I have owned my fair share of systems but the one and only controller I can say for sure that I have managed to fuck up is a N64 one.

Probobly happened in a crazy Goldeneye session of some sort.

>> No.1107385

>>1107370
1 of my N64 controllers has a fucked up analog stick, my dog chewed up the rubber for my gamecube stick but it still works great, and a PS2 controller has a stick that just goes limp for some reason, actually the same thing that happened to the n64 one.

I bet the gamecube analog stick is the sturdiest of them all

>> No.1107405

>>1107385
If I dont remember it all wrong, was'nt the N64 analog stick quite (in)famous for its ability to go limp?

Thats what happened to mine too.

>> No.1107406

>>1104107

My brother and me went shopping for second nes controller and bought this monstrosity because it looked 'cool'. That d-pad pad replacement was horrible.

Only plus were those turbo button.

>> No.1107417

>>1107385
I've been through a few Gamecube controllers, the joystick just wore out eventually.

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>> No.1107429

>>1107424
This is fake, right? I am pretty sure it is, but the controller just seems like a harbor of bad ideas, and this actually fits.

>> No.1107431

>>1107429
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamController/
Sage for non-related.

>> No.1107458

>>1107429
They can function as speakers actually

>> No.1107475

>>1107424
>implications

>> No.1107530

>>1107424
This thing actually looks pretty neat.
Some people that used it described what it's like, and made me pretty hyped.

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>>1107563

That controller is one of the early prototypes, when the PlayStation was still utilizing many parts of the SNES CD design.

And it looks strangely similar to a Nintendo controller a few years down the road.

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>kill me

>> No.1107582

>>1103840
That's not a bad controller. That's a prototype PlayStation controller.

The weird looking bit at the top of the right side of the face plate is a POV hat.

It would have allowed a control scheme similar to the dual-analog style we have today. Kinda before its time.

>> No.1107586

>>1106027
>And if you held it by the middle handle, you're worse than Hitler.

That's how you're supposed to hold it.

>> No.1107603

>>1103939
This again.

You just don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

Name any game on the N64 with bad controls.

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what the fuck seriously

>> No.1107608

>>1107581
I liked that controller a lot more than the N64 one.

>> No.1107613

>>1107606
I enjoyed using this, except i lost the hat to my stick so it's now just a metal needle

>> No.1107617

>>1107606

but we like that controller

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>>1107606

If only the n64 had a solid fighting library

>> No.1107718

>>1107603
Nobody says that the n64 suck, or for that matter that the controller doesn't do its job.

People just say that the controller sucks. And they are right. It is awkward and looks pathetic and is of poor quality.

>> No.1107728

>>1104205
I just can't remember a single game that used the d-pad on the n64. But even at age 9 i understood the reason it was there. Seriously what games did you play on the n64? You can't have been playing the system when it was out.

>> No.1107732

>>1105804
I wanted that so bad

>> No.1107736

>>1105902
It was advertised in comics and gaming mags with a kid kicking, with the game pictured doing the same kick. Came out right as VR first started showing up in high end arcades

>> No.1107741

>>1107194
don't feed the trolls

>> No.1107743

>>1107349
It's like something you'd see on a TV show made by people who don't understand video games, or a bad stereotype of a "gamer."

>> No.1107768

>>1107743
I picture myself more of something like that angry fat german ragekid that bashes his computer. The difference in my vision is that he stands in the middle of his little gaming den, all red in the face and mad of rage, pointing to you with his little chubby fingers and shout

- SHOW ME PROOF! I DEMAND TO SEE YOUR GAMING LOGS!!!!!11!!!one

Possibly with a couple of broken controllers under his coutch also. =)

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I can't believe you all are letting me win this easily.

>> No.1107825

>>1107327
>i would be riveted to be provided proof that you have used this hock of shit long enough to determine if it is a sturdy controller or not.

I'm not that guy, but there is substantial dirt in the crevices of that controller, and it looks like at least the triangle button has worn paint. I have PS1 controllers from the mid-late 90s that still work like champs, and the only thing that ever broke over time was the screw eyes in the handles (which has actually happened in four of my six PS1/2 pads), which just makes a little bit of the seam open up if you pull on it intentionally. A little glue would fix it (One of them is completely transparent, so I can see exactly what's not staying in place.), but since it doesn't affect the functionality of the controllers I haven't bothered to take them apart. These controllers have all been crammed in boxes, moved around the country a few times, schlepped around in a backpack that often sat in my car in both southern summer and Cleveland winter for days at a time, and not least of all were chew toys for several large breed dogs on more than one occasion. The plastic has bite-marks, but not a single button or stick malfunctions.

>> No.1107841

>>1107825

I am that guy, and I even cleaned the controller off a bit before I posted the picture so y'all wouldn't make fun of me.

The triangle is intact tho. Just weird lighting.

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Yo whats up?

>> No.1107920

>>1107910
You know this was made in Japan for Phantasy Star Online. It has an actual purpose.

>> No.1107931

>>1107920
This is true.

>> No.1107939

>>1107910
Hahaha what abomination. =D

(Do want one tho)

>> No.1107961

>>1107920
For PSO, I would have definitely used that thing.

>> No.1108025 [DELETED] 

>>1107910
That actually looks amazing. It would be a nice weight, and would be a great PC controller. Where could one buy one of these?

>> No.1109251

>>1107271
>This is bullshit, and I did a test to prove it. I placed one NES controller and one PSX controller under the legs of my couch, and left them there for 3 months. During this time, me and my friends sat on this couch, I had jumped on it multiple times, and had even slept on this couch for a few days. When it hit month three, I removed the controllers. The PSX controller had a large indent in it, chipped casing, stuck joystick, and smashed buttons stuck under the casing. I plugged it in, and it didn't work, no surprise. The NES controller on the other hand had a single white scrape mark, and the controller worked perfectly fine on my console too.

i'm laughing my ass off here

could you imagine the complaint?

hey anon why don't you like the playstation controller?

CAUSE IT WON'T HOLD MY COUCH!!

>> No.1109260

>>1109251
Dont wake the bear up.

He was clearly retarded.

>> No.1109262

>>1107678
it had some ok ones
>dark rift
>mk4
>KIGold
>Clay Fighter

>> No.1109267
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1109267

this piece of shit

>> No.1109268

>>1109267
Hi CWC, glad you could make it.

>> No.1109270

>>1109267
>>1107581
Piece of shit controllers with symmetrical analogs.

>> No.1109272
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1109272

(!)

>> No.1109275

>>1109270
asymmetric*

>> No.1109280

>>1109275
I blame SwiftKey for using bogus words without me allowing it.

>> No.1109294

>>1109267
They made it bad on purpose so that people would buy the new version. Literally everywhere you see an XBOX it's all non-original controllers. Although I think the one on in the image might be a beta controller, I'm not sure. That's how logn it's been since I've seen the release controller

>> No.1109303

>>1107606
But this controller is great. The analog stick has metal parts, and doesn't wear out. Just for that it's one of the best for N64.

Nice and weighty pad too, feels long-lasting.

The only real drawback is the d-pad, which is of stiff and hard to use, but how often do you use the d-pad for n64 games?

>> No.1109310

>>1109294
Not...really. The Xbox controller was made for gorilla hands that they assumed every American would have. The S controller was made for the system's Japanese launch. A year later Microsoft realized how retarded their original design was so they stuck with the S instead and completely abandoned the Duke. Systems started being bundled with it. The Duke only lasted from 2001-2002. The S lasted from 2002-2005. Obviously there are going to be more Xboxes with the S controller than the original.

>> No.1109312

>>1103978
bullshit. Mischief Makers used it. Thought that was boss. Not the only game either.
MK:Mythologies, Killer Instinct Gold, just off the top of my head. But in any case, who gives a shit.

Also, I don't think the D-pad was THAT good. It was shaped funny because of the slope of the controller face, and never felt quite right, but was fantastically responsive. Wii is my fave D-pad ever, even if its a little small, but doesn't bother me much

>> No.1109323
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1109323

>>1104004
That fucker was like trying to play a game with a freshly baked Boule. Fuck you and your bad opinions.

>> No.1109324
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1109324

Anybody have a picture of that PSone knockoff with the controller so small it fits in your palm?

>> No.1109334

>>1104004
>>1109323
Shit sorry, I defaulted into "best controller" mode. Carry on anon.

But yeah, actually it was more like trying to play a video game with a day-old Boule

>> No.1109337
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1109337

There's this German edutainment console that we had for a while that had a surprisingly intuitive controller, It had a switch on the back so you could switch the joystick to the other side if you were left handed. I think it was called the V-something. Also, I fucking hated the controller of the original X-box, shit was too damn big.

>> No.1109349

>>1107606
I have the DOS version of this. I really have to try it!

>> No.1109350

>>1107242
I have to agree with you. PS and DS1... controllers are pretty sturdy, in general, but not well made as a whole. If that makes sense.

For instance, on ALL of my PS controllers, the D-pad is hard and ill-responsive, the L2,R2 buttons have all cracked and become less responsive (aside from my regular PS which is useless because I only have PS2, and the d-pad is uber shit). OH, and the analogue sticks, particularly the left one, always seems to pull to the right after a week.

>> No.1109361

>>1107405
Yes, the plastic at the pivot point would wear down with use. The lack of tolerance between the parts would cause to stick to bobble around and be loose. That would cause it to be unable to pull the springs along the full range of motion, and cause depreciated control.

>> No.1109375

>>1104358
>360

octagon is 1080 degrees

>> No.1109376
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1109376

Not retro, but really, really BAD

>> No.1109379

>>1109337
V-Smile nigga, I use to play with it on breaks at toysrus.

>> No.1109396

>>1109376
>NIGGA DEY ALL CHINESE

>> No.1109402

>>1109375
all regular polygons internal angles add to 360 degrees. Do you even math

>> No.1109414

>>1109402
You fail geometry forever.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/interior-angles-polygons.html

>> No.1110819

>>1109402
Nope. 180x-3, where x = the number of vertices.

>> No.1110820

>>1110819
Err. 180(x-2).

>> No.1110821

3 sides = triangle = 180 degrees
4 sides = square = 360 degrees
5 sides = pentagon = 540 degrees
6 sides = hexagon = 720 degrees
infinite sides = circle = 360 degrees
???

Explain this, mathematicians!

>> No.1110870
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1110870

One for the ages

>> No.1110932

>>1110821

You're confusing degrees of arc with sums of interior angles. This progression is in the sums of interior angles. A theoretical interior angle would be defined by two infinitesimally small line segments. If we say that these line segments are angled to any degree at all, and that there are an infinite number of them, then their sum must be infinite.

>> No.1110963

>>1110932
That is, a theoretical internal angle of a circle.

>> No.1110987

>>1107920
Sorry but I can't imagine holding a keyboard in my hands for hours playing this. Then you have to keep the controller on your lap if you're typing... It just feels wrong.

>> No.1111040

>>1104296
I have extensive knowledge, and frustration from my 5200 controller. I use Wico's, or m y PC to 5200 adapter.
So, no I am not a Cunt-Troller...

>> No.1111048
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1111048

>>1107327
No one keeps game logs like Gaston!

>> No.1111051

>>1107606
I lived that thing. It replaced the N64 controller that I personally did not like.

>> No.1111078

>>1107815
Yes, why nobody mentionned this before

>> No.1111261

>>1110870
I'm surprised how long it took to see this on this thread.

>> No.1111710

>>1104004
Except that controller is really good. It's ugly but god damn it is comfy.

>> No.1111773

>>1103840

That dpad looks nicer than a regular DualShock.

>> No.1111826

>>1107815
80s ads best

>> No.1111834

>>1106027
Joke's on you, I have a 2-handle aftermarket N64 controller

>> No.1111838

>>1107405
Yes, the joystick's pivot is shitty plastic against shitty plastic and it grinds itself down. You remember that weird white dust that collected under the joystick? Every little fleck of that was once part of the stick's pivot.

You can buy replacement joysticks for N64 controllers, though

>> No.1111840
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1111840

>>1106010
It's not that bad.

>> No.1111996

>>1109267
I must be one of the four people who liked the giant xbox controller

>> No.1112000

>>1109280
Swiftkey is nice, but you have to keep your eye on the little bitch. Don't forget that you can long press on dictionary words and delete them if necessary

>> No.1112014

>>1111996

I like the Duke the best too.

>> No.1112270

>>1109272
Pros: It's sturdy, decently comfortable and works well for most games

Cons: The C stick is not very good for shooters

>> No.1112356

>>1112270
Works great in Killer 7
Flicking the reload trigger and all, not aiming.

>> No.1112363
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1112363

>Dragging a mouse on across a flat surface to control Your viewing angle in a 3D space.

>> No.1112371

>>1112363
No worse than using a stick for the same purpose.
No seriously, they have the same range of movements. Up, Down, Left, Right, and the various degrees in between.
Neither of them have any sort of depth to their movement.

>> No.1112381

>>1112371
I'm not saying it is.

I got fucking addicted to the motion+ controls are done in Metroid Blast, but there aren't any other FPS games that use it! Even the IR control in metroid prime doesn't cut it anymore.

>> No.1113301

>>1107127

The Roll & Rocker doesn't just look like shit, it is shit. It is less usable than the Power Glove.

>> No.1113317

>>1104093
People who bitch about this controller have never actually used it. I'm a giant Intellivision fan and I think this controller is fantastic once you get used to it's quirkiness.

>> No.1113334

>>1107327
I'm screencapping this shit, it's too good to pass up.

>> No.1113359

>>1104358
DEAR LORD
I remember this monstrosity from ads in Gamepro

>> No.1113364

>>1106383
Why would you need to play certain games with one hand?

Oh...

>> No.1113371
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1113371

This.

>> No.1113379

>>1113371
And I'll give the NegCon an honorable mention due to how ridiculous it looks, and the steep learning curve it takes to use before you realize that you're meant to twist your arms while you lean your body like a retard holding an imaginary steering wheel.

Whenever I bring this controller up, someone usually posts the JogCon. I don't get that. I think the JogCon was AMAZING. A mini force feedback steering wheel in the middle of a controller? Yes please.

>> No.1113385
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1113385

>>1113379
Forgot pic

>> No.1113395

>>1112381
If they could cut the delay on those, it would be even better.

>> No.1113410

>>1103995
it was still a terrible idea. They shoulve just put the d-pad and thumbstick on the same handle

>> No.1113438

>>1113385
I don't know, I actually liked the NegCon. Best way to play WipeOut.

>> No.1113591
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1113591

>>1112363
>>1112371
(and yes, this thing was rather bad, but only because of poor support and lack of availability)

>> No.1113880

>>1105820
There are infrared sensors along the outer edges. Its like a giant dpad that you stand in the middle of. When you cross one of the sensors it activates a keypress.

So basically playing mortal kombat or any fighting game with this thing amounts to flailing around like michael j fox being assaulted by ninjas. It doesn't work. At all.

>> No.1113905
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1113905

>> No.1113910

>>1113591

What kind of organs do you need to have to use that? I'd need a couple of tentacles and maybe an extra dick just to get started...

>> No.1113917
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1113917

play with me daddy

>> No.1113934
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1113934

>>1109376
>tfw it goes for over $60 US
I'm lost to why this is worth more than $10

>> No.1113976

>>1113591
That picture almost gave me a seizure.

>> No.1113982

>>1113934
Its made out of precious chineese jade

>> No.1114026

>>1113917
😱

>> No.1114069

>>1106027
Guess I'll just be worse than Hitler then. I had small hands and as I never had any reason to use the d-pad I held the middle handle.

>> No.1114073

>>1106027
Where is the shoulder buttons on that monstrosity?

>> No.1114120
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1114120

>>1113591
It looks like it was based off of the Gravis Xterminator DualShock control.

>> No.1114146

>>1112363
Well, duh. How many axes do you use to rotate your neck in 3D space?

Most games that aren't hardcore flight sims don't need more than two axes. And flight simmers use pedals for the rudder.

>> No.1114243

Everything between 2600 and Playstation era

>> No.1114616
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1114616

>>1113910
Just a pair of hands, probably not even one of unusual proportions, unlike some logitech sticks. The number of buttons on the stick was just right, and the atypically shaped pair of four way hats worked well.

>>1113976
The only thing some people were getting seizures from was when their supply of these ended up breaking, the PC version had huge fans.

>>1114120
Nope, other way around, phoenix, wingman warrior -> panther XL -> xterminator dual

>> No.1114620

>>1113334

i re-read it for a laugh whenever i see this thread alive another day

>> No.1114660

>>1107385
The N64 is pretty bad when it comes to loose analog sticks since the plastic inside wears down far too easily. The only thing I really hated about it.

>> No.1114686
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1114686

>>1105917
>tfw my first console was a 7800 and it came with 2 of these gloriously crafted controllers.
Study As Fuck.

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1115212

>>1113591
>>1113910
>>1113976
The only thing bad about the panther was that madcatz cancelled it.

>> No.1115216

>>1114686
I always want to play on this controller. Never had a chance

>> No.1115229

>>1107563
That looks like one of those controllers that cartoons have in the since the people who made them have no idea what a video game is

>> No.1115713
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1115713

>>1113317

>> No.1115747

>>1109268
I had no clue he was still relevant

>> No.1115836

>>1106027
lol i own that and other than being heavy and unbalanced the start button revs the chainsaw for a chainsaw sound i comfortably played and finished many games with it... except beat em ups you need something that can take some punishment

>> No.1115846
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1115846

wooo

>> No.1115849
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1115849

>> No.1115862

>>1115849
I refuse to believe Hori has ever made a lackluster product.

>> No.1115870

>>1115849
What the hell is that thing?

>> No.1116463
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1116463

>>1115849
>>1115862
>>1115870
It's made for Mahjong games. Apparently the LCD is so you can see your tiles without revealing it to others.

>> No.1116693

>>1109267
Designer: So we've got the new controller worked out, we figure that empty spot in the middle is about the right size to have have something like an xbox logo.
Marketing dickhead: Yeah we need to you move everything out further and make more room for the logo. It' needs to be at least this <fuckhuge> big.
D: But that's like a quarter of the space, all the controls will barely fit crowded around the edge of an already large controller.
M: Exactly, that's prime space for branding.
D: Sooo... the controls on our new controller will be of secondary importance?
M: You don't get the big picture, we're trying to establish market recognition.

>> No.1116709
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1116709

>> No.1116712

>>1116709
Are... Are there any games that actually use that?

>> No.1116714

>>1116712
It's for the dual analog mode in Goldeneye/PD i imagine
you could probably co-op with it if you got two real men together

>> No.1116723

>>1116714
There's a dual analog mode in Goldeneye and Perfect Dark? I've been playing those games for like fifteen years and never knew that.

I thought someone made it for the twin-engine controls in Star Wars Episode I Racer.

>> No.1116725

>>1116714
No, Its for 4-armed people.

>> No.1116901

>>1104107
The SNES version of this made my left thumb bleed playing Super Street Fighter II

>> No.1116909

>>1107606
this was a actually very comfortable and has great design imo. i enjoyed using it very much although it was not not very durable

>> No.1116936

>>1111996

Nah we're the silent majority.
It's just bitches here that put together hate for microsoft, xbox representing everything they hate and hate on all things Xbox, even the few things it did good.

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1117239

>>1109349
>>1116909
SEE?!? That's why I'm so scared to try it! I only have one of them! Where else will I find ANY 6 button analog gamepad gamepad OR a 4 button plus 3 analog axis / throtle pad for dos?

BAWWW!

Someone needs to re-release something like this, an atypically shaped analog pad for n64 AND dos!

>> No.1117268

>>1111996
I remember playing the first halo with this thing and then when they came out with the smaller ones my stupid 16 year old brain couldn't handle the switch over.

>> No.1117453

>>1115846
That looks pretty coo-
>for Sega Saturn

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

>> No.1117783

>>1115846
>>1117453
Look at all those LEDs. I'd buy it.

>> No.1117789

>>1115846
It looks like it would feel like the SNES bone, but bigger. I like it. It may not work too well with six face buttons, however.

>> No.1117902

>>1115849
>ron
>kan

Which psx buttons are those?

>> No.1117958

>>1117902
its for mahjong

http://www.play-asia.com/mahjong-parlor-controller-clear-blue-paOS-13-49-en-70-1eak.html

>> No.1117995

>>1107581

>virtual boy.jpg

>> No.1117997
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1117997

>>1115849
I have this one for the Famicom, myself. It's pretty similar, but unfortunately only supports two games out of like 50.

>> No.1118868

>>1113934
http://dx.com/p/usb-dragon-dual-shock-scary-gamepad-with-12-button-and-2-analog-sticks-4998

>> No.1118908

>>1117997
>Famicom
>USB

>> No.1118919

>>1113364
My uncle has one because he actually only has one arm.

>> No.1118924 [DELETED] 

>>1109267
>>1109272
>>>/v/

>> No.1118936

>>1113364
To consume food or similar stuff.
SFC didn't have eroge, those were played with a mouse.

>> No.1118940

>>1118936
You don't need eroge to fap, Anonymous.

>> No.1118941
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1118941

I had this piece of crap for NES, and yes that's how it's oriented.

>> No.1118945

>>1118940
You don't need hands to fap.

>> No.1118949

>>1118945
please tell me you don't mean there is a controller that could be used to fap, hands free...

>> No.1118952

>>1118949
Gamecube if you have a microdick.

>> No.1118958

>>1113438

This x1,000,000

I carried one with me back from Japan for this very reason

>> No.1118992

>>1114686
SO THATS WHAT THAT FUCKING HOLE WAS FOR
i saw this shit on classic game room and Mark never explained what the hole on the dpad was for

>> No.1119015

>>1107197
with the exception of the Saturn prototype dc controller, which felt fucking incredible, those all do suck.

so Nyah!

>> No.1119020
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1119020

It's weird to know this thing started it all

>> No.1119034

>>1107920
that system had 4 controller ports! what "purpose" does this serve?

>> No.1119042
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1119042

>>1118908
It's obviously an USB adapted mod

Here are the actual controllers for comparison. Capcom made one for each game.

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>> No.1119121

>>1119020

Are you joking Anon?

That looks comfy as shit. Paddle controllers in all forms are a joy to use.

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1119128

>>1109267
You talking shit 'bout my Duke, son?
Don't be talkin' shit 'bout my Duke, son.
The Duke will straight wreck your shit.

>> No.1119979

I tried playing smash bros with the gamecube chainsaw controller just to see how bad it sucked

>> No.1120336
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1120336

>>1119979
Try playing Sega Rally with this. The reel corresponds to the accelerator.

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1120356

>>1115713

>> No.1120361
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1120361

>>1120356

>> No.1120381

>>1120336
Do you have to constantly reel to keep moving?

>> No.1120389

>>1104093
it isn't really THAT bad, but the foil buttons on mine are sort of shitty and old... because the system is shitty and old.
I've never had troubles with the wheel.

>> No.1120398

>>1120361
fuck I need this game

>> No.1120406
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1120406

>>1120381
Wanna go fast? You gotta spin fast.

>> No.1120498
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1120498

>>1120336

>mfw you can use this for Soul Calibur a la Wiimote

>> No.1120509

>>1103840
Better dpad than the DualShock, still, it's clear that Sony had good reason to copy Nintendo all the time.

>> No.1120512

>>1107815
he's like the american Char Aznable.

>> No.1120513

>>1111996
I tried it as a kid and hated it, it was way too big for my hands. Now it feels pretty good, very 'filling' of the hands. I also like how the buttons are clustered together under your thumb. You can actually hit all four buttons easily, which is something I always felt was a flaw with the SNES/PS/eternal standard that was the four button square pattern.

>> No.1120515

>>1112270
Don't forget that the D-Pad is a complete POS. Still love it for its positives though.

>> No.1120517

>>1120361
How?

>> No.1120528

madcatz gamecube controllers

>> No.1120546

>>1120513

I got the Xbox on release (or that Christmas rather).

And that controller fit my hands perfectly. I was 12 at the time, and a pretty weedy 12 year old at that.

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