Nintendo reveal next generation Controller

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Nintendo reveal next generation Controller

Post by Squirminator2k » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:43 pm

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I can't say I'm bowled over by the concept, to be honest. I like using two hands on a controller.
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Post by Wolverine » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:19 pm

Strange. The version I saw had a cable with a lil joystick attached. Everyones saying wait til ya see the video of it being used and then you'll love it... Well I watched it and I still see it as a gimmicky piece of crap. I feel that way bout the DS though. And I was never a fan of the GC or N64 controllers either. This new thing may be good for some new game genres or whatever but kinda annoys me if ya don't get a standard controller for every other type of game. I ain't playing Street Fighter with that...

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Post by Squirminator2k » Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:44 pm

I love the DS, but this controller seems... well, terrible. I see where Nintendo are trying to go with this, but I can't see it being a market smash. Make this controller an optional extra, but please - stick with the traditional two-handed controller. Please.
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Post by Pooka » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:15 pm

Agreed.

I may be living in Japan by the time this comes out, which might make me a good correspondent for Dream17, thinking about it.
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Post by SupSuper » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:36 am

Does this thread have to be in EVERY forum I go to? EVERY SINGLE ONE?

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Post by Squirminator2k » Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:57 am

Loking at [Nintendo's Article for the page] there is, thankfully, still an analogue stick and still a two-handed function for the controller. However, I do hope Nintendo release a version of the controller that is a simple two-handed controller.
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Post by Worm Mad » Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:07 pm

Well, I've heard that you can use your old Gamecube controllers with it. So, there you go.
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Post by AndrewTaylor » Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:50 pm

SupSuper wrote:Does this thread have to be in EVERY forum I go to? EVERY SINGLE ONE?
Don't hang around video games forums if you don't want to talk about huge video game related news.

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Post by Cyclaws » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:01 pm

I have to say, that it looks very uncomfortable. And ugly, though I suppose that doesn't really matter.
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Post by Pooka » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:01 pm

Ninty may surprise us... they haven't failed us for comfort yet.
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Post by M3ntal » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:36 am

I was discussing this with Flamie, who did a work placement at Nintendo for a year. You can still get "normal" control pads for them, that video is just showing what else you can get. I think the selling point on this console for me is the fact it is backwards compatible all the way back to the NES.
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Post by Squirminator2k » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:31 pm

The more I read about it, the more I like it.
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Post by Pooka » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:23 pm

Don't just think about it...

...see it!
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Post by Worm Mad » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:41 pm

...see it!
That's both disturbing and entertaining
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Post by OldSkoolCrazy » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:06 am

The controller seems very interesting to me. To me it looks like it could work nicely. We'll see.
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Post by Alien King » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:44 pm

Pooka wrote:Ninty may surprise us... they haven't failed us for comfort yet.
what about the N64 controller? that wasn't comfortable

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Post by Squirminator2k » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:50 pm

Alien King wrote:
Pooka wrote:Ninty may surprise us... they haven't failed us for comfort yet.
what about the N64 controller? that wasn't comfortable
Only if you go third party. I found the official controller very comfortable.

Watching the video, I have to say - impressive++.
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Post by Pooka » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:14 pm

I only found the N64 contoller comfortable if I had my left hand on the lefternmost prong and my right hand on the righternmost prong... I never used the left position or right position!
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Post by AndrewTaylor » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:42 pm

But... you almost never used the d-pad. There were about six games that really used it and the rest were 3D-stick based.

You must have crazyshape hands. The N64 controller is the Best Thing Ever. Had it had Dreamcast/GameCube style 3D stick and maybe analogue triggers it would have been perfect.

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Post by Worm Mad » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:53 am

The first time I used the N64 controller, it killed my hand. I was round someone's house and I'd never used it before so I don't think I held it right. The big middle section of the controller ended up leaving a giant painful groove in the middle of my hand for about a week or so after I used it. So, yeah, I wouldn't really describe it as comfortable. Then again, what controllers are?
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