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View Poll Results: What do you hate about controllers?
When the buttons get sticky 7 26.92%
When you can't use them anymore 3 11.54%
When they break 6 23.08%
When the wire that you use to put it in the system get cuts off 2 7.69%
When gum falls on the button and sticks 0 0%
When you spill a liquid on them 1 3.85%
Other? Post it. 7 26.92%
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:05 AM   #11
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Originally posted by Blood-Pigggy@Oct 11 2005, 06:01 AM
When Gamecube controlers glitch.
Sometimes if you press buttons while the game loads, the game will think that you're holding the control stick down or up or to the side or in some other direction the whole time.
It's very annoying, as you have to reset the system before you can play the game properly.
If I remember correctly, this happens with any console. At least it used to on the N64. There is a way to fix it in game by holding down a combination of buttons.... Ah good old wikipedia: "hold down X, Y and start/ pause for three seconds".
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #12
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I dislike so much the controllers with too many buttons! :not_ok:

Two or three buttons could be just enough...
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:02 PM   #13
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Most people will propably not remember this one, but at first the controllers (in the arcades mainly) had the stick/movement set for the right hand and the buttons/fire set for the left hand. At one point it was changed on purpose to (IIRC) make them more difficult (among other reasons). It all happened in such a scale that many people (even those that are old enough) don't remember much of the change.
So, to make my point, I hate that (where applicable of course) the controllers, mainly in the arcades but also joypads and "arcade" joysticks are build in this "new" way. Even after all these years I still find it very uncomfortable to use such controllers. Meaning like ALL joypads, that have the movement to the left and fire buttons to the right, plus arcade machines. I was kind of upset when a few years ago a company started creating these controllers replicas of arcade machines (I am sure you have seen some of their ads) for a bit high price and of course in the twisted way I mentioned before.
Is it too much to ask for one controller as they were made in the beginning?

And, no, I am not a left handed (someone asked me this once on a similar topic). If you don't believe me/remember then if you spend some good time researching it there might still be a couple of sites siting the truth. No, I don't have any links anymore.


So, I voted for the last "other"
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:05 PM   #14
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I dislike so much the controllers with too many buttons! :not_ok:

Two or three buttons could be just enough...
Don't play Xbox games then
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:13 PM   #15
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Originally posted by Xikarita+Oct 11 2005, 04:05 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Xikarita @ Oct 11 2005, 04:05 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Quintopotere@Oct 11 2005, 12:50 PM
I dislike so much the controllers with too many buttons! :not_ok:

Two or three buttons could be just enough...
Don't play Xbox games then [/b][/quote]
In fact I haven't bought a console since the Playstation came out! :bleh:
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:29 PM   #16
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Originally posted by efthimios@Oct 11 2005, 07:02 AM
Most people will propably not remember this one, but at first the controllers (in the arcades mainly) had the stick/movement set for the right hand and the buttons/fire set for the left hand. At one point it was changed on purpose to (IIRC) make them more difficult (among other reasons). It all happened in such a scale that many people (even those that are old enough) don't remember much of the change.
So, to make my point, I hate that (where applicable of course) the controllers, mainly in the arcades but also joypads and "arcade" joysticks are build in this "new" way. Even after all these years I still find it very uncomfortable to use such controllers. Meaning like ALL joypads, that have the movement to the left and fire buttons to the right, plus arcade machines. I was kind of upset when a few years ago a company started creating these controllers replicas of arcade machines (I am sure you have seen some of their ads) for a bit high price and of course in the twisted way I mentioned before.
Is it too much to ask for one controller as they were made in the beginning?

And, no, I am not a left handed (someone asked me this once on a similar topic). If you don't believe me/remember then if you spend some good time researching it there might still be a couple of sites siting the truth. No, I don't have any links anymore.


So, I voted for the last "other"
Controllers are ridiculously easy to use, which is one of their draws, a few minutes with a control you are unfamilair with will soon teach you to use it perfectly.
This is... unless you have poor hand-eye coordination.

As games grow, we need more buttons, imagine this.
A game with about 4 different kind of menus/interaction.
Now imagine having to cycle through those actions with two buttons, that would be supremely annoying.

In order to have simpler controls we'll need simpler games.

But I did like those old buttons they had on the age old machines, except for Defender, that had about 6-10 buttons or something.
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:32 PM   #17
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I miss the days when all you needed was a joystick with a fire button
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:32 PM   #18
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I never mentioned that we should go back to having 1 or 2 buttons on the controllers.

Your points are valid up to a point, but, I have a hard time seeing them as a kind of reply or even rebutal to what I said earlier.
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Mmm, I thought the point of your post was that you liked simple controllers more.
Whatever though.

Oh wait, I was replying to the "Is it too much to ask for a controller like they had in the beggining?"
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:16 PM   #20
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Mmm, I thought the point of your post was that you liked simple controllers more.
Whatever though.

Oh wait, I was replying to the "Is it too much to ask for a controller like they had in the beggining?"
Well then, it looks like you might have not read my whole post correctly. :-p

I was talking about having the fire buttons on the left side than the right side. Not on having a 1-2 button joypads.
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