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Old 10th November, 2005, 11:31 PM
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Xbox 360 controller - a child's toy?

Is it just me or does the new Xbox 360 controller look more like a toy you would give to a young child?

The bog standard grey buttons doesn't do much for it either.
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Old 10th November, 2005, 11:34 PM
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Aren't they supposed to be wireless? That looks like a cable to me.....

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Old 10th November, 2005, 11:36 PM
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Yup, it looks like a child's toy and aside from the color scheme, which is terrible, it looks pretty much the same as a regular Xbox controller, no?
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Old 10th November, 2005, 11:46 PM
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I wonder if they have done this intentionally to increase sales of aftermarket better looking controllers?

I can see that many people will want to upgrade it ASAP!
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Old 11th November, 2005, 12:37 AM
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I do...i use an xbox controller for my pc, and there is a version of this pad available with driver disk, which i will be piking up as soon as it is available.
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Old 11th November, 2005, 04:15 PM
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It looks good in real life and feels much better then the S controller. thats a really unflatering picture.
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Old 11th November, 2005, 06:20 PM
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yeah that is bad picture, ill admit to being a platstation fan boy and ill even admit the 360's controller looks nice, it comes in wired or wireless, pluss the wireless one has a cable to plug into the 360 to charge it if it runs out anyway,

the only thing i had agaised the s pad was that it only had one sholder button, so you couldnt melay and turn at the same time, but the new has 2, (ooo copied of sony))

besides have you seen the ps3 controller, dam, errr im gona reserve my opinion on that till iv held it as it looks, odd, to say the least
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the PS3 controller certainly looks interesting, if this is it...

It sure looks a lot better than that 360 controller, which looks particuarly crappy, cheap and nasty!
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Old 14th November, 2005, 02:20 AM
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the PS3 controller and looks like
A: a Banna
B: Something one of my friends (girl) has with a camera on for jokes.
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The PS3 controller looks awful, and very uncomfortable.

Using the analog sticks looks painful.
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I dont think my thumbs will bend that far....
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I gotta agree that thing does look pretty cheap and nasty, and is it me or are the buttons mis-aligned in that pic?

If I imagine holding it, I can get my thumbs (I have special thumbs) to the analogue sticks and buttons, but it beats me how you are supposed to use the L and R shoulder buttons.
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I'm sure the controller is actually a lot smaller than it looks in that picture, which would make using it much more realistic. We're talking Japan here after all.

If not... well there's enough selection around these days so that you don't have to live with anything you're uncomfortable with if you have the spare cash.
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UNLESS THEY DO WHAT MAC DID AND DON'T ALOOW ANY THIRD PARTY LIECENCES. oops sorry for the caps didn't realizie it was one.
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Ummmm.... pardon?

If you mean that Macs can't have third party keyboards and mice... then... well.... nope

They can

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The PS3 controller looks awful, and very uncomfortable.

Using the analog sticks looks painful.
Sony aren't stupid. The controller will have been tested thousands of times.
If it was really un-comfortable, they wouldn't make it. It's got to be ergonomically sound.
for me, the XBox controllers always had awful D-Pads. Press right, and you'd go, uh, down.
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