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What is your favorite controller of all time?

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"I've been gaming since the Atari 2600, so I've touched quite a few controllers in my time. I remember the long nights of Mario Party where the Nintendo 64 controller etched a temporary scar into my hand, and the lengthy battles of getting the cord to rest just right on the Dreamcast controller's top notch."

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60FramesPerSecond1423d ago

Xbox 360. Overall my absolute favorite. The DualShock is great for not changing between the middle of psone to ps3, but Ive never liked the analog sticks.

GarrusVakarian1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

For me it's:

1) DS4
2) X1
3) Xbox 360
4) Gamecube

I'm really surprised that i ended up liking the X1 controller over the 360 controller. I went back to my 360 to play the Bioshock Infinite DLC a few days ago and thought it felt less comfortable than the X1 controller.

Gotta give it to MS and Sony this gen, they've created some awesome controllers. So comfortable. The DS4 feels like it was used with my hands as reference, lol.

60FramesPerSecond1423d ago

I gotta try out the DS4. wanted it for ps3, but im just gonna wait till i get a ps4 now. unless they add rumble, that is for ps3

mikeslemonade1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

^Suprise Suprise Suprise

Mikeslemonade likes the X1 controller the most.

DS4 although is the best DS in history doesn't look very sleek and is less ergonomic than the X1 controller. Also poor battery life and triggers are still not as good as the X1 controller.

GhostTurtle1423d ago

Never played the X1 controller. For me DS4 no doubt. Best controller ever. Before that it was the 360 controller. I guess if I had to pick a 3rd it would be GC controller.

GameSpawn1422d ago

Wow, Luke. Why the Gamecube? The d-pad absolutely ruined that controller for me.

I've always enjoyed all the DualShock controllers, so I'm not going to bother making a list because the first four will be each of the DualShocks going back.

After getting used to the size and weight of the DS4, my DS3's just fees like a tinker toy.

With the Xbox controllers I actually liked the original Xbox-S controller more than the 360 controller. I still have not had any hands on with the Xbox One controller, so I'll reserve all my opinions.

The only reasons I put the DualShocks above the Xbox controllers I have used is because of the D-Pads. Having each of the directions distinctly separated under your thumb really helps with accuracy in command entry (read as 2D/2.5D fighting games). I also like symmetrical analogs over asymmetrical because it seems like I get less fatigue when playing for extended periods.

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Joey_Leone1423d ago

In my opinion I have to say the original Xbox Duke controller.

colonel1791423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

1. DS4
2. GameCube
3. Xbox Controller S
4. Wii U Pro Controller
5. Wii U Gamepad

Least Liked

1. Xbox 360 (Don't know why, but I've never liked it)
3. DS3 (after using DS4)

TheSaint1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

Not a controller.

I honestly like the Dual Shock and the Xbox controller about the same.

Maybe just a slight edge to Dual Shock. Maybe.

Chrischi19881423d ago

In the very meaning of the word controller, mouse and keyboard are controllers. But I know what you mean, they obviously talk about console controllers.

I wonder how this Steammachine Controller will be like.

For me it is the Gamecube controller, because it was this controller, which gave the basic scheme to controllers of today.

herbs1422d ago

Wii U Pro controller doesn't get enough love. Super ergonomical once you get used to it 80+ hour battery life excellent buttons and the best D-pad in the business. Not ideal for racing games with lack of analog triggers but otherwise great. Using it to play Dark Souls 2 on PC and its a perfect fit.

3-4-51422d ago

1.) Xbox 360
2.) Gamecube
3.) Wii U Gamepad
4.) Wii U Pro Controller
5.) SNES
6.) DS4
7.) N64
8.) Sega Genesis 6 Button
9.) NES

Venox20081422d ago

Here is mine:

1. Gamecube wavebird wireless controller
2. Nintendo wii (not talking about waggle but about comfort)
3. Wii u gamepad
4. X360

I am still yet to try ps4 controller (soon probably) ..

Madock1422d ago

Gamecube all the way,
& after years with almost all of them
ds4 analouge position is terrible, still don't understand the touchpad?!
Xbox is decent, but battery is horrible & it's too heavy for me
Wii u gamepad is heavy & lack the Nintendo flare in design
Wii u pro is gr8 in terms of button layout, weight & battery life but again looks bland

Gamecube controller is just a beauty, need another z trigger & all set

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Neonridr1423d ago

Gamecube, fit perfectly in my hand. And the introduction of Analog shoulder buttons were a huge plus.

Metallox1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

I love the DualShock 4, it fits perfectly in my hands, but since the Wii U Gamepad has a lot of functionalities in it, I have to agree with that, it's a beautiful controller as well. You got the Off-TV functionality which literally has revolutionized my way to play, I don't watch that much my TV anymore since I can look the game closer at the Gamepad with significant quality (even if is just 480p). Also the touchscreen with stylus it's a really good combination. For example, I don't seem to use my PC to surf on Internet anymore, I rather prefer to use Wii U's browser, 'cause it's really good, you can see almost every single page in there, I'm even doing this comment with it right now.

So yeah, good choice. I also like GameCube and X360 controllers.

herbs1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

Gamepad display is actually 560p and it looks so nice because the system is downsampling or supersampling a higher resolution images to it. In some ways it looks better than my brand new 55" 1080p samsung, it seems to smooth out any jaggies and imperfections. Really all the current gen controllers are excellent and high quality the only bad feature is the light bar on the DS4 because it reflects off your display and saps the battery life and serves no real legitamite gaming purpose. They say it was designed with Project Morpheus in mind but it will not enhance virtual reality in any meaningful way so the light bar = fail. Dont get me wrong otherwise its still a fantastic controller.

-Foxtrot1423d ago

Dualshock and the Gamecube controller.

Gamecube because I thought it was Nintendo finding a controller they could easily improve with each new gen like Sony had done with the DS but unfortunately they didn't do that. Not even for the Wii U...those mock up Wii U Gamecube styled controllers look amazing. I hope they go back with the Gamecube controller next gen.

DualShock mostly because it felt like the next step in gaming when I first got my hands on it with the PS1 and over the years (good changes and bad) they've added things to it to try and evolve it.

As for the article...the Gamepad....really? You couldn't even put it in the top 10 controllers. For me it doesn't feel right with some games, it's not really an all rounded controller. They need to bring in a Gamecube styled controller next gen

60FramesPerSecond1423d ago

GamePad is #1 if you count functionality, i dont think anybody would deny that. i thought this was button placement though.

-Foxtrot1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

I never really count functionality, although I don't disagree with you on the Wii U's

For me I count how comfortable it is and how well the controller plays with many genres.

It's why despite liking the Xbox 360 controller I don't think it plays great with Fighting or Racing games.

mochachino1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

1) DS4
2) Xone controller
3) 360 controller

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