Love it or hate it, Fuchal at NextGG.com takes a look at what makes the Xbox 360's controller so appealing...
The keypad add-on is pretty cool too!
Might be PS3 fan boys just jealous of lacking rumble.
and i've used a few over the years. just a shame the d-pad isn't of the same quality as the rest of the pad. i just hope microsoft do a sony, and use this pad now for every generation of xbox....imo it's gonna take some beating the 360 pad.
They should as it means the pc FINALLY has a standard controller. It works so well on my pc.
because it's really all about what you're use to and prefer. I own all three systems, and the 360 controller just fits my hands best. I even keep rumble turned off...I just like the way it feels better, regardless of rumble.
@ Capt Chaos .......PS3 has the Dual Shock 3 of which I own 2. Anyway personally I don't like the Xbox controller, mainly because I don't like the way the triggers feel(both l1, l2, r1, r2) and having the left analogue up where the d-padd should be feels un-natural. Everytime I go over to a friends place, we play RSV2 or Halo 3 and I just cannot stand the controller or Halo 3 for that matter.
cool article, I love the 360 controller imo it is WAY better than any other dualshock controller
this is opinion again, there been 1000 posts like this, and opinions are NOT NEWS!
i must agree, i love the 360 controller, best one for a while
seeing as they made the worst controller ever for the original xbox they new what to do for the next one
it was the worst " looking ", but i must say... in my hands it felt the best. The ps2 controller ( and indeed the ps3 ) tend to give me cramp in my fingures when i play some games. This is a case of personal choice, but i do prefer the 360 pad to anything else in terms of comfort. sure the d-pad is not the best, but looking at what you normally need it for it does not make much difference. On the flip side i wish one of the analogue sticks on the ps3 was where the d-pad is on that. i would be able to use it much better. still, its personal choice. anyhow, is this really news ? its just a " 360 pad rocks "... ya, so do apples !
...the Duke was just perfect for my hands... The new one is okay but after 5 or 6 hours my pinkies start to cramp cause the thing is just too small and there's no place for them. Somebody ought to make a new version of the Duke. In black only, of course...
I personally liked the original xbox controller. They called it "The Duke" It had longer analog sticks for better aiming. Not to keen on the small analogs.
God, I hated the original Xbox controller, it just wasn't an ergonomic design. At least they rectified it with the 360 controller. Although my hands are bent into the shape of the Dualshock, so it's still the best for me, personally :D
The controller S was better.
"3. The body size!" Good for me that I have small hands then. Small, fragile coder hands. ;) The DS3 fits perfectly in my hands.
thank you for keeping your controller the same for 3 generations sony, its perfect : ), its very symmetrical and not out of proportion like most of the controllers i have played with. its fully analogue unlike other controllers. that just makes it more convenient off the bat. wireless out the box, rechargeable out the box, sixaxis, durable (i have stepped on it at least 70 times and still haven't learned my lesson) dropped it. and it still works. its not to big yet not to small. nice and comfortable, suites the majority of gamers. wow, so this is what it feels like to troll. troll? who the hell made up that term? that sh*t is lame. i read news and speak my mind and opinion on it. if i feel like the ps3 controller is better im gunna let people know. that dosnt mean the 360 controller dosnt rock, 360 controller is better than most controllers out there. peace and happy gaming : )
i wouldnt go as far as saying that the sixaxis is durable lol ive had my ps3 for a year now and the controller analogue sticks are both loose from call of duty 4 (the left one likes to point upwards and the right one likes to point in the left direction)now for the 360 pad the analogue sticks are much more durable as my bros pad has been thrown kicked and endless sessions of cod4 fifa 08 vegas 1&2 over a year and the controller still works good the only problem being the wee dots on the analogue sticks have worn away making them a wee bit slippy. @ Postedup. the sprint buton on the 360 pad is pressing the left analogue stick in just as the ps3. oh and postedup if u want m8 add me to psn djalan1980 might play u at cod4 ;)
yes, i have one controller with the right analogue stick stuck forward. i wont dare play cod4 with my good controller : ) the ps3 controller its self is durable as in "banging around" durable. unfortunately thats the down side (analogue sticks), but from what i herd the DS3 is better and has different analogue sticks. one question: what button is to sprint on the 360 for cod4?, is it the same as ps3? i dont know thats why im asking. iight cool, ill add you. mine: StreetVeteran
Best controller by far and yes i do have a ps3 also. The 360 pad is sublime. It rocks.
same boat, totally agree.
same thats. I used to love the dual shock for the ps2/ps3, but after playing with the 360 its got the better feel IMO.
i love it for half an hour till i realize it is too bulky. Buttons are all over the place.
i thought it was pretty comfortable at first but so is the ps3 controller. i soon recognized that it was to bulky and out of proportion.
im, too, glad that sony kept to the original design since PS1. I just love their controller!
Just too light and no rumble
It's called DS3. Ediot.
The Playstation's original controller didn't have any analog sticks.
he means the overall shape and size. they did put analogue sticks on the ps1 controller, and that would be just adding to the original. it still is the original design with analogue sticks. but not the ORIGINAL original design.
I think both controllers(360/DualShock3) excel in different areas. For FPS and racing games I prefer the 360 controller, but for platform and fighting games(especially 2D) I prefer the DualShock3. Overall the 360 controller fits better in my hands and I think it's better designed ergonomically for 3D games, but that's a strictly personal opinon. ach to his own.
i think the 360 pad tops the dualshock for everything, except for playing pro evolution soccer! for me, that's when the dualshock is the bettep pad! apart from that, i wouldn't want any other pad over the 360s.
but I've never liked the xbox controllers. They have always been big and complicated to play with. The PS controllers have always been simple. I feel that the PS3 controller fits well with every kind of game.
I agree about the original xbox controller. God that thing was stupidly huge. I had the smaller version which was a big improvement but still didn't feel right compared to sonys dualshock. But I have to say the 360 is the perfect weight and size. I used a ps3 controller once in a shop and it was too small and light.
The 360 controller is just amazing. Play CoD4, play PES2008, play AceCombat6, play GRID, play Vegas2, play GTA4 ... it just fits the bill ... simply amazing. If PS3 would be playable with 360 controller my interest in (trying a) PS3 would instantly triple Even going back old-skool to mouse/keyboard pc gaming feels awkward once accustomed to 360 controller While the 360 hardware itself it a 'piece of RoD'ing crap':) the 360 CONTROLLER is a true piece of art in quality and design