Top Ten: Console Controllers

Dealspwn writes: "Controllers have two thumbsticks. We all know that, right? Well, that simply wasn't the case before the Dual Analog Controller came along, and after a few months on the shelves, the DualShock blew it out of the water and literally redefined what controllers could offer. We owe it everything.

However, Sony decided to model all future core peripherals on the DualShock's basic blueprint... which was a mistake in our opinion. It's an important precedent, but the cramped central sticks and protruding bumpers force gamers to adopt an unnatural 'claw' hand position. Sony's refusal to sacrifice tradition for ergonomics sadly allowed their competitor to get ahead in the controller stakes - which, if course, can only mean one thing..."

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ConanOBrien2508d ago ShowReplies(1)
firemassacre2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

the xbox and the ps3 controllers are awesome, but since im a huge street fighter fan i get the game on ps3 because of the controller, the d-pad is unmatched.

Firstkn1ghT2507d ago

You can't be that "huge" of a street fighter fan if your using a ps3 controller. Real fans buy fight sticks or the mad kats fight controllers that destroy the ps3 controller for fight games.

firemassacre2507d ago

top 10 "console controllers" and yes i am a huge street fighter fan, and yes i use the joystick religiously.

Liquid_Ocelot2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

REAL fans play the game no matter what type of controller is being used*

VINNIEPAZ2507d ago

I dont get what you just said. "i use the joystick religiously" and also "i get the game on ps3 because of the controller, the d-pad is unmatched"

If you always use the sticks what does the PS3s D-Pad matter?

Anyways, on topic. The minute I held the Xbox360 controller I had a huge grin on my face. I love the feel on that controller. I do agree the Xbox 360s D-Pad sucks balls (I even got one controller with the new D-Pad and it fell off completely, WTF?), but I never really use the D-Pad on most games so its not a big factor to me (not the one that fell off lol). I like the PS3 controller also, but the only problem I have with it is the L2 and R2 buttons. If a game requires long presses my finger tends to slip off them.

Perjoss2507d ago

the megadrive (Genesis) had a very nice 6 button gamepad with probably the best Dpad in gaming history.

I think it was this one, sorry heh, was a long time ago :)

kramun2507d ago

Yeah I had one of those, was great for SF2.

CrimsonEngage2507d ago

The Xbox 360 controller could be the most comfortable controller i'v ever used. And with the new controller with the transforming d-pad, just makes playing fighting games even better.

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Boody-Bandit2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

CrimsonEngage I disagree about the new 360 silver controller. The only thing it adds is elevation to the pad and it does absolutely nothing to change the performance of the d-pad from the non elevated / original 360 controller. It performs identical to the original d-pad. I should know since I own 2 new 360 controllers and every fighter available for the 360.

CrimsonEngage2507d ago

To each his own. That's why it's an OPINION. And my "opinion" is that it's the most comfortable controller at the moment. Just because you don't like the d-pad doesn't mean i don't. It must be pretty damn good for me as i'v been tearing people up on Mortal Kombat like a boss.

Boody-Bandit2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

That's fine and all CE but several tech sites agree with "my opinion" in that there is NO difference in performance with the elevated d-pad.

I am a fighting fanatic, purchase all fighters for both the PS3 & 360 (PC if they are available) and usually use my fight sticks anyway BUT the d-pad on the new 360 is the same as the original. I noticed it even with shooters where you use the pad to select weapons and other options and features on the fly. The pad is identical / has the same flaws as the original.

Blues Cowboy2507d ago

I personally find that it's more suited to SHMUPS, since the higher action makes netting the diagonals a lot easier. Deathsmiles etc is a lot more responsive - and Half Minute Hero SMNC is a lot better since the game doesn't have a dead zone between cardinal directions.

MOTY2507d ago

I think the writer is allowing nostalgia to skew his overall #1 controller. The 360 controller is the best controller on the market.

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Rynx2507d ago

"The 360 controller is the best controller on the market. IMO"


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