Xbox 360 D-Pad Hindering My 'Fallout 3' Experience

Patrick Klepek from MTV Multiplayer writes:

"As I stockpile more and more weapons in "Fallout 3," I've discovered the first Xbox 360 game forcing me to curse the controller's d-pad.

Your weapons in "Fallout 3? are assigned to each area of the d-pad. The game allows you to pre-assign up to eight hot keys - up, down, left, right and each in-between.

The primary arrows work just fine…it's the diagonals that prove painful.

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to swap to your combat shotgun - in my case, assigned to the lower right - and accidentally pulling out your grenades. Please, Mr. Super Mutant, do rip me to shreds. Thanks, d-pad!"

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aggh im on fire4050d ago

Can't say i have this problem . Maybe you just had fat fingers.

Emmo4050d ago

Splash out on the new controller

johnnywit4050d ago

I have trouble using the d-pad as well. I stopped using it and change weapons with my pip boy. It doesn't really bother me since I'm so reliant on VATS and I play the combat at a slow pace. If I were someone who play's the game more like a FPS then I would imagine it would become irritating since FPS's are faster paced. I don't know if this makes since but it sounds right to me.

B Man4049d ago

Not because of the controller... just because I find it easier to just go into my pip boy. Unfortunately you can't permanently assign something to a short cut, which sucks because I used to assign my stimpack to the D Pad, but once you run out you have to re-assign it. Since I found that out I just go into my pip boy every time. If enemies could still attack you while you were using your pip boy though, i'd be singing an entirely different tune.

BanjoKazooieFTW4049d ago

This is sad on a three levels:

1. This tiny, insignifant article about a d-pad as made on of the top news stories. Only on N4G!

2. Sonarus in the open zone>>>>>

3. This guy is complaining about possibly the best controller in this generation. The Control sticks fit to where your thumbs naturally go, its extremely comfortabe and the buttons work very well. Plus there are shiny lights :P

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jollygoodchap84050d ago (Edited 4050d ago )

Not everyone has the skinny little hands of 10 year old.

EDIT: I'm pretty there are some men on this site right? Not just kids like cuppa here.

sonarus4050d ago

OMG Enough with the flops the controller is a flop...WTF

I shall continue like this till i am released from the open zone...mods cannot hold me here:D

Pebz4050d ago

Might be a reason you're confined to the open zone to begin with... just a consideration.

Why o why4050d ago

heres a bubble sonarus, i think ur gunna need em

IzKyD13314050d ago (Edited 4050d ago )

im gonna follow sonarus' lead here by saying MS fails hardcore at everything they do, and are part of a secret society where only 33% of people who think about joining make it, the rest like up in a red ring of fire......
yes I know that made no sense whatsoever, but in the open zone...things don't have to make sense : D

Pebz4050d ago

Hmm, judging from the disagrees, I guess he was locked out from the gamer zone just because the mods were bored and had nothing better to do.

My bad.

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shqype4050d ago

This is one of the problems I have with the Xbox 360 controller. Not just for 360 games, but I also used the 360 controller for Windows to play oldschool SNES games and the like, and was always disappointed with it.

Thankfully, there are free drivers that allow one to use the PS3 controller for Windows, so my problems are solved!

Lord Anubis4050d ago

could please provide me a link to the drivers. I've been looking for them but i'm using my vaio laptop and i dont want to disconnect my KB with some of the drivers I've seen.

joemayo764049d ago

^^^ yea sounds like ur the fanboy, if u truly think th 360 controller is flawless, and can't see a prob with a controller that even MSFT is aware of (hence the some-what improved although EU only, new controller model being released with i believe PES)and yes its a MSFT controller not 3rd party.

the 360 DOES have the best controller except for the horrid d-pad, and bubble face buttons (why MSFT?!??!?)

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