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Sony comment on Vita's Awkward Rear controls

Jim Ryan of Sony comments on the Playstation Vita's awkward rear control system.

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GribbleGrunger2495d ago

i haven't heard anyone mention it being 'awkward' at all.

jaseo2495d ago

it seemed awkward in the film brokeback mountain. :)

Abash2495d ago

^ Its even more awkward you watched that movie despite you finding it "awkward". I bet the only awkward thing was realizing it made you feel good watching it

jaseo2495d ago

It didn't feel awkward to me.. but it did to the 2 cowboys as this kind of relationship was not widely accepted in their social world. Sorry for the confusion!

DonaldBeck2494d ago

jeseo...that was awkward.

malol2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

looks like vita doesn't like it from behind !
or more like like ppl don't like doing her from behind !

tarbis2494d ago

"It didn't feel awkward to me"
ok, thanks for admitting it and coming out.

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metsgaming2495d ago

its probably awkward at first but i think it can become natural when u play games its used well in.

-Alpha2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

I think they can be good replacements for the lack of L2/R2 buttons.

Just swipe left/right to throw a grenade or knife an enemy in COD for example

Simple use, doesn't require you to be accurate or take your hand off the device itself

metsgaming2495d ago

i saw a video of them showing i believe a ps1 game for the missing inputs where they put L2,L3,R2,R3 on the back. I think 4 might be to much and you might mess up alot but with 2 it should be really easy.

kneon2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

I don't see this being any different than a touch pad on a laptop. If there is no visual feedback then it can be awkward to use. Try using a mouse with no mouse pointer for example.

lumley6662493d ago

the wii felt awkward at first, awkward is so 2012 lol

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Sev2494d ago

It IS awkward. At first only. http://n4g.com/news/910133/...

You get used to it and it becomes second nature. Sony added "wells" on the back that your fingers can rest on.

Liamario2494d ago

Bullshit article. You can quite clearly see that he is trying to squeeze blood from a stone; or in this case bullshit from facts.

cliffbo2494d ago

latest issue of edge magazine ? is it still being published i haven't been able to get hold of this for the last 3 months in the uk where i live.

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smashcrashbash2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

I haven't either. Not sure what he is talking about. Not a single complaint about awkwardness up to this point.Most likely taken out of context as per usual. Why would Sony or anyone from Sony say that when trying to sell the VITA unless you are looking to be fired.

THC PRITCHARD2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

people picking at the vita again, I dont have a problem with it and yes its new to get used to,

Gaming media really needs to stop picking at sony.

I think its fine i would use it allot.

-Alpha2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

Random, no-name websites that post on N4G and (likely) structure news based on how the community would react =/= "gaming" media

PSPEE2494d ago

You don't deserve your username title anymore.

It's like watching your favorite boxer lose the big fight - you ain't "Alpha" to me, anymore.

ZippyZapper2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

I didn't hear 3DS fans whine about it with all the bad press it got. All I remember seeing was PS3 fanboys saying how Vita was going to destroy the 3DS.

Go up top and search 3DS and then tell me if poor little Sony is getting the short end.

PSPEE2494d ago

The insanity going on here (N4G), is really frightening.

Parapraxis2494d ago (Edited 2494d ago )

Go read the article, then sit in your corner and be quiet.

coryok2494d ago

if theres an actual problem with something, by all means, please, shed some light on it. this isnt a problem, and every other piece of media i've seen has said that the rear touchpad is awesome.

this guy quotes a marketing guy saying that the touchpad is great if youre new to games, but if you've been playing for a while you might feel more comfortable using the regular controls. he then takes that to mean that the rear touchpad is awkward.

awkward? no. a change from what people have been doing for 20 years? yes, but not awkward, just different

THC PRITCHARD2495d ago (Edited 2495d ago )

Sony has really brought gaming forward along side Nintendo.. i love the idea of a front and back touch screen i have a feeling we will see it on the next ds4 and
a game that will take full advantage of the touch screens are LBP and puzzle games.. i would like to see a exclusive resident evil and metal gear solid

Also a lot of Ar games like the alien autopsy one we saw.

Bundi2495d ago

That awkward moment when you have nothing awkward to talk about.

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