Evolution of Nintendos Game controllers. . THE EVOLUTION [IF NINTEN[ l[ l‘ S GAME CONTROLLERS 1885 Simple shape, two main buttons and a E bad. Doesn' t get more Evolution of Nintendos Game controllers THE EVOLUTION [IF NINTEN[ l[ l‘ S GAME CONTROLLERS 1885 Simple shape two main buttons and a E bad Doesn' t get more
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THE EVOLUTION [IF NINTEN[ l[ l‘ S GAME CONTROLLERS
1885 Simple shape, two main buttons
and a E bad. Doesn' t get more
N E s user friendly.
Nintendo: "Suck ' Atari."
MII Two more mam buttons, now
with pretty colors. Shoulder
S N E buttons Introduced. Pretty
logical step forward.
TME SHIT WHAT THE
FUCK HAPPENED?
Did we design this for
gamers with three hands?
Did the last controller get
caught in a radiation
chamber with a
retarded spaceship?
lih' lliw%
exhausts the limits of button
cramming technology with
eight buttons. two sticks. and
a control pad {really just four
more
Iri' IE
gives up, says:
Fuck it. You want simple. fine.
How about two sticks you
wave at the screen assholes.
Yeah, you would like it."
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#36 - deathtoponies
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#80 to #36 - alucardthemagician
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#45 to #36 - usernameerror
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(Glorious Evolution Intensifies)
(Glorious Evolution Intensifies)
#5 - nyanturtwig
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Implying the gamecube controller ins't the greatest controller ever created
Implying the gamecube controller ins't the greatest controller ever created
User avatar #8 to #5 - ILIEKPEPSEE
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Xbox 360 controller says Hi
User avatar #9 to #8 - indecisivejew
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And I say to the 360 controller, "How's that D-pad working out for you?".
#11 to #9 - nyanturtwig
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OOOOOOOH
OOOOOOOH
User avatar #13 to #9 - ILIEKPEPSEE
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Pretty teriffic since they switched over to the new dpad design
#23 to #5 - anon id: b0440522
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PS2, 3, and 4 are better.
User avatar #33 to #5 - smokedmeatlog
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Having own(ed) PS 1, 2, 3, 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, and Wii i think my favorite is the PS3 controller with the Gamecube being a close second. Nothing beats the L/R buttons on the GC controllers, though.
#56 to #33 - skorpius
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While I respect your opinion, I must say (because I grew up on Nintendo with Xbox on the side occasionally) I ******* hate the playstation controller. It just feels wrong. The joystick is floaty and has no resistance against my thumbs, I hate that the buttons are shaves instead of letters like EVERYONE else, and I have fairly large hands and the Playstation is uncomfortable for me and hurts my hands after a while.
While I respect your opinion, I must say (because I grew up on Nintendo with Xbox on the side occasionally) I ******* hate the playstation controller. It just feels wrong. The joystick is floaty and has no resistance against my thumbs, I hate that the buttons are shaves instead of letters like EVERYONE else, and I have fairly large hands and the Playstation is uncomfortable for me and hurts my hands after a while.
#89 to #5 - norkas
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>mfw playing on my gamecube and I pick up my controller

****** too amazing to be made by human hands, it must have been divine intervention.

N64 on the other hand...
why the **** is the stick in the center of the controller
why
User avatar #101 to #89 - jokexplain
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because they weren't sure analogue controls would catch on.
bear in mind that it was the first ever controller to feature analogue sticks.
who knew whether it would work or not?
User avatar #102 to #101 - norkas
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fair enough, it just feels weird in my modern hands
User avatar #103 to #102 - jokexplain
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mine too, *****, mine too.
but nintendo never does stuff without a reason.
they're like God. we may not know their plan, but they have one.
#26 to #5 - nibbero
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#15 to #5 - dwarfman
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Used to play one of the best games ever made. Oh how far Nintendo has fallen.
#19 to #15 - bluemagebrilly
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They're coming back though, slowly. The new Zelda games coming out are definitely a step in the right direction. It's their Mario Party and Mario Kart games that need work, and I think the next Paper Mario will finally go back to Thousand Year Door style after the awful response with Sticker Star.
They're coming back though, slowly. The new Zelda games coming out are definitely a step in the right direction. It's their Mario Party and Mario Kart games that need work, and I think the next Paper Mario will finally go back to Thousand Year Door style after the awful response with Sticker Star.
User avatar #50 to #19 - ayumu
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Your gif is mfw playing sticker star
I really should of read up on it before buying
#51 to #50 - bluemagebrilly
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This is how I felt when playing Sticker Star. I tried it, I really did... It was just really bad.
User avatar #52 to #51 - ayumu
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It wasn't like the jump from Thousand year door to Super Paper Mario. When SPM came out on the wii i was extremely skeptical because it was so different from the first two paper marios, but despite it be really different, it was a master piece. So i gave Sticker Star a shot with the same mindset, but it was awful. In SPM they changed the gameplay at it's very core, and it worked amazing. In SS they tried to go back to the old formula, but with a new approach, and although i praise them for trying something new, especially something i hadn't seen before, it was still just not that fun.
#53 to #52 - bluemagebrilly
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I thought SPM was okay, but not as enjoyable as the previous Thousand Year Door. I enjoy the turn based thing a lot, though, so I'm a bit biased in that regard and I am, by no means, saying SPM wasn't interesting or good. Although I didn't like the end of the story and Count Bleh, or whatever his name was, being together with your partner the butterfly. Felt a little forced, I guess.

But Sticker was just... Bleh. If it was just a 'collect stickers and gain abilities permanently' then it would have been fine... But it wasn't like that. It was a bit of a grind and if you had a sticker that was really strong, you could stock up on it or if you didn't stock up on it you could only use it once and had to run all the way back for it...

So many things wrong with the game. It's a real shame, but with the Wii U out now, I feel that they'll redeem themselves with an amazing addition. Maybe even bring back the guys from Super Mario RPG.
User avatar #54 to #53 - ayumu
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I can see it now
On the wii u
ah yes
Paper mario 5: The great gonzales
#57 to #54 - bluemagebrilly
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Vivian and Rock Hawk need to come back for sure...  Though it is doubtful that will happen since no other Paper Mario game brings back past characters. They're usually just a cameo at the beginning in a group photo.  Bah, talking about this makes me want to replay Thousand Year Door.
Vivian and Rock Hawk need to come back for sure... Though it is doubtful that will happen since no other Paper Mario game brings back past characters. They're usually just a cameo at the beginning in a group photo. Bah, talking about this makes me want to replay Thousand Year Door.
#60 to #57 - ayumu
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Played through it twice, great both times. Considered doing a challenge run, but couldn't think of anything for it.

Ey ey
Bow from the first game made an appearence in twilight town in TTYD

Plus you can see pictures of Rawk Hawk and Vivian in the pixely videogame world in SPM

Although your problem talking more along the lines of being able to use them as partners again, eh?
#61 to #60 - bluemagebrilly
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I played it through 1.5 times, played to the near end chapter after I went on vacation and just never got around to beating it after I came back home. You could try speed running it, that is actually quite a challenge. The guys at AGDQ, or is it SGDQ? One of those, has a 6 hour or so run on Youtube that has a lot of silly things, like an amazing Chapter 3 skip. There's also the whole "Don't up your health" challenge, which actually goes on par with Speed running it because they don't do that.

I was aware of their cameos as little pictures and stuff, but I was talking about them being partners again, yeah. Vivian and Rock were my favorite characters, and Vivian was the best partner of the bunch with how much damage she could dish out.
#25 to #19 - dwarfman
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Mario Party/Kart has been the same game since the original. It is no different than Madden in that regard. If you wanted to talk about the golden age of Nintendo drop Metro Prime, Eternal Darkness, Animal Crossing, or even Twilight Princess.
#29 to #25 - bluemagebrilly
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Mario Kart and Party are definitely not the same thing... The whole concept of Mario Party is similar, but the game play itself is vastly different. It used to be, in Mario Party 1-4/5, that each player was on a large map with different events and special things that can happen with powerful 'capsules' that can change the whole game. It was a mixture of luck and skill.

Now? Now everyone is on a car, only getting things by luck rather than planning ahead, the 'capsules' were turned into candies and then more or less removed. Added boss battles, which admittedly are pretty fun, but it's more about 'everyone do things, but let me do this better' rather than everyone for themselves, unless a lucky 2v2/1v3 happens. Now it's just luck based on the start of the game and what rolls you get and half the mini games are either predetermined or completely luck based.

Kart is also different. They sort of stopped making different things, just added one gimmick and then went with it. 7 was okay, had the flying car thing and that was it, and then 8 is kind of casual and the gravity thing is more of a visual thing than something interesting.

Modifying your 'car' is kind of neat, but at the same time I felt it was better when there were predetermined cars that were balanced in some way. I personally liked Double Dash the most, and that was one of the few gimmick things they didn't keep, along with character specific items. The items have changed too and don't really feel like too much of a game changer unless you get super unlucky and get hit by like 5 red shells.

I have no interest in Madden.

Twilight Princess and Animal Crossing were pretty good, I never played Eternal Darkness and I /think/ I played Metroid Prime, but I don't really remember it. It was a long time ago. They were good, but I'd say Nintendo 64 was the 'golden age' for them, and Gamecube was very close. It's after the Wii became a thing that they started falling off a bit.

That's just my opinion, though.
User avatar #10 to #5 - azroth
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The gamecube's wavebird is still the best, comfiest controller on the face of the planet. Everything else can suck a dick when compared
#6 to #5 - thesecretbear
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It molds to your hands and feels oh so right.
#7 to #6 - emotep
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And the L and R buttons, they just feel so good.
#3 - rockergamer
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User avatar #1 - friedgreenpomatoes
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The N64 and Gamecube controllers were actually pretty comfortable.

The Wiimote, however, was awful.
#2 to #1 - hashtagopinion
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#PopularOpinion
User avatar #4 to #1 - liuur
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I'm still always going to prefer the Playstation controller when I game, even if it means I need extra software on my PC to use it, just because I've grown up with it. There's no harking the Gamecube controller though.
User avatar #16 to #4 - moorbs
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The ps4 controller is much more comfortable than the older ones (and better in most ways).
#12 - BmanX
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As if the original Xbox controller didn't have 3 more buttons than the GC.
#63 to #12 - anon id: 2ed2b19d
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BBC

Big Black Controller
git yer mind out of the gutter
User avatar #31 to #12 - dehfurk
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The Duke is best controller
#66 - jokexplain
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Evolution of Sony's Controllers.

first generation Playstation controller:

the snes controller looks good. let's double the shoulder buttons for no apparent reason, and add some handles! no one will be the wiser.
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#72 to #66 - jokexplain
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revised playstation controller

'****, the analogue sticks nintendo made for the n64 are genius!
how do we improve? let's just put two of them!'
'what for? we don't have any first person shooters and the camera in every one of our 3d games is fixed'
'you're fired'
#74 to #72 - jokexplain
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ps2 controller

'**** it, it's almost 5 o'clock. what's the ps2 look like?'
'it's black'
'k, then make it black. see ya next week'
#76 to #74 - jokexplain
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prototype ps3 controller

yooo dis be the next gen
with this boomerang shaped thing you'll be 360 quickscoping in no time flat!
rumble? **** that ****, it's last generation ****.
curved, vaguely sexual looking controllers is where it's at!
are you excited?
cuz we are excited. the future is now!
#77 to #76 - jokexplain
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final ps3 controller

I hate you all.
this is what you wanted I guess. also we put the rumble back.
yeah I know we said it was last gen tech. but we got investors up our ass
telling us not to change ****.
if you liked god of war, this controller is absolutely perfect for its scripted,
quicktime event-heavy action.. in HD!
#78 to #77 - jokexplain
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can't fault this thing actually, it's pretty good
#94 to #78 - anon id: 90bbaf81
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It's a spiritual successor to the prototype controller's vaguely sexual look.

And I love it
User avatar #99 to #77 - friedgreenpomatoes
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I'll be honest. It may just be because I'm used to them, but the Dualshock controllers are pretty damn comfortable.
User avatar #100 to #99 - jokexplain
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comfortable? yes.
conducive to any form of innovation in the gaming industry? hell no.
#88 to #76 - anon id: d75b131b
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imagine shoving that thing up your bunghole.
#17 - alyssryuzaki
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Yay, gamecube controller I loved that ****
#43 - jizzonmypants
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I actually like n64 controler

Pressing z felt good man
#55 to #43 - skorpius
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MFW doing barrel rolls using the Z-Trigger in Star Fox 64.
MFW doing barrel rolls using the Z-Trigger in Star Fox 64.
#91 to #43 - norkas
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so did the gamecube triggers m8
#82 to #43 - valygomu
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the n64 controller was awesome because you can hold it for 2D fighting games or platformers
#83 to #82 - valygomu
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FPS
#84 to #83 - valygomu
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3D games
User avatar #30 - PVTDickStryker
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After having an SNES, N64, Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, 360, and a PS3, I have to say, the Gamecube has the most comfortable controller I've ever held. Sure, it feels a little wonky at first if you've only exposed yourself to the static design of the Xbox or Dualshock controllers, but it feels like its the only one that sacrificed aesthetics and symmetry for the sake of having the best fit in your hands. The L and R buttons kinda wrap around your index fingers, the A button, being the mostly used button in most games, is large, as it is a higher priority, B being the second most used is still a seperate button, but is put close so you dont have trouble finding it, and the X and Y button are put close, and designed around the A button, making them easy to find and press. Along with the curved, slightly-balled-at-the-end design of the legs, it truly feels like the only controller that was designed around your hand.
User avatar #39 to #30 - theexo
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PS4 controller is love.
#49 to #30 - anon id: 0b303278
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I have hands on the slightly large side, so the Xbox 360 wired (not wireless because the battery pack gets in the way of my fingers) controller is much more comfortable for me. If the D-pad on the 360 controller didn't suck ass, I would have no issues with it. I have very little experience with the PS4 or XBONE controllers so maybe one of those is better.

The Wii U gamepad is much better than I imagined it would be, though, as well as the pro controller.
#18 - desacabose
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Almost all games used 2 of 3 parts, and per game the devs could decide which layout would work the best for that specific game. It's genius really.
-herbolifee
User avatar #104 to #18 - herbolifee
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I'm actually getting quoted