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Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 12:44:34 Reply

For a design class, I'm trying to design a controller, and I need some feedback on what people like and dislike about them. If you guys could take this survey, It'd be much appreciated. I will have to delete any ridiculous answers though, so consider yourself warned. Thanks!

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 13:29:32 Reply

I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 14:24:34 Reply

I have not met a single person who has not played a video game before


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 15:03:49 Reply

I don't suggest adding any extra gimmicks to the controller. As an example - the gyroscope in the PS3's Sixaxis is rarely used; the Wii Remote's controls can often be replaced with an analog stick. I'm assuming your design project is based on cost, efficiency, and ease-of-use, so just keep in mind what you don't need as well as what you do.

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 19:09:22 Reply

If this helps:

I liked the Gamecube's controller a lot. It was easy to handle and felt solid and strong. It had lots of buttons, but they were laid out over the controller such that you could get used to them pretty quickly.

I never liked the Playstation's controller much, because the triangle, square, X, circle pad just makes no sense to me. I remember as a kid I always had trouble finding the right button. A, B and X, Y feels more intuitive.


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 20:45:53 Reply

At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.

Could you stop forcing your PC gaming elitism everywhere?

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 23:26:33 Reply

Is there any way to see the results if youre curious?

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 23:48:10 Reply

At 3/17/13 08:45 PM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote:
At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.
Could you stop forcing your PC gaming elitism everywhere?

Who says mouse and keyboard has to be strictly a PC feature?
I'm simply stating an opinion, could you?


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-17 23:59:45 Reply

it would be interesting to see if people can play all games using a joystick type of controller...imagine the rage that ensue....lol


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 00:08:55 Reply

At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.

What about driving games? What about 3D platformers? They work best with an analog stick.

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 00:12:46 Reply

At 3/18/13 12:08 AM, Sword-of-Kings wrote:
At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.
What about driving games? What about 3D platformers? They work best with an analog stick.

Okay those are good with analog sticks I'll admit


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 05:53:01 Reply

At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.

My thoughts exactly.


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 08:26:03 Reply

Just filled it in, I've always wanted a universal video game controller. For now I use the PS3 controller on 360.


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 09:06:31 Reply

At 3/17/13 01:29 PM, naronic wrote: I dislike the fact that they're not all mouse and keyboard.

Hah, same here! I did like he GC controller though, that one was surprisingly easy to use even though it had remarkably few buttons compared to regular computer accessories. :) Will partake in the survey though.

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 09:53:40 Reply

At 3/17/13 07:09 PM, Auz wrote: If this helps:

I liked the Gamecube's controller a lot. It was easy to handle and felt solid and strong. It had lots of buttons, but they were laid out over the controller such that you could get used to them pretty quickly.

I voted the Gamecube controller as my favorite as well. That thing had the perfect grip and the trigger buttons were pure perfection. Makes me miss mine :(


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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 15:08:46 Reply

At 3/17/13 07:09 PM, Auz wrote: If this helps:

I liked the Gamecube's controller a lot. It was easy to handle and felt solid and strong. It had lots of buttons, but they were laid out over the controller such that you could get used to them pretty quickly.

I never liked the Playstation's controller much, because the triangle, square, X, circle pad just makes no sense to me. I remember as a kid I always had trouble finding the right button. A, B and X, Y feels more intuitive.

I liked the Gamecube controller. The only problems that I had with it were with the two sticks. It was a bit difficult to use the C-Stick for instruments in the Legend of Zelda games (especially the Collector's Edition) and it wasn't properly tuned for non-static camera usage. The C-Stick was also much smaller than the analog stick giving it substantially less grip. The analog stick was a bit annoying because of the octagonal shape of the plastic surrounding it - thus keeping the stick from making a perfect circular revolution; a problem the C-Stick had as well - and because of the unnatural grooves.

The Gamecube's face buttons were sized and placed based on how often you used them, hence the A button was so large. I liked that the A button was easiest to hit (and the most often used), the B button was in the second most comfortable place (and the second easiest to hit), and the X and Y buttons were the third most comfortable (and used accordingly).

I would like to see a Gamecube controller that has resized grips, a redesigned C-Stick, a flatter backplate, and a second Z button (functioning as a separate button).

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Response to Video Game Controller Survey 2013-03-18 19:02:22 Reply

At 3/18/13 08:26 AM, simon wrote: Just filled it in, I've always wanted a universal video game controller. For now I use the PS3 controller on 360.

That's funny, because I use the xbox controller for the PS3. I can never get used to the playstation controllers after fiddling with my xbox. This survey is pretty cool.


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