Hori to release 'Daemon X Machina' grip controller

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  1. SSG Vegeta

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    I don't want to buy new joycons because the Switch Mini might be announced next year but in the meantime this will make handheld mode way more comfortable for me
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    Looks nice. Finally a proper solution for offset sticks/D-pad. It's too bad they're missing features, because if they worked wirelessly and had gyros, I could happily have them permanently attached to my Switch. I do sometimes use the JoyCons wirelessly though, and I play Splatoon, so it's no good for me.
     
  3. Bimmel

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    So they really think this game will sell well?

    Reminds me of Resident Evil Revelations on 3DS.
     
  4. Torina

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    Wait wait wait...
    Joycons are 80€...And this thing is 58€ ?

    Sweet !
     
  5. Xzi

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    I doubt anyone is expecting Pokemon or Zelda-level sales out of it, but there's definitely a market out there for mech games with a focus on customization. I think the aesthetic is pretty awesome, too.
     
  6. Dan-the-Rebirth

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    I love the look of that thing. I only wonder how stable it will be even the light joycons have a slight wobble... Anyways motion control would be great. And has it no rumble or no HD rumble?

    Wonder what moders can do with that ting
     
  7. Xzi

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    Where did I insist that I was saying nothing? I'm saying that people should probably avoid supporting publishers/developers who engage in unethical business practices. Y'know, unless they want to see more unethical business practices across the gaming industry. Not a complicated concept. Piracy is just another means to that same end, especially if people who would've otherwise bought the game pirate it instead.

    Keep in mind I haven't pirated anything for the better part of a decade, and I spend a ton of money building my game libraries. If not for Fortnite kiddies stealing their parents' credit cards to fund the misadventures of Tim Sweeney, PC gaming wouldn't be in this predicament, and I wouldn't be dusting off my eye-patch and peg leg.
     
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  8. MasterJ360

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    *Batman* "Who the fuck stole my switch idea?" Looks nice but it will be hard to replace custom joycons.
     
  9. tabzer

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    Lol, no it's not. That's an excuse. If you don't want to see unethical busines spread, you have to put a light on it. Not make it about something else, like an argument for piracy. You are conflating issues, which makes your disapproval of aforementioned "ethical choices" look disingenuous. You seem like you are saying something, but you aren't.

    Also, simply not buying a product doesn't make the practice behind it go away either.
     
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    Throw it my way instead! :creep:

    But in all seriousness. These grips looks great in my opinion, but lacks the features I want.
    Gyro and batteries. I wish I could use them just like joycons.

    HD rumble isn't a big deal, to be honest I haven't noticed any difference in the games I've played compared to regular rumble... And the IR thing isn't used in any of the games I've been interested in so far, so that's also not a big deal.

    Price is fair IMO because Hori tend to have good quality when it comes to controllers, just sad it lacks battery and gyro.
     
  11. Burorī

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    ...and it's never gonna release outside of Japan
     
  12. AlexMCS

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    It's already listed on amazon US though - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T5QKKVP/

    Buying this stuff ASAP, I need it. IDGAF about the extra "features" of the joycons. They suck as individual joysticks, I hate gyro/rumble, and have no use for NFC. Since I mostly play the Switch in portable mode, this is a godsend.
     
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    Is a 3rd party joy con that actually can connect wirelessly to much to ask for.
     
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    Ooooh this is a good sign! Gonna have to keep an eye on UK Amazon, otherwise I'll be importing!
     
  15. Nekomaru

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    Amazon US ships them to Europe in case they're not official (still I don't remember a case of a Hori Switch product not available locally here in Germany, they're normally available at every major retailer). I was considering the Satisfye grip since it's not available in EU but I find USD 35 (including shipment and estimated customs) for a piece of plastic unreasonable.
     
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  16. Dante2405

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    Do want!
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    i don't play in handheld mode...but...but i still want this. what's going on? :wtf:
     
  18. Xzi

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    That's exactly what I'm doing, shining a light on it. My point being that if shining a light on it drives more people to piracy instead of giving these unethical companies their money, that's a win for the cause if you're looking at the bigger picture instead of trying to be reductionist.

    It's completely disingenuous to suggest these issues aren't intertwined. If people have the self-control to boycott unethical companies without playing any of the games they've made exclusive, more power to them. For those that don't have that kind of self-control, I'd rather see them pirate those games. Understand? I'm suggesting piracy as a last resort, not a first choice.

    Not without a significant portion of people boycotting it, you're correct. I can only control my own actions, and in the meantime hope that other people realize supporting unethical business practices is bad for the gaming industry as a whole.
     
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  19. ElTacoDestroyer

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    LoL that game isn't even on my radar - but "HELLO" awesomeness controllers!
     
  20. Something whatever

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    Should be 35 ....

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