Nintendo states that they're looking to set the standard for the next generation of game controllers

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  1. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook Nintendo, I'm sure you will, just like allll your other controllers in the last 20 years have totally become the "standard".

    Oh wait...

    Only controllers Nintendo has made that's been remotely good the last decade have been their Pro controllers...which they basically just copy-pasted from the 360's design, and even those have their issues (c'mon Nintendo, digital triggers? Really?).
  2. Retroboy

    Retroboy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 28, 2015
    loyal fans, do i look after my shit, yes, i have consoles dating back to dawn of man in mint condition.

    the joycons are dirty cheap and dont even attach to the console securely, as for the GC yes if your playing a game where you ping and pong from one to the other, but sorry its a 3d game, you run in smooth motion not jaggy like the cube would.

    my analogues on the switch are what always fuck up, i dont even need to touch them and the fucker runs like ape shit.

    so yes, back to the point nintendo need to stop fucking about with bull shit controllers, we dont give a fuck, we want a console that can actually perform, we are sick of seeing cheap bullshit just so you can take lead with your same recycled shit and your titles get majority of the market because 3rd party devs see little profit to be made dedicating its shit.

    exactly why we see yet again another old port whore and for what, a sodding controller.

    sod that.
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  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    incoming gimmick...probably a controller made out of cardboard :lol:
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  4. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

    Jul 27, 2012
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    The SNES controller is my favourite controller of all time, Closely followed by the 2nd gen Saturn controller :)
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  5. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    The fuck do you do to your poor controllers? Mine rocks? The joycons are just fine, my launch ones still work like brand new.
    I used to have a friend who would have fits of salty baby rage and slam his controllers repeatedly on the ground. I assume that's why yours break so "easily".
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  6. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 4, 2015
    I for one find as bulky as it was the 3D controller the saturn made way better for 3D + 2D games. The original xbox controller was more based on the 3D controller sega did as it's almost entirely the same layout and shape and size as the duke.
    saturn, duke.
    Last edited by kumikochan, Jul 6, 2019
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  7. MK73DS

    MK73DS Non-commutative algebra

    Feb 23, 2015
    *Thumb collision intensifies*
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  8. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 3, 2018
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    This is absolutely about finding the next Wiimote if you can't read between the lines. They see the absurd numbers mobile is putting up now and want those casuals back badly. It's not about placating most of us here that grew up with "real" controllers.
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  9. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    And like a year later Sony did the perfect controller with 2 amazing analogue sticks that "sticked" up to PS3 Dual Shock 3 :). The Dual Shock 4 changed quite a bit their design that it no longer looks the same as the other dual shock family...

    But still my favourite controllers are all the Xbox controllers and Dreamcast controller...
  10. mightymuffy

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    Nov 6, 2002
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    Yeah the SNES pad was amazing at the time, and still holds up well now! The GC pad was not designed for larger hands, and the dpad has to be one of the worst placements ever (I refuse to play Smash with anything else though!). The N64 like has been said just worked at the time, gets more flak than it deserves.

    ...But this news.... I'll put a tenner on us all unanimously pissing ourselves laughing when we see the first shot of it.
  11. diggeloid

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    Apr 29, 2019
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    Lay off the salt man. It's not healthy.

    What would you need full 360 degree motion on the GCN c-stick? It's tiny, and there are only two triggers with no bumpers, which limits what you can do while you have your thumb on the c-stick. The controller clearly wasn't designed for playing Call of Duty, but it works great for a lot of games that used it properly.

    And if you want a "powerful" console, why not get a PS4, Xbox, or even better a PC? I get Nintendo consoles for the Nintendo games, which work perfectly fine with Nintendo hardware.
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  12. Kraken_X

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    Dec 6, 2018
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    The N64 controller is actually the best controller for 2d games, with almost the exact same full-sized d-pad as the SNES controller, but slightly recessed for added comfort. Few people know that because the N64 itself only had one game where you held the controller with your left hand on the d-pad and your right hand on the buttons (Miscief Makers). If you plug it into a PC though, you can freely remap buttons and see the controller's true power.

    The third prong on the bottom rests gently on your stomach if you recline and holds the controller for you. The c-buttons can easily function as the standard ABXY face buttons, but the actual A and B can also be used if it's a game with primary two input buttons, which is many of them. Few 2D games require as many buttons as the N64 controller has, so it's easy to map special functions like state save to the remaining buttons. I'm currently playing Bloodstained with it, and it's such a treat compared to the Xbone controller. I wish I could play Mario Maker with it because the Switch classic controller has one of the worst D-pads Nintendo has made, and the joycons are even worse.

    Unfortunately, with one analog stick it's really bad for first person and third person games, so most people just remember how bad it was to play GoldenEye with it, not how great it was to play Super Mario World or Mega Man X.
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  13. jt_1258

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    I honestly don't get why people like the ngc controller so much. the face button layout sucks.
  14. Something whatever

    Something whatever Gazer of the East

    Sep 1, 2015
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    Joy-cons are poor mans Wii-motes

    all they had to do is make the wii-motes better...and screw the D pad and drifting analog sticks
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  15. AkitoTheHedgy

    AkitoTheHedgy Advanced Member

    Dec 7, 2018
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    What if its the Gamecube controller but remade. Like the analog sticks are more 360 like, and it has l and r buttons.
  16. GameSystem

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    Sep 14, 2009
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    You guys are thinking way too small time. Nintendo is obviously going to go with haptic feedback suits.
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Mar 10, 2019
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    Credit to nintendo for trying to be innovative with ther controllers but end of the day nothing beats the ps controllers for ease of use and Comfort and does the job needed
  18. Xzi

    Xzi A terrible fate fills you with determination

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    People who think that the N64 controller wasn't ahead of its time apparently don't remember the original PSX controller with zero analog sticks. Nintendo has almost always been ahead of the curve, including with the Wiimotes, which inspired PS Move and now VR controllers.
  19. Potato Paste

    Potato Paste Advanced Member

    Jul 28, 2014
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    N64: The first controller to have analog (hold of atarifans) and pinoneered 3D movement with Super Mario 64
    GCN: Octagon shape that makes it know which direction you are pressing. Perferred by MANY speedruners and smash players
    Wii Mote: Super Mario Galaxy with the pointer. Trama Center with the pointer. Has cool connector to have mutiple different complements (nunchuck, classic controller, motion plus). Was so good, sony and microsoft copied the concept.
    Switch: idk wtf ur doing with ur joycons. You know theres a button to remove it from the switch. you must be one of those people who just yank it off.

    casual gamer konfirmed
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  20. DeadlyFoez

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    What they need to do is to make a controller that is purely just a touch screen. Sony has a patent on a method to make touch screens actually feel like that have physical buttons on them.