The "3D Analog Stick" for the 3DS

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  1. xamorok
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    I am starting to think Nintendo doesnt mean just any old analog stick/nub, otherwise they wouldnt mention it being a 3D analog stick in the press release, but just an analog stick. Im thinking an analog stick of some sort that can also move along the z axis, if only slightly, as well as the 360 degrees an analog nub can detect. Imagine a nub that instead of being raised in the center, is depressed, fitting your thumb. Now imagine it being made of rubber, and once again, functioning as a normal nub, but one that can also "sink" into the 3DS. Of course, it would have to be on some sort of spring system to provide a good amount of resistance etc. Exciting.
     
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    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Maybe like this, but yeah it will prob be a plain old analog
     
  3. Forstride

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    Basically like the Xbox 360 analog stick? It would have to be built down in, so the 3DS would have to be a little thick on the bottom, since the stick would need to be somewhat the same length as the 360's to allow better movement.
     
  4. snico1995

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    haha i have actually used one of these, its pretty cool it was at a science fair things
     
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    Wow, back in 2007? Unbelievable.

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  6. davidsl_128

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    Yeah, I also think it will be like a C-stick, or if Nintendo made something lie the PSP they'd make it strong and better. Nintendo stuff is made to be kid-proof, so every piece has to be sturdy.

    Also, when they say 3D stick I think IGN is right, it will probably move up and down on the z-axis, like the sticks on an Xbox 360 controller but instead of just being a digital button it'll be analog (sees how much you press the stick as opposed to just being pressed/not pressed)