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02-15-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by galvo View Post
What does that have to do with your controller preference? My first gaming memories were NES. The first console I purchased was SNES, followed by PSX, PS2, Xbox, PS3, 360 (my parents were cheap and only bought me the least expensive console/handled of the bunch, I always had to buy the other consoles myself).

I come from the same era as you but strongly prefer the Xbox 360 controller. The OG Xbox controller sucked mighty nuts. The Controller S was a little better, but I felt that it needed shoulder buttons similar to the PSX/2 controller. What did Microsoft do? Move the Black/White buttons to the shoulders.

One of the best things about the Xbox controller are the triggers. The R2/L2 buttons are absolutely annoying and inaccurate on the PSX/2/3. You would think Sony would actually put some thought into the design, or perhaps just mimic the Xbox controllers triggers. But, no. Let's not forget that the first PS3 controllers lacked the simple and decade-old rumble feature. Thank god that stupid Boomerang controller died in beta stage.

EDIT: Used gaming.. The new consoles aren't going to prevent you from playing a used game. The future of gaming, and software in general, is heading towards digital media rather than physical media. There won't be any used games because there won't be any used pieces of physical media.
For me it has everything to do with everything. I don't really want to write a novel about it, but I would argue that NES, SNES and PS1 controller's button placements were all very similar and followed a more systematic progression. Like you, I had to buy all my own systems (my parents were poor and couldn't afford alot of things) and so I was always faced with one or the other. I chose PS1 over N64 and PS2 over X-Box and so, everytime I pick up an X-Box controller it feels like a foreign language.

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