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Subject: VGG QOTD 2019 June 12 - What video game controller is your favorite? rss

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What video game controller is your favorite? What do you like about it?

Anything that allows you to control a video game is in play, from racing wheels to mouse and keyboard.
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The Donkey Kong Bongos.

For no other reason than novelty. That and trying to play any other game with them, and seeing how amusing and terrible it was at the same time.
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I always like controllers giving more control.
currently my hands game on
logitech g13 game pad
logitech g600 mmo mouse


The snes controller gives a wide aray of buttons without being overwhelming. I liked the gamecubes dynamic triggers even though I can't even remember which game made full use of it. My mind was blown when we started clicking joysticks on the regular.
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The Sega Dreamcast controller with the VMU. The only problem is that the VMUs ran through batteries too quickly.
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Most functional: Xbox 360/One controller (non-elite)

Most aesthetically pleasing to my eyes: NES
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Overall, nothing beats the mouse+keyboard combination. Even the best handheld controllers out there can't touch the speed, precision, and intuitive nature of a good mouse, and the keyboard gives you quick access to more buttons than any game should ever need.

For consoles, I really like the controller+nunchuck setup on the Wii, specifically how there's a cord connecting them instead of the rigid frame of the controller itself. It's more comfortable to use for an extended length of time than being forced to hold your hands in that very specific position in front of you. Added bonuses are only needing to use one hand for the motion control/pointer stuff, and being able to easily swap side-to-side for people who might prefer pointing and/or using the thumb stick with their opposite hand.


As classic controllers go, I always liked the weird one for the N64. They tried to do a little too much with it, but once you got over the fact that you'd never be able to use more than 2/3 of it at any given time, it worked remarkably well, and was pretty comfortable to use too.
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Honestly, I love the versatility of a keyboard. I really like games where I can have both hands on a keyboard.

A keyboard and mouse is OK, but not ideal. Mouse alone is alright, but is trumped by tapping a touchscreen in most cases.
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My keyboard laugh

I can play music on it, and also use it as a controller with the PlayStation 3 Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO - Adapter
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My keyboard laugh

I can play music on it, and also use it as a controller with the PlayStation 3 Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO - Adapter

If that's on the table, then my favourite controller is my short-scale bass connected to my PC with the Rocksmith cable. cool
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Mouse alone is alright, but is trumped by tapping a touchscreen in most cases.

WOAH, didn't see that one coming!
I can not get over having to get my hand in the way of my view to interact.
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adularia25 wrote:
Honestly, I love the versatility of a keyboard. I really like games where I can have both hands on a keyboard.

A keyboard and mouse is OK, but not ideal. Mouse alone is alright, but is trumped by tapping a touchscreen in most cases.

Keyboard is fine with me too, but I don't use touchscreens unless I have to. When my last mouse went bad on me, I got used to using the touchpad on my laptop, and I'm still relying on that. It's still kind of a novelty to me too, as for many years I ignored the touchpad completely, assuming it was just a poor substitute for a mouse. Now it seems more like an improvement.

I almost never need a proper game controller, since about all I ever play are TBS games.
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My favorite controller is the MindOrb 5xD-2. Unfortunately, perhaps because the only game I've ever seen with the configuration option for them is Cthulhu Saves the World, they're not popular enough yet to be available in this country.
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mafman6 wrote:
adularia25 wrote:
Mouse alone is alright, but is trumped by tapping a touchscreen in most cases.

WOAH, didn't see that one coming!
I can not get over having to get my hand in the way of my view to interact.

I have broken mice from having to click fast and often on them... I've yet to break my hand tapping a touchscreen for the same activity. In terms of response speed, cutting out a mouse ups my time greatly (in games where that matters).
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adularia25 wrote:
I have broken mice from having to click fast and often on them... I've yet to break my hand

I feel like I should be reading that on a badass looking gaming shirt.
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The Duke original X-Box controller.
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mafman6 wrote:
adularia25 wrote:
I have broken mice from having to click fast and often on them... I've yet to break my hand

I feel like I should be reading that on a badass looking gaming shirt.

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The Guitar Hero guitar controller is my favourite non-standard gizmo-type way to navigate a game.

Other than that I'll have the keyboard and mouse 9 times out of 10, thank you very much.

And the 10% is the Xbox Pad.

paralipsis wrote:

If that's on the table, then my favourite controller is my short-scale bass connected to my PC with the Rocksmith cable. cool


Yay for bass!
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I like several controllers for different purposes. Mouse and keyboard are pretty consistently great for anything requiring accuracy and quick movement, but my favorite always comes back to the DualShock 4. I think it's more of a psychological thing versus any quality in the controller itself. It feels like "home" to me in that I've spent so many hours using DualShock controllers over the past 20+ years, it's what I associate most with gaming.
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Wii U pro controlller. Very comfortable. No tiny buttons that are hard to press.
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I haven't tried all the controllers so I can't say if I'm missing out on anything, but the XB360 controller was a thing of beauty. It is very comfortable and despite me being a Sony mainstay for years the 360 had the PS3 beat controller-wise.
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Xbox One Elite Controller. I'm a controller guy, not a mouse and keyboard guy. The Elite controller is wonderful.

Is it $150 wonderful? Um... well...
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The Duke original X-Box controller.


I will admit I liked the Duke a lot. Along with the Dreamcast controller which my circle called the Romulan Warbird.
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If money was no object, then I'd have a feeling I'd really dig the $100 USD Microsoft controller they had on display at a Game Stop a couple years back (for Xbox, but I'm assuming it's plug and play with PC as well). It had some magnetic attachment for the cross-key joystick that felt really good to use. Also, if it's that expensive, it oughtta be (read: better be) plug and play with good support.

For now, I'm going to say the SNES controller. $20 MSRP. However, that was in 1991, which is roughly $37.6 in today's money. Yes, the Wii-mote, and fancy controllers have analog sticks, touch pads, and are wireless, but they set you back $50 a pop

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flaeryn wrote:
My keyboard laugh

I can play music on it, and also use it as a controller with the PlayStation 3 Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO - Adapter

If that's on the table, then my favourite controller is my short-scale bass connected to my PC with the Rocksmith cable. cool

Why stop there? We can start using our pet monkey/cat/dog
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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Lasts 40 hours on a charge. Plus it's insanely comfortable.
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Am I the only fan of the classic DualShock? Maybe it's because I have so much nostalgia for the PlayStation and PS2, but I've always loved the feel of the DualShock, specifically the DualShock 2.
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