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November 20th, 2012 01:35 AM
Re: Leaked Xbox 720 info
Controllers will always be subjective. I've always liked the Sony controllers better, but that's because of how it sits in my hand, with less fatigue over time, but I use the XBox360 controller all day at work, out of necessity. Personally I found the Wii U controller to be awful. Looking up and down is not a great way to play any game. It's great between BLOPs matches though because you can fiddle with load outs, but during gameplay, I wouldn't want to take my eyes off the screen. It might be good for play selection in sports games though, especially head to head. Everyone's ergonomics are different, but Wii U is not good for me at all.
November 20th, 2012 06:12 AM
Leaked Xbox 720 info
Xbox controller is hands down more user friendly than the play station controller for sure.
November 20th, 2012 08:42 AM
My main issues with the slim (if you can call it that) XBox controller are:
Don't care for the springy triggers, causes unneeded hand fatigue in comparison to the simpler pressure sensitive Sony ones.
Still too large
D pad is nearly useless
Controls, overall, lack precise-ness when compared to the Sony, which feels much more surgical in execution. Also, the joysticks seem to maintain their crispness far longer on a ps controller while the ones on the Xbox seem to sag rather quickly.
I will say, the main draw to the Sony for me, is the natural evolution it took from the Super Nintendo controller to its current incarnation 25 years later. It was seamless, while xbox's original fatty controller really broke the cycle and went in a different direction.
I also hate Microsoft for utilizing different button configurations from the ones that had been set for years via Nintendo and Sony. While configurations can most always be changed, it is like they messed with certain franchises controller setup just to be contrarian.
November 20th, 2012 08:44 AM
I have big hands, so I've always liked how the Xbox controller fit in my hands (I even liked the Duke, RIP). My biggest complaint about the ps3 controller is the analog positioning for the left analog stick. I would much prefer it being swapped out with the Dpad.
November 20th, 2012 02:58 PM
This is why I don't play FPS on the PS3. The sticks are just too close to together for such twitch games. I find the PS3 controller to be great for 3rd person games though.
November 20th, 2012 08:03 PM
Whenever I play PlayStation, I just naturally use the d-pad as my primary control method without thinking. It's just what makes sense in my mind. Of course, there are games where that doesn't work, so I'm always thrown off at first when I play them.
And I had a PSX and PS2 since launch day for each, so it's not that I'm just not used to the PlayStation ecosystem.
November 23rd, 2012 02:36 AM
PS controller was my favorite for awhile. In the past 6 years I've been really just playing xbox only, and now when I pick up a PS controller I hate it. The triggers blow.
November 27th, 2012 01:37 AM
My daughter has an X360 with a 250GB hard drive. Will she be able to switch the drive if she buys this new one?
November 27th, 2012 12:01 PM
The "new one" doesn't exist yet. No one has any idea.
November 28th, 2012 12:17 PM
Can it please be called something other than the XBOX 720? That is a terrible name. I actually liked the name Revolution before it became 360.
Right now the codename for it is Durango. Not a great name but it will be changed
November 28th, 2012 12:43 PM
Revolution was actually the original name for the Wii. I have heard they may just call it Xbox. Similar to what Apple has done with it's products.
November 28th, 2012 01:38 PM
Durango? They have a ready made ad campaign. They can just convert the old Dodge commercials.
Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob
'That thing a new Xbox?'
'You 'bout to find out.'
November 28th, 2012 03:59 PM
Microsoft is bad at naming things, so don't expect to be excited.
November 30th, 2012 09:15 AM
November 30th, 2012 09:16 AM
BTW, this cutline makes me laugh ... and cry as a writer and former photojournalist.
"The Halo 4 game by Xbox 360 was launched on Nov. 6, 2012. The next version of Microsoft's Xbox video-game machine is scheduled to be available for the holiday season in 2013."
December 4th, 2012 03:52 PM
It's possible. Unless they use a SSD disk, they will probably use laptop drives like they have for both the "slim" and old xbox 360s. Special software is needed but I am sure that is already going over your head and interest to make work.
December 4th, 2012 04:06 PM
Orrrr they could go to total cloud storage. That would be terrible.
December 11th, 2012 09:19 AM
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December 12th, 2012 11:24 AM
You know anything about the Oban chip, that you can talk about? Is it similar to the problem that PS3 had at launch?
December 12th, 2012 12:07 PM
December 12th, 2012 02:42 PM
Tell us your secrets!!
December 12th, 2012 03:27 PM
Here's a secret... Duke Nuke Em Forever is still almost done.
December 12th, 2012 06:58 PM
Any truth to the rumor the next Xbox makes a mean hot pocket?
December 12th, 2012 07:20 PM