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#1 Champion of Cyrodiil

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:15 AM

http://www.polygon.c...team-controller

 

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#2 Affray

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

It looks like the thumb trackpads would wear out very quickly compared to thumb sticks.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:41 AM

How do you compare the two?



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Well a thumb stick is a plastic toggle attached to a plastic peg attached to more plastic and circuitry.

From the looks of those track pads they are a fair bit less sturdy in the way that they are attached.

Not that they won't do the job, I just think that repeated pressure, pushing, dragging, tapping, scraping might wear them out faster than a simple stick with a pad on the end.

I have to routinely repair my xbox controllers because the thumb sticks wear out from how hard and fast I push them around, so were I to use this controller I would apply equal pressure and force to the track pads, which appear to be a bit more fragile.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

This is all I have to contribute.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:42 PM

oh i get it! because valve made portal!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

Well a thumb stick is a plastic toggle attached to a plastic peg attached to more plastic and circuitry.

From the looks of those track pads they are a fair bit less sturdy in the way that they are attached.

Not that they won't do the job, I just think that repeated pressure, pushing, dragging, tapping, scraping might wear them out faster than a simple stick with a pad on the end.

I have to routinely repair my xbox controllers because the thumb sticks wear out from how hard and fast I push them around, so were I to use this controller I would apply equal pressure and force to the track pads, which appear to be a bit more fragile.

 

While playing video games, i always have to remind myself that it takes far less effort to hold/move the stick (ps3/xbox) than the amount of effort i'm applying.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:13 PM

While playing video games, i always have to remind myself that it takes far less effort to hold/move the stick (ps3/xbox) than the amount of effort i'm applying.

Me too, but sometimes the game is far too exciting to control my hands.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

Me too, but sometimes the game is far too exciting to control my hands.

Yeah, the strip clubs in GTA V are my favorite part too.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

I was not expecting full on topless nudity.

Pleasantly surprised I was.


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#11 Sethre

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:44 PM

I was not expecting full on topless nudity.

Pleasantly surprised I was.

I can imagine it was. 


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