Original Xbox Controller

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  1. Original chunky controller

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  2. Redesigned S controller

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  1. BluWarfareHD09

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    I was reading through some comment's on Hexus about a supposed leaked image of the next Playstation controller and noticed a lot of people complaining about the original xbox controller and how they preferred the redesigned S controller later released. Am I the only one who loved the chunky beat of a controller and how well built it was:confused:
     

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    i chose the new controller, i don't like the DPAD which rotates though as that seems pointless to me.
     
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    I think you've misunderstood I'm not talking about the 360 controller, but the original xbox's controller, I put it in the 360 thread due to the fact it was bought up over at Hexus while people where talking about what controllers they found more comfortable due to the leaked(well supposed leaked) PS4 controller.
     
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    which is the S controller?

    you would have been better putting 2 pictures on of the controllers in question.
     
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    I quite liked the duke, I found it really comfortable!
     
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    Beat me to it, I couldn't work out how to do it so it appeared in the post instead of the bottom.
     
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    I loved the chunky one haha. Not because it was perfect, but because it was awesome :L
     
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    Mine just kept lasting, even after drops and victory shakes, they just felt so comfortable. I don't know what else microsoft changed from the s controller to the 360 controller(apart from guide button added, bumpers replace black/white) but the made the controller feel comfortable again.
     
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    the start and back buttons were also moved to either side of the guide button on the 360 controller which was far better than the old xbox controllers, i do prefer the 360 controller to the original xbox ones.
     
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    Are you referring to the original S as the old chunky had the start and back in the centre which is another reason I preferred it to the S controller as when I used a mate's I kept catching either the white/black buttons or the start/back buttons by accident due to how they were positioned. The apart from the button lay out on the 360 pad, it feels more comfortable than the S controller its feels more like the Chunky controller did in my hand.
     
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    on the picture guns put it's the last one on the right, the 360 controller is more or less the same but seems slightly smaller.

    i couldn't stand it when the controllers had the start and back buttons under the left thumbsticks as i kept catching them.
     
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    Same as me, that's why I always preferred the chunky original(duke). I also think despite the size of it it felt more like the 360 controller does to hold, I think the 360 controller must be slightly bigger or shaped slightly differently to the S controller.
     
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    I loved the original, they should have released one just like that with straight face buttons (no idea why they were ever skewed!) and moved the start/select and also black/white (for bumpers) - it would have been in the best controller with a few mods. Oh, it also needed deeper thumbstick grooves

    I loved the old Dreamcast controller too (apart from that god awful power cable!), trigger was lovely on the DC.

    The big controllers are the only ones that I have never had hand cramp on after prolonged play, every other controller has given me issues at points.
     
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    The original pad was ok so long as you did not need the white or black buttons. if you did it was a horrible experience.

    I felt that to hold the original pad properly you would need Yeti hands.
     
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    The old pads were ok but IMO the current 360 pad is the best ever made. I absolutely love it. Every Playstation pad I've ever used on any PS has been, again IMO, God awful and genuinely a huge reason why i've never owned one.
     
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    Mmm agreed the X360 controller is almost perfect. Sort the D-Pad out (probably can't due to patents) and you have one beauty of a controller.
     
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    i agree, i love the 360 controller apart from the stupid pointless rotating DPAD.
     
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    I preferred the Xbox's original, big controller and never liked the size or feel of the S, so I was a bit concerned when I first got my 360, because its controller was based on the S. Now it just feels right.
     
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    I like the rotating Dpad, that's how I bought the MW3 one, on battlefield I dont knock my weapon on to single fire so often now because of this Dpad!
     
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    The current controller is the best, really fits your hands. Hope MS dont make too many changes to it.
     

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