Category Archives: Games

SEGA D-pad analysis

Anyone who has read my previous posts knows I’ve been obsessed with game controller design for a long time. My obsession has led me to three overall questions/conclusions: The Japanese SEGA Saturn controllers (and the genuine SEGA-produced Genesis 6-button controller … Continue reading

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Review of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wireless controllers with transforming D-pad

I’ve replaced all my original Xbox 360 wireless controllers with the new silver model with the transforming d-pad. Although still far from perfect, the d-pad on these is a major improvement, and worth the upgrade now that the price on … Continue reading

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HOORAY! Microsoft finally to release xbox360 controller with fixed D-pad

Check it out: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/31/new-xbox-360-controller-with-improved-d-pad-confirmed-by-major-n/

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Xbox360 D-pad: design flaws and fix

Summary Like many¬†gamers, I have major complaints about the D-pad on Microsoft’s Xbox360 wireless controllers: It sometimes fails to recognize that you are pushing it in a given direction. It sometimes thinks you are pushing it in a direction that … Continue reading

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