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We get a lot of press releases here at Game Informer, most of which are kind of awful. No, we're not interested in buying an island home with a 40-car garage. No, we're not interested in interviewing Snooki. Yes, we want to impress the ladies, but no, not by ingesting mysterious pills sold by someone who thinks numbers can be used interchangeably in words. Anyway, that's why we're especially happy to get things that are cool (and game related) in our inboxes.
Evil Controllers has devised a workaround to the dreaded Xbox 360 d-pad, which could be interesting to a lot of people. Unlike the original pad, which is a mushy mess (or the redesigned one, which is merely an elevated mushy mess), Evil's solution is to do away with the d-pad entirely and replace it with four discrete buttons. It's a little like the N64's c-button cluster, only these are bigger and are on the left side.
Evil says this eliminates accidental directional presses, is more accessible to disabled gamers, and will impress your friends. It's certainly more expensive than stock controllers ($55 for wired versions and $75 for wireless), but it could prevent a lot of headaches.
It's almost enough to make us forget that these are the same guys behind this kind of stuff...
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Someone needs to make a good D-pad.
wait, these are the guys to blame for the modders in MW2? DESTROY THIS COMPANY!!
This controller looks nice, but I'm not dropping $80 for a controller. I'll wait for a cheaper version.
Final a good solution. Logitech needs to learn from these guys and make their PC controllers decent. It never fails... three months in, the d-pad stops working or I have to hammer on the d-pad liking a raging barbarian to get it to respond. Thankfully I am using a Microsoft 360 controller for Windows (I'd love to be able to use my PS3 controller, but apparently Sony hasn't received the memo).
Kudos to these guys! Such an easy solution. Not sure why no one else thought of this sooner.
i always play with d pad when available! so yes this is what i had hoped for!
Woah... that image kind of surprised me. That pad is ugly as sin, and changing the sticks to convex is certainly a move in the wrong direction.
Uber fail controller imo... WTB RAZER ONZA PLZ
If the GI staff wants to impress the ladies try a paper bag.. But as for the controller 75$ is a little much since I don't mind the D-pad on my older one's...
interesting, i wanna see how it feels to play... they should have just made it like the ps3 buttons
this looks cool and all but i will never buy a knock off brand of a 360 controller ever again. they dont last that long. i bought that cool looking after glow controller and the A button broke after a couple weeks. of course i play a lot of Gears and you have to smash on that A button but none of my microsoft brand controllers ever did that. im looking forward to the knew controller with the rotating dpad.
I would never buy it, it would just support cheating, since they sell modded controllers.
The buttons are too far apart. Sony's D-pad also has four individual buttons, but are much closer. It must feel weird and ockward to press big circle shaped buttons that are spaced out as a D-pad
Hecky naw! lol Its a good design, but I am NOT paying 55 (min) for a wired controller. Sorry, but like my Ma and Pa, I am a cheap *** lol
I thought Microsoft didn't allow 3rd parties to manufacture wireless controllers. o_0
Kind of weird looking, I don't get why everyone has so many problems with the controller's in general. They aren't that bad.