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Is the Gamepad Really Designed for Gaming?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

I have been in several situations where a variety of people claim the
gamepad is superior for gaming because that is what it was designed
for. No elaboration or further justification is given. The controller
is designed for gaming and is therefore clearly better. End of –
despite often being start to – discussion in their minds.

Really it is a compromise between the needs of popular games and the
environment of a couch.

URL: http://www.pcper.com...Designed-Gaming

Quote: "Game interface designers recognize how terrible the precision
of controller sticks are and pretty much universally decide that a few
undeserved kills are better than frustration from constant input
failure. Because the controller would otherwise be too frustrating
even the most competitive console title includes aim assist. The game
might curl your projectile to the target it believes you intend to
hit; it might nudge or lock your crosshairs to the target; it may do
both and/or some other method.

So why not just take away the gamepad since it is “worse” than the
mouse and keyboard?"


Ryan Shrout
PC Perspective
rshrout ( -at -) pcper.com

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