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Is the Gamepad Really Designed for Gaming?

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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/reviews/General-Tech/Gamepad-Really-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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