Samsung's totally original game controller

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  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    +1000

    I adored my Dreamcast. Talk about nostalgia.
     
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    For what it's worth there are already controllers on the market that are very similar to the one Samsung is releasing. Was this thread just a failed attempt to rule people up?
     
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    SAMSUNG STOLE EVERYTHING LOL.
    THATS WHY THE S4 LOOKS THE SAME AS THE S3 BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN IPHONE 6 TO COPY OFF LOL.

    That was in reference to the quote btw, not the OP :p
     
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    While the button color and basic layout are the same as the Xbox and even PS3 as well as the older ones mentioned, Samsung has done something no one else has from an OEM, that is marry the controller to the device. Yes I know there are aftermarket ones like iCade, but I like what Samsung has done here.

    BTW there are only so many ways you can arrange the now common controller layout requirements, which generally seem to be 4 buttons, a D pad and a stick. So sometimes the software will dictate the hardwares design as in this case.
     
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    No one has said anything about the Wii U Pro controller. It's essentially the result of the marriage of a PS3 controller to the 360 controller. :)
    [​IMG]
     
  9. matttye macrumors 601

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    Samsung's totally original game controller

    Same location and colour buttons. It's a blatant copy.

    Not that that bothers me, the 360 has fantastic controllers :D
     
  10. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Who cares about the button layout. What's upsetting here is how horridly ugly that thing is :D
     
  11. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    The controller is a copy but Samsung has a great idea here. To provide a reference point controller for developers.

    Apple should have done this before Samsung. By providing a controller that is "official" they'd allow devs to focus on and optimize their products for it and in turn deliver more advanced games.

    No touchscreen can compare to a controller.
     
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    At least the Samsung version doesn't have a central button that looks like a sphincter....
     
  13. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Sigh....

    Gamepads have been moving towards that button style for years...

    [​IMG]

    Sod it, lets say they copied Apple? Coloured buttons in a diamond formation and all.....
    [​IMG]

    :p
     
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    CANNOT UNSEE :eek:
     
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    I would have thought that gamers would like all controllers standardised to some degree.

    We are getting to the stage where, when anything is released, that forum members shout "copy", hell, most televisions are rectangular boxes with a screen, but we don't hear that so and so copied so and so, too many members here have a holier than thou attitude.

    TBH, I dont give a damn about which company copies which, let them fight it out, I'm not that invested in any company to be bothered, but the way people here cry "copy" and are quoting stock prices, company investment, who can buy who, etc, etc, is just pathetic.
     
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    Apple's totally original game controller:

    [​IMG]

    AKA block out half the screen with virtual buttons while telling everyone buttons are obsolete
     
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    [​IMG]
    Here's its daddy.
     
  18. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Sorry. It was the first thing that struck me when the XBox came out. Don't know why....
     
  19. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    That's ok. I'll just use rubber gloves when I play the 360 from now on.
     
  20. cynics macrumors G3

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    Until games are controlled differently (ps move, Xbox Kinetic's) game controllers will have to look very similar to one another.

    Plus with so many hours, months, YEARS of using game controllers its kind of silly to design something less familiar.

    Saying Samsung copied this is silly too. It would be like saying Samsung copies its mobile keyboard because they used a QWERTY layout.

    To be honest all I see is a compact game controller that moves on screen controls on a square below the screen.
     
  21. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    Most PC controllers are using that layout as well. Since Microsoft provides the xbox controller API in its "Games for Windows" branding you can have the onscreen display show coloured colored xbox buttons instead of keyboard buttons.

    Like when you need to reload a [R] will show up somewhere but instead it can be replaced by a yellow lettered button and so forth. So pretty much that layout down to the colour scheme is sorta becoming a standard in PC land. Figured it would bleed over to some of the other systems at some point.
     
  22. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    pretty sure the gs4 supports microsofts direct x standard and a bunch of game devs have already picked the gs4 as there platform to dev on.It would only make sence to use a xbox style gamepad.
     

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