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[ET] Amazon’s game controller emerges

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Thanks to some leaked images from the Brazilian equivalent of the FCC, it appears that Amazon’s long-awaited set-top box/game console is finally coming to market. The leaked images show a gamepad that is strongly reminiscent of the Xbox 360 gamepad, with some additional buttons in the middle, and some media playback buttons on the bottom edge.

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I kinda like it for some reason. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 41
I like that it isn't flashy and colorful, and is for the most part all black/dark gray.
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Nice! I wonder if it'll compete with the PS4/XB1/Wii U.
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post #4 of 41
Any idea what the device specs will be?
post #5 of 41
Hmmm, looks interesting.
post #6 of 41
from the buttons, it looks like an android console? so are they making an ouya?
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Just doesn't look very comfortable or ergonomic.
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Am I the only one that actively wishes the standard controller face-button layout had B and X reversed?

Heck I've even tried physically modding an Xbox 360 controller and a Wii classic controller to have said arrangement, but the buttons on modern controllers are slightly sloped so that putting the buttons into any other slot results in them being crooked or sloping to the wrong side.



DISCLAIMER: I understand that B being to the right of A originates back from the 80s with consoles like the Sega Master System (A = 1, B = 2). Nevertheless Nintendo had a chance to put A on the bottom and B on the left with the Game Boy, NES "Dogbone", and then the SNES (and yet Super Mario World used B and Y for run & jump which maps to the NES's A & B for run & jump in Super Mario Bros). Yes the N64 follows the A & B layout in question, but that was too late since the 4 button layout was the standard on PlayStation and that the 4 c-buttons were simply the precursor to the right analog stick, making the N64's 6 face buttons typically more like 2 face buttons + a right dpad.
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 3/14/14 at 12:39pm
 
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If android based I hope it has better specs than a Note 3. A full spec tegra 4 would be great.
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Yikes looks bulky and angles look chaffing. might be better than PS4 though, those looked good until I played with one, the left joystick is too far away from the far left side for a goo thumb position for me. I always found myself having to reach my thumb over on it
 
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