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Satoshi_Matrix
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The Controller Chronicles

by Satoshi_Matrix Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 pm

For a while now, I've started a few review series on my youtube channel. Among them is a series I call the Controller Chronicles, named of course after the long running public broadcast of yesteryear, The Computer Chronicles.

This series aims to showcase the best gaming controllers on the market with some thoughts on their design, performance and pricing. You can expect more of these such reviews in the future, so stay tuned! If there's anything you'd particularly like me to cover, let me know and I'll try to get around to it. Of course, I can only review controllers I own.


The newest entry in this series is the HoriPad Mini 64.
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Video review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rft8c7nW3A

Previous reviews:

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Hori Pocket [PS1/PS2]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnI27j2MLoU

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Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuck [Wii]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtC-OWpVwzw

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HipGear Xbox ScreenPad [Xbox]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ND_FGGNp0

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Generation NEX Wired Controller [NES]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gssmeCizWPI

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Wico Command Control Balltop [Atari 2600]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1s8TjvOpp8

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Wico Command Control Bat [Atari 2600]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mn-8Nst4iQ

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Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS [NES]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PiK3QtxBI

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Hori Real Arcade Pro 2 SA [PS2]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roIa9SC6LKk

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Super Hori Commander [SFC]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWcNpGP-J54

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SNES & SFC Controller Differences
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIorZopj4SY

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Logitech Cordless Precision Xbox Controller [Xbox]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMjsaVYZdo

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Logitech Wireless Precision PS2 Controller [PS2]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkGWYg7G9A
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by Satoshi_Matrix Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:44 am

another day, another video!

This time it's the SGB Commander for the Super Famicom/SNES.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX_aiUU38Lw
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by Satoshi_Matrix Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:25 pm

New installments in this review series:

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Honeybee Competition Pro Control Pad for Sega Master System
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbZLH7vuQYU

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Sega MegaFire Controller for Sega Genesis/MegaDrive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BTlnAFVHj4
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by brainerdrainer Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:09 am

Some crazy stuff there, haven't seen quite a few of these
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by samsonlonghair Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Hey, Satoshi_Matrix,

First off, great videos. I love controllers and human-interface devices.

What's the story on the stick-on pad that covers your Gamecube d-pad? You mentioned in your annotations that it was made by "madkatz" and it works for GCN and GBA. I can't find this product any darn where. Can you tell me more about it?

I love the Gamecube controller; I just need a slightly bigger d-pad for my big hands.

Peace.
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by Retronomy Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:47 pm

That HORI n64 control just brought tears to my eyes. Please keep this segment up :) I'm subscribing.
http://retrofiends.com My terrible retro video game reviews blog.
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Re: The Controller Chronicles

by jinx Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:30 am

Was seriously about to do this on my own. I've recently picked up a fascination with 3rd party controllers and obscure controller designs. Might hold off now, but I'll definitely check out your videos the next chance I get.
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