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The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 pm
by Satoshi_Matrix
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

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:44 am
by Satoshi_Matrix
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

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:25 pm
by Satoshi_Matrix
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

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:09 am
by brainerdrainer
Some crazy stuff there, haven't seen quite a few of these

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:52 pm
by samsonlonghair
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.

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:47 pm
by Retronomy
That HORI n64 control just brought tears to my eyes. Please keep this segment up :) I'm subscribing.

Re: The Controller Chronicles

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:30 am
by jinx
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.