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Controller or Remote?

Controller
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Remote
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by ZeroAX Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:31 am

I call them remotes, only cause remote control and controller translate to the same word in Greek, with the added tele which means from a distance, so they are both called telecontroler.
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by Erik_Twice Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:34 am

Haha, in Spanish we just call both controllers and remotes "mandos" so =D

Anyways as Yoshiegg says, the only console that has a remote is the Wii, the rest are controllers.
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by Niode Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

What the hell happened to 'pads'? I still call mine 'pads'. Everybody always knows what I mean.
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by Hatta Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:41 am

YoshiEgg25 wrote:TVs and Wiis have remotes.

All consoles other than the Wii have controllers.

Remote: Hold with one hand.
Controller: Hold with two hands.


Never used a CD-I before?

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I don't blame you actually. :lol: The worst thing about that remote (and there are several bad things) is that it's IR, so you constantly miss button presses if you're not pointing directly at the console. But I will say that the analog thumb stick works remarkably well for an early 90s device.
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by AppleQueso Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:48 am

the cd-i isn't a game console it's an interactive multimedia device
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by alienjesus Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:48 pm

Niode wrote:What the hell happened to 'pads'? I still call mine 'pads'. Everybody always knows what I mean.



This. I call them control pads.

Except for the Wii. That has a remote.
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by swiftzx Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:34 pm

I guess everyone agrees that the Wiimote is a remote and the rest are controllers. CD-I doesn't count :lol:
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by Bradtemple87 Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:35 pm

swiftzx wrote:I guess everyone agrees that the Wiimote is a remote and the rest are controllers. CD-I doesn't count :lol:


I dont know if the cdi ever counted :lol:
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by aaron Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:03 am

if you look at the picture, it's actually a "cd-i controller" not a "cd-i remote."
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Re: Controller or Remotes? Lets do this.

by flamepanther Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:04 pm

YoshiEgg25 wrote:
flamepanther wrote:A remote is a controller, considering it's short for "remote control"

A remote may be a controller, but that doesn't necessarily mean a controller is a remote.

It's like saying that all gumballs are candy, but that doesn't mean all candy are gumballs.
Sure, but I didn't say all controllers are remotes, did I? Most controllers are, even if it seems weird to call them that... but the old PONG consoles, for example, had controls that were not remote. 8)

The point was that if you call them all controllers, you'd be in the clear.
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