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crazyotto
10-19-2002, 10:55 AM
from: http://www.gamepro.com/index.html?/microsoft/indexes/homepage.shtml

I do like the "S" better (DoA 3 and Sega GT) but I still like the XXL for Halo and it (this might be silly) reminds me of the cold nights last winter with my buddy Mike playing Halo co-op day and night. That's a grate memory. I have 2 XXL and one "S". I will buy one more "S" soon.

Xbox Controller XXL Dead

11-OCT-02
Eagle-eyed readers may have noted our story about the Xbox/Sega bundle package Microsoft is launching next week. This, as it turns out, is part of a larger shift in Microsoft's strategy—starting with the bundle, the company will gradually phase out the original Xbox controller, packing their systems instead with Controller S from now on. The new strategy, confirmed by Microsoft representatives earlier today, apparently came as a direct result of consumer criticism.
The Xbox's controller has been the target of controversy among game freaks ever since the system came out last November. A random Google search turns up everything from measured criticism ("unwieldy, uncomfortable, and difficult to use") to slightly less measured derision ("Apparently, to own an Xbox, you must have the hands of a large ape"). The Controller S was originally designed exclusively for the Xbox's Japanese release, but was released in America several weeks after the Japan launch. The smaller, more comfortable pad now actually outsells the original controller hands down in NPD's accessory ranking list.

Production of the so-called "Controller XXL" has already ceased, and the only way you can get your hands on a new one now is in a non-bundled Xbox system. (Don't forget the DVD kit refund offer, either.) Microsoft said that they will decide whether to dump the original controller forever sometime after Christmas.

So which package to buy? A tough choice, admittedly, but your hands will thank you immensely if you opt for the Controller S bundle. Trust us; we know.

Scarlet Spider
10-19-2002, 11:21 AM
i have no problem with the "XXL" controller. thats why i never tried the "S". if it aint broke, dont fix it.....

of course later on i might have to be forced into getting and "S" cuz my 2 "XXL" might brake or something....

Duke
10-19-2002, 11:28 AM
I have both types and don't really have a preference.

I bought the "S" for my friends who would come over and complain about the larger controller.

My only complaint about the "S" is that you really have to take it apart to clean the inside. it's put together opposite form the larger controller.

Xbox Owner
10-19-2002, 11:40 AM
The original is the best controller, IMO.:(

hiter101
10-19-2002, 01:11 PM
i personally like the XXL controller i played with the s controller at my friends house and i cant stadt it it reminded me of the SNES controlled only with more buttons :rolleyes:

ShannonX
10-19-2002, 01:26 PM
controller S hurts my hands just like the piece of rotting horse flesh called the ps2 controller does. I'll go third party if microsoft stops making the normal controller, tried the S, dont like it.

EHWfedPres
10-19-2002, 02:00 PM
The S controller fukin sucks. I can never find the black and white buttons, start and "back" are too far away, the thumbsticks move too easily (like the PS2 controller), etc.


I have 4 XXL's and 1 shyt third party one that i had to get cause they didnt have any originals when i bought the system...i'll probably buy another XXL or 2 while I still can, and just keep them in the packaging incase one that I have now breaks or something...who knows, if I dont need it, it might be worth a hell of alot in about 10 years.

dougi3000
10-19-2002, 02:59 PM
I agree.
the S fricken sucks.

I have one S controller because my brother, and ALL the guys that played my xbox complained (amazingly, the girls that played do not complain at all, and they dont find it large. I even asked them).

When i tried to use the S controller, I cannot reach the black and white buttons without scrunching up my hand in a wierd way, or letting go of my grip on the controller (same with the start and back buttons, but those are not used that often).

I tried playing aggressive inline with that controller, and it totally sucks, since in aggressive inline you have to press the black or white button a lot, and with combinations of the action buttons to do combos tricks etc. TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!1

aaengel
10-19-2002, 03:05 PM
(amazingly, the girls that played do not complain at all, and they dont find it large. I even asked them).

Hahaha, roflmao, I wonder why they don't complain ;) :p

J Dub
10-19-2002, 03:10 PM
LMFAO! I was just about to say that! LOL!

Squidpie
10-19-2002, 05:15 PM
I have 2 of each of the controllers... I prefer the way the "S" one feels in my hands and the button placements other than the black and white buttons... I do agree with whats bein said about them... but the large controller makes my hands hurt cuz I have small hands... they get all crampy really fast.

EHWfedPres
10-19-2002, 05:18 PM
My only complaint about the XXL controller is that after about 2-3 hours of Dave Mirra 2, my thumb hurts from pressing the buttons so much...:p

Highlite23
10-19-2002, 06:01 PM
I have 1 S-Controller for the small handed friends who play, they are both ok, but i prefer the original, maybe it's because i'm used to the button placement so much.

Tried playing Halo with the S-controller and couldn't do it.

My hands never hurt with the original, occasionaly they do with the S-Controller.

Try them out for yourself.

Actually i can't wait for the cordless.;)

PROUDXBOXOWNER
10-19-2002, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Squidpie
I have 2 of each of the controllers... I prefer the way the "S" one feels in my hands and the button placements other than the black and white buttons... I do agree with whats bein said about them... but the large controller makes my hands hurt cuz I have small hands... they get all crampy really fast.
dont worry dude when puberty hits ur hands will grow and then perhaps u will be able to enjoy the splendor of the so called xxl controller.i prefer the xxl controller i have 3 controllers the original,the s and the third is a power pad.

Scarlet Spider
10-19-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by PROUDXBOXOWNER

dont worry dude when puberty hits ur hands will grow and then perhaps u will be able to enjoy the splendor of the so called xxl controller.i prefer the xxl controller i have 3 controllers the original,the s and the third is a power pad.
hhhhhmmmm......maybe he really isn't the same PXO, cuz if he was, he would know how OLD that joke is. its not even funny anymore. dude, if you are the same pxo, you where cool, now your and ass. if you are a new pxo, your an ass.

dougi3000
10-19-2002, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by aaengel


Hahaha, roflmao, I wonder why they don't complain ;) :p

Hey.. i didnt even think of that.. you sicko..

So.. what does that say about the guys, hmmmmm???

ROFLMAO!