QUOTE (Massacre @ Nov 13 2010, 08:27 AM)
They didn't "have" to do it, they chose to do it because it's a more comfortable setup to use. When the original PlayStation came out, games were still using a basic D-pad and four button layout, and people hadn't become accustomed to using an analog stick to move. The Xbox came later when people had begun to stop using their D-pad in favor of the left analog stick, so the Xbox controller had its analog stick and D-pad reversed because it felt more natural for the main button (or in this case, stick) to be on that part of the controller. It's not to to differentiate themselves from Sony.
Really? To me the Sony controller setup feels very natural and I thought it would feel just as weird as it looks to have the left joystick where Microsoft placed it. The Sony controller doesn't fit my hands, but I have a comfortable way of holding it without the palm of my hands touching it. Maybe this is not how it's intended to be held, but in my of holding it, the joysticks are where my thumbs naturally wants to rest. So the way I hold the controller, it would be difficult to use the left joystick if it was where Microsoft placed it. But I figure I would not hold the Microsoft controller this way as it is differently shaped.
As PS2 is my first console it is not old habits that's the reason why I like the Sony setup. I would probably adapted to the MS controller just as easy. This means I buy your explaination, Massy.
Maybe Microsof could have placed the right joystick differently too, at least it would make it look better if it was symetrical.
QUOTE (The Dark Passenger @ Nov 13 2010, 12:15 PM)
Worst controller. Period.
That thing is fugly! Did it work as bad as it looks?