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mocoworm
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(03-14-2014, 01:28 PM)
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http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-03/...ng-controller/









Originally Posted by Zatz

By way of an overseas regulatory agency, similar to our very own FCC, we continue to hone in on the elusive Amazon media streamer. As the story goes, a fall launch was delayed with the Roku Apple TV competitor now looking quite likely for March or April. Netflix and Hulu appear to be confirmed, as does a forked Android build – similar to what Amazon has done with their line of Kindle Fire tablets. Which makes gaming out of the box quite likely.

The wireless Bluetooth controller features a gaggle of controls, including both shoulder buttons and triggers, in addition to media playback transport controls. Additionally, the central radioactive-looking button taps into Amazon’s GameCircle - perhaps to evolve beyond merely a gaming app hub and into something more full featured akin to Apple’s Game Center or Xbox Live.

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Originally Posted by sinxtanx

That is LITERALLY the devkit controller. If you think this looks visually bad, you should see the devkit.

And whoever took those images apparently didn't notice the "barcodes". Nice job announcing who you are to Amazon, guys.

EDIT: I should clarify that I know this because I've held one. I won't tell whose, but it's okay-ish comfortable. Handles are a bit small.

Last edited by Nirolak; 03-14-2014 at 07:15 PM.
Mendrox
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(03-14-2014, 01:29 PM)
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Ugly.
RoboPlato
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(03-14-2014, 01:30 PM)
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It looks so sad. Someone needs to cheer it up. :(
Freki
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(03-14-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Hopefully that's just a prototype and will change in the future...
Sendou
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(03-14-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Looks like a potentially uncomfortable and definitely ugly version of 360 controller.
falcs
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(03-14-2014, 01:31 PM)
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Looks like ass.
Aretak
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(03-14-2014, 01:32 PM)
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Man, that looks like it'd be really uncomfortable to use.
ROBOKITTYZILLA
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(03-14-2014, 01:32 PM)
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Looks terrible.
Remark
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(03-14-2014, 01:32 PM)
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Got damn that looks ugly
Kyoufu
(03-14-2014, 01:33 PM)
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Looks like that 3rd party 360 controller nobody buys at Gamestop.
Parakeetman
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(03-14-2014, 01:33 PM)
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The proud parents

TharpDaddy
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(03-14-2014, 01:33 PM)
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Really blocky. It's so bulky it looks like it'd be uncomfortable to use. Hopefully i'm wrong and it's a solid controller.
Haunted
(03-14-2014, 01:34 PM)
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Correct stick placement and button labels.

mocoworm
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(03-14-2014, 01:34 PM)
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My hands hurt just looking at it.
cheststrongwell
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(03-14-2014, 01:34 PM)
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Looks Nintendo as fuck.
plainr_
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(03-14-2014, 01:34 PM)
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Looks uncomfortable but my hands can adapt.
Malaussene
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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horrendous.
shandy706
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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What does the back look like?

That is actually quite a bit more important than the front.
Hero_of_the_Day
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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Looks real comfortable to hold...
JawzPause
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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What were they actually thinking when they made this? Disgusting.
StuBurns
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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The Amazon smile should be centered, not the full name.
MikeE21286
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(03-14-2014, 01:35 PM)
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....eeeks
theechrisfox
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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What. That has to be a mockup or demo or rough draft or anything that's not a final product.
JetBlackPanda
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Between Ouya, This and the steam controller it seems like people don't understand what makes a good controller.
WarMacheen
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Haha, nope. That needs some serious reworking.
Somnid
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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I'm surprised they actually made a traditional-style controller but if it's an accessory that makes more sense. But yeah that's pretty bad, looks like your typically 3rd party abomination. Seems nobody gets it right the first time.
mclem
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
That looks... workmanlike.
Talamius
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
That controller looks very uncomfortable.
BibiMaghoo
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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monome
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(03-14-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by cheststrongwell

Looks Nintendo as fuck.

damn. it must hurt.

Media playback on controller is nice. Ergonomics look bad.
Benutzer
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

Correct stick placement and button labels.

True! But it's really ugly and looks uncomfortable...
Guinness
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

Correct stick placement and button labels.

This.

I will tell if it is comfortable or not when I will have one in my hands.
coldone
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)

Originally Posted by mocoworm

http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/14/her...ng-controller/

May be they are overly focusing on price. They probably wanted to make the controller for <$5. So keeping angles, curves etc will cut down manufacturing cost.
Black Door
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
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Sure, Jeff, I didn't that circulation in my hands anyway
Marvel
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
Nirolak
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
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That doesn't look overly encouraging, but as a side note, reading the original link, the not bundled part they state as speculation.

I'd swap out to Zatz site instead of Tech Crunch but I'm on a phone.
outunderthestars
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(03-14-2014, 01:37 PM)
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Looks like the onlive controller.
Alpha_eX
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(03-14-2014, 01:38 PM)
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Looks a lot like the Play Games icon on Android,

glaurung
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(03-14-2014, 01:38 PM)
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I dislike this design. It looks overly bulky and not very ergonomic. Which is a shame, because I think the Kindle is usually a paragon of good ergonomics.

I wonder why they wouldn't just release the set-top box and then support a couple of properly designed controllers.
chrominance
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(03-14-2014, 01:38 PM)
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Looks like one of Moga's more portable controllers (the name escapes me at the moment). It might actually be okay to hold, though I've never used my Moga for more than a few minutes at a time so I could be totally wrong.
Bold One
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(03-14-2014, 01:38 PM)
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ew god no
PranooY
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(03-14-2014, 01:39 PM)
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Looks so bad.. Doesn't seem to be ergonomic.
MikeHattsu
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(03-14-2014, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

Looks like the onlive controller.

Yup:

Rizsparky
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(03-14-2014, 01:40 PM)
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Looks like a prototype. Though I like the matte finish.
Robin64
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(03-14-2014, 01:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by cheststrongwell

Looks Nintendo as fuck.

No it doesn't?



(What an odd thing to say)
Dreamgazer
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(03-14-2014, 01:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by cheststrongwell

Looks Nintendo as fuck.

MaximoffZero
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(03-14-2014, 01:43 PM)
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At least they got the buttons, thumbsticks, and D-pad right. They need to work on aesthetics and comfort though.
ILoveBish
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(03-14-2014, 01:43 PM)
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Looks like a controller! The shock and horror!

Seriously, the hyperbole here is insane. Looks fine to me.
thehypocrite
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(03-14-2014, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alpha_eX

Looks a lot like the Play Games icon on Android,

My first impression as well.
hwy_61
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(03-14-2014, 01:44 PM)
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Looks like a prototype. Reserving judgement.

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