• Welcome to the Angry Joe Show Army!

    Join our community of gamers passionate about our community and our hobby! Whether it's playing, discussing, or watching games, regardless of platform, genre, or location, we have a place for you, always!

  • PS4 Forum

    The AJSA Playstation 4 Division: Game Nights and More!

    The AJSA is on Playstation 4! Join us for weekly Game Nights with a selection of the best games the PS4 has to offer!

  • XBO Forum

    The AJSA Xbox One Division: We Got You Covered!

    The AJSA Xbox One Division is ready to connect with you on XBox Live with a ton of events for the best Xbox games!

  • News Archive

    The Best News from the Best Sites, Every Week.

    The AJSA News Collection Team is hard at work condensing a week's worth of news into one giant-sze digest for you to chew on and discuss! Links to source articles are always provided!

  • More Info

    The AJSA Expeditionary Force: Deploying to Play the Best PC Games!

    The elite vanguard of the AJSA, the Expeditionary Force (EF) chooses a new PC game every week! Join us for weekly events and help decide if the game has a future in the AJSA.

  • The Team

    Streaming Now: The AJSA Stream Team

    Joe can't stream every game, but our talented AJSA Stream Team covers a wide variety of games and personalities! Check them out, and show them some AJSA Love!

  • The Tube

    The AJSA Community YouTube Channel

    Featuring news, gameplay clips, and more from the community! The Community is a chance to showcase the best moments in AJSA Gaming!

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

IGN enlightens me

2 posts in this topic

This is something that has bothered me for many years, ever since the 16 bit consoles era.  Why do all other joypads have such rubbish D-pads?  IGN explains, I would not have guessed Nintendo would have been able to patent such a simple design.  The SNES was the best controller for many years and this was largely due to the simple and brilliant D-pad.  The Xbox 360 controller is now my favourite joypad but the D-pad is crap.  It's simply inferior to the SNES directional pad and now I know why.  Nintendo took the best and refused to share it with the rest. #NaughtyNintendo


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well if you make something great first I guess you can patent it. Though I don't recall having any problems with the d-pad on the playstation or other 3rd party controllers that used the same design. But yeah, welcome to the industry.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0