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One of the reasons I like the Pelican Eclipse wireless controller is that the B&W buttons are above the triggers. Very useful, for those infrequent times they are actually utilized.

 

What's with "Xenon" as the name of Xbox 2? I hope that's just an internal moniker (like the Segway was called "Ginger"), or completely false.

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Originally posted by adamsappel@Feb 25 2004, 10:45 AM

What's with "Xenon" as the name of Xbox 2? I hope that's just an internal moniker (like the Segway was called "Ginger"), or completely false.

I'm sure it's just a working title, just like how the GameCube was called "Dolphin" while in production.

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Actually, I find the black and white buttons just fine on the large pad; its only the fact that they moved them for the S that causes the problems, as I see it.

 

Personally, I welcome the six face button return; makes playing Capcom games a lot easier than the use of triggers you have elsewhere.

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While in the lobby playing RS3, I was hearing a guy describe his new Xbox controller he was trying out. He was just going into the details, and it appeared he was describing that this controller as having two buttons on the grip.

 

Imagine you are holding the xbox controller. Two of your fingers, presumably your index fingers, are on the triggers, but the other fingers are holding the "handles". It seemed as if he was describing two buttons there, that could be clicked by those fingers holding the handles.

 

Just then, someone started the game, and I never got to hear any more of a description of this controller.

 

I am very interested if these were the black and white buttons. Does anyone know if this is the case, and where I might see a pic/review of this controller?

 

Carlos.

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My guess is that it is this controller. Looked at this once, but i hated the feel of the triggers and analog sticks. Also, the placement of the buttons on the inside of the handles was an interesting idea, but didn't seem like it would work well for me. Oh yea, I felt like I could twist the controller in 2 in a particularily stressful game and I doubt it could have survived a high velocity cotroller/wall meeting. :)

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Ah, good ol' Xenon. I played a lot of that pinball game, back in the early 80s. I still remember its suggestive sound bites (wow, a talking pinball game):

 

"Enter...Xenon"

 

"Nice tube shot"

 

and the various feminine "ah" sounds (along with the jarring masculine "ah") produced by the bumpers...

 

Good times, good times. It'd be great if the new Dashboard started up with a sexy "Enter...Xenon".

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My guess is that it is this controller. Looked at this once, but i hated the feel of the triggers and analog sticks. Also, the placement of the buttons on the inside of the handles was an interesting idea, but didn't seem like it would work well for me.

 

That's the one he was talking about for sure. I haven't actually used one in a game, but it seems like an interesting idea that could use a few tweaks, and better construction. As stated, it has quite a cheap build, and one of my customers broke one of the triggers quite easily as it doesn't get pressed into the controller casing like the XBox pads, it just has a piece of plastic inside to stop it.

 

The controller would also only really be useful for games that use both analog sticks primarily. FPS and possibly racing games would be about it (maybe Grabbed by the Ghoulies).

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