If it is good enough for NASA it is good enough for me

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#1 regnaston
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So I guess we really know who makes the best controller now ๐Ÿ˜

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#2 hardwenzen
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And how is NASA supposed to be immersed in their job when the controller doesn't support Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers?

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#3 jaydan
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Playstation is for the mainstream, actual scientists actually have better things to do than playing Playstation.

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#4 ConanTheStoner  Online
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Imagine getting drift or some random disconnect on a crucial mission. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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#5 I_P_Daily
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I remember a story a while back of the Navy using 360 controllers also (on my phone will try & look it up later)i think it was to do with the use of their telescopes.

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#6 I_P_Daily
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Oh and why would they use Sony's controllers, they work longer shifts than what Sony's controllers last, imagine them twiddling their thumbs while the controllers on charge ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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#7 TumorStation5
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Reminds me of Saddam Hussein buying 1400 playstations for military use.

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#8 IMAHAPYHIPPO
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The mentality is that the military didn't see a need to design their own proprietary hardware when they could easily utilize existing hardware that a good amount of people already knew how to use. Smart.

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#9  Edited By madrocketeer
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Might be because Xbox's XController library is openly available for everyone to use and adapt, whereas DualShocks still need third-party apps to get full compatibility. Also, swappable batteries might be another factor; to maintain workflow instead of having to recharge the controller and/or buy another controller.

Fun fact: NASA's entire cumulative budget from the day it was founded to present is less than half of what the US spends on its military in one year. They went to the moon with that. Money well spent.

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๐Ÿ˜???๐Ÿ’ฉ

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#11 hardwenzen
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The military and NASA have both used Sony and MS products. Guess who used Nintendo's stuff?

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#12  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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They can't get a PS5 controller at the moment.

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#13 getyeryayasout
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Can't spell NASA without AA's, amiright?

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The PS5 is sold out so NASA had to settle for junk.

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#15 lamprey263
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They'll get drift no matter who they pick.

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#16 I_P_Daily
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

The PS5 is sold out so NASA had to settle for junk.

You use your PS5 to play games on your PS5, i knew cows were bad at playing games, i didn't know it was this bad LOL.

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#17  Edited By The_Stand_In
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@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

The mentality is that the military didn't see a need to design their own proprietary hardware when they could easily utilize existing hardware that a good amount of people already knew how to use. Smart.

Correct. The US military, gov, and quasi-gov agencies use the Xbox controller because it's easily adaptable to PC programs and is a very familiar format for 'Private Snuffy' to use, having grown up with the Xbox 360, presumably.

Army EOD uses the Xbox controller for their bomb disposal robots as well, for another example.

edit: People should be happy about this. Back in the 1950's or 60's NASA spent millions inventing the ballpoint pin in order to "be able to write in space". The Soviets just took a pencil.

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#18 mazuiface
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@jaydan said:

Playstation is for the mainstream, actual scientists actually have better things to do than playing Playstation.

The New Horizons spacecraft that took a picture of Pluto was sent out in 1997 and used the same processor as the Playstation 1.

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#19 regnaston
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@The_Stand_In said:
@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

The mentality is that the military didn't see a need to design their own proprietary hardware when they could easily utilize existing hardware that a good amount of people already knew how to use. Smart.

Correct. The US military, gov, and quasi-gov agencies use the Xbox controller because it's easily adaptable to PC programs and is a very familiar format for 'Private Snuffy' to use, having grown up with the Xbox 360, presumably.

Army EOD uses the Xbox controller for their bomb disposal robots as well, for another example.

edit: People should be happy about this. Back in the 1950's or 60's NASA spent millions inventing the ballpoint pin in order to "be able to write in space". The Soviets just took a pencil.

That is actually a myth

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/

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#20 vl4d_l3nin
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@The_Stand_In said:

edit: People should be happy about this. Back in the 1950's or 60's NASA spent millions inventing the ballpoint pin in order to "be able to write in space". The Soviets just took a pencil.

Commie lies

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#21 MirkoS77
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@getyeryayasout: heh.

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#22 Sushiglutton
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NASA engineers got tired of having no games for their system so they build a forklift.

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#23 R4gn4r0k
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@SolidGame_basic said:

They can't get a PS5 controller at the moment.

Yeah, I heard they had to send them all back because of drift?

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#24 sealionact
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

The PS5 is sold out so NASA had to settle for junk.

Battery life being what it is on the dual sense, I think they knew what they were doing.

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#25  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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Meanwhile back on Earth, I can't play Ori anymore because my hand cramps like nobody's business and the analog drift has become so bad on my X1 controller.

Starting to hate the thing....

The new XS controllers have identical ergonomics, right?

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#26 Daredevils2k
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I guess you canโ€™t get excited over flops , so lems turns to nasa for excitement.

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#27 Nonstop-Madness
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It supports more devices out of the box.

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#28 Ghost_of_Phobos
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Why not use the scientifically proven vastly superior controller?

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#29 SheevPalpamemes
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

The PS5 is sold out so NASA had to settle for junk.

This. Nasa is too busy sending toy cars to Mars instead of dealing with this epidemic. For shame.

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#30 WitIsWisdom
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The true question here is, who does SpaceX prefer?

heh. Joking aside... I'm sure it's a partnership.

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#31 X_CAPCOM_X
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@jaydan: I'm an actual scientist and I have a playstation.

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#32 jaydan
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@X_CAPCOM_X said:

@jaydan: I'm an actual scientist and I have a playstation.

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#33 2_Quiet_2_Riot
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NASA didn't want an overpriced garbage made for emo tweens and crybaby preschoolers. Why waste tax payers' money on that? Especially something important and educational as space travel.

They made a smart and practical choice.

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#34 Zero_epyon
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This place is getting ridiculous...

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#35 regnaston
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@xantufrog said:

Meanwhile back on Earth, I can't play Ori anymore because my hand cramps like nobody's business and the analog drift has become so bad on my X1 controller.

Starting to hate the thing....

The new XS controllers have identical ergonomics, right?

new controller is slightly smaller and angled a bit differently.. supposedly to make it fit more hands

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#36  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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@regnaston: oh nice... might actually work for me better then (I have smaller hands). I'll probably look into one of those if I can't get the analog to behave on this one. Actually maybe I should anyway

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#37 X_CAPCOM_X
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@jaydan said:
@X_CAPCOM_X said:

@jaydan: I'm an actual scientist and I have a playstation.

Lol that gif still didn't save your joke.

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#38 I_P_Daily
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@X_CAPCOM_X: You're a scientist, what do you research, how lame Crapcom is ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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#39 jaydan
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@X_CAPCOM_X said:
@jaydan said:
@X_CAPCOM_X said:

@jaydan: I'm an actual scientist and I have a playstation.

Lol that gif still didn't save your joke.

What joke? Your haughtiness over an obviously brainless shitpost?

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#40 X_CAPCOM_X
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@jaydan: not sure why you're so upset. My reply is true and equally as cheeky, but sure if you insist: I only play spreadsheets on microsoft windows 7, looking forward to the Xbox release.

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#41  Edited By jaydan
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@X_CAPCOM_X: I don't get upset over shitposting and casually pouncing off other users for casual entertainment.

My posts here have become simply reactionary after your haughty response over the low-hanging fruit of shitposting, and I find it quite amusing.