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Mr. K
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posted 01-10-2006 10:16 PM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is probably a n00b question, but why is the joystick on these new-fangled controllers always on the left side? Wouldn't it make more sense to have your dominant hand work the more delicate control and leave the left hand for button mashing?

I noticed this playing a collection of Old Man Games on my Cube. When I played them in the arcade, it was always the right hand jacking the pole.

Are all Nips secretly lefties?

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Farting Nudist
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posted 01-11-2006 11:18 AM      Profile for PikachuThunder        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you can recall, the Donkey Kong arcade games (and other Nintendo arcade titles IIRC) had the joystick situated for the left hand and the button for the right hand. I'm not sure exactly what led to that choice, but that situation was kept in tact when Nintendo made the NES, the controller of which is basically the starting point of evolution for the modern day controller. So basically, it's been that way for over 20 years. The DK set up caught me off guard at first when I played it as a young'un, but now I feel weird playing games any other way.
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posted 01-11-2006 04:13 PM      Profile for Boodabonzi   Email Boodabonzi   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
maybe it's a secret government plot to create some kind of parity in the skill between your left and right hand; as for lefties like me, WE ONLY BECOME MORE POWERFUL

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OK, I know I'm probably not the nicest Pokemon Trainer when it comes to giving advice, and if I get flamed on this, it is probably well deserved. So here goes...

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posted 01-11-2006 07:28 PM      Profile for JohtoMaster   Author's Homepage   Email JohtoMaster   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that Miyamoto-san set it up that way because he is left-handed. I could be wrong though...
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posted 01-11-2006 11:16 PM      Profile for sunburnt_aphid     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah work that shaft

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I like Jessie from Team Rocket <3

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posted 01-15-2006 05:35 PM      Profile for Funnel Freak     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
video games are designed for people that aren't normal i guess.

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