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 Dec 22, 2004 - 02:00 PM - by Michael
* Revolution losing the D-pad?

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Nintendo may be going off the D-eep end on this one, removing the D-pad. Or not. Specialized controllers are one thing, and analog sticks are cool, but for some things the D-pad is the way to go.

However today the Japanese publication, the Diamond Weekly, has alleged that the forthcoming Nintendo Revolution will not feature a d-pad or A and B buttons ? aspects that have become as synonymous to Nintendo as a certain moustachioed plumber.

If the report is to be believed then it backs up former claims of introducing new ways to play games; a concept that has been highlighted by the recent release of the Nintendo DS and their negative stance towards increasingly complex videogames.
Hint to Nintendo: it's not "new ways to play games" that you need, it's the most efficient and intuitive ways. For many games, the D-pad is exactly what you need. For others it's a mouse or trackball.

Heck, for some it's even that godforsaken touchpad.
 

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