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Cheaptrick

21. Posted:

I've got (2) of this Pro controllers. It has the same control mechanism & works the same as the Gamepad controller but much more comfortable to hold. I think it will work on all retail games. It doesn't work on Indie game Nano Assault Neo.

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My local Walmart had both Black and White Wii U Pro Controllers discounted to $37.50 over the weekend.

I went back today to buy a black one and noticed that only the white one's had discounted price stickers.

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I was pretty certain I saw discounted stickers on the black controllers as well.

However, I just got back from walking to Wally World and the $37.50 stickers had been removed from the Black ones. I inquired about this and the Sales Associate did a Price Check for both items. Sure as sunshine, the White was $37.50 and the Black was $49.99. I explained how these were both discounted over the weekend and that they were essentially the same item, just a different color.

The response I got from the Sales Associate was, "Walmart sometimes removes those discounted stickers." and about the color, he said, "We sell black paint."

Sheesh, how idiotic and how much of a jerk do you have to be to work here, was my thinking at this point. This guy was really twirking me off. >:[

I don't even have a Wii U yet and was willing to give them $37.50 for this black controller, which WAS the discounted price yesterday. But instead all I got was a lame explanation and "We sell black paint."

I made one final offer to give them $37.50 for the Black one. He said "Nope" and that's when I Peace'd Outta There!

Needless to say, I won't be buying my Wii U from LOL*MART because they genuinely suck.

I took my money and instead bought a Stephen King novel that I've yet to read for my Kindle App on my droid.

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I really hate the design of the Pro Controller. Who's bright idea was it to put the analog sticks above the d-pad and buttons anyways?

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I use it for every game I don't need special gamepad functions for, Sonic Racing, Chasing Aurora, COD, Trine, MH and every VC title. I had to get used to the fact that the joystick doesn't have rectangular movements like the Wii Pro Controller.

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Waymores_Blues wrote:

I really hate the design of the Pro Controller. Who's bright idea was it to put the analog sticks above the d-pad and buttons anyways?

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CapnPancakes

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I personally love the design of the Pro Controller. Admittedly, I do think it should have had analog shoulder buttons, but aside from that I love it. The button and stick placement feels more natural than the PS3 or the 360 controller to me as well.

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MANIAC911 wrote:

Waymores_Blues wrote:

I really hate the design of the Pro Controller. Who's bright idea was it to put the analog sticks above the d-pad and buttons anyways?

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The 360 controller didn't put the right analog stick above the buttons though. You got me with the left stick though, although in all fairness the dpad for the 360 blows so it deserves to be put in a corner never to be used. :P

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Cheaptrick

29. Posted:

I like the Xbox 360 better but the Pro design problem is not that big of a deal. I like using it than the Gamepad controller mainly because it's comfortable to hold. I would have like for it to have analog triggers, a snap on battery compartment as will as as audio input jack.

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30. Posted:

I like that I can keep my thumb on the buttons and nudge the analogue with my index.
I also like the feel of it in my hands, it's very comfortable.
I don't like the glossy black finish. That just attracts dust and dirt.

It's a nice pad overall, I don't think anything will beat the dualshock 2/3 design for me.

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alex167

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I was thinking about buying a pro controller but when i play NSBU using my wiimote i can´t turn off gamepad completely, so i think it might be a waste of money buying pro controller if i the gamepad battery is running down, so i'd like to know if the gamepad can be turned off when the pro controller is being used .

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alex167 wrote:

I was thinking about buying a pro controller but when i play NSBU using my wiimote i can´t turn off gamepad completely, so i think it might be a waste of money buying pro controller if i the gamepad battery is running down, so i'd like to know if the gamepad can be turned off when the pro controller is being used .

the gamepad can never be turned off fully (also NSMBU doesn't support pro-controller)

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willobee

33. Posted:

You can just let the gamepad sit on the charger while you use the pro controller. Problem solved.

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alex167

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Manual said charging time is about 4.5 hrs and Wii U has to be on, but i´d like to know if charging pro controller for periods of time may damage the battery, i.e. today 1 hr., tomorrow 2 hours and so on until the controller is fully charged, because i never play 4.5 hours on any console.

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willobee

35. Posted:

You could also plug it into a computer, or any USB device to charge. That's what I do so it gets charged in one go.

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Tainy

36. Posted:

I think New Super Mario Bros. U should receive an update enabling the Pro Controller. There is absolutely no reason why it shouldn't support it.

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KaiserGX

37. Posted:

You think we can get something started on Miiverse?

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skywake

38. Posted:

willobee wrote:

You can just let the gamepad sit on the charger while you use the pro controller. Problem solved.

You can also turn off the GamePad screen by going to home menu -> controller settings -> Display off. If you do that it'll basically chew up no power.

On the topic of the Pro Controller I'm not sure if it's worth getting yet. It's a fantastic controller and a lot better than the Classic Controller (esp because it has decent rumble) but the GamePad is good enough. Unless you have a traditional multiplayer game I'd spend the money elsewhere. That said I still use it fairly regularly. If you're going to play something a bit deeper and more traditional like CoD or Assassin's Creed and know you won't be playing off TV you'll be wanting to use it rather than the GamePad.

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alex167

39. Posted:

willobee wrote:

You could also plug it into a computer, or any USB device to charge. That's what I do so it gets charged in one go.

I read that it may be possible to use a computer USB port to charge the Wii U Pro Controller like you said, but it also might not be completely safe to do so because the computer/laptop USB outputs a higher voltage than what the controller battery can handle, that´s why i asked if charging pro controller for periods of time may damage the battery.

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40. Posted:

@alex167
I doubt that. That said I've only ever had to charge my Pro Controller once so it's not like I have proof. That thing is like a DS Lite, it's always charged.

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