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Game Console Controller Comparison

Whether you play with a Nintendo Wii controller, an Xbox 360 controller, a Playstarion 3 controller, or a host of other controllers that are out there; chances are you have run into a common situation that we all face from time to time and some of us more frequently than others, if not always; it's the sweaty clammy hands we get when we're really grinding it out trying to top our opponent.  So, let's talk about our options here.  If you play the Wii, one obvious option is to use the factory installed leash (go figure right) that comes with the Wii controller.  While this is handy for keeping the thing from flying out of your grip and smacking your little sister in the grill, it's not gonna help much when she returns your volley and you're sitting there with a contoller doing a hoola hoop dance around your wrist piece. 

Nintendo Wii Controller

So Nintendo and some aftermarket suppliers came up with a gel type sleave thing that fits over the controller so you can keep your nasty paw intact and in play.  Well, to be honest, although this may work, this may be the only controller set up it has hopes of working on.  Why, because on the Wii controller, you're doing big bulky movements with it, there's not a lot of precise button play involved in most Wii games.  Even so, if you don't like the feel of a bulky jellified controller, there are other things you can do, like ask your hockey buddy for some stick tape.  Barring taping up your controller, which may or may not t-off the other peeps in your crew that wanna use it, it's a fairly permanent and messy solution.  Why not just curb you hands from sweating to begin with?  No need for jelly grips or hockey tape. That's just one controller type, can those two methods work on an xbox or a playstation controller?  I've seen it attempted.  There are products out there, like controller gloves that fit over the handle of your controller.  There again, I feel they just make the controller bulky, more or less they just get in the way.  I've tried using athletic tape on my controllers, although my grip on the controller vastly improved, I got blisters from the added friction.  You see, when you play, you want your hand to be able to have a natural and very slightly tacky feel with the controller. 

Improving Your Game Grip

That brings us to another attempt at getting better controller grip, the gamer glove.  I tried to play with a set once, again, just didn't feel right, didn't have the same connection with the controller that I am used to.  Not to mention, can you imagine going to play some heads up at your friends house and you whip out a pair of gloves?  The words tool and shed come to mind.  The other thing the controller makers have tried is to put a set of fans inside vented handles on a game controller.  What???  I picked one of these up once when it was being demoed, not only were the vents in the controller handle extremely annoying, the fan noise itself going off in the unit was brutal, not to mention the fact that it just didn't work.  So, that brings me full circle to the very beginning of the problem.  If your hands are sweating and annoying while you're engaged in some instense action, why not just go to the root of the problem, rub on some Ghost Grip, and you're good for 3-4 hours of sweat free gameplay.  

When it comes to handling a sweaty controller, GhostGrip has you covered, no sweat!

Until next time, keep your hands dry and your room a pig sty.  What is a pig sty anyway, I may need to google that one.  


Ok, so my last blog has been a few moons ago, why?  I've been playing Mercs2 in online co-op mode with a buddy of mine, and I gotta tell you, at first, it takes a bit to learn the game and how things work, but once you build on it and actually give it some time and effort, the game is just good ole fashion fun, kinda like the original Duke Nukem, but more sophisticated.  Thing is, the game has pretty decent flow once you get into it, there is know putting a 1/2 hour into getting to a situation only to realize, you should of brought a tank with you instead of a helicopter.

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Bottom line here on Mercs2 is give it some time, let it develope, find a friend online you can play the co-op mode with, and you will be surprised.  Gotta say, this game is underated and worth a shot.


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Finally Tongue out got to sniff a little more Mercenaries 2.  Latest I heard, thing got like a 5 rating, sub-par.  Thing is, how did it get that and GTA IV got a 10?  Actually, the gameplay that's not GTA VI 'esque on Mercs2 is tolerable.  As you can tell, I'm not a huge fan of GTA IV or VI or whatever the S%&T, actually, I'm kinda sick and tired of roman numerals all together, so I'll just call it GTA, which is what it is and has been for a long long time now. 


That's just the point right there, why did GTA it get such high ratings?  It's the same schtuff and game play it's been for,, well,,, a long long time.  Quite frankly, GTA, in my opinion, blows.  The character movement and physics are mediocre and PS oney.  A 10,, gimmee a break!  Anyway, enough of that noise, and enough for me of Mercs 2, it's going back to GameStop.  Why?  It's gameplay is too GTA for me.  I don't like running around in place looking for a mission, bottom line.  Can't wait for GOW2, but besides that, picked up Toooo Humannnn, not looking forward to it, but I guess I'll give a poke just for GP or S%$ts and Giggles, whatever terminology you prefer. 


Don't have any high expectations for it, so it might surprise me, but my intuition tells me, don't expect too much, which is what I started my sentence with, so we've come full circle.  Till next time. 

LaughingPS> check out this gamer sportin limited edition GhostGrip shorts!

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