Replacing the thumbsticks with round discs made me think of way back when I removed the round discs from my Intellivision controllers and replaced them with sticks for better control. I never knew my upgrade was really a downgrade. I hope I can find the old discs to switch them back.
That will depend mainly on the frequency range they can handle and the physical propertied of the controller. This is similar to how you can play music on stepper motor based devices/machines such as floppy disk drives or CNC machines (those are frequency-only based though, so it's quite limited), but depending on the feedback system used it might be able to produce "richer" sounds:
A controller with mouse precision is exactly what is needed to bring PC gaming into the living room. It will allow console gamers who are visiting their PC gamer friends to jump into the game without the fear that they will look bad due to their lack of mouse skills. I have to admit that their is a great convenience to sitting on a couch with a controller. It just seems so awkward to use a mouse at any place other than a desk.
The addition of haptic feedback is a nice touch also. Actually feeling the direction that firing is coming from will be a blast! 😄
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