Am I the only person who has permanently damaged a controller?

#1 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

My brother bought me SMB on Steam a few days ago. I've played through a bit into the second level so far, using a PS3 controller that is masquerading as a 360 controller. I appear to have already permanently damaged the cross button such that it tends to get stuck if pressed down at any kind of angle. Somebody pointed out to me that you can run with the right trigger instead of square, which probably would have prevented this problem...but its a bit late now...
 
Do people who played it on the PS3 have this problem? Has anybody else broken a controller? Am I justified in being kind of pissed off?

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

I broke my left stick, got fed up with the Factory.   
 
Fuck that game,
Waste of 10 bucks.

#3 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I broke my left stick, got fed up with the Factory.    Fuck that game,Waste of 10 bucks. "
Truly Kaos, you are the friendliest and most sympathetic user on GB :)
#4 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

You broke the X button just pushing on it normally?  That's pretty whack.

#5 Posted by SSully (4231 posts) -

It is not out on psn, nor will it ever be according to team meat. 
 
But i have not broken my controller. I am playing on PC so the only games my gamepad gets used for is platformers like this, or dual joystick shooters. My fingers hurt after playing for awhile though, and that never happens when i play games.

#6 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Nope. I broke the left bumper on my controller. I've been stuck in the middle of Chapter 5 for a month now. 

#7 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" My brother bought me SMB on Steam a few days ago. I've played through a bit into the second level so far, using a PS3 controller that is masquerading as a 360 controller. I appear to have already permanently damaged the cross button such that it tends to get stuck if pressed down at any kind of angle. Somebody pointed out to me that you can run with the right trigger instead of square, which probably would have prevented this problem...but its a bit late now... Do people who played it on the PS3 have this problem? Has anybody else broken a controller? Am I justified in being kind of pissed off? "
Sorry to hear that.   I broke a seitek gamepad trigger after playing grid for a long while...
#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@SSully said:
" It is not out on psn, nor will it ever be according to team meat. "
Now why did I think there was a PS3 version?
 
@JoeyIA said:
" You broke the X button just pushing on it normally?  That's pretty whack. "

Well, when you have to hold down square and quickly tap cross it can get pretty intense.
#9 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -

The A button on my Xbox controller feels less responsive. Although that might just be me making excuses to myself about why I keep dying at certain parts.

#10 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5839 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I broke my left stick, got fed up with the Factory.    Fuck that game,Waste of 10 bucks. "
normal world?
 
because that's nothing compared to the dark world.
#11 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper said:
" The A button on my Xbox controller feels less responsive. Although that might just be me making excuses to myself about why I keep dying at certain parts. "
I can sympathize, I was just playing it and the game was significantly more difficult to control than when I started playing. I guess I'm going to have to shell out for a wired 360 controller at some point.
 
Christ, its like Mario Party all over again. Next we are going to need Super Meat Boy gloves.
#12 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" normal world?  because that's nothing compared to the dark world. "
...well now that you have told me about dark world, I can safely say I will not touch this game again.   
 
My stupid 360 controller's left stick is too lose now and it moves on it's own.  This game is stupid and dumb as Bush, I was seriously debating if I should email Steam and tell them I want to return this crap.
#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5839 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @FancySoapsMan said:
" normal world?  because that's nothing compared to the dark world. "
...well now that you have told me about dark world, I can safely say I will not touch this game again.    My stupid 360 controller's left stick is too lose now and it moves on it's own.  This game is stupid and dumb as Bush, I was seriously debating if I should email Steam and tell them I want to return this crap. "
Yeah it can get really frustrating...
 
especially those fucking warp-zones. Having to do them all over again because you messed up on the last level is no fun
#14 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

I think I might've damaged my fingers. My hands haven't cramped so badly since I played Street Fighter II for two days straight when I was 5.  
 
Still lovin' it. 

#15 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Nope, your not the only one, I got a few fucked up PS3 controllers, can't turn left on one of them.
#16 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Geno said:
" I think I might've damaged my fingers. My hands haven't cramped so badly since I played Street Fighter II for two days straight when I was 5.   Still lovin' it.  "
Clearly you don't play guitar.
 
On an unrelated note, I just read the patch notes and Tofu Boy was added yesterday. Team Meat is officially awesome, even if they did break our controllers.
#17 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

I think my keyboard may die from that game (No gamepad for the PC  sadly). Nothing so far, but I'm sure it might happen eventually.

#18 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I have thrown my Xbox controller for PC, but it's fine.

#19 Posted by nate6858 (165 posts) -

I was actually worried about getting enraged by this game, but I tried the demo on my friend's 360 and immediately drove home and bought the pc version (last night around midnight). I'm up to the factory/chapter 3 and its been, well ... fucking delightful. There's already been quite a few "AH HA!" moments where suddenly the level makes sense and I realize I'd been going at it all wrong. I don't find myself frustrated at all - the game seems perfectly fair. My myriad deaths actually make me laugh out loud sometimes, just because of my own stupidity and/or lack of proper motor function. And I am really enjoying looking at each new level and thinking, "WTF? How the hell.." but it can be done, and it's fun as shit.

#20 Posted by velucyraptor (358 posts) -
@nate6858: Just need to say I dig your icon. 
 
On topic, I somehow managed to wear out the left joystick in my first 360 controller within about three weeks. When I went to return it I was served by the same sales guy who'd sold me the system; his face was just this continual hilarious slideshow of confusion/horror/awe
#21 Posted by dungbootle (2458 posts) -

My 360 controller's stick is always going slightly to the left. But I use keyboard for Super Meat Boy anyway

#22 Posted by Obsidian (346 posts) -

Your brother probably hates you.

#23 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

I was very close to throwing my controller at my screen. 
 
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