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Samsung the masochist, that's the new name. They love to be sued :p.

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That's pretty sweet! It connects via Bluetooth too, so does that mean that other phones will work with it?

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i want one lol.

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Doesn't look very ergonomic, and looks somewhat like the Xbox 360 controller...

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Typical Samsung. If you don't have the talent to design it, steal it.

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Looks pretty cool and the only part that really screams XBOX is the button letters/colors. Dont see why they couldnt of changed these.

Actually, dont see really what the big deal is. A lot of 3rd parties make controllers for the XBOX that looks more like the XBOX controller than Samsung's. Should Razer be sued as well and be complained about? Maybe Razer is licensed for it...who knows...still, nothing new tho. I have seen other controllers for the PC that look similar to the XBOX as well. (see below)

Easy to hate on Samsung since they are a hot topic...not so easy I guess to take a step back and realize this isnt anything new in the industry.

http://www.engadget....lers-available/

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Looks pretty cool and the only part that really screams XBOX is the button letters/colors. Dont see why they couldnt of changed these.

Actually, dont see really what the big deal is. A lot of 3rd parties make controllers for the XBOX that looks more like the XBOX controller than Samsung's. Should Razer be sued as well and be complained about? Maybe Razer is licensed for it...who knows...still, nothing new tho. I have seen other controllers for the PC that look similar to the XBOX as well. (see below)

Easy to hate on Samsung since they are a hot topic...not so easy I guess to take a step back and realize this isnt anything new in the industry.

http://www.engadget....lers-available/

Yeah those 3rd party companies get licensed by Microsoft. There have been a few instances where MS sued companies for not licensing.

There are lots of patents involved, which is why most 3rd party controllers look completely different than the stock ones.

It's pretty clear above that Samsung ripped off the color buttons and the d-pad from the 360 controller. The analogs and home button look awfully familiar to what Nintendo uses.

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Yeah those 3rd party companies get licensed by Microsoft. There have been a few instances where MS sued companies for not licensing.

There are lots of patents involved, which is why most 3rd party controllers look completely different than the stock ones.

It's pretty clear above that Samsung ripped off the color buttons and the d-pad from the 360 controller. The analogs and home button look awfully familiar to what Nintendo uses.

Yea, a simple Google search will reveal a lot of other controllers for diff platforms that look like the XBOX. This wouldnt be a problem if Samsung wasnt in the news every day several times a day. If MS wants to make a big deal about it, all Samsung will really need to do is change the letters/colors of the buttons. Given the past accusations against Samsung, seems silly they would push their luck like this tho.

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love the idea, i don't like games on my phone as i prefer the tactile feedback of a joypad and buttons.

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so does this controller work with the xbox too? maybe giving mini-screen previews on the galaxy s4?

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Kinda neat. Doesn't look very ergonomic though, should be more like an XBOX 360 controller which is by far the best controller design.

Not in to Samsung and I don't do phone games, but for those Angry Birds fans out there, this will probably be great news.

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Looks great.

All those bitching about copying design. you must hate going into places where coffee makers, tires, blankets, pillows, shoes, and about EVERYTHING ELSE looks the same. Shut up with your whining about things being copied. It happens in every ****ing field,place, or whatever. Get used to it. It's how things get better. You copy one good idea, but hopefully add something else to it. If it wasn't good, it wouldn't be worth copying.

Or do you just want some unique, never been seen design for a controller.... something like the N64 but for phones? Cause I'd rather have something I'm pretty familiar with.

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Looks great.

All those bitching about copying design. you must hate going into places where coffee makers, tires, blankets, pillows, shoes, and about EVERYTHING ELSE looks the same. Shut up with your whining about things being copied. It happens in every ****ing field,place, or whatever. Get used to it. It's how things get better. You copy one good idea, but hopefully add something else to it. If it wasn't good, it wouldn't be worth copying.

Or do you just want some unique, never been seen design for a controller.... something like the N64 but for phones? Cause I'd rather have something I'm pretty familiar with.

You pretty clearly don't understand what a patent is... How many coffee makers look identical to a Keurig? None, because it's patented. How many tires look the same? All, because you can't patent it. If you're going to call people out, at least have your facts straight...

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You pretty clearly don't understand what a patent is... How many coffee makers look identical to a Keurig? None, because it's patented. How many tires look the same? All, because you can't patent it. If you're going to call people out, at least have your facts straight...

You haven't been shopping for a coffee maker lately? Plenty look like each other.

I have my facts straight, and here is some links to prove it.

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=289745

http://www.target.co...ances/-/N-5xtro

Plenty of everything looks the same. It's called "The Law of Averageness" or AKA "Hotelling's Law". Learn business before you spout off about it. It's not good for consumers or businesses to make things that are just different for difference sake. Things are done a certain way normally when a certain way is shown to be what most people like, know, and what really works in application.

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You haven't been shopping for a coffee maker lately? Plenty look like each other.

I have my facts straight, and here is some links to prove it.

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=289745

http://www.target.co...ances/-/N-5xtro

Plenty of everything looks the same. It's called "The Law of Averageness" or AKA "Hotelling's Law". Learn business before you spout off about it. It's not good for consumers or businesses to make things that are just different for difference sake. Things are done a certain way normally when a certain way is shown to be what most people like, know, and what really works in application.

Err... those coffee makers all look vastly different than each other. And like I said, it's because of design patents.

There's nothing wrong with looking similar, but there is a problem with copying something verbatim, which is exactly what Samsung did with that controller.

You're basically claiming that patents are pointless and companies should be able to copy each other all they want. The reality of it is, you're wrong.

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It sorta looks like the Wii Classic and the Xbox 360 controllers put together.

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Agreed Steffan, To me it looks like a fusion between the Xbox controller and the Wii Classic Controller

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Actually it looks like a Nintendo Wii classic controller minus the colored buttons

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those flat analog sticks kinda suck. Ninty were going to make similar ones for the WiiU tablet thing but changed them to proper sticks.

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You pretty clearly don't understand what a patent is...

Something that sufficates creativity and progress?

I see your points, and Samsung should really get some new designers!

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