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Game Controller
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Game Controller
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ゲームコントローラー

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A game controller is a device used with games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game. A controller is usually connected to a game console or computer by means of a wire or cord, although, since the mid-2000s, wireless controllers have become widespread. Input devices that have been classified as game controllers include keyboards, mice, gamepads, joysticks, etc. Special purpose devices, such as steering wheels for driving games and light guns for shooting games, are also game controllers.
Game controllers have been designed and improved over the years to be as user friendly as possible. This has led to a wide range of styles and button layouts, with some controllers being better at certain types of games. For example, the Nintendo GameCube controller has a reputation for being uncomfortable for fighting games due to its button layout, which discourages repeated presses of the same button, whereas the Microsoft Xbox controller, with its shoulder triggers that mimic actual triggers such as those found on guns, has become popular for shooting games.[1] Some controllers are designed to be deliberately best for one type of game, such as steering wheels for driving games, or dance pads for dancing games.
One of the first video game controllers was a simple dial and single button, used to control the game Tennis for Two. Since then, controllers have evolved to include directional pads, multiple buttons, joysticks, motion detection, analog sticks, touch screens, and a plethora of other features.
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