how did the stick wear not get caught in testing?

how did the stick wear not get caught in testing?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it happens after decades of use.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >decades
      mine happened after a couple of years when i was a kid

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Were you, in the parlance of the time, a spazz?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          no i played a lot of OOT/majoras mask/goldeneye though

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I feel like the original Mario Party contributed to a lot of wear and tear.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              i didnt play that much at all rented it once or twice thats it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no i played a lot of OOT/majoras mask/goldeneye though

        You’re not fooling us. You played a lot of Mario Party and you know it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          not at all i never liked multiplayer games and i dont now ity pisses me off they seem to be becoming the only thing

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mine never wore out.
        Not sure how badly you had to treat the analog stick to cause it to flop.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        People like this always intrigue me. How many animals have you accidentally hugged to death?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Urban legend says they neglected to apply mechanical grease, possibly just in regions outside of Japan. I don't know if that's true or fake, but supposedly adding your own mechanical grease to the stick mechanism greatly reduces the rate at which the thing wears.

      >decades
      mine happened after a couple of years when i was a kid

      Were you, in the parlance of the time, a spazz?

      The first Mario Party had some minigames where you'd roll the stick around, some found that to win, they'd push the stick down with their palm and roll it around rapidly that way. This gives results in game, but for one it actually rubs your palm fucking raw, and in excess causes stigmata (there was actually class action lawsuit regarding this, yes, for real), the other is that it wears out the stick a lot faster. The following Mario Party games would not have such minigames, because the first one really did cause a lot of wear fast, even if you aren't palming it.

      [...]

      >[trust me bro]

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I got "Mario Party palm" on both hands the weekend of my 14th birthday and my mom was so pissed.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Did you get the glove? Apparently it was actually pretty nice quality.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No I had heard about the gloves in Nintendo Power but I had sworn off Mario Party by that point.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is the funniest fucking thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        people were never crucified on the hand.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So fucking what? That was never my point, you sped, nor the point of the guy making that original comic.
          Glad you could enlighten us, to make sure none of us got the wrong idea!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ha, I'm owning those cis-tians
          "Hand" was broad in that culture and time period. Still is in some languages, today.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lol we always put socks on our hands to avoid it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Urban legend says they neglected to apply mechanical grease, possibly just in regions outside of Japan
        I bought a new US controller and there was grease in the areas where the gears sit on top of the bowl, but none inside of the bowl itself. They did lubricate these, just not in the parts that needed it most. It appeared to be fairly good quality grease because with a well preserved controller it hadn't dried up.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Also even after buying a new controller and adding my own lubricant to the bowl it's still slowly but surely losing range and becoming looser. It's been about a year of general use (no Mario Party rotations) and it's definitely not as noticeably crisp as it used to feel, and the benchmark results back that up. Everything that was reading 84-86 is now in the 79-82 range. I expect this controller to last me a few more years (not in terms of becoming completely unusable, but in terms of becoming noticeably shit) but I'd be surprised if I get more than that out of it. For those of us that actually play quite a bit of N64 these controllers were just not built to last.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hence why I'm mad as fuck that the steel stick is vaporware.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You and me both

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why the fuck can’t we get some aliexpress shitbag to pump them out en masse for like two dollars. Fucking why not

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I was able to get a metal bowl from them for my N64 controller and it was a nice compromise, but I'm super mad I never got a whole steel stick.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >decades
      Lol. Play any game where you have to mash left to right and watch it to dust.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      more like after a few sessions of mario party

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I own a few Japanese controllers and they seem to have the same stick issues the American ones did.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Simple answer
    They didn't. Just like how they thought to bottleneck the audio through the RSP than having an audio chip was a good idea

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If barely any company does a through stress test of the crap they release today, imagine what it was like back then.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was intentional for short term sales. Any engineer, hell any normal person that could see the interior parts grinding together without even any lube knows what's going to happen, especially with cheap, thin, shit plastic. Shit's like grinding metal on metal in a car except it costs them nothing and they'll get enough sales by then for most of the buying population to already be in too deep to bother getting out

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even the testers didn't want to play that shit console lol

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    take the stick apart and clean the dust out. Then apply super lube around the stick. Problem solved.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd be really fucking surprised if they tested the console for 15 years before releasing it

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