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This PISSES me off. People who call controllers REMOTES.
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Posted 10/17/12
Hello. The title pretty much says it all.
From the time I was a wee lad, and when I owned a N64, I'm pretty sure the package included controllers, and not REMOTES.
I do not push the button on my controller in order to turn on my television, however, through some consoles the controllers may serve as media controllers for functions that are built into the console, or even through some modification, you could do something but I'm tired of the vast majority of people calling controllers " remotes ".

Is anyone with me?
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Posted 10/17/12
I hate that too -.- It is so annoying... Not as bad as all the alternative names for a remote which ive heard though O.o

Controllers are clearly for games consoles and most of them even have controller written on them somewhere so people who call them remotes are just wrong D:
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Posted 10/17/12
Since when do people call controllers "remotes"? I have yet to see this happen. I've heard Wiimote many times, but that because the thing was intentionally designed to have a TV remote-style form factor.

Is this another thing I miss out on as an old fogey?
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Posted 10/17/12
That's a nice picture of two REMOTES you put mitiyax




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Posted 10/18/12

Zatheko wrote:

That's a nice picture of two REMOTES you put mitiyax




jk


I don't like you sir.
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Posted 10/18/12

Mitiyax wrote:


Zatheko wrote:

That's a nice picture of two REMOTES you put mitiyax




jk


I don't like you sir.


:(
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Posted 10/21/12
Well...there is the "Wiimote".

And it looks like a remote, but I know it's a controller. Hell I knew someone who called controllers "paddles".
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Posted 10/24/12
Not really. I call the restroom a bathroom. Problem? Point is, little things like that should be the least of your concerns, TC.
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Posted 10/27/12
It does not annoy me.
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Posted 10/27/12
yeah, no problem with me
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Posted 10/28/12
How does something so trivial piss you off to that extent?
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Posted 10/29/12
Not to sound like an ass but:

re·mote con·trol
handheld control: a handheld device used to operate a television set, videocassette recorder, or other electronic device from a distance
operation from distance: the control of a device, system, or activity from a distance, usually by radio signals
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Posted 10/30/12 , edited 10/30/12
Pointless to let your emotion get riled up over something such as this.
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Posted 11/6/12
Well the wii controller is also known as a wii remote loool
Posted 11/8/12
In context of the Wii, I don't mind. 'Wii Remote' or 'Wii 'Mote' sounds much more suitable than 'Wii controller'. Plus the Wii Remote is actually shaped similarly to a remote control for a TV or CD player etc...

I wouldn't care if someone called an 360 or PS3 controller a remote, despite the fact it's not necessarily correct.

Side note, I call my 360 controller 'Onza', because I bought razer's 'onza' controller
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