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Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #75 on: 12:22 AM - 09/18/21 »
Well strangely enough I was just contacted by someone who is developing an adapter that will allow XIM products to work on PS5 and says it verifies works in all games. We want to, of course, validate these claims. It sounds like they'll have something soon.

I hope this isn't another let down :-\
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #76 on: 12:25 AM - 09/18/21 »
Yeah -- they want to prove to us that they are the real deal. I'll keep everyone informed. They are moving really quick on it.
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #77 on: 01:20 AM - 09/18/21 »
For those who have missed it, the blog post has been updated with a rough release schedule! :)

Well strangely enough I was just contacted by someone who is developing an adapter that will allow XIM products to work on PS5 and says it verifies works in all games. We want to, of course, validate these claims. It sounds like they'll have something soon.

Amazing news indeed! :)
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #78 on: 02:45 AM - 09/18/21 »
Well strangely enough I was just contacted by someone who is developing an adapter that will allow XIM products to work on PS5 and says it verifies works in all games. We want to, of course, validate these claims. It sounds like they'll have something soon.

My heart literally jumped!

This is amazingly great.
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #79 on: 03:18 AM - 09/18/21 »
Looks awesome. How much is it going to cost? There is any assumption?
It looks like OBsIV is letting the hype build a bit more before he drops that one on us, but I'm betting that we won't see much change out of $130. The Nexus needs to be competetive against other high end controllers whilst having a price point that is still attractive for a new gaming peripheral. I think positive reviews are going to help justify the price and get the gaming community (not the XIM one) talking about the device early doors. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the likes of Linus, Hardware Canucks and Random Frank P demonstrating the XIM Nexus and justifying its price over the next few weeks.

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #80 on: 09:33 AM - 09/18/21 »
This is amazing! Love to see the xim technology advancements. Great work everyone that was a part of it.  My only concern is that of Stick drift and controller issues. If any problems occur I donít trust persons where I live to open up my xim controller to TRY and fix it. Would you all be supporting controller maintenance? Iím so excited for this product! Everyone at xim out did themselves! 

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #81 on: 10:21 AM - 09/18/21 »
Congrats ObsIV and the team for continuing to push boundaries - super excited for the new Nexus!  8)
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #82 on: 03:31 PM - 09/18/21 »
Iíve been toying around with gyro aim on Titan 2 to try and emulate a precursory experience in regard to what Nexus will be like. I was super accurate even with the unrefined coefficients and deadzones (script was good donít get me wrong but needs port & polish). This leaves me with a sense of excitement because I know that Nexus will be a more refined version of that experience and to be quite honest I was accurate as hell with those BAD settings. The customization options will be amazing im sure and seeing how OBsIV and the gang implement the ballistic curve tech will be CRAZYYY! Based on my aim assist experience with an unpolished T2 script (aim assist was very snappy and natural, @#$% near felt like I was hacking) Nexus will be the real deal guys, I know some people are skeptical. I will still have an affinity for my Apex and will be using it often, however this device will be excellent for when we want to kick back on the couch, but still have that complete control over our aiming experience. An experience that only XIM can offer tbh & I think for me personally itíll be a call to action to refine my controller skills that were top notch back in the day. Itís like theyíre encouraging a return to roots lol.

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #83 on: 03:33 PM - 09/18/21 »
This is so exciting g though and cannot wait!

Canít wait to see you get your hands on one bro! Iíve been watching your videos every day for like the past couple years or whenever you post lol. Always at the top of my sub box! Youíve prob seen my comments before. Same username as here. Although Iíve been subbed to you since the Black Ops 3 days!

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #84 on: 05:18 PM - 09/18/21 »
I saw a question about fatigue when using the controller. Its a legitimate concern because you constantly are moving your wrists around to aim. Personally I have experience no fatigue at all. I do occasionally experience fatigue when using KB/M but never on NEXUS. I have had insanely long gaming sessions, even had a few all day followed by all nighter type sessions and never had an issue! Its an extremely comfortable gaming experience.

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #85 on: 05:56 PM - 09/18/21 »
Stop torturing us! When's it releasing?
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #86 on: 06:33 PM - 09/18/21 »
I saw a question about fatigue when using the controller. Its a legitimate concern because you constantly are moving your wrists around to aim. Personally I have experience no fatigue at all. I do occasionally experience fatigue when using KB/M but never on NEXUS. I have had insanely long gaming sessions, even had a few all day followed by all nighter type sessions and never had an issue! Its an extremely comfortable gaming experience.
To add to this - Iíve had two frozen shoulders in the past few years, as well as C4 spinal cord impingement that have almost entirely prevented me from gaming. Mouse & keyboard aggravates my shoulders and neck, but NEXUS causes no pain at all.

I can only manage 2 or 3 hours at best using an APEX before my body gives out. Iíve had no problems banging out 10 hour testing sessions with a NEXUS. The only reason I need to stop is to recharge the controller (it also works fine over USB, just use a quality, lightweight cable like UGREEN).

I will repeat that I absolutely suck with a controller, but I am good with a NEXUS. Not top of the leaderboard battle royale good, but thatís a factor of age, time and experience rather than a limitation of the device.

I have spent 40 years on mouse & keyboard, almost no time playing shooters with a console controller (I canít hit the side of a bus) and only months on a NEXUS, but I am already good enough to at least compete with controller users.

For me, NEXUS has been transformative and has come at exactly the right time. I can spend much more time doing what I love than my ageing joints will otherwise allow. And I can play with my kids on the couch without totally embarrassing myself :)
« Last Edit: 06:46 PM - 09/18/21 by antithesis »

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #87 on: 08:22 PM - 09/18/21 »
This right here is very unfortunate.  I understand why, but this is a major drawback for something like this, especially a "controller" device.
The auth controller is connected via USB to the dongle. It's unavoidable to make NEXUS cross-platform.

The NEXUS controller however is completely wireless (USB is optional).

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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #88 on: 08:46 PM - 09/18/21 »
I saw a question about fatigue when using the controller. Its a legitimate concern because you constantly are moving your wrists around to aim. Personally I have experience no fatigue at all. I do occasionally experience fatigue when using KB/M but never on NEXUS. I have had insanely long gaming sessions, even had a few all day followed by all nighter type sessions and never had an issue! Its an extremely comfortable gaming experience.
To add to this - Iíve had two frozen shoulders in the past few years, as well as C4 spinal cord impingement that have almost entirely prevented me from gaming. Mouse & keyboard aggravates my shoulders and neck, but NEXUS causes no pain at all.

I can only manage 2 or 3 hours at best using an APEX before my body gives out. Iíve had no problems banging out 10 hour testing sessions with a NEXUS. The only reason I need to stop is to recharge the controller (it also works fine over USB, just use a quality, lightweight cable like UGREEN).

I will repeat that I absolutely suck with a controller, but I am good with a NEXUS. Not top of the leaderboard battle royale good, but thatís a factor of age, time and experience rather than a limitation of the device.

I have spent 40 years on mouse & keyboard, almost no time playing shooters with a console controller (I canít hit the side of a bus) and only months on a NEXUS, but I am already good enough to at least compete with controller users.

For me, NEXUS has been transformative and has come at exactly the right time. I can spend much more time doing what I love than my ageing joints will otherwise allow. And I can play with my kids on the couch without totally embarrassing myself :)


Hey antithesis, I'm 43 year old man coming from PC in the past and i totally suck with controllers so XIM has been always my perfect solution for years. Actually i play NAV with mouse and XIM APEX. I'm really interested in your opinion comparing the two experiences as im worried about losing efficiency if i change to Nexus compared to mouse and keyboard/NAV.

Do you think we can be as good and precise using Nexus in FPS games?

Can you tell us the pros and cons between the two Worlds from the perspective of a mkb user not experienced with controller?

I know Nexus will be amazing for those users that are already experienced and are good with controllers but im worried in our case. I ask this because i like the concept and ergonomics of the Nexus but i have doubts coming from mkb for so many years.

Thanks for your answers and congratulations to the whole XIM team for the NEXUS, it seems an amazing and innovative product.
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Re: Nexus - What are your thoughts or questions?
« Reply #89 on: 09:28 PM - 09/18/21 »
Short answer - NEXUS allows even veteran m/kb users to play console shooters with a controller. Whether or not you can slay the lobby depends on time and dedication, but you will be competitive very quickly.

I've been an m/kb gamer since the Commodore 64 and I hate using a controller for shooters. The only shooters I've ever beaten with sticks are Horizon Zero Dawn and the Ratchet & Clank games. Every other console shooter from the last decade I've beaten with a XIM m/kb adapter from one generation or another.

Motion aim makes a huge difference to my controller aim, which is typically nothing short of awful. I am not kidding, I am trash with a controller. The whole reason I landed on XIM in the first place is I kept running out of bullets in Uncharted on PS3.

For single-player games, it'll be quick and easy to adapt to NEXUS from m/kb without the pressure of other players gunning for you. Precision is surprisingly good and motion aim is really stable, depending on your NEXUS settings (calibrate it first). The learning curve is pretty shallow - I recommend disabling Motion Aim for HIP and enabling it for ADS only (the default setting) to get used to it. The most obvious benefit of Motion Aim is recoil control, which is dead easy to do by simply tilting the controller forward. Aim assist is very sticky and smooth - it's in a whole other league than APEX because NEXUS is designed to use it.

For multiplayer online shooters, it's going to take me more time. I'm very hesitant to give up my APEX for MP gaming (really...why would I?), but when I have used NEXUS in MP, I've had roughly the same KDR. I feel less comfortable and confident with a controller given my decades on m/kb, but that's just a matter of putting in the time. Guys like d1sable and MrBrutalFrosty are going to stomp heads with a NEXUS.

NEXUS games require Smart Translators for Motion Aim. As we know, some STs are better than others, so results will vary. Overall, I've really enjoyed that I can finally play a console shooter with a controller. Being pain-free to boot is a massive plus.

I'll be able to demo the difference NEXUS makes to my controller aim by simply toggling motion aim on and off real-time on Twitch. All we need is the green light from OBsIV and a few of the testers will start showcasing NEXUS on Twitch & YouTube.

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