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February 27, 2005

x–box controllers

I bought myself an x-box on preorder when they were first released, and I loved the giant controllers. They were something new and different, they gave xbox it's own distinct feel.
I own 3 of these beauties, two official and one copy. Interestingly, both of the official ones have broken in the same place (the wire is torn where it leaves the controller) and the generic works fine still (possibly because the official ones get more use). Now I need to replacements, and I can't find any!
All I can see on the shelves are these daft new mini controllers which just don't feel right in the hand!
It seems as if Microsoft have bowed to market demand to make the xbox more ps2-like, because it knows that many ps2 owners had a beef with the xbox controller, and now it seems to me like the xbox has lost some of it's identity.
:(
Oh dear. Profits over identity… what else could i expect?
Anyone know where I can get proper xbox controllers?

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