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?

- 2 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. ebay?

    27 Feb 2005, 19:23

  2. True, but ideally I'd like a new one. While that is possible on ebay, the odds are I'll pay a premium for that. Shame. Does anyone know if MS have stopped making the old size? I suppose I should really have included that in the original post ;)

    27 Feb 2005, 23:15

Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

February 2005

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Jan |  Today  | Mar
   1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Search this blog


Most recent comments

  • The greatest Crash of all time was two years ago, in the Cooler, with a band called The Koreans play… by on this entry
  • The playlist can be found here. Maximum of two dance songs there. Personally, I prefer the very slig… by on this entry
  • It did get better after you left, despite the fact that the Crowd Safety guy told us off when we sta… by on this entry
  • What dance music? Seriously – WHAT dance music? I can see The Prodigy (which they've said was the mo… by James on this entry
  • Well the playlists posted elsewhere on wb seem to suggest that, other than a run of four dance songs… by on this entry

Blog archive

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder