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With the Xbox One launching, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the controller’s evolution over the years, as I did with the Playstation controller last week.
I opted to stick with the controller that each console launched with, as the designs from controller to controller are more radically different. Sorry Xbox Controller S and Xbox 360 transforming d-pad.
By Alex Griendling / Blog / Twitter
XBOX ONE - Illustrated Countdown to launch.
The Countdown to Launch continues…
Not long now….
Thus begins the story of Marius Titus.
Fight as a soldier, lead as a general.
Can you be the hero that Rome requires?
Gaming has been around for as long as most of us can remember. Often the gamer is defined by the games they play and the tools they use. The controller is a pivotal tool used in gaming. Each console comes with its own controller, designed to maximize the experience of the system. As we game, these controllers become an extension of our own movements. They transform the way we game and our actions and conduct. They are extensions of ourselves, and as we use them, we grow attached to their touch. They are used to break language barriers and travel across continents. As we use them, they take on our characteristics, as much as we take on theirs.
Deconstructed is a series of dissected controllers collected from the gamers who owned them. Each controller was used and often played until it was no longer operable. Some have been physically altered, and others were damaged in attempts to fix them. This is their autopsy, a chance to compare our growth and commitment to the tools we use to game.
via Brandon Allen.
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