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Steampunk Xbox 360 Controller Not As Good As Other Steampunk Controllers

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Posted on July 26, 2012 AT 01:58pm

Sure, that limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 looks all nice and high-tech, but sometimes you might feel nostalgic for gaming peripherals with the neon-colored plastic and shiny doo-dads. But this “steampunk western” Xbox 360 controller isn’t exactly made of wood and metal, and if it was really steampunk, it would have superflous steam pipes and protruding gears.

Someone obviously thinks it’s worth something, though, as the eBay listing from user “trioxin_kustoms” has already been pushed over $100, no doubt thanks to MSNBCJoystiq, and The Verge reporting on it earlier today.

Personally, I think it looks pretty amateurish, and definitely not worth more than any standard controller.

It’ll probably cost you a bit more since they’re custom-made, but MorbidStix and End of Line Designs have already created vastly superior Xbox 360 controllers that really push the “steampunk” theme to its logical conclusion. They’re really quite grand.

Check out the pictures below, and make your own comparisons.

(But no matter what you think, the Xbox 360 controller at the bottom of this post is the best.)

Source: eBay

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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