I’m not sure about this horrible controller trend, but with the release of Brando’s dragon gamepad, I think we can officially say that it has taken hold. It’s either that, or a lot of gamer masochists are finding new and creative ways to hide their proclivities.
I have to admit, Brando’s Fire Dragon gamepad would look pretty sweet… if it wasn’t, y’know, a game controller. That bumpy texture, that angry glowing light, the slick bejeweled sticks–it’s like reading a recipe for distraction and failure. If you ever need to throw a game, this may be the controller you need to wield. You’ll only be suspected of having bad taste.
If you like dragons and hate winning, you can pick up one of these USB controllers for $29 (USD).