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When it comes to adaptive controllers for gamers with special needs, Microsoft leads the pack. While Microsoft markets its Xbox Adaptive Controller, other major game console makers don't have first-party controllers for special needs gamers. However, Rory Steele designed a custom game controller for his daughter, who wanted to play Zelda Breath of the Wild with her friends. To get his daughter playing the game, he managed to get an Xbox Adaptive Controller to work with the Switch. We don't have any videos or images of the actual build process, but Steele does talk a bit about what it took in the multiple tweets he posted. He started with a kit that he ordered online which included arcade joysticks... Read more...
It's been nearly a year since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller aimed at allowing special needs gamers to enjoy playing video games more easily. The controller even had its own Super Bowl commercial celebrating these dedicated gamers. Microsoft is now talking up the work that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is doing to help rehabilitate injured soldiers. Microsoft has partnered with the VA to provide Xbox Adaptive Controller units to 22 initial VA rehab centers across the United States. The controller can be used with the Xbox One and on Windows 10 PCs, and was developed with extensive consultation from gamers and other associations that work with players who have limited... Read more...
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and even if you're not into sports (or seeing Tom Brady add to his legacy with yet another championship ring, no matter what Madden NFL 19 says), one reason to watch is for the commercials. The Super Bowl is when companies blitz the world with humorous ad campaigns. However, Microsoft is planning a commercial that will hit you right in the feels instead of the funny bone. Microsoft's upcoming Super Bowl ad is an extended version of its Xbox Adaptive Controller commercial that you might have already seen. Normally a game controller is not cause for getting emotional, but this is a different type of controller—it is designed for people with various... Read more...