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Custom One Handed 360 Controller


One of my greatest fears in life is getting into an accident and losing a finger or a hand. Nothing scares me more because it would impair my ability as a gamer. Well friends, it seems I have to worry no more. This bad ass controller was made by one Ben Heckendorn, the maker of the way too cool 360 laptop:

This is actually a redesign of his One Handed Controller, the original is being readied for retail sale and looks like this:

I think the redesign is a huge improvement. The original (called the access) seems way too bulky to be a one handed controller. The only thing I'm not really crazy about on the redesign is the placement of the secondary joystick. It's on the bottom and according to Ben, it's meant to be manipulated by balancing it on your leg and moving the controller itself. It's a great idea but it seems like it would take some getting used to. The only question that remains is, is the D-pad any better then the original 360 pad?

Ben Heckendorn's Blog
Bonus: Scroll down on the blog and check out the portable SNES. Looks kinda like a Sega Nomad.
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About DaedHead8one of us since 8:06 PM on 12.18.2006

What's up Destructoid?
My name is Sean McLoughlin and I've been sent from the futurepast to march with my fellow robots to victory. For Niero!

My favorite games can be numerous (as I'm sure is true of most here at Dtoid), but my all time favorites are Final Fantasy VI, Diablo II, Bioshock, Braid, Demon's Souls and Metal Gear Solid. I never rent games and I rarely trade in or sell the games I buy so I have a pretty massive game collection. For the sake of space I'll just tell you to check out my Backloggery account which I have linked below.

I'm a video game designer and an RPI graduate with a degree in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences. When I'm not working with my development group Darkroom Games or gaming you can probably find me reading a science fiction/fantasy novel. My favorite authors are George RR Martin, Terry Brooks, Garth Nix and Terry Goodkind. I'm also a big fan of movies, my all time favorite movie/director is Reservoir Dogs/Tarantino. I love Professional Wrestling, Y2J SAVE US! My favorite band is obviously The Grateful Dead although my musical tastes are quite varied. I listen to everything from Modest Mouse to Wu-Tang Clan.

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