This Is Apparently The Ultimate Gaming Advantage

Behold The Avenger, an Xbox 360 controller prosthesis that promises to improve your accuracy and reaction time. Steven says "It's almost like having extra fingers." We say "Who the hell is Steven?"

Steven's quote appears on the front of the web page for The Avenger, and while I suspect he is one of the many people featured in the site's testimonial video for the controller, I'd rather not verify that. I think of him as a collection of all the Stevens in the world: The Over-Steven.

Over-Steven loves The Avenger, so I don't see why we shouldn't. The bizarre-looking device straps on to the Xbox 360 controller, increasing the sensitivity of the buttons and triggers in order to allow for rapid, fluid movements. I'm not sure if it looks amazing or ridiculous. If hard-pressed I'd say it looks like an Xbox 360 controller attempting to cosplay.

The adaptor comes with a stabilising tripod, tension straps, and hair triggers. It even has sensitivity adjusters, which I like to imagine transform the average Xbox Live gamer from one that insults your mother to one that asks after her health.

Probably not.

Will The Avenger up your game? Is it truly the ultimate gaming advantage? It's hard to imagine, not having seen one up close and in action. Over-Steven loves it, but is that enough?

Manufacturer iControl has slapped a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee on it though, so if you don't like it you can always get your $US59 back eventually.

The Avenger [Official Website]

Comments looks bulky and unwieldy (and hideous), and I don't imagine it would allow someone on 360 to match someone on PC in TF2.

    Still, I'm strangely intrigued - anyone tried this, or planning on?

    Cybernetic Implants for your Xbox Controller!
    ... Man, that looks absolutely ridiculous. I'll just wait for the Razer Onza. Looks less like a Borg.

      Agreed. That thing looks like Frankenstein's Controller. I'll wait for the Onza.

    Black Suit X-box-man!

    Seriously though, that thing looks freakin horrible.. To all the Steven's out there - FOR SHAME!!!

    I'm still trying to work out how to hold it.

    On behalf of all the Stevens out there.... I'm sorry.

    Johan shares his feelings:

    "It takes a real man to handle this warlock! i fell asleep of exhaustion from using this beast and when i woke up it had consumed my PS3 controller. i figured if you can't beat them join them and i've been kicking 13 year old ass with it on halo since.

    strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch"

    Who are these people?! They're awesome!!

    So... how do you hold that thing anyway?

    I'm intrigued. It looks like crap, but it might actually be pretty good to use. I'd have to test it out first though, looks very confusing from the image

    Awesome, so it looks like it's even harder to reach the coloured face buttons. Or is that activated by the coloured triggers that cover your regular triggers an- ah fuck it.

    It looks like some kind of weird sex toy for your controller to get funky with.

    I actually thought it looked pretty cool. It reminds me of old apocalyptic games, like Beyond Good and Evil.

    great now i just have to learn how to play xbox again...........screw it

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