How gamers with disabilities shaped the Microsoft Adaptive Controller

Solomon Romney was 15 when he realised video games had finally beaten him. Born with no fingers on his left hand, he'd managed just fine through the 1980s, hanging out in the arcades, benefiting from the limited inputs of those classic coin-ops with their one-stick-two-button set-ups. "My dad was a late night talk show host so I didn't spend much time with him," he explains. "But gaming was something we had. We'd go to the movies, then we'd go to arcades. That was where I was happiest, that was where I realised gaming was an empowering activity. It's always been personal for me."

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xX1NORM1Xx209d ago

seriously huge props to microsoft for this controller gaming is the ultimate escapism whether you have a rough life or a disability it doesn't matter in a game and $75 is unreasonable especially when you consider that it's not going to brought as widely as a normal xbox controller. However the companies that make buttons that can be used by this controller are disgusting, out of interest i looked up some different ones and a simple 3.5 jack button costs as much as $64 for 1 i know they have a small market but cmon that's exploitative as hell obviously microsoft have no control over them i just hope microsoft or someone releases a cheaper button to combat those predatory companies.