Submitted by xtheownerzx 1159d ago | rumor

Microsoft’s Mistake or New Left-Handed Controller?

GamerFitNation: "Earlier today, I was navigating the Xbox.com website when I noticed a new bundle with an alarming new accessory. If you look at the picture that is posted above there appears to be a new controller coming with the limited edition bundle that appears to only be useable by gamers that are left-handed." (Xbox 360)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 85
Sarcasm  +   1159d ago
uhh... Clearly its a poor photoshop mistake by the idiot who designed that photo.
SaffronCurse  +   1159d ago
Much like the idiot who designed the site and the idiot who screwed up the forums to the extent of having 90% of their forum community vanish.
AngryTypingGuy  +   1159d ago
I'm a lefty and I could never play that way. Some games have the "southpaw" option in the control menu, I don't know if anyone actually uses it or not. Moving with the right joystick and operating the camera with the left would seem so foreign to me.
joydestroy  +   1158d ago
i'm a lefty too mate and just no lol no way i could play like that.
#1.1.2 (Edited 1158d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report
inveni0  +   1158d ago
How would it be useable "only" by left-handed people? Aren't left-handed players using "right-handed" controllers right now? If so, couldn't it right-handed players use a "left-handed" controller.

I love how Photoshop mishaps and stupid people are suddenly news worthy.
Geneva55408889   1159d ago | Spam
MrMister  +   1158d ago
Microsoft hasn't even spent any money making new games in the last year (or for this year), so why would they even spend money making a lefty controller (as cool as that would be for lefties).
Ladonna48595169   1158d ago | Spam
PersonMan  +   1158d ago
That's exactly what I was going to say. This stuff happens all the time. The person swings the photo around mirror-image to fit the design and doesn't realize the controller is backwards. It happens with computers in magazines too... I see backwards logos once in a while.
xtremeimport  +   1158d ago
i saw this on their site yesterday and laughed.
this is a stupid article.
Magnus  +   1159d ago
I wouldn't mind using a left handed controller see what its like. Someone just made the mistake when they put the photo up Microsoft will fix the mistake.
Skip_Bayless  +   1159d ago
How about it would be mistake to make a left-handed controller :p
BitbyDeath  +   1159d ago
Hands and fingers are two different things.
I'm left handed and i can say i would not use that, it is just backwards.
ChiVoLok0  +   1158d ago
Yeah the only things I have trouble is tapping buttons real fast with my right hand but other than that it's all good.
Soldierone  +   1159d ago
I just want to know how you honestly create this mistake? lol
younglj01  +   1159d ago
Ok I'm confuse I'm left handed and never thought I need an special made controller.Was this request or is MicroSoft just trying too release this ideal too see how it works.

I dont have a 360 but I would like too try an left hand controller just too see how it feels...
Patriots_Pride  +   1158d ago
I am left hander and would find it strange to use this controller as well but I think thats becuase the right handed scheme is edge into or memory already and we are use to it - think about driving a stick car with the stering wheel being on the the right hand, even though we are left handed we feel ok with driving it.

Maybe MS is looking into having an option on the 720 controller where you can change around the controller scheme.
#6.1 (Edited 1158d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
pr0digyZA  +   1158d ago
Theres a lot of us left handed people over here. I personally have never had an issue with normal controls (in fact I've never thought about it till now).
NegativeCreepWA  +   1159d ago
The only time being left handed has interferes with gaming for me is when I use a wii mote or move.
NiKK_419  +   1159d ago
Yeah, but with those you CAN switch hands, so it shouldn't be an issue.

Anyway, I don't think most left handed people have a problem with a standard controller, but this is obviously just a bad photoshop.
#7.1 (Edited 1159d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
NegativeCreepWA  +   1159d ago
Actually switching hands puts the movement joystick in your right hand so it is an issue. Its not easy moving with your right hand if you've been doing it with you left for years.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1159d ago
Then in terms of gaming, you're right handed. Since that's what you're comfortable with. lol
NegativeCreepWA  +   1158d ago
And thats the problem, I need to use the pointer in my left hand at the same time. The only way it would work for me is to have the joystick on the wand.
Droid Control  +   1159d ago
I'm left handed and this just looks stupid. Why?

As a left handed person I find the Wii almost impossible to use though. It just never felt right playing so I gave up.

Finished Metroid Prime though, didn't bother with the others. Too much hard work and the graphics were hurting my eyes after coming off a 360.
gcolley  +   1159d ago
being a southpaw player i find it hard to run and jump at the same time
Whore_Mouth  +   1159d ago
The "B" button is on the wrong side.

Obviously it is a slow-ass news day for this guy.
SignifiedSix  +   1159d ago
Comment from the site.
"you idiot, its a mirrored image"

And that's the exact same thing that came to my head lol.
lonix  +   1159d ago
I doubt Microsoft would make a left handed controller, I mean all you have to do is look at their mice. The bent ones
R834  +   1158d ago
Feel sorry for the people in the site's comment section who can't understand how just the controller can be mirrored.
eXclurel  +   1158d ago
We can move the camera with our right hand tumb and the caracter with the left. We use our fingers for the exact sae job so it's unnecessary to make a left handed controller. It's a photoshop mistake nothing more.
specialguest  +   1158d ago
This reminds me of something
Way back when convenient stores like 7-11 used to have arcades, on a rare occassion I would stumble upon an arcade for left-handed players where the stick and buttons would be on opposite sides. Playing it lefty style was impossible, so I had to criss-cross hands and somehow make it work. ahhh...good times.
#15 (Edited 1158d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
LeonhartX  +   1158d ago
i am left handed and i find this offensive
kma2k  +   1158d ago
Im a lefty & i can honestly say almost every specialist made for left handed people things are all crap! You ever tried cutting with those damn left handed scissors in school? They would even cut paper for the love of god lol
duckduckdeuce  +   1158d ago
Lefties unite! Except this is why I rarely feel the need to log in on n4g.
ziggurcat  +   1158d ago
it's called the "flip horizontal" tool in photoshop, guys, not a left-handed controller.
maniacmayhem  +   1158d ago
It is definitely a mistake. Another thing one has to think of is why is MS going with the old d-pad style for this new controller and not the swivel found on all the new ones?

Because that swivel is nonsense and breaks way too easy when used too much. The fact I have not seen any articles about this issue is mind blowing. There's Xbox forums and YouTube videos complaining about this issue.
mingbi   1158d ago | Spam
arnyftw  +   1158d ago
Complete bs, either ms fixed this, or this was photo shopped. Just checked Xbox.com and the controller is normal.
xtheownerzx  +   1158d ago
most likely Microsoft fixed the image. It didn't look like that yesterday.
Zephol  +   1158d ago
nice photoshop
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1158d ago
I'm left handed and would use it. When playing an FPS, I have to use the Southpaw setup so if I ever want to jump while moving, I have to bring my right index finger over the top of the controller and down to the jump button. You can't move with your right thumb and press the jump button at the same time because they're(the move stick and jump button) both on the same side.

That's just one more reason I rarely ever play FPS's on a console.
CaitSith  +   1158d ago
Fun fact: Bill Gates is left handed.

Edit: A lot of lefties in N4G... I'm guilty of being one with the lot. I don't think I'd be able to use it, despite being a lefty myself. I'm too accustomed to the 'right' design.
#25 (Edited 1158d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
FinaLXiii  +   1158d ago
im right handed lol.
#26 (Edited 1158d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
molotov99  +   1158d ago
Back when Infinity Ward was releasing developer diaries for Call of Duty 4 I noticed a play-tester using what looked like an official lefty Xbox 360 controller. It might have just been a custom mod, but it still looked like an official product! Just sharing what I saw.

Fast forward to 1:48 in the video to see!


Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

It's Been 13 Years Since the Burnout Series Crashed onto Xbox Consoles

36m ago - Purexbox: For this installment of On This Day, we're looking back on the original Burnout, which... | Xbox

6 Hollywood Stars Who Thought Live-Action Games Were a Good Idea

2h ago - Outside Xbox: When developers were first given CD-ROMs to play with back in the 90s, they decide... | PC

Help Myriad get through Steam Greenlight!

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play, where you build and then destroy the game space in glorious chain rea... | Promoted post

Mods4SaleGate: How Good Intentions Divided the Steam Community

2h ago - Valve had the best of intentions. With staff who actually ended up working for the company by mak... | PC

STEAM SALE: Epic Star Wars Gaming Bundle, Just in Time for May the 4th

3h ago - What better way to spend May the 4th than with these 14 epic Star Wars games? For the low, low pr... | PC

Check Out The Unexpected But Awesome Grommash Hellscreem Cosplay

3h ago - Here are some awesome and lifelike Grommash Hellscreem cosplay. You would never have thought of w... | PC