The limited edition Xbox Starfield controller appears to be the real deal, but its price tag might very well upset fans.
The price isn't yet formally announced, but it's 90 euros in France, where the standard one is 60. Price will be announced at showcase, probably. Why does it appear to have an LGBTQ flag in the middle of the controller?
Fun fact Atari had been using the rainbow colours or their gaming logo for years before it was even cool https://www.google.com/sear...
@SullysCigar & @Asplundh - The emblem does have multiple colours but it's not, I don't think, the LGBTQ flag which has green in it. It will likely appear in game perhaps as the logo of a group such as Constellation.
Yeah but back then it wasn’t associated with any political movements. It was just some cool colors that no one thought twice about.
@Asplundh jesus christ, how insecure could you be about some colors man, bit of a homophobe aren't ya?
@rlow1 nothing political about celebrating pride. It's protected speech. North American countries have solidified it into their constitutions. It's political to protest pride, to advocate for the removal of a right.
Its not related to lgb anything. sometimes rainbows are just rainbows. in this case it is the faction colors. you can see it in various points of the marketing material shown. Pretty sure nobody is claiming dark side of the moon is an lgb album now because of the rainbow light from a prism.
Why you gotta be like that? It was just an observation. And why bring up a Pink Floyd album from like 1970 before the movement even existed? "sometimes rainbows are just rainbows" - not really, not anymore, except for the ones in the sky! The swastika was an ancient Indian religious symbol of divinity and spirituality, but people don't see it that way any longer, because someone else claimed it. I forget who...
@Sully - the Hinduism Swastika is right facing. The version appropriated and used by the Nazis faces the opposite direction.
^ I'm afraid you're mistaken, @Neon, the direction of of both are right facing. The Hindus also use a left facing one, although it's less common and means something different. Don't take my word for it, look it up. My point is that the use of symbols changes - and none more drastic than the swastika.
@Sully - fair enough, there are both facing in various cultures, however I believe the Nazi's are the only one to have theirs angled on the 45 degree. I'm no history expert though.
"Pretty sure nobody is claiming dark side of the moon is an lgb album now because of the rainbow light from a prism" Pmsl, I know what tomorrow's articles will be now 🤣😂
Personally, I wish that the rainbow symbol was not adopted by the lgbtq+ because I find myself avoiding anything with the rainbow symbol even if I like it. Nothing against gay people on my side but wearing a rainbow now makes a statement that one is homosexual (with everything that might entail) so I pretty much feel like Im prevented to wear anything with this originally universal symbol. Ehh maybe one day everyone can be who they are without being judged. I like the controller btw
This thread is entertaining my twisted mind, thank you. I wonder what if some horrible group happened to co-opt the rainbow before anyone else. Would we point to the sky when we saw one and go "ewwww!!!" lol More on topic, I'd default to think the rainbow tied to Starfield's cover art or something but I don't see any rainbows in their cover art so far. Nothing is final yet though I guess - maybe there's a real game reference vs. shameless virtue signalling
So what you are saying is there isn't a rainbow connection?
^^someday... we'll find it
it's related to the starfield logo, which has the same 4 colors present. https://twitter.com/Starfie...
3 of the 4 are also the ABXY button colors.
@darth - absolutely
People making something out of nothing. Thank you
Looks more like a highly unfortunate 1970s color scheme
Looks like a retro themed controller. I will try to get 2. These things sometimes go for crazy prices in the 2nd hand market. Like that forza horizon controller and Xbox anniversary controller I rather pay MS $90 than someone on eBay $190.
TIL that rainbows are now owned by one group. Edit: And it's likely the emblem/colors of a faction in the game.
It's not LGBTQ. It's the Constellation logo (main faction in the game).
“Why does it appear to have an LGBTQ flag in the middle of the controller?” Because the thumbsticks go both ways.
If I had the spare scratch and needed an X-Box Series controller, I would TOTALLY buy this one. I know nothing of "Starfield," but the controller looks SUPER RETRO, like a modern peripheral created for a vintage system. :)
Rainbows are a crucial motif in 70s camp sci fi.
If you're buying a controller specifically for cheesy game tie-in art, you're not likely smart with your money, and they are exploiting that.
That's the most logical, intelligent, and well thought response I've heard in a while. I'd shake your hand if I could. It makes sense
I hope yours is sarcasm.