Sure, Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor system might be getting a bunch of media attention this holiday season, but many hardcore gamers aren’t looking to get out of their chairs (or off their couches) at all: instead, they want a tool that’s going ot help them dominate multiplayer games. Enter the N-Control Avenger, an add-on to a standard Xbox 360 controller that adds hair triggers, analog sticks, and the ability to simultaneously access nine functions—all by lashing tightly onto a standard Xbox 360 controller.
“It enhances the gamer’s manual dexterity and situational awareness by improving accuracy and reaction time,” said the Avenger’s lead designer David Kotkin, in a statement. “This sophisticated accessory is specially engineered for those who want to push their gaming abilities to new heights.”
Although designed for use with combat games like Halo: Reach and the just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops, the N-Control Avenger can also be used with games like Madden NFL 11, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and other action-oriented titles. The Avenger straps on to a standard Xbox controller, adding adjustable triggers, enabling “rapid, fluid” movements between buttons and analog stick: users can adjust the sensitivity of triggers “like a musical instrument” to match their playing styles, and is equipped with a stabilizer tripod for even more control.
The N-Control Avenger is available now for $59.99 from the N-Control Web site, and comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. However, folks who want one in time for the holidays might want to order soon: N-Control says units will take 6 to 8 weeks to deliver.
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