New Xbox Controller Accessories for FPS Games

Earlier this month, iControl Enterprises introduced a brand new type of Xbox 360 controller accessory, The Avenger.

Claiming to give you a competitive edge in FPS games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops and Fallout: New Vegas, The N-Control Avenger adds a plethora of customizations to fit your button mashing needs.

The Avenger literally wraps itself around the entire Xbox 360 controller like a hard-shell laptop case. The antennae like wires on the controller are designed to adjust the sensitivity of triggers for the buttons.

In addition to claiming that it is the "ultimate secret weapon" of the fps arena, N-Control also claims that the accessory will somehow improve our manual dexterity and "situational awareness". Although this sounds like a load of bologna, we'll let you decide.

This fully customizable controller add on is a little more costly than we'd hope at $59.99, but if these are the kind of features you'd like in your controller, head over to N-Control's website here.

You can also check out N-Control's video below:

Tuan Mai
Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • restatement3dofted
    Anyone else see this and immediately think of the gigantic addon for the original brick-like GameBoy that clamped around the outside of the system to magnify the screen, increase the size of the buttons / replace the D-Pad with a joystick-like thing, and add goofy external speakers? It was like the Light Boy, but on steroids. Wish I could remember the name, but it's been a long time. Cool story, bro.

    E: Handy Boy, that's what it was called. Handy Boy for Nintendo GameBoy. Magnifying screen, joystick, larger buttons, external speakers, and the most cumbersome handheld gaming experience you'll ever have, short of this thing they're selling to attach to your 360 controller.
  • agnickolov
    Still no match for a mouse I expect...
  • reprotected
    Ever heard of a Keyboard and a Mouse?
  • tacoslave
    UnknownEver heard of a Keyboard and a Mouse?Unknown
    *Gasp* Blasphemy! Do not speak of the dark side to the consolers!
  • eklipz330
    i'm seeing a really pathetic trend here at Tom's. Yeah, yeah, I know it's difficult to report news, but it's your job!

    My point is, most of the articles that I see pop here are usually a few days after they pop up elsewhere... mostly engadget. What's up with that?
  • Trialsking
    I never have to take my fingers off, can hit 10 buttons @ once, and I couldn't believe how much better I was after just a few minutes....oh yeah I am using a keyboard and mouse. FPS + console = hahaahahahahahahaha.
  • Supertrek32
    I'm curious to hear if MLG will allow this or not. It isn't adding any buttons, and it's easy enough to know the underlying controller isn't modded.
  • linford585
    New ultimate weapon for console FPS players!

    USB "keyboard" and "mouse," just plug right into console!

    Oh wait...
  • eddieroolz
    Or, you can simply buy a gaming computer. Fully featured with a mouse and keyboard.

    Just saying.
  • guardianangel42
    My take on K/M vs Controller: Mouse is vastly superior to the analog stick, but the analog stick and buttons milimeters from your fingers is vastly superior to the keyboard. You've got more buttons yeah, but when you have to press a button with your pinky as well as the A and W buttons with your ring finger and your middle finger to move diagonally slowly, you realize that moving your thumb slightly to the top left of the analog circle is easier. The keyboard just isn't efficient.

    Same with crouching, and with macro keys on the controller, even being limited to about 16 buttons isn't a real liability. Not to mention all those buttons are placed ergonomically within a very short distance from your finger.

    Honestly, gamers could do a lot more with a controller than developers give them credit for. However, I will reiterate, the mouse, especially the ones with several buttons on top of the normal ones, is vastly superior. The accuracy afforded and the speed is bar none the best option for aiming in FPS. With the added buttons it becomes very similar to the ease of use of a controller with buttons within easy reach. The keyboard just isn't in the same league of efficiency as the controller.