By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re really into multiplayer on XBox Live, you’ll embrace any advantage you can get your hands on. So you might want to check out what the people at HG (or Head in the Game) Controllers are now selling. They feel that having to take your fingers off the analog sticks to push a button is a waste of precious reaction time, so they’ve created several modded variations of the XBox 360 controller with duplicate buttons placed on the underside. These can be pressed using the fingers that are holding the controller, giving you a split second competitive advantage over those playing with a stock controller.
The HG controllers have different combinations of the A, B, X and Y buttons on the back while a Halo 3 specific version also includes a duplicate of the right shoulder button. For games requiring a specific button to be continuously pushed, there’s also a toggle switch mod that can be added to the corner or center of the controller.
The Halo 3 and 4-Button modded controllers are the most expensive at $89.99, while a 2-Button version is $69.99. The toggle switch mod can also be added to any of them for $12.50 to $17.50 depending on where it’s installed.