November 28, 2005 12:45 PM
Magic Joy Box
Of the current generation of consoles (current for the next 3 days anyway) the question of which has the best control pad is a subject of regular debate especially around the Games Digest office. Personally I think that, in spite of the copyright infringements, the PS2's Dual Shock 2 is the champion but others favour the quirkier GameCube controller, especially the groundbreaking wireless Wavebird. Personally I don't know of anyone, although I'm open to persuasion, who really goes for the arthritis inducing Xbox Controller S and thankfully it seems Microsoft has thought a bit harder about the design for the 360. Whatever your taste you can now take each pad for a spin on your favourite PC game using the brilliantly titled 3-in-1 Magic Joy Box. It's basically a USB adaptor for anything compatible with PS2, GameCube or Xbox controller ports, which means dance mats work fine too. Apparently all button and vibration functions are retained too. Not bad for $30 (around £20).
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