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N-Control Launches Avenger Elite Gamepad

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David Kotkin, the founder of N-Control, the company that manufactures and markets the Avenger Controller, an adapter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, today announced the launch of the Avenger Elite. The company’s new product is expected to be popular with gamers worldwide. The Avenger Elite is expected to be released at the end of this month.

Earlier models of the Avenger Controller were well received by gamers and reviewers for gaming publications. The AE remains fully legal for professional gaming competition, as well giving amateur gamers the chance to “up their game.” According to Kotkin, “The Avenger Elite adapter may look a lot like previous versions of the Avenger but it represents a major leap forward for what was already a very advanced product. Using extraordinary new alloys and metals made in America specifically for the Elite, the new Avenger also makes use of medical grade nano technology and a new military grade precision hair trigger kit.”

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rusted nice design
 

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too bad you cant hook it up to the PC.
 
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well I dont have a an Xbox controller to start off with and these reciever units can be expensive

Im better off just buying the wired USB version for PC.
 
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well I dont have a an Xbox controller to start off with and these reciever units can be expensive

Im better off just buying the wired USB version for PC.
Ermm yeah but the point was that you actually can use this controller in the article on a pc.
 
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yah i got a wireless adapter, not going to have cables in my living room when the wireless works perfect for my htpc
 
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What an orthopedic abortion!
 
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Using extraordinary new alloys and metals made in America specifically for the Elite, the new Avenger also makes use of medical grade nano technology and a new military grade precision hair trigger kit.”
Woof, could that have been chock full of anymore marketing hype? When words like "extraordinary" start getting tossed around, it must be good, right? :rockout:
 

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It’s quite creepy looking, I would have to cover it up, or lock it in another room before it gets dark!
 
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lol get a bloody mouse and keyeboard lol... consoles please gtfo
That idea works well until you want to play a racing game, then a controller is much better
 

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You use something like this for racing game.
Decent wheels like those from Logitech, Fanatec and Thrustmaster can be pretty pricey. I remember when my ancient G25 was ~$500.

I still like using a controller myself when playing a racing game as it is A LOT easier to set up everything.
 
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i prefer this one
 
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what the hell is this supposed to do?



David Kotkin, the founder of N-Control, the company that manufactures and markets the Avenger Controller, an adapter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, today announced the launch of the Avenger Elite. The company’s new product is expected to be popular with gamers worldwide. The Avenger Elite is expected to be released at the end of this month.

Earlier models of the Avenger Controller were well received by gamers and reviewers for gaming publications. The AE remains fully legal for professional gaming competition, as well giving amateur gamers the chance to “up their game.” According to Kotkin, “The Avenger Elite adapter may look a lot like previous versions of the Avenger but it represents a major leap forward for what was already a very advanced product. Using extraordinary new alloys and metals made in America specifically for the Elite, the new Avenger also makes use of medical grade nano technology and a new military grade precision hair trigger kit.”

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Media coverage of the Avenger Controller#1 has been uniformly positive. The latest review on the ijustine YouTube video from Spike Network’s Game Trailers is representative of the kudos the Avenger has received from reviewers.

Kotkin expects the reviews of the AE to be even more positive. The wired arms after being set will not have to be adjusted again.The silicone rubber is more tactile and makes the unit uniquely responsive.

“The hair trigger is even more sensitive to the touch than in previous versions. The special military grade black elastic silicone stretch provides simple solution for what had been a complex problem,” says Kotkin. “I call it the “perceived exertion” effect. Your hands feel five times stronger than they actually are. Very little effort is needed to press the triggers. You can easily adjust the sensitivity of the trigger to your own comfort level. Nothing else comes close to providing speed and accuracy with even the slightest touch. The new trigger is closer to the firing point than ever thought possible,” says Kotkin.“The AE remaps buttons so they are closer to the shooter’s fingers. The new spring against spring action on the triggering device creates a “bounce ” effect that makes the second trigger pull easer than the first. It’s possible for quicker reaction time for the shooter and provides less trigger travel and greater accuracy.”

According to N-Control, the AE has an easy learning curve. The side levers have been re-shaped on the new models so that ergonomic position is more comfortable N-Control is continually improving the quality of its products. The Avenger Elite is an example of its commitment to upgrade its products for better performance on a regular basis.Ready to work right out of box, the Avenger Elite is perfect for playing “shooter” platforms like Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty, as well as many popular sports-based games. Avenger is legal in MLG competition because there is no electric component to it. The warranty of the controllers is not voided and there is no software change.

“We are on now on GameStops on line store , this is one big step to becoming main stream.”says Kotkin.

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what the hell is this supposed to do?
It was originally designed by a teacher of a kid with a physical disability, that caused them extreme discomfort when playing with traditional controllers. It was originally designed to make holding the controller and pressing buttons less straining on the users hands, which was preventing the person it was designed for from partaking in the one activity they truley loved, and were actually capable of doing.

People soon realized that the relaxed grip and hair-trigger esque features of the controller made it much easier to play games for all users, so now they are marketting it as a controller for extreme gamers that offer performance benefits.

EDIT: Source - http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/interview-with-avenger-controller-creator-david-kotkin.html

“He came into class one day, and out of the blue, it all came out, all the problems that he was experiencing with his disability and his hands...I told him that he would overcome it and he went onto saying ‘Everyone tells me to be okay with my disability’ and I said ‘maybe I can help you with this controller and make it better’ and his response was ‘what are you going to do? My parents just spent $10,000 to have fake fingers made that never even worked and they hurt...so what are you going to do?’...and I did something, and it worked!”
 
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It was originally designed by a teacher of a kid with a physical disability, that caused them extreme discomfort when playing with traditional controllers. It was originally designed to make holding the controller and pressing buttons less straining on the users hands, which was preventing the person it was designed for from partaking in the one activity they truley loved, and were actually capable of doing.

People soon realized that the relaxed grip and hair-trigger esque features of the controller made it much easier to play games for all users, so now they are marketting it as a controller for extreme gamers that offer performance benefits.

EDIT: Source - http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/interview-with-avenger-controller-creator-david-kotkin.html
thanks for the educational explaination, I dont need it myself but im glad it helps those who love games but cant due to certain pains can.

Only thing I really need is a grip assembly for the Nintendo 3DS for Racing Games personally (large Mits I have)
 
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N-Control just isn't the same without the hilarity of Christoforo.