Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a $450 Game Controller

That and "chocolate" diamonds on charm bracelets.

Sleigh bells no longer ring afar in the distance as you listen. They roar in your ears from mid-October right through New Years. The next bothersome thing to deal with during the holidays is shopping for a significant other or a day-one gamer. Especially if that day-one gamer happens to be your significant other. You could end up buying the wrong game or console. Insult them by guessing they might enjoy a JRPG. You know the ol’ saying about assuming. If you think gift cards and network/points cards are too impersonal, but you can’t decide on anything,  here’s an idea.

How about a pink carbon-fiber Xbox controller with a D-pad made of bullet shells and a wicked mod? Maybe they like to build things; if so, a controller DIY kit. Or perhaps just adding a little spice to the gift of a controller. Evil Controllers brings you the Falcon-Northwest of controllers.


Evil Controllers has always dabbled in controller modification, but this holiday season they decided to up the ante. They have over 40 different shell options, a vast assortment of triggers, d-pads, bumpers, and thumbsticks for 360 controllers, and even more options for PS3 owners.

Evil has also added specific mods for Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Gears of War 3. Auto-run, quick-knife, or auto-revive, anyone? Evil’s got you covered. Evil’s unique rapid fire is standard on all modded controllers. If you or the potential gift receiver are not fans of mods, you can either exclude them from your custom build or try out the pro series controllers.



If you’re looking for a last minute gift either for yourself or for another, it’s hard not to appreciate these tricked out controllers dedicated to your style and play preferences. They’re more practical than a charm bracelet or a music box that plays the tune of a new car payment. Try a build, or two; there’s over two million options available. Have a happy gaming season.

[Images via FX’s Archer: Season 1, Ep. 8 – The Rock & Evil Controllers]

Katie Horstman
Katie Horstman
Katie Horstman

Staff Writer

Katie has always had a connection to games and was able to make Super Mario Bros. a motion game before Nintendo even thought of the Wii. She has a serious addiction; an illness if you may, of loving ridiculous games. She has been through an extensive digital rehabilitation, but we fear her addiction is surfacing again.

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