Reddit user reimagines Xbox controller a treasure map

Locations include "West Trigger Isles" and "East Bumper Island"; Xbox boss says the design is "so cool."

Over the weekend, Reddit user iwilding posted an image of an Xbox controller reimagined as a treasure map and the imaginative design has drawn the praise of an Xbox executive.

The Xbox controller treasure map includes locations like "West Trigger Isles" and "East Bumper Island," as well as "Dashboard Forest" and "Starting Woods," all of which are riffs on Xbox button naming conventions. There's even "AXBY Lakes."

Xbox director of product planning, Albert Penello, said on Twitter that the design is "so cool." I most definitely agree.

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Discussion

66 comments
lewishim666
lewishim666

This is a waste of time. It's also unoriginal. Some developers have already done similar things to show their control scheme. The only thing original is that nobody has done an Elder Scrolls style one. This is about as original as pop music. Sure it is technically new but it's just a retread of every other song to exist before it.

sg_hobbes
sg_hobbes

they should have called the directional pad the badlands

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

And they didn't even pay him.

Pewbert
Pewbert

After seeing the very average picture, I was thinking "This must be an Eddie Makuch piece".

And it is.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Ah, it's even got the shitty, unresponsive D-pad...

grenadehh
grenadehh

Um, cool. I wouldn't call it amazing, any 5 year old could do it.

00J
00J

Guess this idiot has a lot of spare time on his hands, definitely not playing any games with that much free time... lol

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Cool. Bethesda should do something similar for the control map in the cover slips for TES games.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

That's cool. But that's all it is, a kinda cool picture, I don't think this needed an article. But then again, getting Makuch'd is a thing

mattcake
mattcake

Where's the bridge to 1080p land?

There you go Eddie, I'll start them off for you.

Ervaine
Ervaine

Lol, now that is an ultimate fanfiction for Xbox. 

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

just when I think it can't get any worse, eddie makuch does it again! brilliant writer

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Hey that looks better than my actual controller! Jagged edges, broken buttons etc.

Except for my "Direction Foothills," are more like sand dunes, due to the ever increasing toast crumbs building up in the d-pad. :)

Syphen_bast
Syphen_bast

            Creativity wins.

                :)

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

Microsoft means $$$ all the time so he came with idea of treasure map, LOL 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Hehe.
MS could use it for a small RPG where you land on a island after the ship sunk.

StHapns247
StHapns247

For all the creativity he could have come up with better names.

profileap600
profileap600

Awesome. Inspires me to create some cool Xbox art using some techniques I just learned in Photoshop. 

azizaam
azizaam

I have too agree its a cool picture

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@wilhelmalexis  Yes it will. MS E3 will be this. "XBOX CONTROLLER IS NOW AN ISLAND!!!"... Your move Sony.

lewishim666
lewishim666

@00J This shouldn't have taken more then 5 mins to make. 5 mins isn't a lot of free time. It's not that creative. He barely tried to come up with good names. I do agree that he doesn't play many games though. If he did he would have been able to come up with better names. Either that or he plays too many games. Some people believe that playing too many games stunts kids imaginations. This might be definitive proof right here.

lewishim666
lewishim666

@isshiah @mattcake The bridge to 1080p land never existed so it can't be burned down. It sucks that in this generation we still aren't getting the features that we are promised. 2 games doing 1080p is not a next gen experience as microsoft first described it.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@neonakaa @AuronAXE  "Writer" does not get capitalized unless at the start of a sentence.  It is not a proper title, nor a name.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@neonakaa @AuronAXE  Ugh, people who don't understand proper grammar. Writer is not a proper noun nor will it ever be unless it's part of an actual job title like Staff Writer. Considering he's an editor, he doesn't have or use a title of "Writer."

isshiah
isshiah

@lewishim666 @isshiah @mattcake I'd forgotten this joke. Haha


What you say is true, though. Perhaps the percentage of games that achieve such a resolution will increase.