So Help Me, I Like The Fortnite Joy-Cons

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Let’s get this out of the way: I don’t like Fortnite. But I am seriously considering these new Fortnite Joy-Cons, because good Lord, those colours are wonderful.

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Thats a lovely, rich shade of blue there on the left, but on the right, have mercy. Not even that stupid banana face can ruin it. Yellow—and I mean a nice, deep gold, not piss yellow—controllers and handhelds are simply the pinnacle of Nintendo colour schemes, and nobody can ever convince me otherwise. Look at this:

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And this!

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And this!

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Perfection.

Sadly these Joy-Cons don’t quite reach that level, because of the banana face like I said, but also the logos on the back that make the blue one look like a Facebook peripheral. Maybe/hopefully you can gently scratch them all off!

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These are out on June 4, and also come with 500 V-bucks and a couple of “in-game cosmetics.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

Put a tiny pile of sugar on top of any logo you don’t like, then put a square of packing tape over it to seal it in. Spend half an hour rubbing at that little nubbin of sugar while you watch TV, and it will gently abrade away most painted logos.