Arms has been a surprise hit on the Switch, but the competitive-minded players who have latched onto it are having difficulty establishing a standard format for high-level Arms matches.
During E3 earlier this month, Microsoft announced a host of new options for its Xbox Design Lab custom controllers, including new colors, metallic finishes and rubberized grips. I used those to make this. It turned out pretty nice, no?
Last month Microsoft announced fans would be able to apply their own style to the Xbox One’s new wireless controller, creating a custom design to have shipped to their door. Mine just arrived, and it’s even prettier in person.
Custom peripheral maker Hit Box recently revealed the Smash Box, a custom-built Smash Bros. arcade controller that’s basically a GameCube controller with buttons instead of sticks.
Any aspect of the controller, from the buttons, to the sticks, can now be modified to look however you want. Heck, you can now engrave controllers with text of your choice.
Ever since Hot Rod metamorphosed into Rodimus Prime in the 1986 animated Transformers movie, fans have been envisioning what other prominent Autobots would look like wielding the Matrix of Leadership. Arise, Bumblebee Prime.
One of the many New Years' customs in Japan is the handing out of "Otoshidama" (お年玉) – something of a New Years' allowance where elders give money to their younger relatives. But this being a custom doesn't mean there aren't ways to make it entertaining. See for yourself.
Why there isn't an official line of Rapture-inspired fish tanks already is beyond me. Until 2K gets their act together, Super Fan Builds' custom BioShock aquarium shall have to do. No Gods or Kings... only Fish.
Last week I asked our community to create their dream custom video game console. One of them created mine, which wasn't technically the contest, but I'll accept it.
We've got black boxy consoles, white boxy consoles and limited-edition recolors that are either beyond our reach or too ugly to live. If you were a custom console painter, what would your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Wii U look like?
3D-printed Dovahbear bust available at Shapeways.
Custom samurai stormtrooper figure made by Justin Alan Volpe as a commission: