If you’ve been around the Internet block, you heard tell of a magnificent video that showcases an alternative use for an undoubtedly strange controller. Said video depicts the triumphs of an inventive gamer completing Soulcaliber on Ultra Hard, with nothing but the casting mechanism of a Sega Fishing Rod to control his onscreen sword slashing. That kind of ingenuity is something we need more of, breathing new life into controllers which were seemingly designed for a single purpose--or worse, are only compatible with a single game.
To get the ball rolling, we’ve concocted some tantalizing new uses for those bizarre controllers and peripherals that are either gathering dust in your closet or fetching absurd prices on eBay. Some of these game-to-controller combinations are actually possible. Some of them aren’t (at least, not yet). But all of them--all of them--are necessary.