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I was very lucky to recently receive a custom created Xbox 360 controller from my new sponsor, GamerModz. I had never gone through the process of creating my own controller before, so to say that I was raring to go is an understatement.
First things first – choosing the controller design on the GamerModz website. The site itself was easy to navigate from the get-go and each step was very easy to complete, thanks to the step by step pages and sections. It is as simple as going to GamerModz.com and clicking Create A Controller – which is located across the top of the page – to get to the page where the magic starts. When you hover your mouse over Create A Controller you can choose from either an Xbox 360 controller or a PS3 controller.
Once you get to the Create A Controller page you are greeted with an untold amount of choice. You can choose from different colours, patterns, and effects. You can even choose from a large selection of bumper buttons, triggers, thumbsticks, and you get a large choice of colours for each – you can even personalise the LED ring around the guide button to match your colour/pattern theme. To make sure that everything on your controller melds properly, you have an image of a controller on the left hand side that changes after each choice that you make. This is so that you can see how the colours look with each other and ensure that there won’t be a clash of design and colour. This is something that I found really useful as I am not the most decisive of people and like to see what I am doing as I do it.
After designing the controller I was given the option of which mod set I would like in the controller. You do have a choice of a few mod sets so there is something to suit everyone’s taste. To be able to review every aspect of the controller, I chose the Juggernaut mod set which has something for everyone. It is their biggest mod set and includes features from Rapid Fire to Drop Shot to Fast Reload and Quick Scope. Now while I am not one for using mods while playing a game I was looking forward to trying things out to see if and how they worked. After choosing the mod set and making sure everything was ok, I placed my order and then just had to play the waiting game.
From the day that I placed my order to the day that the controller arrived, it took 14 days in total. This included weekends and shipping to the UK so overall, not a bad time frame at all. Upon receiving the controller, I was eager to take a look and see how things turned out. The controller itself looked amazing. The finish of the design that I chose was spot on – a totally smooth finish with no being able to feel any lumps and bumps. The whole of the controller was covered and this even included the battery case on the back. I do have to admit, the whole yellow and black theme that I went with worked really well and the yellow LED lights that I chose seemed to finish the controller off very nicely.
Now that I had my controller in my hands, I went ahead and created a private lobby so that I could test out everything from programming the mod set, to making sure that everything was working as it should. Using the included instructions (manual is also available on the GamerModz website), each and every function worked as it should without any hiccups. It was very easy to choose which layout and function to use and it was even easier disabling the mod features so that you can use the controller as just a plain controller.
After using the controller for around ten days, there is no sign of any wear and tear on the controller itself and everything is still working as it should be. Overall, the whole process of creating my own controller and using the GamerModz website was smooth and plain sailing. I am over the moon with my controller and being able to put my own stamp on it using the Create A Controller section on the website has made it all the better. Even if, like me, you don’t use the mod sets, the custom controller itself is most definitely something that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants something a little different.