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Xbox Adaptive Controller: Godsend or Garbage


The gaming giant, Xbox(owned by Microsoft), has created an adaptive controller to allow those with disabilities to play games just like anyone else. However, is this actually helpful, or just a ploy to gain more money? It comes very bare-bones with seemingly not enough buttons. It only has 6 buttons when the Xbox needs at least 10. Instead, it has a lot of HDMI ports for external switches/buttons. This means that you have to buy or make other buttons or switches. Unless, you buy the “Xbox Adaptive Starter Kit.” In conclusion, the Adaptive Controller is just a ploy for money. Out of 10, I gave the Adaptive Controller a 5. It is helpful once you set it up, it is very expensive to set up. Sadly, this is currently the only option for the Xbox.

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TJ is a senior here at Watertown High School.  TJ has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 1 or SMA, and has had to overcome many obstacles in his life.  Although his machines practically make him bionic, he is a typical teenager with senioritis, like everyone else. TJ is in the honor society, is captain of the Unified Sports team, and Buddy Liason for the Best Buddies program.  He enjoys being a helper in the life skills classroom as well, even if his mom is the teacher.  If he had anything to say to the students here at WHS, it would be “Choose to Include!”

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