Special Edition Xbox Controller Parodies

Special Edition Xbox Controller Parodies

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Updated May 09, 2014 at 12:13AM EDT by Brad.

Added May 08, 2014 at 05:10PM EDT by Don.

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Special Edition Xbox Controller Parodies are photoshopped illustrations of custom button configurations for limited editions of the Microsoft Xbox controller that poke fun at various professional sports teams and athletes. Each visual features a unique set of made-up action commands that reflect the negative characteristic of the team or athlete in question.

Origin

On September 28th, 2012, the Liverpool Position[4] blog posted several mock-up renderings of Xbox and PlayStation button configurations for the then-upcoming football simulation game FIFA 13 which poked fun at a number of the English Premiere League football clubs and star players.



Spread

On December 26th, 2012, Twitter user @NFL_Memes posted a custom Xbox button configuration chart poking fun at the poor season performance of the NFL football team New York Jets. In the first two years, the tweet gained over 1,180 retweets and 540 favorites.




On the following day, Redditor KyleKoolaid reposted the New York Jets controller to the /r/gaming[1] subreddit. On May 19th, 2013, Twitter user SCNotTopTen posted a photoshopped Xbox controller taunting NBA basketball player Carmelo Anthony (shown below). Within one year, the tweet gathered more than 1,600 retweets and 660 favorites.




On December 10th, a Facebook[2] page titled “Dallas Cowboys Meme” was created with a profile photo featuring a photoshopped Xbox controller mocking the Dallas Cowboys professional American football team (shown below).



On April 24th, 2014, Redditor iwilding posted an illustration of an Xbox controller made to look like a map to the /r/gaming[5] subreddit (shown below, left). In the following two weeks, the post gathered upwards of 9,700 upvotes and 220 comments. On May 5th, the ILoveCharts Tumblr[3] blog posted a “Roy Hibbert Edition Xbox Controller,” mocking the professional basketball player’s ability to sink shots, rebound and box out smaller players (shown below, right). In the first 72 hours, the post gained over 285 notes.



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