Hori to release 'Daemon X Machina' grip controller

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    Daemon X Machina, a Nintendo Switch-exclusive title pitting players against AI robots gone haywire, is set for a release this September 13th. To accompany its release, peripheral manufacturer Hori has announced its Daemon X Machina-themed grip controllers for Japan.

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    Other than looking like larger and fancier joycons, the Hori Daemon X Machina grip controllers are pretty much bare bones. They can only be used in handheld mode as they don't pack a built-in battery for wireless support nor do they feature a gyro sensor, infrared camera, HD vibration or NFC.

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    To make up for those missing features, the company added a Turbo button on each controller that allows you to fire 5, 10 or 20 times per second. Also present on each controller is a programmable button at the back which can be mapped to your desired button.

    Hori's Daemon X Machina grip controllers are priced at ¥ 5,162 (about $48) and are scheduled to launch this September. There is no information whether this peripheral will be made available outside of Japan. However, would you like to get your hands on one?

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  1. Oleboy555

    Oleboy555 Wie dit leest is een zemmel

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    that's pretty sweet
     
  2. BlastedGuy9905

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    I don't give a single piss about Daemon X Machina, but wow that's a nice controller.
     
  3. Xzi

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    As long as they have basic rumble I'm interested. Would be nice if they were closer to $30, though.
     
  4. Scarlet

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    The only real shame for me here is the lack of motion controls. Everything else seems pretty minor, here's hoping it comes west, definitely interested!
     
  5. Jiehfeng

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    That game is releasing on the same day as Borderlands 3. Pretty sure what me and many others would pick to buy.
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Can Hori release a back scratcher? I need that, sometimes I itch when I play games. :ninja:
     
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  7. Missingphy

    Missingphy Pokémon Master, Console Bricker, and more...

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    hori should release a gaming alarm clock, that way i can get to my work early
     
  8. StarGazerTom

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    I've been screaning for a while now that a proper gripped Joycon would be awesome.

    Shame they aren't wireless too, but They look like they could be pretty decent for portable mode.
     
  9. SexySpai

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    damn that is one thicc ass controller
     
  10. Xzi

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    I'll be buying Daemon, pirating BL3 because it's exclusive to the Chinese spyware store. Also because they dicked over Claptrap's voice actor. Randy Pitchford is human garbage, he and Sweeney definitely deserve each other.
     
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  11. MikaDubbz

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    In handheld mode does gyro sensing still happen in games like Breath of the Wild by using the gyro within the actual Switch system? Because the lack of gyro aiming would be the only thing missing from making me want these controllers, but if games natively handle gyro in handheld through the Switch directly, then this wouldn't even matter.
     
  12. Scarlet

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    I've never understood the 'moral pirates'. Like sure if you don't wanna pay for a game, whatever, but hiding behind weak motives as if it'll make a difference is pathetic. If you're gonna boycott the game, boycott it.
     
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  13. kumikochan

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    pricing is ridicilous
     
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    Well, yeah. That's what he said he will do.

    His post doesn't tell me he is trying to excuse himself for pirating, but instead trying to explain his reasons.
     
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  15. Bladexdsl

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    that's pretty cool but i hardly ever play in handheld mode.
     
  16. KingVamp

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    This is cool for the people that wanted, but it is a shame that we don't have full 3rd party controllers.
     
  17. Xzi

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    You can believe my motives are weak, I honestly don't care. I refuse to give money to companies who mandate 16-hour work days (Epic) and/or companies that don't pay their voice actors (Gearbox). I might not even install the game for a long time, I'm not that eager to play it. Basically just pirating it out of spite. :gun:
     
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  18. Immortallix

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    This is a wait til its $20 for me. All I want is a proper D-pad joy-con with rumble and a battery in it so its not constantly sucking off the Switch. At least stick placement is a lot better on these than the joy-cons.
     
  19. NoNAND

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    frankly speaking the HD rumble feature is rather gimmicky and I can hardly feel the rumble at all.
    Even the Wii remote has better rumble
     
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