The US Military Has Adopted The Xbox Controller

The US Military Has Adopted The Xbox Controller

Is the Navy a bunch of gamers? John Iadarola and Matt Atchity break it down. Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

“The control room of one of the Navy’s most advanced submarines is filled with sophisticated computers, flat-screen monitors and sailors who grew up in a digital world.

At times it can look a bit like a video game arcade, and not just because of the high-resolution graphics.

The Navy is beginning to use an Xbox 360 controller – like the ones you find at the mall – to operate the periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines.”

*https://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/the-u-s-navy-s-most-advanced-submarines-will-soon/article_5c24eefc-8e70-5c4a-9d82-00d29e052b76.html

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30 Comments

  1. Competitive Antagonist on August 22, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t like PC gaming much. Fuck political correctness.

  2. BluePrint on August 22, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    "Kind of smart"?!
    Extra stupid, I would say.
    "A very very talented gamer" with a console controller is matched by the average keyboard+mouse gamer.

    Can this get any dumber?
    Why use a controller that evolved under the selective pressures of compactness and recognizable form, instead of designing intuitive controls?
    Sure, there’s a lot to learn from video gaming about button placement, but simply porting a controller that mastering its buttons is half the challenge in playing – let alone the "if I fail I’ll just try again" feel of the device – to controlling millions of dollars of military equipment…
    Can this get any dumber?

  3. Omicron Delta on August 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    "Yes! Just bombed 50 men in CoD"

    "Hol up, where the kill feed at?"

  4. CagedPhantom on August 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Great way to call in a predator missile

  5. Archived Account on August 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Just think if games were banned? This wouldn’t be a thing and The military wouldn’t be using it. And they say games are bad for us!

  6. Quazex on August 22, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    ey that’s cool

  7. Vault Dweller. on August 22, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    As a programmer I find it reasonable. As a normal person I find it funny.

  8. why ???? on August 22, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    When you play world of warships on the wrong x box

  9. Grim Locke on August 22, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I’m pretty sure some drones were flown with Xbox360 controllers going back several years now—maybe even a decade.

    So, this is just really scaling up the interface, I suppose.

    Moreover, Food not Bombs

  10. StSebbe on August 22, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    How old is this story? I heard about this a couple years ago

  11. bane dragon on August 22, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Surprised it’s not a play station controller since you could get the 3rd party contollers, also since russia prefers the design philosophy of perfection is the enemy of good enough just wait till we hear them using an old school nes controller

  12. Jo McKillop on August 22, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Kill people and have it feel like playing video games. Yay.

  13. darkness88ew on August 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Old ass story

  14. Drew on August 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    One step closer to Enders Game

  15. Synapsenkitzler on August 22, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Fuck the US & all Military. Make Love, not war. ♥♡♥

  16. david s on August 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    North Korea:I’m still using Atari

  17. KFC Giveaway on August 22, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    ..E

  18. Trifler500 on August 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I hope they take into consideration how easy it is to accidentally hit the wrong button on game pads.

  19. Ella Haworth on August 22, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Where’s Kim? I miss her

  20. Archived Account on August 22, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    2ND!

  21. Zero Enna on August 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Is your review supposed to be funny? I think you failed.

  22. Velocity HD on August 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Watch when the analog stick starts moving by itself

  23. larsulrich3356 on August 22, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    thrustmaster eswap pro

  24. Elite 1984 on August 22, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Where’s Kim?

  25. Trifler500 on August 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    3:42 – They should absolutely only use corded controllers in military vehicles.

  26. greywolf 18 on August 22, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I’m not a console fan boy, I own ps and xbox. But the xbox controller is definitely the best controller ever

  27. KiiDMaGiiK on August 22, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    The Xbox is the best Ergonomic controller, expecially with the triggers and the placement of the analog. Plus it has a good size. That’s why it gets chosen over the ps controller

  28. IvanPinesLol on August 22, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    war thunder irl be like

  29. Carlos Ortiz on August 22, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    They should use the Ouya controller… 😉

  30. Uchenna Carson on August 22, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    You see, this is why I will never go full-Ancom. No way in Hell the government goes from the buggy ass Atari 2600 stick to the XBOne in a measly 20 years. Competition and capital is just too good at getting people motivated to innovate

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