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Xbox co-creator says the console's original controller was 'embarrassingly huge'

When Microsoft launched Xbox in November 2001, the console shipped with an enormous controller called The Duke. A year later, the smaller "Controller S" replaced it. When a Twitter follower asked Xbox co-creator Sheamus Blackley for insight into the creation of The Duke, Blackley obliged with alacrity by posting a series of tweets. "The guy in charge of the controller picked a vendor that couldn't make the electronics small, so they made the design huge to fit around it," he said.
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