The Navy is using Xbox controllers to make life easier

In some rather bizarre news, the Navy will be adding Xbox 360 controllers to Virginia-class submarines to make controlling the vessels' periscopes easier. 

The Xbox controllers will be replacing a $38,000 joystick system designed by Lockheed Martin. The joystick has been routinely criticized and denounced by Sailors for being clunky to operate, and given the staggering price point, it seems reasonable that the Navy might look into a better solution. But still, Xbox controllers? Who would...

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