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There’s a dedicated Farm Simulator Controller

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I love stupid, extraneous peripherals. For a long time in the early days of the Wii and its stupid, expensive peripherals, it was my beat. I love ‘em, though none are so famous, and so singularly focused than the large and unnecessary controller Steel Battalion – Capcom’s Mech shooter for the original Xbox. It’s dumb, cost a fortune, and only worked with one game. Joystick manufacturer Saitek isn’t happy with that, and wants to be the champion of stupid controllers… they’re making a $299 one made specifically for Farm Simulator.  (via Polygon)

The Steel Battalion controller

Now before you laugh (woops! Too late!), there’s probably a market for this thing – for people who want the very best digital agricultural experience that money can buy.

And they’ll be getting with a Steering wheel and pedals (including that tractor knob!), and a side panel that includes 20 programmable buttons. It’ll be available for $149 for just the wheel and pedals, or $299 for the whole damned thing.

Farming Simulator is one of those things that you’d imagine nobody in their right minds would play, and yet it shows up on the most popular bits of software in many a list – including the sales charts here in South Africa.

Many report enjoying for the zen-like calm state that doing rote, mundane and repetitive actions akin to actually doing menial work can bring. I ain’t judging.

Last Updated: June 12, 2015


  1. Pariah

    June 12, 2015 at 14:32

    I don’t care what anyone says. Darryn needs to review the game using this controller. And we want separate articles for each.


    • VampyreSquirrel

      June 12, 2015 at 15:11

      I thought Matt was reviewing that.


      • hairyknees

        June 13, 2015 at 00:28

        I am… I wish I had this controller 😛


    • Patricia A. Bradley

      June 13, 2015 at 11:05

      Make Extra 59$ daily@ lazygamer



    • thomas sara

      June 14, 2015 at 11:45

      ????? I agree that Joanne `s remark is astonishing, I just got themselves a Jaguar E-type after having made $4694 this – 4 weeks past and-more than, 10/k last munth . it’s realy the easiest-work I have ever done . I actually started six months/ago and almost immediately started bringin home more than $69 per/hr .

      You Can see THIS..

      ?? https://www.moneybucket/Alltime.com



  2. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    June 12, 2015 at 14:34

    I’d LOVE to have a Mechwarrior reboot with a controller like that


    • Hammersteyn

      June 12, 2015 at 14:56



    • Spathi

      June 12, 2015 at 15:14

      Mechwarrior Mercenaries!


    • HvR

      June 12, 2015 at 15:15

      Think can build up decent Mech cockpit with existing Saitek peripherals


  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    June 12, 2015 at 14:34

    All those Destiny players must be really happy to get a dedicated controller.


    • Pariah

      June 12, 2015 at 14:35

      What you did there. I see it.

      Also. LOL!


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 14, 2015 at 15:02

      Oh Snap! Right in the man beans!


  4. Hammersteyn

    June 12, 2015 at 15:01

    Where’s the best “farming” locations for this game?


  5. HvR

    June 12, 2015 at 15:13

    “and she look down at big gleaming tractor knob, she couldn’t believe that Farmer John was about to plow her field”


  6. lygamnt

    June 12, 2015 at 21:36

    This is awesome. As is the Steel Battalion controller. I collect game systems and peripherals because of the amazing and sometimes awful industrial design, along with the fact that so many advanced sensor techs have always found their early consumer uses in video games. My personal favorite in my collection is the Coleco Vision with expansion modules 1 and 2. So well built and built in the United States. also the “3D” glasses for the Sega Master System are really neat.


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