Fisher-Price’s Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller is a children’s toy that is not intended to be used with PCs. However, one rudie on Twitter has modded the controller to actually work on PC, and they even played Elden Ring with it. The rudie in question is Rudeism, and he is known for his creative uses of controllers. For example, he has also played Overwatch with a banana and danced his way through Just Dance using a DDR pad. While Rudeism’s modded controller may not be the most practical way to play PC games, it is certainly an impressive feat. And who knows? Maybe someday Fisher-Price will release an official PC version of the Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller. Until then, rudies like Rudeism will continue to find creative ways to use it.
When video game streamer Rudeism recently got his hands on some footage of the upcoming game Elden Ring, he knew that he had to try and play it using an unexpected controller. Taking inspiration from a Fisher-Price toy keyboard, Rudeism hacked together a custom Xbox controller using the sounds and buttons from the toy, and then went on to livestream his gameplay. Throughout the stream, Rudeism explained how he’d modded the toy controller, and even offered step-by-step instructions for anyone who wanted to emulate his impressive feat. His clever hack garnered a lot of attention online, with many people praising his creativity and technical skill. Ultimately, it was a fun, engaging way to share some early looks at Elden Ring while also challenging himself in an unusual way. After all, when you can successfully play your favorite games with a Fisher-Price toy keyboard as your controller, there’s really no limit to what you can accomplish!
When most people think of video game controllers, they typically picture the standard dual-analog setup with a slew of buttons and triggers. However, for one intrepid gamer named Rudeism, this traditional controller setup is far from ideal. As he set out to conquer the notoriously difficult platformer Cuphead, Rudeism realized that his skills were seriously hampered by his limited control over movement. Desperate to overcome this challenge, he came up with an innovative solution: using two bananas as replacement analog sticks.
The task was not an easy one; despite their similar shape to analog sticks, bananas don’t really lend themselves to precision motion control. But after some trial and error and some creative use of the controller’s mode switch, Rudeism managed to successfully maneuver Cuphead’s tough platforming challenges with complete mastery over his character’s movements. And in doing so, he showed that even when forced to improvise and adapt on the fly, any gamer can achieve greatness through perseverance and determination.
Switching the mode over on your Xbox controller allows you to experience a whole new way of playing games. By transforming the left joystick into a right joystick and assigning different actions to different buttons, it opens up a whole world of possibilities for gaming. The joystick itself even retracts into the controller, much like a real joystick on an Xbox controller would, and this provides you with maximum control. Additionally, there are two bumpers on top of the controller – one with a wheel for controlling certain actions, and another that acts as a kind of light switch, allowing you to do things like change weapons or activate certain functions. With all these features combined, it’s clear that switching modes on an Xbox controller is the perfect way to take your gaming experience to the next level!
It all started with a simple tweet. On April 15, Wario64 posted a link to a discounted Fisher-Price controller, joking that it was perfect for Elden Ring. Little did he know that this off-hand joke would inspire an entire project. Over the next few days, Wario64 and other members of the gaming community began tweeting out their own mock-ups of Elden Ring gameplay, using the Fisher-Price controller as a stand-in for the game’s missingrynx. As the tweets went viral, the team at FromSoftware took notice. On April 20, they announced that Elden Ring was in development for the Fisher-Price iXL 6.0 gaming system. While there is no release date yet, we can’t wait to see what this unique take on Elden Ring will bring to the world of gaming.