Xbox One Controller Defect 'Thwarts' Gameplay, Gamer Says

By Hailey Konnath (April 28, 2020, 10:20 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp.'s wireless Xbox One controller contains a defect that eventually causes its joystick to register phantom inputs, thereby "thwarting accurate gameplay," a New York man claimed in a proposed class action on Tuesday.

Gamer Donald McFadden says the issue stems from the mechanism in the controller's joystick that translates the physical movement of the thumbstick into movement within the video game. A design flaw in that mechanism leads to damage that then causes unwanted movement without input from the user, McFadden claimed in his complaint filed in Washington federal court.

The alleged defect makes it difficult to play games accurately,...

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