An xbox controller is a controller (obviously), but also:

  • Most questions under have the tag as well.
  • Any questions specific to the xbox controller already specifies this in the Title/Question body.

The current synonyms for the tag are:

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    If we do this, we need to merge all possible controllers-like tags into controllers.
    – Yuuki
    Aug 2, 2013 at 2:41
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    controllers is already a pretty bad tag that should be removed form most questions.
    – user9983
    Aug 2, 2013 at 2:42
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    Maybe we should put it under a general peripherals tag.
    – Yuuki
    Aug 2, 2013 at 2:52
  • @Yawus - There's already been a discussion to that effect here: meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1596/…
    – Robotnik Mod
    Aug 2, 2013 at 3:06
  • @OrigamiRobot - I don't see why it's such a bad tag, it's a specific type of hardware that a lot of people have issues with. I have no problem with a question tagged "xbox, controllers" as that instantly tells me what the question is about. Either way that is a discussion for another question, the point of this post is to stop the questions being tagged "xbox, controllers, xbox-controller"
    – Robotnik Mod
    Aug 2, 2013 at 3:10
  • Also @Yawus - as per your first statement, here is the list of synonyms for controllers already. Just noticed myself that xbox-360-controller is already in that list as well! Even more reason to add xbox-controller
    – Robotnik Mod
    Aug 2, 2013 at 3:41

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This has been actioned as part of the Arqade Cleanup effort of 2013.


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