Here’s Amazon’s Homely New Gaming Controller

It looks like a cross between an Xbox controller and an Onlive controller. It’s ugly.

Mr. Dave Zatz recently uncovered these photos of the gaming controller for Amazon’s upcoming media streaming device. Apparently this will not ship with the upcoming set-top box but rather be sold separately and also work with Kindle Fire devices.

As the pictures show, the controller is a mishmash of buttons. Alongside the gaming controls, there are buttons for media playback and controlling the Android system.

Little is known about Amazon’s upcoming entrant into set-top boxes. It’s widely speculated that it will support 3rd party apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course Amazon Instant Video will likely be a big part of the device.

It’s unclear at this point when the device will launch, but with this latest leak, chances are the launch is drawing near.