Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Xbox 360 Controller

So take a look at this. The new Xbox 360 controller that's already featured in box of a brand new Xbox 360 Slim. This new controller, being released November 9th with the new Play & Charge Kit, is expected to fix numerous issues that fellow Xbox 360 owners have complained about. One if it's new features is the "cool grey buttons" transforming D-pad that can go "from a plus to a disc with the twist of the wrist." 

Major Nelson also shows these features in a video posted on Youtube below:

Doesn't look like too many people approve of this especially with comments like:

The controller will only be available with the new Play & Charge Kit that will launch on November 9th for US $64.99
so instead of fixing the problem, they will capitalize on it, yep sure is microsoft here
What's the point of the twist functionality? Like sometimes you want it to be a good d-pad and sometimes you want it to completely suck? Why would you ever choose to have it completely suck? Terrible idea.

WOW, not a bad idea with the d-pad, but way to fail with the colors. Almost every game that says "Press the 'A' Button to continue" (or something like that) shows a green A. Now some 5 year old is going to be like "WTF MATE, where is the green button?"

New Xbox 360 Wireless controller featuring a transforming D-Pad [Major Nelson]

1 comment:

  1. eh......what the hell was wrong with the original controller? i fail to see the purpose of the transforming D-pad....seems unnecessary.