New 360 controller with magical transforming D-pad

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  1. -SD- macrumors 6502

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  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    No more hadoukening. Also monochrome buttons?

    As much as I don't like the xbox dpad I've never had much need for it, or rather its faults have never impeded my performance in a game.
     
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    Still a bad design. They need to be separate buttons. One can still hit any of the directions and trigger a perpendicular direction accidentally.
     
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    What the hell Microsoft? You release a brand new console, get people to buy them...and THEN release a new controller? Sorry, why can't you do both at the same time and not screw people over?

    Plus I've got four controllers already. Why do I need five?
     
  5. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    My biggest hope is that the monochrome buttons won't become a new standard in games, having a colourful visual cue is always helpful. The colours are probably even in Microsoft's Xbox developer guidelines, so they are contradicting themselves.
     
  6. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    I think its safe to say I'm seriously debating wether to keep my 360 the constant over charging for stupid crap like this is getting out of hand first live is going 60 now they wanna throw this crap for the same price basicly? I think once Mass Effect 2 will be relase on PS 3 I'll sell my 360 I dont want to be over Nickle and dimed for every little accessory that comes out.:mad:
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    "Nickle and diming" doesn't apply to $64 controllers. This is "daylight robbery".
     
  8. -SD- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Considering this is replacing the standard wireless controller, it is quite terrible that this isn't included with the new S systems.

    I actually prefer it without the coloured action buttons.

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  9. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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    This controller isn't a new "Standard" controller or anything. It is just a slightly tweaked version, that if people want for its updated features, they can get. The previous controller with the "Play and Charge" kit has always retailed at $65, making this no more expensive either, so I'm not sure about all the "nickel & dimed" comments. The standard wireless controller will continue to be sold, and will retail for $50, like always.

    I'm not sure I really understand all the outrage in here. This isn't rocket science people.
     
  10. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    65 for a new Controller ? I mean other than Arcade Joystiqs controllers how many controllers do you see over 45 bucks?
     
  11. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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    It is $65 WITH THE PLAY AND CHARGE KIT people, the same price it has ALWAYS been. Is this line of text not showing up for anyone else? How can I be the only person who gets this?

    Want a wireless controller, with no P&C kit? That is $50 retail, like always.
    Want a wireless controller, with the P&C kit? That is $65 retail, like always.

    This new controller is just replacing the controller that comes in the P&C / Controller kit. Normal wireless controllers will continue to be sold, and will still be $50 retail.
     
  12. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I'm much more interested in the Razer Onza controller. It has adjustable tension analog sticks as well as a second set of shoulder bumpers that are completely programmable. It's coming some time in Q3 and is supposed to retail around $50. (it is corded BTW, not wireless. Since it's enthusiast, they're cutting down on a few ms of lag).

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  13. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    How about those who want a new controller without a play and charge kit, but do want a better d pad? Oh wait, you can't. I accept the argument that this controller costs the same as a normal one, but then that begs the question why isn't it bundled with the systems? It's not like Microsoft didn't know they had a new controller when they launched the S units.

    Basically they want you to pay twice to get the newest/best functionality. Once when you buy your system, and again to replace the controller.

    Oh, and more for LIVE too...
     
  14. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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    Let's be real honest here. The only people who ever complained or had real issues with the d-pad on the original controller were fighting game players. But those players, the ones who are competent enough to know WHY they would want a better d-pad, are also the ones who would have bought a fighting stick anyway. Thus making this entire d-pad debacle a moot point.

    I, personally, can't think of 1 game that I play where the d-pad gets any real use at all anyway, so I really don't care about this new controller. But hey, if it makes you all feel better to complain about stuff, go right ahead. This is an Apple forum, after all. I can understand why some users here might feel the need to upgrade to the "Newest and Greatest" thing, even when the current thing they're using is just fine. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Actually, Microsoft simply does not allow third parties to manufacture wireless controllers for the Xbox 360.
     
  16. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    This is false, unless it specifically applies to controllers (i.e. hold in your hands, 2 analog sticks and some buttons). The Fanatec 911Turbo S wheel is wireless, and officially licensed by MS. I think the catch is that you have to use special wireless chips that use the proprietary MS protocol, which increases the cost. I'm not 100% on that but I could see where it sounds like a reasonable explanation. I think the corded controller is either for "hardcore gaming" purposes or that they did not want to incur the extra cost of using the proprietary wireless tech (the price of the 911 wheel is significantly higher for the one with 360 compatibility vs. others they make that are only PC/PS3 compatible, and a lot of that has to do with the MS licensing/tech).

    Anyways, I'm back and forth re: the grey face buttons. I like the styling but also think it's wierd to lose the color mapping. If anything though, it probably seems like a very fast and easy fix to swap the colored buttons from a regular controller with the grey ones on this. But no this is not going to be a new standard going forward as this is really a "special edition" controller not a general update. I wonder if the new d-pad design will make its way to new controllers though...

    They seem to state pretty clearly that this will only be available in the pack with the P&C kit which is too bad because I don't want it. It might be a good thing to pick up on sale though.

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