Microsoft shows off new controller, with transforming D-pad

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by dawg, Aug 31, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,639
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,485
    Likes Received:
    90,775
    The D-pad on the existing 360 controllers is, to put it mildly, utter garbage. If you want to play any games relying on precise movements, such as fighting games, buying a third-party controller is a requirement. Microsoft hopes it has this problem licked, however, and is releasing a controller with a new, updated D-pad on November 9. The catch? You won't be able to buy the controller alone; you'll need to grab the Play and Charge Kit to get it, and the final cost will be $64.99.
    Here is the controller, complete with transforming D-pad.





    Major Nelson will be giving away a few of these controllers at PAX this Sunday, and we'll be bugging Microsoft for one to report on how much better the D-pad works in this new design. Once thing we do know, it certainly can't be worse.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014
  2. TYSON

    TYSON New Member VIP

    Reputations:
    201
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    12
    Who do they think they are? Apple? With their outrageous price tag for a fucking controller. A fucking controller! Jesus. Also anyone got that email saying that xbox live prices will increase too? Someone pour me a shot please the buzz is starting to wear off.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  3. Super Mario

    Super Mario Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    27,065
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    30,400
    Likes Received:
    763
    thats bullshit. Especially when the same company makes a 16 dollar sidewinder controller that has a perfectly fine dpad and is an over all better controller than the xbox . That dpad a ruined street fighter 4 for me.
     
  4. nserafini

    nserafini Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,385
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    769
    Yea, XBOX live is going to jump as well.

    I hear there will be a $2 music royalty fee for all artists who prod....... Oh wait ..... Wrong scam ....
     
  5. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

    Reputations:
    259,868
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    70,151
    Likes Received:
    41,928
    I prefer analog over d-pad anyway
     
  6. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

    Reputations:
    449,616
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    74,986
    Likes Received:
    29,486
    They should turn it sideways, and stuff it up Bill Gates asshole.

    :c
     
  7. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

    Reputations:
    259,868
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    70,151
    Likes Received:
    41,928
    calm down
     
  8. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    718,882
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    172,061
    Likes Received:
    87,275
    It won't help me play Master of Magic will it?

    I'll pass :coffee:


    [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.