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Microsoft to release updated Xbox 360 controller bundle

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2010 14:23 User comments (12)

Microsoft to release updated Xbox 360 controller bundle Microsoft has announced today that they will be releasing a special edition updated Xbox 360 controller, with a "transforming D-Pad."
The updated D-pad design will transform for different uses. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb explains and shows off the controller in the video below.

When gamers twist the D-pad, it pops up, revealing a raised plus sign.

Says Microsoft: "Select the traditional plus for distinct cardinal direction movement in games like “Halo: Reach” to change weapons and perform complicated combinations and deadly finishing moves in “Street Fighter” games, or rotate the D-pad to the disc format for sweeping motions in games such as “Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.” Choose your favorite controller set-up and experience unrivaled precision for all Xbox 360 games."

The control comes bundled with a Play and Charge Kit and will sell for $65 when it hits on November 9th.

(Pic via Joystiq)

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12 user comments

131.8.2010 14:30

i dont know how much difference it will make but it sounds like a good idea and worth trying

231.8.2010 14:41

If this is worth $65 to you maybe you play too much XBox??? But watch for the old style controllers to go on sale!!!



331.8.2010 15:38

Don't really care about that. I could use a new old style for cheap though.

431.8.2010 16:02

How about a better ENTIRE controller design? I know some people like it, but I could never stand the overall feel of the standard 360 controller.

531.8.2010 17:59

Finally!

I want one. I like the standard X360 controller but the Dpad is crapola.

631.8.2010 19:22

Still kinda looks like crap to me but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

731.8.2010 19:49

I'm gonna buy one.

831.8.2010 23:33

LoL...one of the first things he said in the video is that people don't like the d-pad because there should be a stick there like on the PS3...after all, hands are symmetrical, why not the controller?

Their response? A d-pad in the same place!

91.9.2010 13:46

The biggest problem with the dpad is that it isnot precise in games like streetfighter, marvel vs capcom, or tekken that require precision control accuracy. A stick isnot doesnot work as well as a good dpad. Xbox has the worst I've ever seen. Hopefully this is a dpad that will work as well as snes dpad which in my opinion is better than the playstations.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Sep 2010 @ 13:48

101.9.2010 20:04

I just dont get how this is any better then the current d-pad

111.9.2010 22:42

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
How about a better ENTIRE controller design? I know some people like it, but I could never stand the overall feel of the standard 360 controller.
I'm with you, the XBOX controllers suck, in case anyone from Microsoft is listening, I'll drive in from Kirkland to the Millennium building and talk with you.

123.9.2010 17:50

What a waste of money, I'm just going t wait till the old style pads go on sale.


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