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Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2015 22:18 User comments (10)

Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers Microsoft has announced a new wireless controller for the Xbox One and Windows 10 aimed at the hardcore gamer.
The new Elite wireless controller costs $150 and the controller has swappable components meaning you can switch the D-pad for a joystick, and more.

Among the new features are four interchangeable paddles on the back side, Hair Trigger Locks for precise control in shooters and a textured rolling pad. The four paddles are customizable allowing you to remap as you choose

Microsoft will also release a new app to help gamers remap their controllers.






Get your new controller here: Microsoft

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10 user comments

115.6.2015 22:21

Hardcore and rich gamer it seems.


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216.6.2015 3:52

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Hardcore and rich gamer it seems.
Elite=/=Rich Snob, because somewhere along the line people started confusing rich snobs with highly skilled.

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316.6.2015 10:27

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Hardcore and rich gamer it seems.
Elite=/=Rich Snob, because somewhere along the line people started confusing rich snobs with highly skilled.
No you misunderstand.. I am just saying that the controller is expensive. In other words being a hardcore gamer does not usually go alongside with makes a lot of money. I game a lot and consider myself a hardcore gamer but I have a budget and $150 for a controller does not fit into that budget

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416.6.2015 15:17

Looks cool. I'll probably get one.

516.6.2015 19:51

150! Pffft! This won't sell a whole Helluva lot.

Guarantee that 9 months to a year down the road, this will be 79.99

What a rip!

617.6.2015 5:35

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Hardcore and rich gamer it seems.
Elite=/=Rich Snob, because somewhere along the line people started confusing rich snobs with highly skilled.
No you misunderstand.. I am just saying that the controller is expensive. In other words being a hardcore gamer does not usually go alongside with makes a lot of money. I game a lot and consider myself a hardcore gamer but I have a budget and $150 for a controller does not fit into that budget
That's precisely my point, this isn't a controller geared for the Elite Gamer. its geared for the gamer who has to much money, or is irresponsible with there money.

I bet there isn't even $50 dollars worth of components in this thing.

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717.6.2015 9:20

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Hardcore and rich gamer it seems.
Elite=/=Rich Snob, because somewhere along the line people started confusing rich snobs with highly skilled.
No you misunderstand.. I am just saying that the controller is expensive. In other words being a hardcore gamer does not usually go alongside with makes a lot of money. I game a lot and consider myself a hardcore gamer but I have a budget and $150 for a controller does not fit into that budget
That's precisely my point, this isn't a controller geared for the Elite Gamer. its geared for the gamer who has to much money, or is irresponsible with there money.

I bet there isn't even $50 dollars worth of components in this thing.
Oh.. so it is I that misunderstood you.. My apologies

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818.6.2015 11:33

Hair trigger locks?! So is that not like a cheat then for games? Or I misunderstanding that part?

918.6.2015 15:33

Way too much money. I don't really feel like there is much improvement that needs to be done with the controller. Except that the R1 & L1 buttons should be moved. Touching them with my finger tips is way too awkward.

1018.6.2015 18:27

Originally posted by leemoo:
Hair trigger locks?! So is that not like a cheat then for games? Or I misunderstanding that part?
Hair Triggers are more pain than they're worth for both gaming and guns.

the way its worded does sound a bit rapidfire-ish, but i doubt it.
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