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Submitted by Tolkoto 439d ago | article

The Xbox One controller: Projectors, smells (!), and other stuff that didn’t make it in

GamesBeat got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft's process for making the Xbox One's new controller. Today, we look at early prototypes, some crazy functions that didn’t make it in (like Smell-O-Vision!), and where all that money went. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

Sadie2100  +   439d ago
The projector thing could've been really cool. A better idea than what Sony's doing with the light bar.
badboy776  +   439d ago
Those AA Batteries sure did Make it in.
headblackman  +   439d ago
you do understand that there is an option for a rechargeable pack right? you're not limited to using batteries unless you absolutely want to use them. buy the charge kit with the rechargeable battery and a sync cable and cut the nonsense out. NEEEEEEEEEXT!
VENOMACR1227  +   439d ago
Yup they did! And when my batteries run low, I'll pop in 2 more rechargeable AA batteries and go back to sitting 20 feet away, wireless. Meanwhile you'll be looking for your cable and then be attached to your wire while gaming.
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famoussasjohn  +   439d ago
I think having the choice of AA batteries or rechargable batteries is much better than the controller having just rechargable battery that would require you to dissemble the controller to swap out the battery if it craps out.
Chris558  +   439d ago
headblack you must be retarded going full jew on m$ why would i pay extra 25 bucks when sony does include a superior non AA battery way for 100 less ?
Mike134nl  +   438d ago
In my experience I find AA batteries better solution than recharcheable pack. Offers more flexibility. When replacing batteries I always swap them from my batterycharger. Also not that expansive to buy more or if needed better recharcheable batteries.
XxGHOSTxX-420  +   438d ago
$80 for a controller charger combo, wow kinda expensive don't you think? Compared to $60 and a USB cable that everyone and anyone basically have. Ohh well getting both systems can't wait.
yezz  +   438d ago
It would've been pretty cool but the batteries would drain so freaking quickly..
darkronin229  +   439d ago
I want to -- nay, NEED to -- try those smelly controllers myself. The idea is so dumb that it has to work.
BobBelcher  +   439d ago
Don Mattrick came up w/ that one...
FullmetalAlchemist  +   439d ago
A more practical feature would have been a built in Hot Pocket Dispenser.
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Sitdown  +   438d ago
While I like the feel of the new controller, can't help but consider how that money could have gone toward games. Oh well, will eventually see if it was really worth it.... I do enjoy the new triggers and their rumble.

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