Alex has been waiting since E3 for somebody to talk about the new Xbox controller from a multiplayer balancing point of view. Instead, everyone has been talking about the price, whether its worth getting and how customisable it is.
"Is The New Xbox Elite Controller A Mistake?" No. It's simply another good option. Some people will purchase it, others will not... just like $150 PC keyboards, mouses, headphones, etc. If there are people willing to purchase $400-500 steering wheels for games, why not a $150 controller?
@fermcr Exactly, I wouldn't have one at that price but they are a good option to those that can/want to spend the cash on one. Once/if they drop in price I may get one then.
Right there with you. If it go closer to $100 I'd bite. Hoping for a black Friday deal.
At last, someone who speaks more sense then. God damn PS4 fanboy trashing my shit! I'm sort of want this to be the next normal controller as not only does everyone get the benefit but the balancing of gameplay should be evened out as well. It seems nobody however gives a fuck about that?
"Is The New Xbox Elite Controller A Mistake?" -If you have to ask then its not for you....preorders look good, its going to sell well to those who like luxury gaming accessories like me, I spent over $500 on my wheel setup alone just for Forza....and thats after last gen with me putting about a grand into a wheel setup that I cant use now. Buying at least 1 customizable controller every gen is a no brainer for me....I was going to get a Scuff before Halo5 dropped now the Elite annoucement I was like hell yeah I take that instead.
Its expensive but the amount of friends buying one is insane, there not even Xbox fanboys, its just a badass controller.
Same. Price scared me, but then I used it at E3 and "got it". This thing is a masterpiece.
The author concludes by saying this controller will drive large quantities of gamers from Xbox multiplayer to PS4. wtf lol
Yeah obvious is obvious with this piece.
Yeah that statement alone pretty much screams ps fanboy.
Ahaha omg. Wow...because Scuf controllers caused a massive issue didn't it? So silly
Hahahahaha wow if anything ps4 players will come to xbox because of this legendary controller
Lmaoooo funniest line of the article. The author does know that scuff controllers existed before right? This isn't a new idea, they've been around. I'm sure you can get a scuff controller for PS4 too.
Nope Already pre ordered mine. Gonna cost me a cool $200 but it will be worth it
I did away with fireworks this season and put my money on a Best Buy gift card towards the Elite Controller, Rare Replay and Gears Ultimate.
Pre ordered two, can't wait! They are absolutely NEEDED for killer instinct and that's why I need two.
Not a mistake,.. but certainly a bit expensive for most
I personally would never spend that much on a single controller, mouse or accessory but it is 420 and, a sexy little beast.
Really is pathetic how fanboys are trying their best to ruin Xbox. You would think Sony fanboys would be happy with how well the PS4 is doing, but no they have to keep bashing everything Xbox related. It obviously comes down to jealousy, that's the real issue here.
I would be jealous if I couldn't use the elite controller too lol the wait for it to be released is already killing me
Going to grab one myself, they do look really nice. Very good price considering how much a scuf can set you back. I'm just curious on how much warranty you get on the new controller, hopefully its a year.
It's because Sony fanboys all flocked to the PS4 thinking that it would be the better console and have the most exclusives and so far it seems Xbox has the brightest future and they are regretting their decision, so they have to try to hate on Xbox to justify their purchase.
PS4 is better and will have and has more exclusives,.. that you can take to the bank,..they have 3-4 times more first party studios from the get go,..
These aren't just the usual fanboys. Sony is politically very well connected, and most of the people who control the media, and own the media outlets we get info from have the same politics as the Sony leadership in America. When Sony feels any pressure from MS, they just call their friends in the media to ramp up on the negative Microsoft/Xbox banter to pull some of that mindshare away from Microsoft.
oh my god! LOL. Yeah I had to waste an entire bubble responding to your ridiculous claim, but fuck it. It's worth it, lol. Seriously! So Sony have magically contacted me and told be to write a down to earth, honest article on how the new controller could be bad for multiplayer and the first thing you come to is, he must be in Sony's pockets. WOW, if that's not stupidity at work I don't know what is.
This article is a mistake...
Anyone thinking this controller is a mistake obviously doesn't know who this controller is aimed towards. If they knew about scuf controller then they would know that this is actually a pretty good move by MS.
If either of you had read the article you'd know that, yes I know about Scuf controllers and no, talking about something should never be a mistake.
Another silly article on this website.....
They'll be another one tomorrow.... "Why the new Xbox elite controller is bad for gamers"
Mehh I consider scuff controllers cheating but who cares.If people can use them then why cry&moan when someone uses Xim4?
Love how you have a all disagrees and no agrees. Shows just as stupid this community is sometimes. This is my last bubble so gotta make it count. I agree and usually with scuff controllers, the amount actually out and about are quite small. However I really think this being a MS controller is going to drive sales far in excess of a scuff controller. Which, in my humble opinion will turn the tide in MP fairness. That's why I wrote the article, mainly because nobody is talking about that side of the coin and partly to see what other peoples opinions are on the subject. Didn't expect a bunch of cry babies to start throwing the typical ps4 fan boy title around.
The controller is a mistake, Backward compatibility is a mistake, Halo going 60 fps is a mistake....just pretty much everything Xbox related is a world shattering mistake. Give me a break....!!!!
Microsoft isn't forcing anyone to buy the controller. They still are offering their traditional controller at it's current price point. If you don't want it don't buy it. Simple as that. That's just like saying is it a mistake for Acura to make common Hondas all the way up to their super race car. Buy what you want and can afford. Simple as that.
Options are never bad. I can't imagine very many people dropping that kind of money on a controller though. I don't even think Oculus will be able to move these because regardless, it's going to cost quite a bit for it. Elite controllers have always been for a very select group of people. As long as it doesn't offer an advantage for competitive play, I'm okay with it as an option.
I'm going to buy one, if we get a second Xbox One. I have the Steam Controller pre-ordered.
Looks nice but no way will I pay a buck fifty + for a controller.
Waiting for a new review or second generation of this controller since like all new hardware it will most likely come with some issue.Razer tournament edition first generation had issues Scuf had issues,so im not ever again going to buy another super expensive controller at release,the next revision will end up been cheaper and better i have learn the hard way !
All Xbox fans should leave this site alone. This site is pure BS. Sony has formatted this generation off everything the 360 did and got criticized for last gen. Now it seems what Sony is doing is the best thing since sliced bread. Sony fans are fake. All we where here is how e3 needed gameplay and not so many trailers as well as games that are coming out soon. Sony did the complete opposite and got a lot of credit for what the fans didn't ask for. Microsoft has two platforms and as it seems they is going to be MAJOR support. This controller represents the future of whats to come to Microsofts platforms in regards it gaming. It seems slow but just wait for windows 10, EVERYTHING will be unified. This site should be ashamed of the double standard, all of Sony's egg's are in one basket and are still selling stock. MORE PROBLEMS FOR THE GREAT SONY.
Actually, take the shoe and put it on the other foot for a second... The PlayStation consoles have always appealed to a certain demographic. In this capacity, Sony has not changed. They took ideas they thought were good ones from Xbox and Nintendo and adopted what they felt were the stronger aspects. Ideas are hardly new anymore really. Nintendo made the rumble pak in a controller with an analog stick, Sony builds it into the controller with 2 analog sticks, but they can be depressed, which is also true for the original Xbox. Sega makes pressure sensitive triggers in Dreamcast, Sony makes pressure-sensitive face buttons, which were also featured in the original Xbox. PlayStation's prototypes for Move predate Nintendo's Wii by at least a couple of years. Microsoft introduces an online gaming network to consoles, Sony begins PSN and expands with cross-platform play which Microsoft now appears to be looking into. Articles for Sony's use of cloud computing predates Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One. PS4 was announced before Xbox One with planned features such as suspend/resume (which the PSP had) and Microsoft announced it can do that as well after the fact. Sony also standardized HDDs in every console. Now about decisions for the platform, you can just as easily argue that Sony is actually doing what they did with PSOne and PS2 rather than Xbox 360. Maybe Xbox 360 took some pages from Sony's book? I think if you can compare Xbox 360 to PS4, you should be able to compare PS3 to Xbox One. Both launched at a steep price point, forcing things on you (Blu-Ray in PS3, Kinect in Xbox One), they both play the worse version of multiplatform titles early on this generation, etc. They're both playing catch-up to the more popular console now. And for the record, Sony got credit for what people have been asking for for literally ages. Not saying some Sony fans aren't fake, but I'd argue there are just as many fake Xbox fans.
Actually, the original xbox did not have pressure sensitive buttons (the reason mgs2 on xbox was so hard) and the first xbox had an hdd while the ps2 was still using memory cards.
"Sony begins PSN and expands with cross-platform play which Microsoft now appears to be looking into." Microsoft has featured cross-platform play on a case-by-case basis for several, several years - just like Sony started to. "Sony also standardized HDDs in every console. " Aaaactually, the OG Xbox says hello. Sony didn't get on the HDD bandwagon until the PS3, which was 6 years after Xbox was shipping with them. Not sure where you got your info.
@SUCKxITxEZ, Fair enough. I could have sworn it made a difference. I had one and played Need for Speed Underground a lot on it and it felt like the face buttons were pressure sensitive. Okay, I stand corrected. @TheRedButterfly, I think you're missing my point on cross-platform play. I'd wager it's thanks to Sony's tendency to be more prolific about those types of games that they're looking to make it more frequent. Microsoft missed out on A Real Reborn. The original Xbox did in fact come with a HDD, but that's not my argument; the keyword was standardized. It was more of a convenience back in those days, but the PlayStation 3, again, made it standard. Every console had it and even the Wii had internal memory. Microsoft realized this mistake and made it standard in every Xbox One this generation. The entire point here is that the industry is hardly original anymore. Saying one company is copying another's strategies, regardless of who it is, is pretty silly. What, should they do exactly what their competitors didn't do even if they were successful? All Sony is doing this time around is paying better attention to their consumers earlier on. It's not about copying Xbox 360 because it's not the first successful console. If anything, Sony reflected, saw what they did to win over gamers with PSOne and PS2, recounted what went wrong with PS3, and are actively doing things better with PS4.
You want it? Its yours my friend and only for a few rupees. :) Basically it's optional and it really isn't necessary. That's why in not bothered by it.
You always know when Xbox has a great exclusive game or Accessories the sony fanboys comes out of the wood work in piles.Enough with these BS articles get a life
it is for those that are serious about their competitive multiplayer. it is optional.. there are controllers like it that existed before MS version. ... common sense isn't so common after all .
Articles such as this and against BC really help make it obvious how those against Ms are what's worse for gaming. As if premium game controllers, or even mice, haven't always been "high priced" and most without the sort of engineering that went into Microsoft's Elite controller, such as this Mad Catz mouse for around $150, http://www.amazon.com/Mad-C... Microsoft has better and MUCH more costly engineering that went into their Elite controller, yet Microsoft is somehow making a mistake, for offering a $150 Elite controller that is a result of their 100+ million in controller research and development!? I suppose Microsoft is bad for striving to make good use of their tens of millions in controller research that can't be implemented without justifiably costing an "elite" price, yet pool cues can cost over 10 times that, even ones that focus more on playability than artwork... arguing $150 is too expensive is ABSURD, compared with most hobbies. Maybe PS4 should start being known as "#4thekidswithoutmoney ", rather than "#4the(PRO)players". What does this guy think PRO is, if not justifying a $150 controller? <- Any pool player claiming they can play just as well "off the wall" is delusional, though it is true that many good pool players can beat most people "off the wall"\with a standard controller... though they will suffer a handicap playing other top players that way! Notice most anti-Ms articles, such as this one, are all about trying to SPIN it for that people don't notice all of the competition's\Sony's failings. <- I notice practically every anti-Ms article is always BACKWARDS and SPINNING in similar ways to that, and I'm glad seeing more people noticing it recently. Long story short, Ms naysayers are BACKWARDS... the article should be about how "Sony is making a mistake" with their recent push trying to be a home for competitive\PRO gaming on PS4 (such as the home for fighters and their recent attempt to take over "dudebro" gaming) without offering a more reliable and better engineered PRO controller that can better endure 10+ hours a day of hardcore gameplay.
"the article should be about how "Sony is making a mistake" trying to be for competitive gaming without offering a more reliable and better engineered PRO controller that can better endure 10+ hours a day of hardcore gameplay." That's kind of like saying that Microsoft is making a mistake by not offering true VR for the XB1. Truth is that you can't expect the competition to match their adversaries in everything that they do. I'm happy that they don't because that gives us plently of variety in the choices that we make.
The point I was making wasn't about how (reasonable the idea is that) the two companies can't match each other on all fronts. My point was more about how people constantly insult ways that Microsoft should be regarded as winning a "battle" in the console "wars", such as with the negative BC SPIN, SPINNING the Elite controller as a negative, or all the many other bunches of BS against Ms, such as SPIN about how replaceable batteries that last many times longer are outdated and supposedly are an inexcusable "mistake" for Microsoft to implement "in this day and age", AKA BACKWARDS. Edit: Also, "pro" gamers on PS4 either must use a WIRE with their controller or they have to swap controllers multiple times during their 10+ hour days of gameplay... "#OBVIOUS FACT!". Edit again: I've got to quit emulating those that BS "#FACT!"... I always feel pompous every time I do that.
@DDOS-DelDaemonicOSes You said everything.
Seems a bit odd to chastise those for going against Microsoft while the bulk of your post very clearly shows your own disdain for Sony, aren't you only perpetuating the same behavior you claim to be so adamant against others taking part in against your apparent favorite console making company?
I like that you're questioning whether I am hypocritical... please point out any valid way you think that's true; however, until you provide an actual example of how you think I am perpetuating the problem, I will instead try to answer your question this way... I don't think it is odd... I "chastise" those that I think use flawed BACKWARDS, hypocritical logic. Your reply indicates to me that you must be suffering from being BACKWARDS... checking comment history to determine the best course for enabling thinking STRAIGHT... Here's an example of BACKWARDS from your comments that keeps this on topic, "The Xbox One's $150 Elite controller may be the most expensive and overrated controller ever created." Notice how you're BACKWARDS not following your own advice, since that comment makes obvious that you have a "disdain for Ms" that causes the "perpetuating" you describe. Why do you think I am perpetuating the problem I describe, when the problem I describe is hypocrisy, yet I only see you showing any example of it? I think I'd have to be hypocritical or causing hypocrisy to be perpetuating the problem... I think I am solving it as I explain the problem, though if you can show me an example of how I am causing hypocrisy, I'd listen. Next, notice your insulting attitude towards what's best for gaming... you appear to imply that you don't see room for any controllers other than modded or generic equipment rather than 100+ million dollar engineered top of the line 1st party options for only $150, that may last over 3 times as long and pay for itself over time. <- That gets into how I think such BS naysaying is bad for gaming\gamers. After that, notice how you're BACKWARDS SPINNING it as the most expensive while some mice cost more or some modded controllers cost more, and you're not considering that it may last over 3 times as long, thus IT IS LIKELY less EXPENSIVE than other controllers for those that play hardcore many hours a day. That's how you're BACKWARDS... AGAIN. What actually "may be" the most expensive controller (and most lousy due to being inconsistent between different ones) is having to buy 3-4 DS4s to play wirelessly for 10+ hours a day, plus then have to replace them more often because they're made of cheap materials. Thus, BACKWARDS... AGAIN. For reasons I just mentioned (mostly due to non-replaceable low life batteries), the DS4 is "overrated" by anyone claiming it is great for a serious gaming controller (it can't support all day playing without being wired), and thus you're BACKWARDS (AGAIN) claiming the Elite is overrated while it hasn't been reviewed much or time tested, though it clearly appears as if it "may be" worth *OVER* the $150... just the term "mod" implies the Elite may be a better rated product just because it isn't a "hack", thus modded controllers may actually be the ones "overrated" versus the Elite. The OBVIOUS real reason for people naysaying the Elite is because Sony has nothing comparable... if Sony did, Elite naysayers would hypocritically change their tune (as they say, "#FACT!"). That's obvious... naysaying a game controller that's potentially the optimal for serious gamers is flawed on so many levels I don't have enough character space to describe it all. Same goes for naysaying BC. The Elite is an all around positive, and the spinning it into a negative is what actually "perpetuates" my responses explaining how those BACKWARDS always BS fLAMER logic that fails so many times over it is absurd that they don't notice, possibly because they mistakenly keep thinking other people are the problem.
It's stupid. Plain and simple. No justifying it at all.
Again, queue the lawls at people that just don't get it. This product ALREADY EXISTS for both Xbox and Playstation: https://scufgaming.com/ There is a huge section of the gaming world after this product and Microsoft is just trying to get a piece of the action. People freaking out over it are hilarious.
No, why would it be a mistake....some you people make no sense...😒
A Mistake? No. Its nice to have a option. You are not required to buy it. But I pre-ordered It. Can`t wait to try it.
I will be enjoying my more precise and highly customization $150 mistake :)
Microsoft make a mistake.....the hell you say.
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