We Got This Covered takes a look at the new XBOX 360 transforming D-Pad controller. Fans have been asking for it for a while now but at a $59.99 price point, is it worth it? Find out here.
XBox can't get it right the first time...another thing...LOL THe fact they have to revisit their basic setup is so funny.
The same can be said for both Sony (Sixaxis to DualShock 3) and Nintendo (Wii Remote + Motion Plus to Wii Remote Plus).
"rumble is soooooo last gen." Anyone looking for a new 360 controller, just wait a bit longer... http://www2.razerzone.com/o...
Lol at the disagrees Ahmedz. How dare you take an unbiased aproach! :P
Is there a specific release date for Onza yet?
Damn, that controller is sick smokexFFX. Reminds me of the original xbox!
Razer is so good at making ricer mice/controllers
yup everyone makes mistakes, I remember when microsoft said hdmi wasnt needed.
The only thing I don't get is the color choosing for the buttons. All shades of gray? I know that a letter is assigned to each one but for new 360 owners playing a game with a QTE that uses the colors to give instructions, it could be confusing. I mean, when you need to jump fast is it going to say, "hit light grey, no, the other light grey!"
I didn't notice that. Seems weird that they would do that.
It's such a stupid decision. It made no sense to do that. It's like they intentionally decided to screw something up that should have never got touched in the first place
This controller is for the "core" 360 owners. Seeing as though, the casuals aren't going to buy extra pads and if they do, then they'll more than likely buy the cheaper standard one, that goes for $35 as opposed to this new one thats $64.
At least the D-Pad is fixed. Less issue like in Fallout, where you push the D-pad up/right to get a rocketlauncher and instead it reads down/left for a 2x4 with a nail in it.
I hated the DPAD. Made functioning the 360 dashboard an annoyance. The new dpad seems better but they should have made it more like PS3.
alpha male- ugh i just gotta ask but i bet you are the only one in the world that navugates the 360 dashboard with the d-pad. hahahahahha that was funny to read man. peace.
@Freality Right, because listening to your fans is a bad thing now? I'm still hoping Sony offers a redesign of the controller for fans complaining about size. I love the 360 controller, wish my SIXAXIS was a little better. The DS2 was so much better than the DS3-- much better analog grip and resistance. The 360 controller is the one thing MS did right in hardware this gen
Well HDMI is not needed really. The original HD cables that you got with the 360 elite where exactly the same quality as HDMI. I like this controller very much might get it from ebay as it's not released in Europe yet :'(
Did you just say component cables are just as good as HDMI? Wow, I'm not even sure what to say or where to start.
can't wait till a store here gets these! need a new controller and that d-pad video on Inside Xbox made this look great!
a marketing video made it look great? no way? Selling a barely improved controller at a higher price is bullcrap. It's the same as a game.
strange a controller by itself is $50 & play and charge is $20. yet $64.99 for the new controller and a play and charge kit is more?
you have to pay twenty dollar to charge it?
Walmart has them because thats were I got the price references that I used in my first comment. Unless you don't have a Walmart near you.
cupcake there doesn't know how to do math, please pardon him....all he knows his being a sony fanboy trying to troll on you. i will say though they should sell this one without the kit for less, ya know giving another option. but whatever, if you want to get it go ahead man i think it would be better myself. peace
My main problem with any controller is no built in battery, it should be standard it's just so convenient.
This one only comes with a built in battery.
per major nelson: http://majornelson.com/arch... it only comes with play and charge. so it has the same battery has the other controller
Do you know what play and charge is? It's a rechargeable battery.
Its not a built in battery, its still removable and bulky.
I need a new controller so this one might be it
Ok guys, this is BS. This is just more proof that anything MS gets high scores no matter what! I have this controller, it looks better but thats about it. The D-Pad still feels and plays exactly the same and is still TERRIBLE for fighting games. I have Mortal Kombat VS DC universe for both consoles. On the PS3 i can pull off fatalities almost EVERY match, but on the 360 with this "new" D-Pad i have yet been able to pull off a fatality.
to stick to ps3 for fighting games then but for anything else ie fps, racing and 3rd person etc the 360 controller is still king.
No it's all a matter of opinion. I prefer the dualshock over the xbox 360 controller for everthing, even FPS. It's all opinion so no need to hate. We are all human, with different likings.
dualshock for everything except shooters, shooters best played with keyboard and mouse. 360 controller best for everything casual.
not hating mate i just prefer the 360 pad i have quite big hands so its more comfatable for long sessions. I do like the dual shock but like i said i prefer the 360 pad for comfort reasons. sorry for sounding like a troll, not intended
The 360 controller and the DS3 are about the same size. Maybe you're thinking about the old giant xbox controllers till they slimmed it down to match the ps controllers. There was an article about it.
Smoke, the onza controller looks good but it not being wireless is an instant fail in my book, loving the D-Pad on it, once they make one wireless im all over it.
i think the pic is with the play and charge kit plugged in
I don't know about that. MS doesn't allow wireless controllers from 3rd party manufacturers . But I definitely hope I'm wrong...
this looks pretty sick, might grab one as soon as their out great article
Niiiice, so much better than GT5. I just had to troll that in here. LOL!
I never had ANY problems with my PS3 controller. I don't know what all the fuss is about. I still prefer the DS3 than the 360 controller.
I'm still waiting for the Razor 360 controller, shown at CES in January http://www2.razerzone.com/o...
I'm a fan of the analog stick. the D pad always hurt my thumbs anyway
Nice to see they got rid of the kiddy colours for the face buttons. DPAD is improved, but its a moot point, since you shouldn't be playing fighting games with a gamepad to begin with. It's nice to see Microsoft making improvements to their gamepad. It's a shame Sony have not made any improvements to their controller, considering how terribly non-ergonomic it is. And for those people who find the PS3 controller comfortable, have fun with developing carpel tunnel later in life. The most non-ergonomic controller can be 'comfortable' if you have used it long enough.
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