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XBOX 360 Transforming D-Pad Controller Review

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.

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Doctorofreality2456d ago

XBox can't get it right the first time...another thing...LOL

THe fact they have to revisit their basic setup is so funny.

SonyNGP2456d ago

The same can be said for both Sony (Sixaxis to DualShock 3) and Nintendo (Wii Remote + Motion Plus to Wii Remote Plus).

SmokexFFx2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

"rumble is soooooo last gen."

Anyone looking for a new 360 controller, just wait a bit longer... http://www2.razerzone.com/o...

f7897902456d ago

Lol at the disagrees Ahmedz. How dare you take an unbiased aproach! :P

Blacktric2456d ago

Is there a specific release date for Onza yet?

Sunny_D2456d ago

Damn, that controller is sick smokexFFX. Reminds me of the original xbox!

im-12-years-old2456d ago

Razer is so good at making ricer mice/controllers

eferreira2456d ago

yup everyone makes mistakes, I remember when microsoft said hdmi wasnt needed.

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BeOneWithTheGun2456d ago

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!"

f7897902456d ago

I didn't notice that. Seems weird that they would do that.

-Alpha2456d ago

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

Active Reload2456d ago

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.

NecrumSlavery2456d ago

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.

-Alpha2456d ago

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.

LilMissGoddess2455d ago

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.

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-Alpha2456d ago

@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

PR0X12455d ago

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 :'(

Chug2455d ago

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.

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INFECTED5032456d ago

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 Cupcake for Gabe2456d ago

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.

INFECTED5032456d ago

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?

A Cupcake for Gabe2455d ago

you have to pay twenty dollar to charge it?

Active Reload2456d ago

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.

LilMissGoddess2455d ago

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

mrv3212456d ago

My main problem with any controller is no built in battery, it should be standard it's just so convenient.

T9X692456d ago

This one only comes with a built in battery.

INFECTED5032456d ago

per major nelson: http://majornelson.com/arch...

it only comes with play and charge. so it has the same battery has the other controller

T9X692455d ago

Do you know what play and charge is? It's a rechargeable battery.

blahblahblah22455d ago

Its not a built in battery, its still removable and bulky.

thegreatest78842456d ago

I need a new controller so this one might be it

HelghastDrake2456d ago

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.

hennessey862456d ago

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.

BiggCMan2456d ago

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.

poopoojames2456d ago

dualshock for everything except shooters, shooters best played with keyboard and mouse. 360 controller best for everything casual.