IGN:Microsoft has explained the names and functionality of those mysterious new buttons on Xbox One’s controller where Start and Back appeared on Xbox 360. According to a Microsoft representative, these buttons are named “Menu” and View.”
The reveal would have been more interesting if they had talked about those buttons and showed how they could be used instead of ...you know. But it's interesting to see that both companies replaced the Start/Select buttons that we had for ages.
Yeah, the controller is beautiful, I like the look of the face buttons, too bad probably will never own one.
That D-pad is still bad, but other then that, its a great looking controller.
I really like the way the XYBA buttons are shaped too.To me the Dpad still looks like ass though. EDIT:Crystallis beat me to it!
what the usb port on the top is for. Is it for pc connectivity or perhaps charging the controller?
I agree wholeheartedly, those face buttons look sick, but chances of me owning and X1 now (pre-E3 thought) are slim to nill.
....what was wrong with "start", "back", "select"? I guess "start" needed to change to "menu", but still...."view"? "share"? Ugh...
Maria -Great you don't want a X1, why are you in so many X1 threads? lol, rhetorical question we all know why. Crystallis, yeah so says a guy who only looked at pics, ironicly those with hands on say different. http://thenextweb.com/micro... http://www.guardian.co.uk/t... http://www.gamespot.com/fea... http://www.dayonepatch.com/... http://arstechnica.com/gami...
Because she's part of the vocal minority, the majority a too busy actually playing games.
So the "Menu and View" is equivalent to Sony's share button basically.
So they are exactly the same as start and select but have new names.... great. The controller also reminds me of this:
Where is the Got Dam Keyboard and mouse? just kidding. So many people like the Xbox Controller that it would be a CRIME to change it. Maybe add Handle Bar streamers on it would be cool
Its prolly the on & off button for tv mode.
Hmmm... what happened to voice commands?
Lol I was being sarcastic. The kinect is going to do that. kinect turn on nfl tv.
Hahhaha... im making fun of the kinect. Wasted money on the first one. I understood you.
this controller will be only relevant as a controller for PC gamers
It'll probably be too costly for that. I'm still using my DS3 on my PC and it works like it should. If I'd buy a controller especially for PC games, I'd rather go with the 360 once the Xbox One is out, since it will be much cheaper without a big difference in functions or quality.
For some reason I actually like the look of this controller/buttons etc, I won’t be buying one
You guys on n4g need to chill, Microsoft said before the conference that they were concentrating on the console and saving e3 for games. But who am I kidding its cool to hate.
It's not cool to hate. The gaming audience wants to like this console, but Microsoft's online policies, overuse of non-game media, unappealing motion controls, used game fees, un-removable hard drive, poor first impressions, and the fact that they aren't addressing any of the important questions directly are all making it really, really, REALLY hard to like this device.
Microsoft didn't talk about the console though, they barely mentioned the specs or XBL. All they did was showed TV and faked using Kinect for the OS. So it wasn't really about the hardware.
And you shouldn't be so optimistic after seeing how this gen and the console reveal turned out. Microsoft definately will announce some cool stuff at E3 but as soon as people have bought their console, they'll focus on getting the most money out of those people instead of doing them any favors.
Let's say all of 15 exclusives are real games not kinect. The things we complain about are not just about games. DRM / No used games / Focus on tv and kinect / X1 less powerful then the ps4 in gpu / 3 GB of ram go to OS which means 5 gb of slow ram going for games / Depend on online tooo much. Kinect always look at you. Old limitation still there like paying for online and controller still uses battery .. If you don't get this then silence is better for you then trolling..
All i have to say to this controller which i honestly don't like but w.e http://www.deafgamers.com/o...
They should have a self-destruct button.
wot a load of bollox call em what u want theyll always be start n select
I still prefer the 360 controler design the colorfull buttons do look cooler on the newer one tough
Looks like the D-Pad will still suck for any serious gaming. It looks like it will only be useful for some item switching and other stuff. No way you can play a soccer game or a fighting game with that D-Pad. Looks like M$ didn't get the message with the current 360 D-Pad.
You don't know what you are talking about. The D Pad has been fixed and everyone that put their hands on it said the same thing, it is awesome. http://www.guardian.co.uk/t... "Oh and fighting game fans may be pleased to note that the D-pad is now a proper cross rather than a circular disc, and you get a satisfying click from button presses, which should be better for moves which require circular sweeps. "
Who the hell uses the d-pad for a soccer game? LMFAO someone should tell that person the analog sticks work much better. D-pad is awesome and anyone who uses any d-pad for any fighting game are idiots. D-pad sucks for fighting games with any controller of either consoles. If you are a true fighter, you are using the fighting stick, not a d-pad
I like these controllers, they remind me of the original Xbox S controllers...
Okay yeah, disagree because of an aesthetic opinion... These are garbage automatically because of the systems underlying problems in general- happy now?
Those buttons are doing exactly what select and start does. They just replaced the names. Hmm, weird.
It's great that there implementing a rechargeable battery now was bout only thing I disliked about the 360 one.
ps4 contoller is kinda better
The d-pad is still bad, so it looks like charge characters unless the get the memo of how to make a d-pad proper.
They should make it bigger, so you can use it as a TV tray.
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