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New Xbox 360 controller gets redesign and offers improved control

by Steven Williamson on 20 August 2008, 18:00

Tags: Xbox 360, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox 360

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Although we can't lay claim to spotting it ourselves, the IGN team has spied a redesigned Xbox 360 controller on the show floor at the Games Convention today.

The new controller sports a new firmer feeling d-pad, rather than the flimsy spongy one that is currently available.

IGN say that the new model "has been re-engineered to offer more instant control, with an eight way input taking place of the previous four" and that it was inspired by the upcoming release of Street Fighter IV.

Not much more to say on the matter and no pics as yet, but if it improves our gaming we're all for it!

Source : IGN

 

 



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I can't say I'll be doing a dance over a new d - pad. It rarely gets used in games I play, gears of war and cod4 in fact are the only games I own that make use of the d pad, and thats only for changing weapon and nothing more … Rubberised triggers would be very handy, it would save fingers slipping off accidently :)
digit
I can't say I'll be doing a dance over a new d - pad. It rarely gets used in games I play, gears of war and cod4 in fact are the only games I own that make use of the d pad, and thats only for changing weapon and nothing more … Rubberised triggers would be very handy, it would save fingers slipping off accidently :)

Rubbery triggers, now that would be a good design!
Um, whats the point?
I personally won't spend another £30-£40 on a new controller just so the D-pad no longer has foam in it it or whatever. It's a change for change's sake.
If they actually improved something worthwhile ( i.e better battery life, better charging times, better range, more responsive, rubber triggers ( as digit said ) etc etc. ) then perhaps I would buy it.
digit
Rubberised triggers would be very handy, it would save fingers slipping off accidently :)

Steven W;1503419
Rubbery triggers, now that would be a good design!

Can you get something like Gioteck Real Triggers for the 360 pad? They get pretty good reviews aside from price.

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/5675248/Gioteck-Real-Triggers-For-PS3/Product.html