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Old 08-20-2008, 09:46 AM
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Finally! This was the one thing keeping the 360 controller from being perfect (IMO).

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Bidding farewell to the spongy d-pad.

UK, August 20, 2008 - A subtly redesigned Xbox 360 controller has been spotted on the showroom floor at this year's Games Convention in Leipzig, sporting a new-feel d-pad that addresses the previously unresponsive and spongy model.

While aesthetically identical to the previous controller, the d-pad has been re-engineered to offer more instant control, with an eight way input taking place of the previous four. A brief hands-on with the controller playing Pro Evolution 2009 proved that the redesign has been effective, with the d-pad sitting in a larger rocker and proving more tactile.

It's expected to release at the same time as this year's Pro Evolution Soccer, and the re-design is thought to have been inspired by the imminent release of Street Fighter IV.

We'll have photos of the new controller - though don't expect to see the difference - and further impressions later on.
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Finally! This was the one thing keeping the 360 controller from being perfect (IMO).



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Hopefully, it won't be too long before these come here. I'll trade in my two old controllers for two of these.
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i'd prefer to see them put the sticks on the same lateral level and move the D-Pad up.
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i'd prefer to see them put the sticks on the same lateral level and move the D-Pad up.
I like it staggered.
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huh.... Honestly I don't get a whole bunch of play off of the d-pad on the 360 so for me this more of a "well ok" kind of thing. But nifty...
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i'd prefer to see them put the sticks on the same lateral level and move the D-Pad up.
that is actually what I hate the most about the Playstation controller.
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i'd prefer to see them put the sticks on the same lateral level and move the D-Pad up.
Whatever! It's so much better having them offset rather then having your hands squeezed together.
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This is cool, but I don't want to have to buy a new d-pad.
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This is cool, but I don't want to have to buy a new d-pad.
who is forcing you to?
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:33 AM
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It's green!

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In Microsoft's words: "The new limited edition green wireless controller offers enhancements to d-pad functionality, which will add to the experience of playing games where the d-pad is the primary control mechanism."
http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/20/m...60-controller/
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