Every year, Microsoft never fails to impress gamers with its brilliant new ideas and products. From the fresh new dashboard, to the release of Xbox Kinect, comes the all new: Xbox 360 Limited Edition D-pad controller. This sleek new product includes an adjustable d-pad, to give a more classical feel with the traditional + sign, rather than have the somewhat “annoying” diagonals. Another new improvement is the concave design on the analog sticks, giving a more comfortable feel. This sleek n’ sexy silver, white, and black controller will run around $64.99 at your local retailer. Release date: Nov. 9th ( of this year of course) Release in Europe is said to be in Feb. 2011.
Now I know what most of the readers are thinking. “Om nom nom, I’m a troll and I see everything wrong with this product”, “Why spend $64.99 for a new pad and craters in my sticks?”, “Why?”. I’ll tell you something that comes deep from within the confines of my thoughts: Why not? Why not of course, if you’re made of money and have sensitive thumbs. I’m not shooting the product down, by all means it is a beautiful new controller with minor but helpful improvements. However, it is JUST a new product, not your last chance to beat the final boss in 10 seconds for that achievement. If you need a new controller: GO FOR IT! Want a new play toy and have the money: Why not? There’s a plus and minus with every new thing and frankly I say give it a chance, try it out at a friend’s house, see if you like it.
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I give this new controller an 8/10. The design is new and smooth. The metallic gray is absolutely crisp, the d-pad is improved for all your mashing desires, and the concave design on the analog sticks seems to look promising. Though $65 seems a bit pricey for a new wireless controller, I see no reason not to get it if you need a new toy. Just hope you don’t get the red ring of death.
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