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Microsoft details Xbox One controller features

By Shawn Knight
Jun 6, 2013
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  1. Microsoft on Thursday released more details about the controller that will accompany the Xbox One later this year. The gamepad was shown and discussed briefly during the company’s reveal event last month but naturally, a lot of the finer details...

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  2. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TS Member Posts: 44

    Y u need a controller? I thought this new microsoft TV is controlled with voice commands
     
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  3. EmirSc

    EmirSc TS Rookie

    Cant wait to get one and test it on my pc.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    It is definitely a nice controller.
     
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 542   +149

    That definitely has appeal...
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +388

    I dont want the controller joystick to require as little effort as a PS3 controller joystick though. Whenever I use one of those, im all over the place >_>
     
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  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,690   +60

    So its a black xbox 360 controller?
     
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 904   +54

    Slightly modified with a better D-pad yes.
     
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Does player two have to pay a fee to use their controller?
     
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    I wonder if the A B etc buttons have pressure sensitivity, or if that's a Sony patent.
     
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,690   +60

    No way its a patent, they had that like 20 years+ ago on arcades.
     
     
  12. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    I'm fairly sure neither next-gen controller will have pressure sensitive buttons, as not many games took advantage of the PS3 pressure sensitive triggers.
     
  13. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I find sniping so much easier on the PS3 for games like CoD.

    "Microsoft said the data transfer rate between the console and the controller has been improved which in many cases will result in audio that?s clearer than talking on a phone."
    I'm calling shenanigans on this. It's highly doubtful that the voice will be "clearer than talking on a phone". As of right now, I almost have to use Skype from my computer to be able to talk to my xbox friends because the voice chat currently sucks so badly. I can see Microsoft refining voice chat, but I doubt they'll revamp it to better than a cell phone.
     
  14. j05hh

    j05hh TS Rookie Posts: 98   +15

    Weight?
     
  15. DanUK

    DanUK TS Enthusiast Posts: 193   +8

    Looks real nice!
     
  16. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 281   +32

    The only thing that might be good in the xbox one is the controller :S
     


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