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  1. 1. What's your opinion on the new Xbox One controller?

    • I love it
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    • Not sure - will have to use it in person to decide
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    • I don't like it
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What's your opinion on the new Xbox controller?

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First glance? "There's no difference!"

Looking at it more... well I still can't see many differences...

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I'm personally not sure, I'm so use to the size and shape of the 360 controller. It's just perfect for my hands. The new bumpers and triggers are bigger and fatter to.

I prefer the guide button in the middle rather than the top, and looking behind, the 360 controller has deeper inserts for your fingers. I guess I'll make my decision when I hold it. I love that they've taken the sicks from the newer 360 controller.

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like it, hopefully the change of the battery will translate to reduce weight

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Fixed D-Pad? Happy about that.

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Fixed D-Pad? Happy about that.

I'm hoping it will also become available for Windows (as the current model is) - the fixed D-pad alone will mean more sales for PC gamers that enjoy the current controller but were put off by the D-pad.

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I like it.

The D-Pad looks improved, the battery at the rear wont get in the way of your hands and they kept to the original design.

Another positive is the "Xbox" button is located higher so it can't be accidentally pressed in the middle of a game as easily.

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I'm interested in the changed buttons in the middle. Those aren't start and select buttons anymore it seems.

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It's nicer looking, and obviously has more capabilities. Other than that it's pretty much the same.

Basically the same size and layout, so there's really nothing to think about.

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Seems more like a revision of the 360 controller rather than a "new" controller.

Looks like it uses standard micro USB. Hopefully it's that, and not another proprietary cable.

It's nicer looking, and obviously has more capabilities

What new "capabilities" does it have? Has the same number of buttons, quite close to the 360 one, etc.

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Seems more like a revision of the 360 controller rather than a "new" controller.

Looks like it uses standard micro USB. Hopefully it's that, and not another proprietary cable.

What new "capabilities" does it have? Has the same number of buttons, quite close to the 360 one, etc.

The new triggers and bumpers can be adjusted by the developer to have different pressures (they talked about it briefly at the event). Basically a developer could make the trigger button in their FPS feel different than the other one if they wanted to etc.

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I love it, the only good designed part to come out of the new xbox.

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I'm interested in the changed buttons in the middle. Those aren't start and select buttons anymore it seems.

The left one is a multi task one and the right one appears to be a menu button.

I think it looks pretty darn good, can't wait to have a go at that Dpad and if they are WiFi direct controllers then hopefully I will be able to use it as is with my PC. The form factor also makes it look like it will be lighter but will have to hold it to get a proper idea of what its like!

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The design seems more sturdy. The plastic that holds in the battery pack on the Xbox 360 controller is quite weak and on the new controller it looks more like a solid fit.

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I'm not quite sure how anyone can love it when no one here has even tried it.

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It's not that I like the design at first glance. I need to see it and feel it by myself.

I believe it will grow on me :p

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Looking at those pics, I am not sure why they would mess with the triggers overall design at all. Sure add some extra functionality to the triggers by all means, but the actual size and shape looks pretty different. The current controller has that inward curve towards the middle which I personally think makes your fingers just perfectly ease into the trigger position. Now it looks a bit more flat, I am real curious how it feels in the hands.

But as pointed out, no real way to form an opinion until actually trying one, which I will do either at a display or a friends.

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Looking at those pics, I am not sure why they would mess with the triggers overall design at all. Sure add some extra functionality to the triggers by all means, but the actual size and shape looks pretty different. The current controller has that inward curve towards the middle which I personally think makes your fingers just perfectly ease into the trigger position. Now it looks a bit more flat, I am real curious how it feels in the hands.

But as pointed out, no real way to form an opinion until actually trying one, which I will do either at a display or a friends.

I think they still have the same overall profile but are thicker to accommodate the additional motors inside them (as much as I can see in those pics).

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The left one is a multi task one and the right one appears to be a menu button.

I think it looks pretty darn good, can't wait to have a go at that Dpad and if they are WiFi direct controllers then hopefully I will be able to use it as is with my PC. The form factor also makes it look like it will be lighter but will have to hold it to get a proper idea of what its like!

I think the Wifi Direct thing is more for Smartglass.

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I think the Wifi Direct thing is more for Smartglass.

I figured the Xbox controllers used that as well, well that's what I assumed.

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I suppose so, I thought Wifi Direct was like adhoc, must be mistaken.

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I'm interested in the changed buttons in the middle. Those aren't start and select buttons anymore it seems.

Kinda looks like a "Home" and "Swap Window" icon's on them from what I can see.

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I'm not quite sure how anyone can love it when no one here has even tried it.

I haven't tried Emma Watson or Natalie Portman (among others) yet either.

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Kinda looks like a "Home" and "Swap Window" icon's on them from what I can see.

3 lines means home? :wacko: Could be?!?!

Not even sure the old guide button (moved to top) is a button either, looks just like a logo.

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I suppose so, I thought Wifi Direct was like adhoc, must be mistaken.

Adhoc would work in general for Controllers as they talk directly to the system <-> controllers. The normal method would involve a bridge between them (aka router or such). WiFi Direct allows wifi devices to talk directly to each other.

3 lines means home? :wacko: Could be?!?!

Not even sure the old guide button (moved to top) is a button either, looks just like a logo.

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That's the menu button. Say you are in a game and press the menu button you might bring up a "menu" with items to switch out guns or whatever else. The other button is a "View" button... (brb, looking for the video)

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