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« on: April 12, 2005, 01:33:03 PM »

Saw this thread over at Penny Arcade. (The poster didn't know if the pics were legitimate.)




Looks pretty ugly to me, but we'll see.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2005, 01:54:23 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005, 01:55:44 PM »

I seriously doubt it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005, 02:18:13 PM »

Saw those and started laughing. Other than being 9 kind of ugly, it looks less refined than the existing controller if that were possible. For some reason, the S-Controller works perfectly for me so why change it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005, 02:31:15 PM »

For what it's worth, Gamespot has an article up claiming that this is a picture of the new controller, and a Shacker also claimed to have filmed an ad for MS featuring the controller shown.  Guess we'll just have to watch MTV to find out smile
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 02:35:47 PM »

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Saw those and started laughing. Other than being 9 kind of ugly, it looks less refined than the existing controller if that were possible. For some reason, the S-Controller works perfectly for me so why change it?

Well, for sure things will change because the black and white button will go up in the trigger areas ala L1/L2 and R1/R2 on the Playstation controllers.

If the wireless rumors are true, the controller would be a bit bulky simply for the batteries.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 03:14:44 PM »

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Saw those and started laughing. Other than being 9 kind of ugly, it looks less refined than the existing controller if that were possible. For some reason, the S-Controller works perfectly for me so why change it?

Well, for sure things will change because the black and white button will go up in the trigger areas ala L1/L2 and R1/R2 on the Playstation controllers.

If the wireless rumors are true, the controller would be a bit bulky simply for the batteries.


As I don't have a wireless controller, you'll have to clarify or correct my assumption on this. Don't existing wireless controllers have the battery pack right in the middle between the two hand grips, so that the bulk of the batteries isn't a factor in how you handle the controller?

Moving up to the shoulders through while maintaining the triggers? Huh?!?
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005, 03:23:37 PM »

I don't own a wireless controller either.  As for the other thing, I was saying they will move the white and black buttons and put them by the L and R triggers...thereby making the controller more like the Playstation one that has R1/R2 and L1/L2 triggers.  This time it will probably be L/Black R/White or whatever.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2005, 03:50:02 PM »

I'm curious whether they're going to keep the triggers and add shoulder pads or replace the triggers with shoulder pads. I guess we'll find out soon enough, but it's curious that they'd go towards a PS controller variant. Although since they basically have Sony's nuts in a vice courtesy of the dual-shock lawsuit, it'd be strangely fitting if they wound up making a controller almost exactly like the PS one. biggrin
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2005, 04:46:53 PM »

I think it'd be cool if the circular button smack dab in the middle of the controller there was a power button for the Xbox 360.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2005, 04:57:28 PM »

No chance in hell !!!!!!!

Belive me, this is a decoy.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2005, 05:13:44 PM »

Hope not!
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2005, 05:19:19 PM »

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I think it'd be cool if the circular button smack dab in the middle of the controller there was a power button for the Xbox 360.

I think that button is assigned to the /pizza command.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2005, 06:33:58 PM »

This controller matches all the current facts/rumors:

-iPod White (shown in images on Our Colony)
-Wireless
-Two additional shoulder buttons

I don't care for the pictured one at all.  I hate the shiny white.  I'd much prefer a textured finish (white is fine for a color) and I'd want the analog sticks to match.  

Personally, a white, wireless S-Controller would be fine by me.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2005, 01:30:28 PM »

It looks like the prototype for the one we have now.
If it goes to that it is a step backwards.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2005, 02:13:04 PM »

The wireless controllers coming out for Xbox 360 are also supposed to support headsets (out of the box).

These pictures do not impress/dissuade me.

As far as the back / start buttons, bravo. The triggers sit higher than the S-Controller ones, so using your index fingers isn't impossible (although not as "familiar" as using your first finger) The shoulder (b/w) buttons are more accessible there than the alternative.

As to the battery location, that's par for the course; I'm wondering if it's a charging battery pack or is it AA time? 2/4 ? if it's 2 batteries, I'm hoping the controller isn't a bluetooth wireless; the power consumption of BT is horrid. 4 batteries means more weight in the hand.

Bear in mind; this is me entertaining the idea that this is legit. A couple years ago there was a startup company who built a decent wireless ps2 controller (we saw em at E3 in Kentia hall). I'd suspect this is their prototype of an Xbox S controller rather than a 360 controller as there is no visible difference other than 4 buttons being moved. It wouldn't surprise me that MS added buttons on the inside/bottom over going with shoulder buttons (so your pinky / ring / index fingers could trigger the 2 buttons, rather than moving your first fingers off the triggers).
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2005, 02:51:51 PM »

I hear they are going retro....

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2005, 02:59:39 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2005, 05:26:45 PM »

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As to the battery location, that's par for the course; I'm wondering if it's a charging battery pack or is it AA time? 2/4 ? if it's 2 batteries, I'm hoping the controller isn't a bluetooth wireless; the power consumption of BT is horrid. 4 batteries means more weight in the hand.


When I bought wireless controlles for all three consoles, I purchased a battery recharger and several rechargeable batteries. That way I've always got a set ready to go and I just swap them out when necessary- which isn't very often at all with my wireless PS2 Logitech and my
Wavebird (both of which only use 2 AA batteries).  I hated the Xbox Logitech so much that I'm back to using the S-controller.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2005, 05:39:50 PM »

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