"New Style" Xbox 360 controllers

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Winckle
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Post"New Style" Xbox 360 controllers
by Winckle » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:02 pm

I'm after a new 360 wireless controller for my PC, so I can play more two player stuff without my friends having to bring their own pads. I heard that there was a new 360 controller out with a redesigned D-pad. Such a d-pad would make playing games on MAME a lot easier, as well as stuff like The Pinball Arcade where you have to use the d-pad for menu navigation. Do all the controllers for sale (obviously excluding preowned) have this new style of D-pad?

I was looking to just buy this from amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-Xbox-3 ... 2_edpp_url

Any advice is appreciated.

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PostRe: "New Style" Xbox 360 controllers
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:44 pm

IIRC the chrome silver 360 controller was the first to include a twisting D-pad. A quick look at the reviews on Amazon leads me to believe that the twisty pad is included in all chrome controllers as a review for the chrome red variation of the controller to which you linked mentions the twisting D-pad. Furthermore, the product description for the chrome gold controller mentions the transforming D-pad.

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PostRe: "New Style" Xbox 360 controllers
by MrBrown » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:41 pm

Were they not meant to be adding xbox one joypad support to windows? Xbox one dpad is pretty good.

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PostRe: "New Style" Xbox 360 controllers
by bear » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:40 pm

As far as I know if the d-pad is chromed it's the twistable d-pad so this looks your best best bet:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B006ZYJO6Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1390052104&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

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PostRe: "New Style" Xbox 360 controllers
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:28 am

I have one with a twisty pad. Opinions and all that, it's slightly better but not exactly amazing. Still worth it if you're already in the market for a pad.


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