Xbox One Controller

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#1 Edited by FormerTeam (19 posts) -

Who in the Microsoft offices decided to make changes to the original Xbox 360 controller to package this new (definitely not improved) controller? The shoulder buttons are small and terrible. I end up tapping the plastic in between the shoulder button and the trigger a lot. The analogue sticks are sensitive like a woman at month end and the controller feels cheap and light. For a console that has been marketed as high-end hardware .... THEY ARE STILL USING AA BATTERIES FOR THE CONTROLLER??? I know that they have a rechargeable battery pack add-on but the idea of not shipping it with their last two consoles screams lack of vision... do they still think we are stuck in some Tiger handheld generational warp?

Hopefully they come out with another version like the controller-s that replaced the original "hammerhead" xbox controller.

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (28804 posts) -

Cool rant.

#3 Posted by lundy86_4 (42687 posts) -

inb4 "HAHA What a waste of $100 million."

I haven't tried it, so I can't really comment.

#4 Edited by FormerTeam (19 posts) -
#5 Posted by Cranler (7855 posts) -

People aren't going to pass on the xbone due to not coming with a rechargeable controller. Many people will buy the rechargeable battery that cost MS $2 to make and sells for $25.

#6 Posted by cainetao11 (15989 posts) -

I liked it. Used it a week and a half ago, and it was great. Not as good as 360, but good. PS4 controller was good too, but 360 is still my favorite.

#7 Posted by joel_c17 (2808 posts) -

@formerteam: yes i was also really disappointed with the new controller. Feels cheap and not as comfortable as the 360 controller. Plus the usually batteries lol.

#8 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2537 posts) -

English be hard for Ugg, words hard.

#9 Posted by FormerTeam (19 posts) -

@Cranler:

I bet a lot of people don't even know that the controller uses two AA batteries. Especially those consoles that are gifted, or compulsive buys.

#10 Posted by MonsieurX (28804 posts) -

@Cranler:

I bet a lot of people don't even know that the controller uses two AA batteries. Especially those consoles that are gifted, or compulsive buys.

It's gifted,you should complain about buying batteries

#11 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

the controller is very improved. The bumper fill weird at first but now they are REAL bumpers, much easier to bump them as they are not designed to be pressed like a trigger...

IDC what people say i am happy they stuck to AA's, I have 8 pairs of AA's. The last time i charged my batteries were the day before the system released, that's right with the impressive 30 hour life for the controller vs that garbage 8 hour life on DS4

controller feels cheap HAHA ok...

#12 Edited by Evo_nine (1584 posts) -

well, let me start by saying that i have larger than ordinary hands as im a tall MOFO.

after months of using the x1 controller I went back to the 360 controller to finish some of my backlog.

I didn't realise how crappy the 360 controller felt compared to the X1 controller.

its a work of art, I think they have finally made the PERFECT controller.

funny thing is that the 360 controller is miles better than the ps3 one....what a POS that is.

#13 Posted by Co2eed (19 posts) -

I hated the X1 controller when I first used it.. I thought the same exact thing as you did.. I hated how light it was, and I really hated the bumpers.. After months of using it, and learning how to properly use the X1 controller, it is ALMOST perfect.. It has improved immensely.. Most xbox gamers gripe about the bumpers ans weight because they have been accustomed to the 360 controller for years.. and it's hard to change your ways.. The bumpers on the X1 controller is meant to be pressed while your fingers are still on the triggers.. I kind of just roll my finger.. This allows more precise timing.. The weight is better being lighter being your arms don't fatigue as easily.. I prefer the batteries over recharge kits simply because kits wear down overtime where as batteries are a constant 30 hour lifespan.. I had to change my batteries once since I bought mine at launch..

#14 Posted by xxyetixx (1213 posts) -

@formerteam: You are using the bumper buttons wrong, you barely have to move your finger off the trigger buttons now, it's more of a up and in kinda bump than a push of a button. My only complaint with the X1 controller is the height of the triggers took me a little to get use to that difference. Now it's all a breeze though

#15 Posted by tymeservesfate (1469 posts) -

i guess this stealth troll thread failed. the only people disappointed with the controller is a cow and this FormerTeam guy with 9 posts...nice try, i guess.

#16 Posted by KratosYOLOSwag (306 posts) -

Wow I never knew the controller was that bad. You just saved me from buying the xbone. Looks like I'll be getting a PS4 instead.

#17 Posted by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

It is a good controller. The only problem I have is the fact it still uses AA batteries, and how the shoulder buttons only click on the outer side.

#18 Posted by Basinboy (10932 posts) -

Better to have options than to not

#19 Posted by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

finally made the PERFECT controller.

Lol, hardly. They improved in areas, stayed the same in others, and took a step backwards in some.

#20 Edited by silversix_ (13673 posts) -

I said it a month before x1 launched how of a failure this controller is. The only thing (dead serious on this) X1 controller has over 360's controller is the hidden batteries pack. 100mil nicely spent, MS.

#21 Posted by regnaston (190 posts) -

I have not got used to the analog stick on the XB1 yet either but I am sure I will.

Regarding the AA batteries, I actually like the fact they use them. Battery packs wear out after a couple years and the charge does not last that long. I use rechargeable !!'s and get 2-3 days between charges (on the 360 and XB1)

#22 Posted by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

Dual Shock 4 is where it's at.

#23 Posted by aroxx_ab (9157 posts) -

@millerlight89:

My main problem with the controller is that it is for a shitty platform:P

#24 Posted by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

@millerlight89:

My main problem with the controller is that it is for a shitty platform:P

Xbone is not a shitty platform.

#25 Edited by Crypt_mx (3944 posts) -

I have both an X1 and a PS4 and I have to say I prefer the X1 controller myself. There's nothing wrong with the DS4 at all, its great. But I find the X1 controller is nicer in my hand, it has nicer shaped triggers (the rumble is nice), it has better bumpers once you get used to them and I personally have always been more comfortable with the xbox's asymmetrical stick layout.

I've had quite a few friends play on both as well, and most agree that the X1 controller has a slight edge. Compared to the DS3 the DS4 is loads better, from like a 60 to like an 85, whereas the X1 controller is a smaller improvement like 80 to 90.

#26 Edited by HavocV3 (7934 posts) -

The analog sticks are too small and the material they used isn't very soft. (it made my thumbs hurt after a while, idk if anyone else had a similar experience)

And I'd rather have the option to use my rechargeable AA batteries. Just look at the shit battery life of the DS4...you know MS would cheap out on an internal battery if they put one in the Xbone controller. Eneloop AA > All.

I'm still sticking with my 360 controller for PC though. It's still the best overall despite the crap DPad.

#27 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (5700 posts) -

MS just went backwards with the ONE. Like everything is worse, from the OS,features, exclusive games, and the controller. I mean it doesn't even feel like an xbox. The xbox experience and xbl have always been a very seamless, and the X1 is none of that. To have the name xbox in its name is an insult to the brand. Sure the 360 had a pathetic lack of exclusives its later years, but that console did a lot of things right and was aimed at gamers.

#28 Posted by getyeryayasout (6922 posts) -

The couple minutes I spent with it as the kiosk left a pretty good impression. Maybe there are small issues that become big issues with more time spent using the X1 controller, but the folks I know that own X1 seem to like the controller just fine.

#29 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5502 posts) -

I actually prefer the XB1 controller over the 360. It definitely feels improved to me.

#30 Posted by sailor232 (4277 posts) -

Nothing wrong with the xbox one's controller. Well it needs pc support but that is software.

#31 Posted by lamprey263 (22468 posts) -

I got to hold the Xbox One controller and I don't see what the fuss was about, the bumpers were fine and that was really the only argument I heard against it.

#32 Posted by ldustin (48 posts) -

The lip of the prongs beneath the triggers forces the middle fingers to rest too low and this forces you to shift the posture of your hand, if only fractions of an inch, in order to hit the bumpers with your index fingers. The sensation is that the bumpers are too far away, but it's not that they are too far away-- it's that the controller is unwieldy and thick like the original Xbox... One's fat-boy controller.

#33 Posted by Sushiglutton (5173 posts) -

@Crypt_mx said:

I have both an X1 and a PS4 and I have to say I prefer the X1 controller myself. There's nothing wrong with the DS4 at all, its great. But I find the X1 controller is nicer in my hand, it has nicer shaped triggers (the rumble is nice), it has better bumpers once you get used to them and I personally have always been more comfortable with the xbox's asymmetrical stick layout.

I've had quite a few friends play on both as well, and most agree that the X1 controller has a slight edge. Compared to the DS3 the DS4 is loads better, from like a 60 to like an 85, whereas the X1 controller is a smaller improvement like 80 to 90.

Actually there is one thing wrong with the DS4. The idea to put a flashlight at the front which reflects in the TV during dark sequences of games.

#34 Posted by Messiahbolical- (5535 posts) -

The Xbone and PS4 controller are the same price, yet the PS4 controller includes:

- Rechargeable battery built-in

- Clickable touch pad

- Standardized 3.5mm headphone + headset port with chat AND game audio

- Speaker on the controller

- Color changing LED for Playstation Move-like functionality(and other features)

- Limited PS3 compatibility

What features does the Xbox One controller come with that the PS4 controller doesn't?

- Vibrating triggers

- 2 AA Batteries(lulz)

- An advertisement for their $25 extra Play And Charge Kit

- A STUPID ass pointless mic port that renders your last-gen gaming headsets completely obsolete(even if you have a high-end $200 surround sound headset like me), and exists only so Microsoft can milk more money from the headset companies to support their proprietary BS

#35 Posted by sukraj (21660 posts) -
#36 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (385 posts) -

I am not a huge fan of the Xbox, but I think the AA battery setup is a plus. Half the time my DS4 is wired because of the abysmal battery life.

With the Xbox controller you can have a pair of rechargeable batteries on standby and just replace them when needed. The Xbone controller battery life is extremely good.

#37 Posted by dvalo9 (1269 posts) -

would rather charge aa bateries once a wek than my ds4 every day. seems like a solid controler from what i used of it. if there is one thing ms does right its controllers

#38 Posted by _Matt_ (8799 posts) -

From what I have tried, I prefer the 360 controller over the XBO; I really hate the bumper buttons on the XBO controller, they feel horribly cheap and tacky.

I haven't yet tried out the XBO controller for longer than half an hour though, so I can't yet form a full opinion on it.