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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Ars Technica reviews the Xbox Elite controller

Kyle Orland puts Microsoft’s $150(!) souped-up controller through its paces:

Microsoft’s effort throws a lot of ideas at the proverbial wall, and a few of them stick well enough that we’d like to see them integrated into every handheld controller going forward. At $150, though, the price of entry to try out Microsoft’s view of the controller’s future is a bit too steep for all but the most competitive of gamers.

My Xbox One is still more or a less a dedicated Destiny-playing machine, so there are some features of this controller–the underside buttons that you can trigger without taking your thumb off the thumbtacks–that are particularly appealing. All that said, I’m not sure I’m ready to spend the premium just for that, especially given Ars’s caveats.

—Linked by Dan Moren

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