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New red XBOX360 pads, do they have the new D-Pad design?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HookeyStreet, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Does anyone know if the new 'Red Elite' (Resident Evil 5 Edition) control pads feature the new D-Pad design (16 way instead of 8 way I think....or 32 instead of 16 lol)
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    Surely a new D-pad design would be pointless? Games will only be coded for whatever the current direction count it is, and even if they coded new games to use it, it would have to be backwards compatible, or there would be chaos.

    Where did you hear that there was a new D-pad design anyway?

    Sorry this post sounded so blunt, lol.
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    The limited edition 'green' official pad featured a redesigned D-Pad....optimized for PES 09 ;)

    People are using them for SFIV also....but Im not sure if CAPCOM wrote in the code to make the most of the new D-Pad (but I thought that would have because of the MadCatz SFIV pads featuring a better floating D-Pad design)

    http://uk.gamespot.com/hardware/blo...9185655&topic_id=26593264&news_site_blog=true

    lol btw about being blunt :)

    PS: look on ebay at the prices of the Ltd Ed green pads....its pathetic lol

    PPS: XCM sell unofficial control pad casing's that feature a new D-Pad design ;)
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    yeah there is an updated pad that came out about the time of pes 2009,comes in white and there is a green version as hookey said.

    it has a revised d pad that looks the same but has more directions

    i saw one in game and it had a sticker cant remember what it said tho
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    I would think it would be the same, i didnt know they where updated the D-pad if they are.
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    Thing is, all my games the D-pad only ever gets used for basic commands, no movement. Or major controls. I hardly use the D-pad, lol.
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    Same, i use it for weapon switching alot depending on the game, but i hardly touch it on a normal basis.

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