The original Xbox launched with a massive controller lovably referred to as the "Duke". The accessory was absolutely massive in terms of size, but surprisingly comfortable to hold if you had larger hands like me. As we all know, nostalgia is a powerful force, and Xbox creator Seamus Blackley teamed up with Hyperkin to release an updated version in 2018.
The controller features bumpers and other modern buttons which make it work seamlessly with an Xbox One. There's also a gorgeous OLED screen in the center which plays the original Xbox loading screen when you turn it on. Lastly, there's also "impulse trigger" support for games like Forza Horizon 3.
Keep in mind that the updated Duke costs $69.99 and is a wired controller. You can't use it without cables on an Xbox One. Luckily, it comes with a nine-foot detachable USB cable so you can easily use it from your couch. If you loved the original or want one for your collection, be sure to check out GameStop.
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What's that bulb in the middle for?
It's a small screen that shows the original Xbox boot up screen ending with the big green X like you see on the original controllers.
That would match my Halo edition OG Xbox so much better than the black Hyperkin Duke controller that I already got :'(
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