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. For some odd reason gamers just can't get enough of the behemoth!
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 and Forza Motorsport 7. This means that you can experience advanced rumble vibrations with the device.
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 3.5 mm headset jack and 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 the Microsoft Store. Unlike other retailers, the store still has many in stock. I've been mostly using it to play original Xbox backward compatible games and reliving my college days. It's quite a blast from the past!
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
If there were more Xbox OG games out on the system, I'd probably take a look at it, but at the moment, it doesn't feel worthwhile to spend that much. I own four or so of the BC games and so far the lack of black white buttons in their proper place hasn't been too unnerving. If they make a whole lot more games available, and I start building what could best be called a collection of OG games, I'd probably begin to consider this. I love that it exists though.
Don't worry about OG games. Just get it, you'll like it. It's awesome!
By any chance does this work on pc?
It works like Xbox one controler
Cool thanks does it have bluetooth too?
I have bought one and it's wonderful. I use it on my Windows 10 PC and needs no special drivers to use - it just installs itself as a standard 'Xbox Gaming Device'. The OLED screen plays a cool little animation when it is first powered up. The wire that comes with it is extremely long, so unless you play your games from another room, the wire should be more than long enough. If you can afford it, just buy it. It is a fun and nostalgic piece of kit. 10/10
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