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#21 of 33 Sam Posten

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Posted July 29 2013 - 09:33 AM

Here's how NOT to combat the price issue:

http://arstechnica.c...t-charging-kit/

 

No headsets in the box, total ripoff.


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#22 of 33 Aaron Silverman

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Posted July 29 2013 - 11:54 AM

Official XBone controllers use AA batteries? XBox controllers are rechargeable, aren't they?

 

There was a story going around FB the other day about a Japanese game controller that you operate via a certain appendage that, shall we say, does not have fingers or toes. I think I may have thought of a way for Microsoft to stop people from buying used games. . . :D


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#23 of 33 Edwin-S

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Posted July 30 2013 - 01:08 AM

Uh, I'm guessing that one would be for hentai games. ;)

 

Official XBone controllers use AA batteries? XBox controllers are rechargeable, aren't they?

 

I believe they are now, but IIRC the XBOX controllers used AA batteries when they first came out. You had to buy the rechargeable pack separately. The PS3 controllers were rechargeable right from the get go. It looks like M$ is following the same game plan for the Xbone controllers: AA first and buy the rechargeable pack as an accessory.


Edited by Edwin-S, July 30 2013 - 01:15 AM.

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#24 of 33 Chuck Anstey

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Posted July 30 2013 - 10:04 AM

What is the problem with using AA batteries?  We have had our Wii for years and have a regular AA charger next to the game console.  Its advantages are that you can put in fresh batteries at any time if you forgot to charge the controller, you can change out a burned out rechargeable battery and the regular AA rechargeable batteries are significantly cheaper than those built-in rechargeable packs.



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Posted July 30 2013 - 11:16 AM

For one thing, Wiimotes don't cost $60. :)


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Posted July 30 2013 - 12:41 PM

I understand you don't want to pay $60 for a $2 controller but is the complaint that all controllers should be built-in rechargeable or that for $60 it better be rechargeable but even better would be $30 and use AA batteries?



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Posted July 30 2013 - 01:43 PM

I keep reading that the PS3 didn't get as many "exclusives" as the XBOX360 in this cycle.   I own both, and I am really struggling with that idea; so far, all of the best exclusives I've bought have all been on the PS3... Little Big Planet 1/2, Uncharted, Infamous, Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, PixelJunk Monsters, Fat Princess.. I mean, all of the games that I think of as complete exclusives have all been PS3 this cycle. 

 

The XBOX 360s "big" exclusives have all been FPS, as near as I can tell.. Halo, Mass Effect, Gears of War.   The only real exclusive that gets me back on the XBOX is Fable III.  

 

I guess I'm just not an FPS type person, and the PS3's exclusive catalog was incredibly diverse this time around.

 

Also, I loved PS3 exclusives titles like:

 

Killzone

 

Heavy Rain

 

The Last of Us

 

God of War



#28 of 33 Morgan Jolley

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Posted July 30 2013 - 02:52 PM

I imagine that they will have some sort of rechargeable battery pack option for the controllers, but $60 for them without that is too high.  The PS3 controllers come with internal batteries, which are good for not needing AAs lying around but also bad because you can't just switch a battery in if the one dies.



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Posted July 30 2013 - 05:18 PM

Yeah. I think they are asking close to 80 bucks for the plug and play package.

The other disadvantage of the PS3 controllers was the length of the charging cable. Sony was so cheap. They provided a cable so short that it became a PITA to keep playing when the battery died.
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Posted July 31 2013 - 11:01 AM

I imagine that they will have some sort of rechargeable battery pack option for the controllers, but $60 for them without that is too high.  The PS3 controllers come with internal batteries, which are good for not needing AAs lying around but also bad because you can't just switch a battery in if the one dies.

 

The recharger kit is $25 on its own, or $75 for both the controller and the kit.

 

I've never owned an XBox, so I didn't know that the first-party controllers ran on AA batteries unless you buy an add-on. I always just assumed that they were rechargeable out of the box like the Dualshock. Live and learn!


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Posted August 05 2013 - 04:03 PM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=eneloop

This has been my solution for Xbox controllers (and several other AA hogs). I've got a drawer full of these, charged and ready to go.

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Posted August 06 2013 - 11:27 AM

I bought a big set of Eneloops a number of years ago. They're great, but I seem to have misplaced nearly all of them. :(


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Posted August 09 2013 - 02:33 PM

Check inside your gadgets :)

They now have high discharge, higher capacity eneloops. The trade off is only 500 recharge cycles.





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