Custom Xbox One Gamepads Available Now
When the Xbox One launches this Friday, Microsoft will be playing it safe and only offer its new gamepad in black. Luckily, accessories guru, Evil Controller, is now offering a collection of custom shell designs for the Xbox One controller.
These flashy shells normally cost between $90 -$110, depending on which design you choose. However, Evil Controller is currently selling the Glossy Orange and the Glossy White controllers for $89.99. For comparison, the standard Xbox One controller retails for $60. The remaining five designs cost $109 and come with a six month warranty.
You can get a better look at the full range of controller shells on Evil Controller’s website. While you’re there, be sure to check out their other custom selections, including some pretty slick PS4 DualShock 4 designs.
Danny DeVito in Gears of War style armor because reasons.
PSA: Microsoft Points are Dead
Today’s Xbox Live update brings with it the much anticipated switch from Microsoft’ Points to a system based on your local currency.
Now, instead of trading your real money for fake Microsoft moon cash, you can simply purchase games and other content with real money. To be more specific, the update allows users to purchase content for the exact amount necessary for any particular transaction, rather than only allowing money to be added to accounts in set increments. Better late than never, right?
Behold…Microsoft’s Employee-Only Xbox One
While some of us are happy with the guarantee of a steady paycheck, Microsoft’s employees have a few additional incentives to clock in.
According to a photo that recently popped up on NeoGaf, this special edition Xbox One will be available for full time employees in Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. In addition to the alternate white and silver-grey color scheme, the console features an engraving on the side that reads “I made this.” If the picture is to be believed, employees will also receive one year of Xbox Live and all first-party games at launch.
There has been no official word from Microsoft whether a white Xbox One will be available for those of us outside of the launch team.
Are you hoping for a white Xbox One at launch? Green? Blue? Magenta? Let us know what you think of this so called “Xbox Employee Ship Gift” in the comments below or tweet me at @npward.
"Magma Red" and "Wave Blue" DualShock 4 color variations will be hitting North America and Europe later this year for $59/£54/£59.
Killer Instinct Launch Details Revealed
Launch details regarding Killer Instinct have remained murky since the game was revealed earlier this year at E3. However, today Microsoft and Double Helix have announced that Xbox One owners looking to buy the game will enjoy several different purchasing options.
The most basic avenue is downloading the game for free. This option will grant players the ability to play online as Jago and allow you to purchase additional characters for $5 each. The next tier is referred to as the “Combo Breaker pack” and will include all eight of the characters (6 at launch, plus 2 characters before their official post-launch release) for $20. Finally, the “Ultra Edition” will cost $40 and includes eight characters, accessory packs, costumes, and the original Killer Instinct game in arcade form.
Source: [Xbox Wire]