Diablo-esque MMO Marvel Heroes recently kicked off its 2016 season with a massive update, introducing new character models, Spider-Man’s feline friend/foe Black Cat, leaderboards and more. But the coolest new addition is the ability to play with buttons and analog sticks.

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Not that playing the Marvel Comics’ themed free-to-play PC game was particularly challenging with mouse and keyboard. It’s just with folks playing more and more PC games via their television, a more living room friendly option is called for. And while nothing official has been announced, it sure is nice to see those Xbox button prompts popping up in one of my favorite low commitment massively multiplayer games.

I played around with gamepad control in the office earlier this week, and while it took awhile to get used to and a fair bit of tweaking to get everything set up the way I liked it, there were plenty of options to get me to that point. Gazillion prepared a video documenting the feature that shows how gamepad controls work and how far customization can go.

Thanks, Andrew Hair.

Marvel Heroes 2016, as they’re calling it now, has plenty of fresh content lined up over the upcoming year. Folks can grab it on Steam for PC or Mac (now out of beta) and futz with it for free.

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And if you’re an existing player, feel free to share your experience with the latest update in the comments below. Good? Bad? Playing something else instead now? Share with the class.


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