The Xbox One controller looks a lot like the Xbox 360 controller, but the new pad actually sports some subtle but relevant differences. Let's take a video tour, shall we?

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The video above shows you the goods and also includes an attempt at a joke by me. Very regrettable, sorry. But...details! For those of you without the time or bandwidth to watch!

  • A clickier d-pad
  • Smaller control sticks with a tighter dead zone
  • Control sticks that take less effort to move (phew!)
  • A new "View" button in place of the back button... could pop up your inventory or map in an RPG or the leaderboards in an FPS
  • A new "Menu" button in place of the forward button... would go to a game's menu.
  • "Triple-shot" face buttons that make them look snazzier and require less force to use (phew again!)
  • Vibration motors ("impulse triggers") in the triggers (This is awesome. Find out more from our friends at Gizmodo.)
  • High-speed data port
  • Less-obtrusive battery compartment running AA batteries.

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Less-obtrusive battery compartment running AA batteries.

Its 2013 why do we still have batteries? Since apparently your Kinect is always on and using power why not let us charge the controller while the Xbox is "off"?