The Xbox 360 controller's biggest flaw is the craptastic directional pad plunked in the middle of it. Five years later, Microsoft's come up with a better way: a transforming controller.
A Microsoft patent shows off a new dual-mode Xbox 360 controller that can be used both wired and wirelessly. Unlike the current play and charge kit, this controller would give you the accuracy of a true wired mode when plugged in.
It doesn't look like Microsoft has formally announced any new two-tone controllers, but either way, Gamestop will begin selling this black and red version of the Xbox 360 wireless controller on October 15th.