Use the new Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to play games in Windows 7

Hitting stores today is a brand new Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. This new controller comes is beautiful matte silver and has a special redesigned D-Pad… that transforms. I’ll point you over to Major Nelson to give you the full low-down on the new controller.

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

The new Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with transforming D-Pad is available only with the new Play & Charge Kit for $64.99. You should be able to pick it up from the usual retailers that carry Xbox 360 accessories.

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Now, if you happen to have an Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver connected to your Windows PC, guess what? You can use this new controller with your PC to play games just like you could with the older Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. So if you’re like me and prefer using a controller for PC gaming, this might be a good step-up especially with the transforming D-Pad. You can also use the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to play the in-box games in Windows 7 like Chess Titans. Yes I like playing Chess on my PC with a Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. Truthfully I am really digging Batman: Arkham Asylum (I’ve got the “Game of the Year” Edition) being a huge Batman fan and can’t wait for its sequel and I’m going to be picking up Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 which uses DirectX 11 for some awesome game-play.

Here are a few more pics of the new controller:

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