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Chatpad and Halo 3 accessories arrive next week

Microsoft has announced that both the Chatpad and the special Halo 3 accessories, which include a wireless headset and two controllers with artwork by Todd McFarlane, will be available starting next week on September 4th. While we've known about the Chatpad's launch date for a while now, the McFarlane controllers previously had a launch date of September 18th and the wireless headset was listed only as "early September." Maybe Microsoft figured gamers would want a new controller to go with their new Chatpad. The controllers also come with a limited edition figurine of Master Chief, which may cause Halo fans to overlook the less than stellar artwork. The controllers and headset will run for $59.99 each, and the Chatpad -- which includes a special wired headset -- will retail for $29.99.

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8-31-2007 @ 12:58PM

Jkelly888 said...

im going to bew getting the spartan controller not because of the figure but because i need another controller and i like the art

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Edog Lost2

8-31-2007 @ 1:02PM

Edog Lost said...

Yeah I agree with J Kelly.

I really like the art work. I don't understand the negative reaction.

I'll most likely pick up the Spartan one. I like the composition a little better.

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8-31-2007 @ 1:06PM

Jeff said...

Anyone know if this chatpad can be used to enter names of game saves, or other non-chat use?

I would guess that it does, but I'd like to know for sure. Thanks.

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8-31-2007 @ 1:06PM

murph said...

chatpad FTW!

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8-31-2007 @ 1:08PM

Josh said...

The Chatpad is really sweet but I just don't think I'd use it that often.

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Elliot J6

8-31-2007 @ 1:10PM

Elliot J said...

there had better be black chatpads to go wtih elite controllers right off the bat. I don't want to have to wait a few months for them to get released damnit!

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8-31-2007 @ 1:14PM

rockeranimefreak said...

Chatpad!!! i really wish i could afford a Halo controller to play Halo 3 with... but sadly I cannot.... So I will buy Halo and play with my white premium controller muhahahaha!

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8-31-2007 @ 1:14PM

Tony said...

I'm just not willing to spend $60 on a controller, special art or not.

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8-31-2007 @ 1:17PM

Matt said...

I wish the green Halo 3 controller was being released by itself. Does anyone know if it is?

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8-31-2007 @ 1:18PM

Blucuzzin said...

won't this make it easier to cheat in ranked matches such as gears of war? i hope they implement some type of block during ranked matches.

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8-31-2007 @ 1:21PM

xenocidic said...

@10, call me stupid, but I'm not sure what you mean?
how would the chatpad help them cheat?

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8-31-2007 @ 1:30PM

blamecanada said...

Yea private chat would be easier than messages.

I'd prefer if they sold the controllers that come w/ the Halo Edition 360 (just olive green). That's why I want the headset but not so much the controllers.

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8-31-2007 @ 1:38PM

Marty said...

I agree with Tony, $60 is double the price of a normal controller, and was ready to buy the halo 3 wireless headset until I found it it is also a RIPOFF at 60 dollars. come on man that is horrible pricing.... they are milking halo 3 franchise for all it's worth and it makes them look like money grubbing sell outs

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Magic Whiskey14

8-31-2007 @ 1:57PM

Magic Whiskey said...

I'll be getting one of the two Halo controllers for sure. I need a second one and honestly, I like the idea of the slick, smooth plastic sheen instead of the textured matte on the standard wireless controller.

Plus, the artwork kinda reminds me of those van murals people used to paint on the side of old rustbuckets..that has to count for something!

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Bryan T15

8-31-2007 @ 2:01PM

Bryan T said...

Only $30 for the chatpad? Sold

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8-31-2007 @ 2:04PM

nerdron said...

I hope the chatpad is a hint that they plan on adding web-browser to the system...

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8-31-2007 @ 2:10PM

Anticrawl said...

Heh, I've had the chatpad preordered and paid for for a good while. Can't wait to get it wed.

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8-31-2007 @ 2:26PM

Mauricio said...

hey Sensei. Can i use the chatpad to replace my fullsized keyboard on my PC? if i had the Wireless attachtment of course. that would solve my non-desk having issue with a keyboard.

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Richard Mitchell19

8-31-2007 @ 2:28PM

Richard Mitchell said...


I think you can use the Chatpad for all text entry on the Xbox, so yeah.

Not positive, but I'm pretty sure you can.

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8-31-2007 @ 2:38PM

HigherBe1ng said...

I was gonna get the chat pad, but the other day for sh!ts and giggles i plugged in my wireless usb keyboard, and to my surprise it worked perfectly! the windows button even acts like the guide button... Therefore no need for the chat pad kthxbye

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