Microsoft’s Xbox line has a long and storied history, and the Xbox 360 is the console most people immediately associate with the brand, but long before the off-white tower of the 360 took over living rooms, the original Xbox desperately clawed for attention versus the PlayStation 2. That first Microsoft game console was a behemoth, weighing nearly nine pounds, and it launched with a controller that matched its ridiculous size. That gamepad is now lovingly referred to as the “Duke,” and while it was later replaced by the much smaller Xbox Controller S, plenty of gamers still love the Duke’s bulbous form factor. Now, over a decade and a half since its debut, Microsoft is bringing it back to life.
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