Microsoft goes baller with chromed out 360 controllers

When we're not busy ghostridin' the whip or gettin' that skrilla, we're making sure to accessorize with chromed out bling. We also spend quite a bit of time looking up how to awkwardly use terms from terrible rap songs.

Given that, you'll understand our excitement this afternoon over Microsoft's announcement of chromed out Xbox 360 controllers. Better yet, said controllers feature the updated D-pad that Microsoft added in a new 360 controller back in 2010.

As of now, the "Special Edition Chrome Series" wireless controllers will run $54.99 ($5 more than the usual wireless controller price) and are expected to be available at some point in "mid-May." Colors and availability vary by region, according to Major Nelson. Why anyone would want something other than what you see shining above, however, is beyond us.%Gallery-152030%

This article was originally published on Joystiq.