"A wildly amusing set of three stress tests on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wiimote: how well do they hold up to gamer temper tantrums?"
lol stress test. Wii controller is the one to be concerned about. http://www.wiihaveaproblem....
I'd say the 360 controller is the one to be most concerned about. The Wii controller probably breaks easily but I bet more 360 controllers get thrown than any other. Every RROD has to end with at least one thrown controller.
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Maybe I'll pick that game up tomorrow. I got the same deal for Assassin's Creed at Target right after Christmas. I think it was $38.99 though. Maybe they should create an area just to list special deals on games on n4g.com.
well i have stoped now. i destroyed my sixaxis with a swift downward swing and COMPLETELY BROKE THE LEFT HANDLE OFF but i was able to salvage the internals and put it in a ps2 controller and it felt better anyway. i now have a 360 and did the same thing i did with the sixaxis to my 360 pad and all it did was pop open a bit but it pushed back together easy. 360 pad halo edition(green one) is as strong as master chiefs sales!
Xbox controllers have always been built like tanks even more so with the Xbox 1 controllers I thought they were over designed.
yes i agreed. thats why there are so many FPS games.
The thing is xbox controller is like a tank is simply because its a brick that you used to play games with just for xbox only, isn't that right everyone?
Its funny because just a minute ago my friends xbox 360 controller had popped open and now, when you shake it, it shuts down.
"Xbox controller is built like a tank" Too bad the actual console is built like sh!t
Those controllers could take a beating, I once threw one clean across the basement,bounce of the wall, hit the floor,bounced few more times, plugged in worked fine, repeat many times lol, still worked ^^
its obviously more delicate than the rest
The six axis is the weakest one. One time I was playing Cod4 or Restiance some guy killed me in a wall. I chcuked the controller at the wall the R2 and L2 buttons broke.
I hate to admitted it but I tossed my PS3 controller to the ground once while playing Ass. Creed and broke the L2 button. Still not to happy about that. I was able to fix it but it's not as responsive anymore.
All pads WILL FAIL if they meet my rage... its durabilty is irrelivent... the pad WILL die at my hands (although next gen pads are wireless so i cant do my sledgehammer move... well i could with the wii nunchuck)
Thats just funny....sledgehammer move.
lol that was funny, have a bubble =)
My poor snes pads, they suffered my rage with Fzero's last tracks
As you said, any controller can be smashed into pieces, particularly if you have to let go some steam... But every controllers built to date,for every game consoles, was designed to last long enough. Is there anybody here who never drop one on the floor?? They are designed to handle your typical usual every day drops, and that's all I ask from them...
Ok wow.. How about dont throw it.. Hmm problem sovled.. STUPID ARTICLE.. Punch the couch or something... Stress test more like IDIOT TEST.. HEY MA I Threwd Me Controller and it brokted.. IT HIT WALL IT HIT WALL.. HEHE
The controller is the closet thing to you and its in your hand. Thats why people throw there controllers.
gotta relieve the anger quick. it's the fastest solution. But ya, I broke my SIXAXIS controller into pieces. That is never gonna happen again.
Im holding a broken ps3 controller in my hand that my lil brother flung while playing a game and the R2 and R1 side is completely ripped off. Im going to see if I can buy a controller at best buy and replace the new 1 with the broken 1. Anybody think they will let me swap it or tell the difference???
buy the BEST BUY WARRENTY.. it covers everything.. then call em and tell them it broke.. send urs in and get a shiny gift card.. i do it with headphones all the time.. once i sent in a pair cause i ripped the cord.. i got a shiny gift card
I bought a replacement sixaxis controller just to have a spare in case I have a friend over or I get pissed an decide to arnold schwartzeneger my controller. Well back in october that happened, I was playing warhawk and a guy was doing the tank glitching crap and I split my controller in half! It wasnt easy but I was so pissed. So I used my original that came with the console and about 3 weeks later I slamed it against the wall and the little piece that seperates the l1 and l2 buttons came off but so far that is the only damag its had. I decided to buy another replacement and havent had any issues since then... These controllers are far to expensive to replace every month....
well thats what im gonna try and do when the DS3 comes out hehe. I know im not the only one thats gonna give the ole switcharoo a try. If your smart you'd do it at a place like K-mart or wal mart 90% of the wal marts around don't even give a rats.
They should test the DS3, i find it much better built than the sixaxis
Playstation controllers are sh!t. Played on them a couple of times but it feels cheap, triggers are bad... "The Verdict: Kaput. The SIXAXIS was unable to stand up to our rigorous stress test, just as its Dual Shock predecessor was when pitted against the turtle-like boss in Shadow of the Colossus. (You know, the one with all the geysers on the ground and it flips onto its back and you climb up and if you fall off while it's turning over you have to do it all again and oh my god.) A new SIXAXIS will be required to play future PS3 games." Sad. The 360 is also king in this department
How can you say if you never had a PS3 contoller in your fat hands?
no mate whats sad is you proclaiming "WE WIN" in a basically non-existent "department" an Xbox 360 "win" is like sex to you apparently because you love to point it out at slightest mention of the scales tipping in it's favour now THAT is sad
You're an idiot. Sony makes the best controllers of everyone. If you want to talk about junk look no further than the Xbox and 360 controllers. Just pitiful pieces of junk.
Sony makes the best controllers? LOL. You mean the weightless, cheap-feeling pieces of junk with no real triggers or vibration? Those ones? Haha, is that why 99.9% of people prefer the xbox controller, and there are mods on putting your PS3 controller internals into an Xbox case?
Wow, I am so glad Im not the only one that looses it in a game. I only have one controler for my PS3 and it didnt start receiving damage until Fifa 08, I just feel somehow people have some type of cheat online. After a while a tried to control my temper so I dont finish breaking it since its my only one and it still works good even though its craked. I just dont want to buy a new one until the DS3 comes to the US. Hopefully I can keep controling myself since really its just a game but you get into them and take it personaly. I will look into that best buy warranty someone mentioned, might be worth it.
Yeah I'm in the same boat. I stop myself from smashing my last controller. Waiting for the DS3.
i havent check it yet but I bet they made xbox best?!
wow i guess some people just get REALLY bored that's some pretty pointless test if i get angry i always make sure to never harm the controller- instead i have a cushion propped up at which i throw the SIXAXIS, which is later followed by *feeling embarassed* punching myself in the face (don't ask) and kicking the nearest object next to me (broke my damn laptop that way) main culprits? Gran Turismo (still love it) and moherf**king San Andreas (damn Zero's missions and having to f**king drive back to the motherf**king mission start EVERY SINGLE TIME)
Haha...I should try that cushion thing. My temper used to be really really bad, not so much anymore. I remember having issues with Linux on a computer that I had built. I ended up opening it up and punching everything inside and throwing it in a garbage can...
Broke one my my PS2 pads. god i hated those missions
"The Verdict: Mixed. The Xbox 360 control pad scored the highest of the three controllers, by far, on issues of performance." "Impact on Performance(360 controller): None. In more than a year since performing the test, researchers have observed no discernable loss of function in the Xbox 360 control pad -- all the more remarkable considering its grievous exterior damage. One might have suspected, at the very least, that dust and other environmental hazards might have found their way into the delicate circuitry at the controller's heart. That has not been the case." "The Verdict(PS3 controller): Kaput. The SIXAXIS was unable to stand up to our rigorous stress test, just as its Dual Shock predecessor was when pitted against the turtle-like boss in Shadow of the Colossus. (You know, the one with all the geysers on the ground and it flips onto its back and you climb up and if you fall off while it's turning over you have to do it all again and oh my god.) A new SIXAXIS will be required to play future PS3 games."
you play fifa.. how lame, EA crap.. get PES for real football experience!
I have never played PES but I do want to try it out, I never get bored of playing football games. PES still hasnt been released here in the US so Im waiting for it. Since Fifa was out first for the PS3 since october last year that is why I got it.
Fifa sucks PES is still king- you should upgrade immediatley
you can get PES2008 on ebay since it is going to be released in the US sometime in March. I know I'm gonna get it on ebay. P.S. Fifa is arcade style football (soccer) ewwww
... a round house from Chuck Norris could break any pad and at the same time complete the game
sh1tasses feels like weightless sh1t! LOL.
@BrianC6234 - You're so predictable.. I didn't even have to read your comment to know it refers to the RRoD... But, anywho, now all MS has to do is make the insides of the next xBox to work like the controllers, like a charm.
If all the Xbots would shut their mouths I wouldn't have to do it. They're the only reason I do it really. Too many of them. We have to fight back for the side of good over evil.
i get mad at a game I beat the $hit out of my Dog
i own a pit bull he would mess me up
i think PES is called winning 11 in the US... i have heard that FIFA is actually the better of the 2 games this time (but previously PES pwned it)... well i have not played any of them so no comment from me but i have heard good things about FIFA this year
I have spiked controllers three times: --Spyro the Dragon for PS1...it wasn't the game that was giving me difficulty, it was the cheap, 3rd party controller, one that had a bad left thumbstick. Funny thing was, after I spiked it, putting a small crack in the outside casing, it WORKED FLAWLESSLY. I am NOT kidding! --Prince of Persia for Xbox. Kept losing my grip on a wall and falling to my death. After the tenth time of this happening, I spiked the controller. Cracked the outside, but I was able to pop it back together. Still worked. --Gears of War: Trying to kill Raam, and not knowing that the Longshot and Torque bow could penetrate the Kryll shield. Died about ten times before spiking my controller. No damage, and I killed him with a combination of Lancer fire and a grenade tag.
lol Spyro was a great game as for POP- it was the Dahaka chases in warrior within that bugged me, i always mis-timed a jump or something
I have to laugh. My controller has taken a lot of abuse. It's now held together by super glue and electrical tape... I would just buy a new one, but I am waiting for DS3. Think they will do a trade in? haha...
Too many of them?? There's more PS3 fanboys on here than xBox fanboys.. The two worst on the 360 side are theMART and POG.. Sony side Darksniper,Kaz Hirai, Sony Soldiers, Mr PS3 want me to keep going?
Wait! You actually need controllers to play video games? I just stand in front of the TV and do some basic warm ups; the enemy on the screen usually drops dead after that.
I'm not surprised by the results. The SIXAXIS is made from a cheaper transparent plastic. I've already totaled 2 of them since last November. Christ I need anger management
If you throw controllers, you're a f*cking BABOON.
The xbox 360 controller is more durable than the console itself(Red Ring of Death ftw)
I've dropped/thrown/twisted/beat up my sixaxis and it's still using like new. If you throw your controller against a wall at full power or even half power then your controller doesn't suck...you do...and your a dumbass.
I've had quite a few controllers over the years. I've never thrown one angrily, but here's how mine have done over a test of time, and frequent playing. SNES pad- simple little pad, tough too. original one that came with the console still works. Genesis 6 button pad- Same as the SNES really. Saturn 6 button pad- My personal favorite fighter pad, I still use it to this day on any fighter I get with some handy adapters. Overused and works like new. N64 Controller- A one of a kind controller unlike anything seen today. I've worn out an analog stick, but it's still usable. PS-X Dualshock- Piece of junk, Broken several of these just with normal play. Buttons stick or stop responding, D-Pad wears out, analog sticks would get loose. fixed some button/D-Pad problems by taking apart and cleaning (did find a PSOne pad that was really tough for some reason, even used this on PS2 games that supported it. still works) Saturn 3D controller- ah, the granddaddy of the Gamecube and Xbox 360 pad's... with the most comfortable analog stick and analog triggers I've ever used. Used this quite a bit, still works fine. Sega Dreamcast- Good controller, I preferred the saturn 3D though. Analog stick wasn't as comfortable, I wore out the plastic around the stick, but it still works, not loose at all. nice. PS2 DualShock2- Looks the same as a DualShock... time to improve... or not. This one broke just like the original, but faster. I had an analog stick get so loose, you could move forward by tilting the controller forward. When I try to take it apart to fix it... the screws strip like butter. If you have a PS2, get a logitech. GCN controller- Great pad for action games, inspired by sega's Sat/DC pads Analog stick is greatly improved from the N64's. It's alot like the dreamcast's actually. The same controller I got with my cube, i still use with the Wii today, and I played quite a few GC games. Good durable controller. I know I compare analog sticks alot, because it's the most easily worn out part of a controller. I've only had button trouble on sony pads. And most recent are Wii & 360 controllers. They haven't been through the test of time yet, but my only complaint is that Left on the 360's D-Pad had trouble within a week. PS3 I haven't tried yet, but going by my record with sony's stuff, what I've read here, and what happened to friends controllers... PS3 owners, be prepared to buy lots of replacements, or get a logitech one like I did PS2. I know this is long, it's all based on my personal experiences. Your luck and results may differ. Thank you for reading my review.
l1 button popped right out but I was able to snap it back in works fine still... Had to use a knife to snap is back together too case kinda came apart... Damn Warhawk cheaters
Hah This is like Saying an SUV is a 'safer' vehicle than a regular car. Cause the much heavier 360 controller does damage to what its hitting and not so much to itself. What about when u drop the controller on your foot, would you rather have a six-axis fall or a 360pad? I guess the 360pad would be better cause its far more important than your foot(or your buddy you throw it at cause he beat you)...
Reminds me of the previous gen console stress test where the gamecube could take a full shotgun blast or be cut in half and still work, surprisingly.
That thing was a tank. Not quite as good as the Gamecube, but it still got shot with rifle and shotgun shells, thrown out windows a few stories up, against walls, etc. and still worked. stupid X clamps...
Worst D-pads ever. The best controllers ever made are the Saturn Controller and the Wavebird.
Edit: I deleted my response as I see they did in fact test all three controllers. Now the article makes sense to me. LOL
Im not trying to be a fanboy or anything but i still have my original ps one controller that i got on the day the ps released and it still works just as it did the day i got it my gf still plays the ps and ps2 everyday and they both work fine.Maybe im more carefull than other ppl with the property i buy.
On the day PS was released? If you're talking about the PS-X, I don't believe you, there's no analog sticks on that one, (they were added later after N64 introduced it) what can you still play with it... maybe a few fighters that use a D-Pad. If you mean PSOne (the smaller model), I believe it. My review, (#13) I mention my PSOne controller that still works fine. God I wish they would use that mold again for controllers. For using it on the PS2, lemme guess, the PS2 controller that came with the system wore out, and you discovered the PS1 controller worked on quite a few games? Thats what happened to me anyway.