From Kotaku.com : "Sixaxis is the worst name for a controller in the history of the world, whether you spell it entirely in capital letters or no. Luckily, the Sixaxis also appears to be the worst controller in the world, so it's aptly named!"
I'm working on a "pleasure device" called the SEXAXIS
I'll judge for myself when I get my PS3.In my opinion the PS2 had the best ever pad,and I can't see this changing.The Xbox/X360 are awefull pads.
Xbox360 is one of the best controllers out there. The dual shock is a good controller, but taking into consideration the changes they've done with sixaxis. There's a chance they did mess up all the good the dual shock had going for it.
How a controller feels in your hands is purely a subjective thing. The size and shape of your hands also make everybody's choice completely unique.
Having said that, I must admit that I had essentially ignored console gaming until the s-controller for the xbox came out and the 360 controller is even better (for me).
Personally, I refuse to use a controller with convex analoque sticks which unfortunately eliminates the entire playstation line...
I tried the "PS3Fans MOM" pad just the other day! The tilt was a nice feature, but without the rumble, there was just no "force" feedback, which left me quite disappointed. Will never pay to use that again.
Your posts are pointless. "The Xbox/X360 are awful pads". Well thats utter b*llox. I had absolutely no problem at all with even the original Xbox pads (ya kno, the jumbo jet ones) The xbox360 ones, well, they are close to perfected. Sure, the PS2 pads were great! They were brilliant for games like FIFA and PES! but as soon as i got a 360 pad in my hand, it just felt right. I think i fell in love :-P
the ps3 probably will be fine, but i gotta say the 360 pad is the best ive used ever, and ive had nearly every console! but i got a 3rd party 360 pad for wen my batteries run out and its utter [email protected]
rj81 - Is it shaped like the PS3 boomarang controller.lol
the ps2 pad is far better thant the xbox360 pad. how can the ps3 pad be not so good like a xbox360 pad? i am sure it will be the best pad ever !
I have played with the PS3 controler AND IT IS THE Best if they had trouble wit the L&R then thats rubbish, or they have never held a ps2 pad !! plus its the same plastic as xbox contoller (tht aint too bad) and its hell of alot lighter! ur only goin to miss dual shock on grand torimo but this controller will make you forget
Well I dont believe it will be the worst controller ever and I also don't see how an informitive article wrote by any one would write that. I do see some weaknesses in it like the thumbsticks. I am really not sure how that is going to be good for an FPS. I also do not see how the Xbox 360 pad is an aweful pad. I have been using it for almost a year now, its great. As far as the Ps3 pad being aweful I will hold judgement till I play resistance. Even then, worst controller ever I doubt it.
they should have worked a little harder on the controller if there is so much bad things about it, according to ign
hmm, i guess you just missed the remaining 90% of the actual article, where ign had nothing but glowing praise for the system itself? besides, this news was posted a couple of days ago...contained within the REST of the article.
the x360 controller is the best gaming controller ever. but i would hardly put the playstation controller as the worst. i think the worst would be the gamecube. i hated it when i had my gamecube! main reason i got rid of it...
Did any one ever play Red Faction on the PS2 which was a fps, i never had a complaint about the controll system for that, seemed fine, how about i tell you the Xbox pad sucks for racing games, it doesn't but PS2 pad is better for racing games and fighting games ect, that xbox pad was designed for one reason fps, so it does them best and not much else best!
I personally much prefered the xbox pad for racing games, I cant use the dpad for racing games and I found the PS2 thumbsticks to be very unsensitive with a huge spot in the middle where absolutely nothing was detected! Games which require delicate control systems in racing such as moto gp are best on xbox pad, however, fighting games and football games are much better on the PS2 pad.
The 360-controller is next gen, the SuxAsses aint. How fun can it get playing Motorstorm with no rumble? The tilt is just a cheap gimmick, and the controller itself a last resort as they had to drop the ridiculous spaceboomerang.
so u say the 360 controller is next gen? well, tell me one way how 360 conroller is any different from the xbox controller besides a new white paint job? anything? no? exactly. at least sony is trying something new (and YES it is new. sony did not copy the wii)
The gamecube controller fits your hand like no other controller expect for the Xbox 360 controller. The PS2 controller is not that bad but its gonna be the same but lighter and no rumble.
The PS2 controller is good but the analogs are too close and hurts after about 45 min.
The 360 is the best so far. The only thing that is next gen is the ergonomics and the guide button.
The PS3 controller is a dual shock shell and titling its self to hell. (Its lame)
The Wii is the only true next gen joystick. It has a 3d motion device and rumble and voice activation.
thats my biggest problem with the ps3, the position of the 2 sticks. My thumbs hit each other alot and it's feels akwards sometimes using them. The D-Pad is good for playing arcade type games since they are 4 way not 8 way like the x360. I also didn't like the fact the ps controller didn't have triggers which I loved on my xbox and xbox 360. It was hard playing driving games (ridge racer not included) with buttons.
Anyways I feel the xbox 360 is the best controller I have used so far, it feels natural in your hands and all the buttons are laid out nicely. I hated the black/white buttons on the xbox 1 controller but they are nicely LB/RB on the x360.
If anyone wants to know how the ps3 controller feels, try getting your hands on a ps1 controller with no rumble and it's basically the same weight. Doesn't feel to good, because it feels to light and arcady but give it sometime and I'm sure it'll be fine (I hope for the sake of some of the PS fans here)
the only controller you can spell backwards to say the same thing. Look another plus on it's side!
Makes the claim that the playstation controller is the worst ever look really stupid.
it's an article from february. doesn't mean squat since they hadn't had any time with the ps3 controller then. who cares anyway? are sony fans going to boycott the system because of the controller? doubt it. i never had a problem with the original xbox controller which was hardly bigger than the dreamcast pad. the pad is a slightly altered dual shock. i don't see too many people are going to be bothered by it. i don't own a ps2 so the dual shock was just different. i don't think it sucks, i just wasn't used to it because i hadn't used a similar pad since ps1. it's just a matter of what you are used to and comfortable with. ps2 owners should be fine. the 360 controller took a little getting adjusted too, but it's fine.
It's basically the same controller they've had since '97, it's just lighter, and motion sensing has replaced rumble. Anybody who wouldn't agree that all of those controllers in that list (well, maybe somebody likes the duke controller) are much worse. The person who wrote that kotaku article is guilty of both fanboyism and ridiculous hyperbole.
The 360 controller is awesome, much better than the crap they had on the origional xbox controller! But the PS2 was/is the best controller I have ever used and IS the standard to which other controller are held! Not to add its the blueprint other companies use to make their controllers. I have not used the PS3 controller so I will hold off judgement until I play it. Everyone who hasn't played the controller and has nothing but negative comments needs to be more objective because your talking about something you have NO first person knowlegde about! Patients is a virtue Nov is right around the corner!
we haven't had a good debate in a while. the ps3 controller would probably be bad for me just because i'm not used to it, but i don't see it being an issue for people with ps2s.
The PS3 will probably be up there though. I am still really pissed about losing rumble. I do think that motion sensing is trully next-gen, but without the weight of rumble, it will just feel cheap.
Although the 360 controller was a huge step in the right direction for MS, I still don't like it as much as the DualShock - that will probably be remembered as the best controller for all generations.
I wouldn't be surprised if they were holding the controller wrong too. I don't think people realise the shoulder buttons are best used with index fingers, not resting your index and middle (or 2) fingers on the buttons at all times. That goes against the controllers's center of balance. Index fingers,guys! It's funny when you see an Xbox fan try to hold one of those controllers...
Duel Shock is the worst low quality anologe poorly shaped small POS ever!, it's one step over a NES pad. They feel like garbage. That motion BS will get old also.
(Keep moving, folks. Nothing to see here.)
What ever you're point is that doesn't change the fact that the Duel Shock sux ballzz my brother has a PS2. Using it is like playing on a NES pad 4real.
Sorry, I still don't understand you. I don't speak wankese. And what's this "Duel Shock"? Is it anything like the Dual Shock Controller?
"SIXAXIS? More like SUXASSES, am I right?" lol I hardly think it sucks, but if it is slippery and light it would feel cheap and be annoying to play with, I used to only play with a ps2 controller and I loved it, it was perfect and I hated the Xbox one, it was huge and hard to play with and control, but than when I switched to the Xbox after my ps2 killed its self for the 3rd time and I got used to it, than the 360 controller improved on that and it's about as perfect as it gets, FOR ME, I don't know personally now I think the ps2 controller is just too small, and my hands are not that big either
They can't say crap about the console so they attack the controller? Again? God, it's like this crap just keeps going on and on.
Come on, it's Kotaku, inventor of nearly every negative PS3 rumor known to man. They said Cell was downgraded, that RSX was downgraded, that development was too hard, and then that Cell was downgraded again.
PowerofGreen: "Duel Shock is the worst low quality anologe poorly shaped small POS ever!, it's one step over a NES pad. They feel like garbage. That motion BS will get old also."
If you're holding it like an NES pad something's wrong with you. As for the motion stuff, I see you don't have any positive opinions about Nintendo or Sony.
I have no idea WTF you're saying but the articals about the Sixaxis A.K.A. Duel Shock.
So, they just cut-and-pasted from ANOTHER gaming new site...TOP journalism there, guys!
Anyway, the biggest problem I have with the Sixaxis Of Evil is that there's no rumble. Well that and the analog stick placement. Parallel sticks SUCK, IMO. Hopefully a 3rd party PS3 controller will come out that mimics the 360 pad layout. I'll be rocking that one.
from logitec. usually pretty solid.
EVERY atari made controller(2600 to jaguar)and small controllers made for adult hands.but on a side note:gamecube had stupid face buttons,dreamcast had a stupid rumble add on that only rumbled the top,xbox "duke" had stupid teardrop buttons but i like it better than controller s.ps1 and ps2 didn't have triggers for racing and flying games.nes,master system had rectangle designs that cut into the hands and the n64 had the dumbest design for hands"hold it like this for this"hold it like this for this."but loved that nintendo pushed anolog,360 you have to buy batteries or rechargeables which is expensive and dumb.they are not all perfect.but to stick to the article,the ps3 controller(ps2-ps1)are not bad controllers.not perfect for fps,but good for almost everything else.for people to say it sucks for fps but like 360s.i could say that it sucks too when mouse is better.adapt.that's what gamers do.that's why i play them all.
Here in the UK I paid £10 for 2-pair of 3200mah
NiMH rechargeables for my 360 controllers. I get 30-40 hours from each charge (with rumble). Seriously, battery life and cost is just not an issue these days. Just be sure to buy decent NiMH types and not Nickel Cadmium's.
That site is garbage do they have nothing better to do? No fake stories to make up this week i guess.
well, Kotaku...go ahead in your fits of jealousy and hatered...Hah ! if it ain't 'No HDMI in PS3' then its 'LUCKILY worst controller ever'...man I'm tired of this retard press and critics trying to tame Sony down...enough already damn it ! Sony is THE beast and even when its not even launched PS3...its the most talked about system in the entire world, may it be sites...fansites...rival sites...media or direct conversation. Sony has brought down every doubt themselves with bringing everything they've promised...Online is ready, blu-ray is in there, backward compatibility is of kick-arse level, procedurally generated content based games are damn present in the launch titles, all devs speak of its greatness, all hands-on tell of its quality...so using the word 'luckily' is fuc*n lame...its rather offensive. To hell what the critics say, I would personally enjoy each and every landmark Sony makes with PS3 from this day onwards.
Duel Shock like controllers suck ass. Theres no getting around it. It's a sloppy design defenatelly not built for high proformance next-gen tittles. It looks so clumsy that the motion function will be a mess with tittles that require complex use of the pad or good old fashiond button mashing.
if you actually bothered to read it, it's actually a quote from IGN and their ps3 hands on...but of course most didn't bother to read it, you just saw something negative about the ps3, and opened the gaping wound that is the sony fanboy mouth. Kotaku just made fun of it, which is what they do to everything, as that is the type of site they are.
@21 - almost all of the articles on here are submitted from other sites moron. the news is submitted by the members here. someone else who doesn't read i guess.
and DJ, everything negative about the console has already been said, do they need to say it again?
jees guys, so some people at IGN didn't like the controller, maybe you will love it, who cares, it's their opinion after theirs hands on, have any of you tried it? can you say you love it/hate it? if not, then quit yapping and keep waiting, your console will be here...sometime anyway.
"@21 - almost all of the articles on here are submitted from other sites moron. the news is submitted by the members here. someone else who doesn't read i guess."
I know that sh!thead, I PUT news on this site.
I was referring to K O T A K U's "article", not this site, you deformed fetus! I meant that it was lame how THEY merely quoted someone elses article instead of having one of their own.
God, you're fu*king dumb, you're reading comprehension is non-existent.
See, you thought you were gonna come in here and gush out some kidney-stones of wisdom, drop some knowledge, right? But all you ended up doing was making yourself look like a fool who can't even take the time to READ something properly BEFORE sh!tting out his worthless opinions.
...the SNES controller is the best controller evar.
I don't hate the PS3 but i really don't want the HD-DVD or Blu-Ray to be in gaming until the PS4, Nintendo Me and the Xbox 720. I still support HD-DVD but that does not matter. I want the PS3 and Sony to prove to me that good enough games will come out fast enough to prove that the "Cell" and "Blu-Ray" is worth the £425. Graphically both consoles will the same. I think that Sony have a long way to becoming on par with the Online service that MS delivers. This generation is about many things:
these things are gonna help change the gaming industry, sure the Wii does not have HD resoultions but i think that the Nintendo Wii motion sensor is so much better than the SIXAXSIS. I'm going to get every single console but at the moment i have the Xbox 360 and i'm loving it, i have been in the next generation since feburay 2006 while others have been in it since november 2005. But i'm ready for the PS3 and the nintendo Wii.
While I personally give the ps2 controller a 4 out of 10 for me, I will say that the game cube controller is by far the worst of the bunch and it feels so cheap and plasticy.
The original Xbox controller was/is awesome and the new Xbox 360 is even better but to call the ps2 controller as worst of bunch isn't a true average of all persons.
Everytime I play it my hand gets cramped, and it is too small and my fingers hurt trying to fit them somewhere. The Gamecube controller is aight, but the 360 controller is the best controller ever made. It fits perfectly into your hand and doesn't feel forced.
sega's six button controller for genesis and the redesign for saturn were the best controllers.schmi77y05,you say the 360 controller doesn't feel"forced"?.you're "forced" to buy batteries.you're "forced" to buy rechargeables.that's "FORCED" to me.it's a good controller,but not perfect either.
PS3/PS2 controller sucks ass no matter what you say.
$600, Right? No rumble, Right? Too light,Right?How is this happening ? For $600 you'd think
they'd get it right! Isn't it all about comfort
and performance? I have to admit I'm disapointed if this is true.
Give it up. PS3's quieter, emits less heat, has more features, and it's more powerful. THAT's what the $500~600 pays for. Attacking the console by saying the controller's too light is uhh...what exactly are you doing again? =P
BTW, everything about the 360 controller is perfect except the fact that the L and R buttons are way too high up and thin. That and the whole pay $20 to charge the controller thing, but that's minor. Often times I forget that the L and R buttons even exist and just end up using the triggers instead. Microsoft almost got it perfect, but messed up in some key areas. The lack of pressure sensitivity can be added to that list as well. Very comfortable casing but...yeah. The PS2 and Xbox-S controllers are still my favs.
I didnt like the Ps2 pads, my fingers hurt after a while, because it was designed for people with smaller fingers. Honestly, im not being a fanboy, when im watching TV, i sometimes hold my 360 controller because its sooo comfortable. Anyone saying that they are uncomfortable is just a useless fanboy who hasnt actually used it. I do admit that im an xbox fan, but that doesnt mean im automatically going to shun the other consoles controllers. Im going to go at them with an open mind, jerks.
I think some people who have only played the 360 demo pods might get the wrong idea about the controller. Microsoft fixed the controller at an awkward angle and way too low for people of average height. Often wonder if they did that on purpose to stop people hogging the demo pods!
The one thing that kills me about ps3 fans is they are always saying stupid sh_t like the "ps3 controller is the best" or the ps3 is way better than the xbox 360. How the hell do yall know. You haven't even played the ps3 yet. I would believe IGN over any of yall immature little whiny as_ses, because they have played the ps3. You have not so GET OVER IT!!! For everyone saying the xbox 360 controller is not that good you might need to go buy a xbox 360 and try it out before you go criticizing it, because I have a xbox 360 and it is the best contoller ever made. It was rated pretty high by a lot of people including (IGN). The funniest thing is this Christmas when im going to buy me a new game like say (GOW)for my xbox 360 all you PS3 fans will be standing looking at the (5) PS3 games and wishing you had a console to play. Sorry Sony but your Little Blu-ray bullsh_t player does not impress me.
i have one the 360 controller is good but i have also played with the PS3 controller and its got something it hasnt, I was a E3 and the tilt motion controller is the nx gen (i agree wii is better) but will it be! they wont let anyone play wit it! X-box has had its year it has now nothing new and they will have to upgrade it wwit these plug in drives and rubbish, sony is the best in this line of work Microsoft stick to computers thats wat u do best!
I was Playing somekind of fighting game. Capcom's fighting games use to hurt my hand because of the corners of the d-pad especially for Charge-based characters. Now in tekken it was decent but when it come to Best Controller evar i have to give it to Sega Saturn S-Type then Xbox 360 Wireless...............Cause its wireless,has no lag,Feel Sweet like a Motherfuker and Chicks Dig it.
WE are talking about the controller here not the console. My point was if your going to be NEXT GEN, then why screw up on the controller? Why say your going to be better tan the 360 or Wii,then take rumble out of your NEXT GEN controller? Then the price of the whole package comes into play...doesn't it? $$$600$$$???? I'm still going to buy the PS3,but NOW I have to buy an after market controller too! Why is that okay with you? Sony should have asked if WE wanted a light,non rumbling,size limited PS2 controller with motion sensing . We are the ones who are going to use it! If it wasn't an important issue why are so many gamers upset about it?
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