Professional Dual Shock 3 Review
I saw this review 3 days ago..
when the video plays
i didn't missed rumble i could of live without it but its impolite to turn a gift down so thank you sony
I am not paying extra for something that should have came with the system. Sony just likes gouging people. 30 to 50 bucks for a mic that it doesnt come with. 20 bucks for a cable it doesnt come with and now 50 buck for a controller it doesnt come with. And not to mention 40 bucks for a half a game that people will repay for again when the actual game comes out. So basically 100 dollars for the actual game if you buy the first release. I guess they have to pay PSN some way,i think i would rather spend 3 dollars a month for online service and pay 60 bucks for a game. Than to pay for the same thing twice and get online service for free.
Ummmm... you don't have to buy any of that stuff to enjoy the system do you? You can make a case for the headset, but Sony doesn't have the market cornered on bluetooth headsets. Most civilized people have a bluetooth headset sitting in their "cell phone grave yard" that is the one I use. I know some people who use the old Socom headset from Playstation 2. U don't want Prologe than wait till the full version comes out. If you don't want to buy a Rumble controller than don't. Game companies are in the business to make a profit, it is silly to say otherwise. Both MS and Sony sold us the system at a loss, so in order to remain in business they have to SELL us MORE CRAP! there is your lesson in common sence, YOU are welcome!
The DS3 is coming packaged with future PS3's. You got the controller you paid for, if you want the new one you buy it, it isn't rocket science.
My guess the only reason it didn't come with the system because of the law sue they had. They lost just before the PlayStation 3 was released so they had to settle that first. If you're talking about Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Sony is only publishing that game. Like Halo 3 it wasn't made my Microsoft it was made by Bungie. Plus you don't have to buy it if you don't want to. I see it more of a beta version than a big demo. With PSN they have micros-transactions and XBOX Live subscriptions / micro-transactions to earn their money. Which one do you think will cost you more in the end?
you know you can use any bluetooth headset right? you dont need to buy one, plus the charging cable comes with the ps3, also the charging cable is just a standard cable, i have about 3 dozen here in my house alone. plus its a prologue its the same game with less content, its to hold you off until the actual game comes out and that only happens with GT series. also the games are the same price for both consoles
Sony wouldve released the DS3 controller at launch if they didnt have those lawsuit problems with the company that makes them.
Look everyone the PS3 is just now getting rumble, oh how advanced PS3 truely is, I guess the next gen can start now. /end sarcasm Pathetic
Rumble is nothing but a device that adds an extra level of immersion into video gaming. Nothing nesessary, nothing I missed in particular. Its nothing 'advanced' in the way you put it, as some of us would have liked rumble to be put away for good. The ignorant notion your blathering about that 'nex gen starts now' is rather one started by Sony, and being the corporation they are, they're doing what you'd expect what a corporation would do. Nothing different than what another corporation did when they downplayed HDMI, emphasized the 'uselessnes' of 1080p, and expressed the worthlessness of the functionality of utilizing an HD format. In fact, nothing is more ironic when that same corporation smacked themselves in the noggin, and began to introduce what was already applied onto the PS3, onto their own precious console. So really, your post screams hypocrit.
I never really missed it when in a game, but it's great that it's back.
hmmmm... so now we have extra immersion due to Sixaxis AND rumble well more advanced than the 360 anyway i just threw a grenade at a group of enemies in Uncharted by tilting the 6axis forward- it felt really immersive and cool and my controller rumbled because i had the DS3 and that's the kinda stuff that makes me prefer the PS3 over the 360
Look everyone Mr. Marbles is trolling PS3 news again! Aren't you surprised?! /end sarcasm. Pathetic.
You know whats really next gen 7.5 GB of disc space i mean forget the 9GB PS2 and Xbox used last gen its all about going less now. Oh how advanced the 360 truly is. Its all about that sweet next gen Compression. / End Sarcasm Pathetic
Cool. When will the 360 be entering nex-gen, Marbles? Did you buy an ENTIRELY NEW CONSOLE to get HDMI yet? Did you buy an HDD yet? I guess they finally entered nex-gen when all their consoles finally had wireless controllers, right? I guess WiFi isn't nex-gen, but DVD9 is. Awesome.
And they say i've lost my Marbles!!! ;-D It's the Perfect controller for the Perfect Console PS3! ;-P
Im sorry, but whats the point of this review, why not just review a PS2 controler?
I never realized rumble was so next-gen and advanced that it was a necessity to play video games.
But I'm going to buy it anyways. For one, I'll finally have a second controller in case of multiplayer (offline), and two, I'll have a brand spanking new controller that's weightier, rumblier, and untransparentier, all just in time for the big games that matters - GTA IV and MGS 4.
I feel like he's about to start explaining car specs or commentate horse racing.."the sticks feel better...and now way they go!" And he's wrong about the rumble...play Motorstorm, GT5 Prologue, or Uncharted with it and it doesn't just rumble...separate sides of the controller shake or one part shakes more than the other depending on the situation
the ps2 controllers had the same setup, one side had a single weight, the other side had 2 weights, this gave them the ability to have weak, medium, and strong vibrations.
yeah, the only difference is the DS3 can have one side weak and another strong instead of the DS2 where both sides have the same settings at the same time always
motion is the best , the rumble aint that great
hahah becasue motion control just sucks right? Wrong. Fortunately in the PS3 I get BOTH hahahhahahaha. Don't worry Microsft will follow the leader and put it in their controls sometime in the future. PS3 FTW. Xbox For the FLOP. btw the PS3 controller isn't made to fit into YOUR WHOLE PALM LOL... it lays across your fingers!!! Learn how to hold it right and its extremely comfortable!! It doesnt go into your palm just your fingers wrap around the bottom!!
I see why some ppl are excited about rumble. Not me though, I usually turned it off on DS2 controller, I thought it was kind of annoying. the motion sensing is a great addition and I think devs will make great use of it eventually. I think the only thing problematic with motion sensing is the high sensitivity to motion. I believe however that could be solved with a firmware upgrade. Anyways, glad to see Sony listening to their customers and fans.
Listen back at 22 secs! Its classic!
you're too much right! but hey, I read somewhere that the triggers were harder to press although he didn't seem to comment on it
yeah i thought that when the mention them. I hope its true though!
@ no fans land: I think the triggers seem harder because its new, my ds3 triggers (had it for 3 months) were harder but now they are exactly the same, to me anyway.
"ever so slightly" i dont know why but that made me chuckle a bit
you can modify them with add-ons (like the ones that came with PSM3 a while back) personally, i love them- they're really great for FPS and Racing games
unless you have small hands
One advantage for the SIXAXIS is longer battery life though. But it's a small price to pay for a sturdier controller with rumble.
Turn the rumble off if you want. Then you got the same battery life.
tru man, lol, never thought of that. bubble up
I'm not sure if Sony put beefier batteries in the DS3, but I don't see a battery life difference between the SixAxis and The DualShock 3, and I've had my DS3's since mid-November. But anyways, you can disable the rumble function in-game at any time using the PS button menu.
Got mine a very long time now. So much better with vibration, also that bit of weight helps a lot. But expect everything to look so much the same ( build, quality... ) Only difference is the DualShock3 logo - that's all. I think the Sixaxis might be canned after they release the DualShock3 or just die a meaningless death - or maybe not especially for those who don't give a hoot about "rumble"...
since you have a DS3, are the R2, L2 harder to press? is there a noticeable difference?
and I haven't found the triggers any harder to press or different from the Sixaxis at all. The DS3 is truly the best Playstation controller to date IMO.
I'm getting a dualshock 3 when it comes to america. I might import it though, who knows. The PS3 seems to following the footsteps of the PS1. Getting rumble later on. It's top two exclusives being metal gear solid and final fantasy, there are several similarities. Maybe the PS4 will follow the PS2 in that regard :)
Professional What?? I was expecting c-net or somebody that reviews stuff for a living, but anyways DS3 Rocks I just wish COD4 can hook us up with a little patch....yea right who am i kidding
an amateur video sure but i found it informative and he really lay into it- even told us about the opacity of the two controllers (useless, but whatever)
the R2 and L2 are completely different it feels alot better than the crapaxis
To NoFanSLand - the main reason it is still harder to press on the DualShock3 is because - the L2/R2 trigger design, the "bulge" which is shaped inwards - ( that is why we encounter slippage ) needs to be *re-shaped outwardly. This surely is one concern Sony needs to fix. The only solution is to buy an aftermarket add-on/clip-on that fixes this issue.
why is the "bulge" shaped inwardly? if we press hard, our fingers slip. Did they do it inward to make it the most identical possible with DS2? They should have done more like the Xbox 360.
@12.1 I think the assumption that they wanted to keep it as much like the PS2 controller would be a correct one. It was what the "fans" demanded as at the time there was still rampant chatter about how the PS2 controller was better than the then recently released HUGE Xbox controller. So, you get what you ask for. Myself, I like a little meatier controller and truth be told, I think most of the Sony people did too but felt it would be giving points to MS. Regardless, I will be picking up the DS3 soon. Rumble really does bring the game to life a little bit more and having a heavier controller will be nice too.
Sounds good. DS3 I guess is worth it. I still wonder not that it matters to me. Does anyone know that the SIX AXIS might get discontinued by Sony and replaced by the new controller aka Dual Shock 3? I still thought the boomerang was the best design in my opinion but who cares it's gaming.
But I don't care much for rumble anyway, never has. Other than that the controller is perfect. The triggers are great, I don't like the ones on the 360 controller.
Rumble is a last-gen feature.
It's not. ;)
neither is a harddrive or a larger storage medium lol
i was hoping, that they fix the horrible analog stick sensitivity from the sixaxis, which is also why many people are saying it isn't good for fps games (i played COD4 on my Xbox360 and also on my PS3, and the difference is quite big with the same settings in the game). Or they could implement at least some special settings in XMB for the analog stick acceleration...
This guy should go on top gear, his voice would be perfect for that show, its soo damn British.
Suprisingly thats sounding british in england isnt that unique.
Finally PS3 has a real gamers controller again. PS3 is getting back into the game. The biggest problem with the sixaxis was how hallow and fragile it felt. It felt like it was gonna split in two pieces. Now every PS3 should be packed with the Dualshock 3. No future PS3 adapters should have to face the sixaxis. Sixaxis production stop now please.
All the kiddies who need their hands to shake in order to tell that they are getting shot, are so far from real gamers it isn't funny. Real gamers recognized last gen that having a vibrator in their controller made no difference and shut it off. And they can continue their production of the SixaxiS, as I am not fool enough to waste money on a feature I could get from any proper adult video store for cheaper.
So because you like the little rumble and the added feel it brings to the game it makes you a non-gamer? Here I thought a gamer was simply anyone who enjoyed playing games. *shrug*
You said in your comment turn rumble off. Then why in the heck would you buy the controller if all your going to do is turn rumble off. Unless you ride the little yell short bus.
People prefer the sturdier feel and weight of the DS3. It's a superior controller, and every PS3 owner should have one. He's not stupid, you're just short-sighted.
2 months back from playasia.com i could not wait for it to come here...now if they just release those darn psn credit cards and im set
What I'm happiest about is the quality improvement in the plastic. I always hated the cheap transparent plastic on the SixAxiS, it's really good to see that Sony stepped up and used the quality stuff in the DualShock 3
the controller isn't transparent. it's translucent. i know thats anal but it had to be said. long live solid snake.
I have had a DS3 for about 2 months now. It's sturdier, the plastic housing isn't transparent, the triggers feel like they have slightly more resistance, and the rumble is very refined and pleasing. The battery life difference is negligible....the insanely long USB cable I have allows me to play with it plugged in from the back of my room anyways. Overall, it's definitely more dense....you can feel it. And that makes a good difference....it feels like you are actually holding something in your hands, lol.
EVERYONE BUY A DS3!! Even if you have a 360, you'll just want to buy it because it's so much better than the 360 controller!!!
but I wonder how the Boomerang controller felt. I'm one of the few who didn't mind the design. Oh well. still getting 2 DS3 day 1.
i got my sis to get me a DS3 when she was in singapore for a day it is pretty decent, but i definitely noticed the weight. after using a sixaxis i spose that's to be expected btw, i put tekken 5 into my 60 gig and the DS3 had rumble for it, which i thought was cool
The Playstation controller is terrible for many types of games its too cheapy, triggers are awful and the sticks are terrible and in the wrong place, the controller just does not feel meaty enough.