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UGO: DualShock 3 Controller Review

UGO writes: "Despite all of Sony's efforts to imply that rumble in controllers was a "last generation" feature, a very large lawsuit was the prime reason for the lack of vibration in the controllers that shipped with the PS3. But they sensed motion, so that was plenty, right? Erm, not quite.

Considering the rumble is the only possible reason you'd pick up the DualShock 3, it's pretty underwhelming. Compared to the Xbox 360's rumble, which feels like a miniature horse bucking its way in the palm of your hands, the DualShock 3 feels more like a slightly agitated cockroach that's had one too many mochas. You can feel it, sure but in games like Resistance you really should feel like you're blasting away with a machinegun, instead of feeling like your cell phone just went off in your hands. I'd say the rumble is on par with the Wiimote's rumble, which is to say, pretty forgettable."

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Marceles3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

"I'd say the rumble is on par with the Wiimote's rumble, which is to say, pretty forgettable."

What controller has he been holding?? Maybe I should give him mine since his is broken, the DS3 is an amazing controller. He also sounds bitter because of:

"...a very large lawsuit was the prime reason for the lack of vibration in the controllers that shipped with the PS3. But they sensed motion, so that was plenty, right? Erm, not quite."

Despite how much he hates Sony or whatever grudge he has with them because of this, the DS3 is an improvement on features and quality compared to the Sixaxis and delivers what everyone has been waiting for, and arguably better than the DS2...maybe other than the back triggers, but B- ? meh...

ThatArtGuy3424d ago

It's definitely better than the DS2 hands down! (Pun intended.) I have no idea what's wrong with the reviewer. He's a little too jaded, I think.

wAtdaFck3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

"Compared to the Xbox 360's rumble, which feels like a miniature horse bucking its way in the palm of your hands, the DualShock 3 feels more like a slightly agitated c0ckroach that's had one too many mochas."

Is he correct in this sense however?

*the editor read "c0ckroach" as "c-o-c-k" lol

Glad to be a gamer3424d ago

Do you actually think there is anything wrong with the Ps3,its controllers or any of it's exclusive games?

InMyOpinion3424d ago

Try the 360 controller side-by-side and you might understand his opinion better. Or not =)

MikeGdaGod3424d ago

the rumble didn't seem as strong as it was with the 360 controller or DS2. then i played Warhawk and DMC4 and i was shocked. the controller rumbles extremely hard for those games so i think it just depends on the game.

Marceles3424d ago

It sounds like you're asking "are you a PS3 fanboy?", which is yes I'm a Playstation fan since I've been playing it for a decade...anyone who's played games for the last 10 years likes Playstation and always had good stuff unless you're a PC gamer turned console gamer or you just totally hate Sony as a company for killing your family or for personal reasons...but I'm not a blind fan and I own and have owned each system, you can check my track record on my profile. PS3 has its problems like every other system and I would have ranted in a 360 controller review if they added motion controls but for some reason the reviewer found some stupid reason to hate the controller..for this reason since it didn't come out at launch.

But, I'm just annoyed he is hating on the controller because Sony didn't add the rumble on day one, and making bad analogies of what the rumble feels like now that he has a chance to bash it. It's like if I was complaining about HDMI on the new 360 models. It's an improvement on the system but yet someone has to bash it in some petty way. "When I use HDMI on my PS3 it looks amazing but when I use it for the 360 ugh...it looks like I'm watching the Andy Griffith show through a fogged up kaleidoscope" It's just....stupid.

Glad to be a gamer3424d ago

I ask as all your posts ive seen from recollection are pro ps3 regardless of an articles positive/negative views on the ps3 and validation from factual content.

What are the negative points to the ps3 from your perspective?

Did you happen to be one of the guys that were saying rumble is last gen or u don't care about it when the six axis came out?

Seems to me that no one can critise the ps3 in any way without one of you guys going on the defense. I dont get it. I have a 360 and have tried out the DS3 and can honestly say the rumble is weaker in the Ds3 then in the 360 pad.

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Asurastrike3425d ago

Honestly I don't care about rumble. I just need a second controller, and why not get rumble if it's the same price?

DailyAddict3424d ago

I'm sort of wondering if the fact that most of these games were not really "built" with rumble in mind (it was just merely added as an afterthought for if/when rumble would come back) if that's the case for weaker support. I can even think back for PS2 and certain games felt a lot different. Some games incorporated rumble very well, whereas others didn't. My guess would be that none of the games that are out now that "support" the Dual Shock 3 were actually built with it in mind. I'd be willing to bet that future games will support it much better.

PikkonX3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

I doubt it was an afterthough for many of the games on the list. The developers have known about rumble long before it was confirmed to the public by Sony. There was even a Haze video last year around July that showed a vibrating Dualshock, but they blurred out the controller(not well enough apparently). DMC4 was certainly built with rumble in mind since the 360 game has this feature.

tweaker3424d ago

If you want a stronger vibration on the DS3, open up your DS3 controller and replace/re-solder the right-hand vibrating motor with an old DS2 left-hand motor. The left-hand motor should have the bigger weights on the tip. I did this is mod on my DS3 and I can surely tell the difference especially when playing Burnout Paradise and Condemned 2.

Frances-the-Mute3424d ago (Edited 3424d ago )

if only it was a b!t cheaper for me

*editor read b!tch from "bit" and "ch-eaper"

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