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DualShock 3 Review - 'Editors' Rating: Excellent' - CNET

When Sony's PlayStation 3 came out in late 2006, much was made over the fact that the new Sixaxis wireless controller that shipped with the system didn't offer any force feedback--or rumble, as the vibration feature in Sony's earlier DualShock 2 controller (for the PlayStation 2) is often called. Sure, the whole poor-man's Wii motion-sensing thing (Sixaxis) was somewhat cool, but Playstation aficionados and gaming purists were disappointed that Sony was forced to leave out the rumble because it was involved in a patent dispute with Immersion, the company that developed force-feedback technology.

The good: Wireless PS3 controller with rumble support; slightly heavier, which gives it a bit more heft than the feather-light Sixaxis controller; rumble function added to many existing games via downloadable patches.

The bad: Somewhat overpriced; doesn't come with a USB cable for recharging; rechargeable battery isn't removable.

The bottom line: While it costs a bit more than it should, the DualShock 3 adds the rumble support that should've been present in the PS3 from the beginning.

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sonarus3211d ago

i don't understand why everyone feels the need to review dualshock 3

360Jamaican40GigFL3211d ago

ooooooooooooo its a six axis with rumble did they have to give it a review and congrats to the poster that so enthusiastically put 'Editors' Rating: Excellent'

decapitator3211d ago

:)..Well yeah, the editor does say its excellent.

Farsendor13211d ago

this right here The bad: Somewhat overpriced; doesn't come with a USB cable for recharging; rechargeable battery isn't removable.

so how long does this controller last?

PirateThom3211d ago

Quite a long time, I haven't charged mine for a while and it's only on the second bar.

akaFullMetal3211d ago

its great to have rumble back, but it really isnt a neccesity, but there is a difference when playing with the two

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