Adam welcomes EGM's Shane Bettenhausen and IGN's Greg Miller to discuss the new DualShock 3 controller.
.. and must say I love having rumble back, much rather the heavier feel and the plastic is no longer semi-transparent like the original.
Very happy I grabbed one.
I can take or leave rumble. If sixaxis is a cheaper option im going to continue to buy that until it's discontinued and I love the long battery charge of sixaxis. On Wii i can get about 2 play sessions and then I have to charge the damn wiimote because rumble really takes a toll on battery life.
You'd be surprised how long the DS3 lasts. It may even take the win for a longer lasting charge than the Sixaxis. The DS3 did have a slightly different looking battery in there when I opened it up.
I had no idea the Wii mote was so bad on batteries.
My 360 controllers with rumble last forever on two cheap AA batteries that I buy in bulk at Costco at $11 for 48 of them. I get a boat load of play out of just one set. I takes me FOREVER to use the entire 48 pack up (actually, I am still on the 48 pack I bought a little over a year ago.
I agree, the Wii is by far the worst on batteries, luckily i use rechargeable batteries on it (which could be why the battery life is so bad). But didnt Gamepro do a comparison where they had the sixaxis doing worst than the wiimote? That's bullsh!t! completely and utter bullsh!t! from my experience the sixaxis lasts waylonger then wiimote (but the 360 controller does last the longest). And am i the only one who likes the fact that the sixaxis is light? I prefer to use my wired 360 controller over my wireless one because it is lighter (even with the weight the wire adds to it) and i dont have to worry about the batteries. But wires are messy, i must say, lol!
I really HATE the cheap light feel of the PS3 controller. It just feels like it was made for delicate use.
I LOVE the heavier feel of the new DS3 (and of course the rumble). It feels much more solid in my hands and that alone really attracted me to the new DS3.
MGS4 uses the rumble really well. great to hear. i picked up a ds3 yesturday to reign supreme over my 2 sixaxis only controllers. gonna pick up another in the coming months. i havent owned 4 controllers for one system since Dreamcast. RIP Dreamcast. you are missed.
Still bust out the old Dreamcast occasionally for some 4 player Power Stone fun :)
yes power stone was awesome. reason why i bought the DC. mine fried...so away it went to the game console heavens. :(
how is sony eatin their words ? didnt they bring it back cause fans wanted it back ? . . . i didnt miss rumble, i could have lived without it ..but its nice to have it back .
They said rumble was last gen and motion sensitive was the future.
Rumble is last gen, but just because it is doesn't mean it's bad, it's a step in immersion, same with motion sensing.
It was a spin on Sony's part. But we all know it was because of the legal issues with Immersion that caused them to leave rumble out. Sony was just covering up.
I agree. They didn't eat their words. They just didn't expect gamers to cry about it as much as they did. So they listened to the consumer and brought it back.
Got 1 last night and it felt nice and solid + the overall buttons and stuff felt smoother too me. i really like it just played rv6 and i felt the rumble.
Just got mine last week, it's nice to have rumble once again.
Why is Uncle Fester and Andy Milonakus on there, lol I really wish Sony went the extra mile for the dualshock 3. It's just the dualshock 2. Really, I just want a more convenient way to recharge the controller (removable battery, longer extension cord, can charge without the PS3 needing to be on) P.S. Sony should of offered some kind rebate or credit towards those who already own a sixaxis. They have just been ridiculous this generation of hardware Also, what's up with the bluetooth connection? Both the sixaxis and dualshock 3 lose connection from time to time.
good point there
Just buy a longer cord, they sell 'em for $10 all over the place. Or do what I do and plug it into your laptop. Mine is always on the ottoman right in front of the couch anyways and it charges it just fine.
I haven't tried charging it on my mac. I think it's lame on Sony's part for not providing a charge cable with each controller (it probably cost them less than a dollar to manufacture). I only have the one that came with the system
I agree with you. I was surprised when I opened up the sixaxis I had bought and there wasn't a cord inside. That kind of pissed me off. I do wish the cord was longer, but at least you can charge it off any USB and that is a major advantage. It should work on your Mac.
PS3 sucks and 360 has true next gen graphics
I am one of the thousands who would like to know what your post had to do with this article
In the 8 months, and 5 hours of gaming a day, I have never ever once lost connection to the controller.
I don't see how I've gone through 4 controllers 2 sixaxis from launch. 1 dualshock3 from Japan, and 1 North American dualshock 3. Every single one would lose connection (last for about 5 seconds, which usually caused my character to run in circles or continue moving in one direction) once every 1-2 hours of gameplay. My friends have all had the same problem (even game sites have noted the problem).
had an issue with the controlers. They would only stay connected for a short period of time. In fact I beat Uncharted with the usb cord connected. I finally exchanged the 40gb and I haven't had a single drop since. Maybe it is the bluetooth in the PS3 and not the controllers. As far as how often we use the PS3, I couldn't tell you the last time it was shut off for more than a hour or so. No one in my family even watches t.v. anymore.
Since i havent had controller issues but i guess it involves more around the signals that go around your ps3 than of the functioning of it. a friend had problems when he conected it near his wireless hub but elsewhere it was fine.
Mine have only started doing it. It worked fine for over a year, but just recently the main controller I use has done it every once in awhile.
so did Microsoft also get into similar problem with Immersion since Xbox also utilizes vibration feature? or was Sony specifically targeted.
Microsoft got into similar problems as well but they settled with immersion pretty quick, but for some reason sony wanted to see if they could win and fight it out in court.
After which, Microsoft sued Immersion and I haven't heard anything about it since
Yeah I completely forgot about that. They must be in some sort of stale mate or waiting for the courts to become available. The same thing has happened with the epic/silicon knights lawsuit, both sides agree to disagree with nothing else happening.
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