Razer, one of the best, if not ‘the’ best producer of pro gaming peripherals for the PC has finally shifted its skills into the game console market, and with this unveiling two new products exclusively for the Xbox 360.
Nice. I may pick up one of these controllers. Razer make awesome products. I use a DeathAdder mouse for PC gaming. So wonderful!
Looks great but the price of that headset??? I hope they consider making a PS3 controller with the same button/stick layout of the 360 controller. The PS3 controller is the poorest designed controller ever made. Sony should consult with people who actually play games to design there stuff and preferably someone NOT in Japan. Form follows function, not the other way around Sony.
here take this flame-proof suit quick
Razer make awesome products, my Lycosa is an epic keyboard - good to see console people are being spoiled.
don't worry about them blind sony fanboys. I like the PS3 myself, and have owned a PS and PS2. I always hated them Playstation controllers. Even back then, it seems that N64's and Dreamcast's advantage was controller design. No exception this time around. I read an article about Raven controllers that might map a 360 layout for the PS3. I'm buying it day one.
no offense cez, but you have blind fanboy written all over you (and your comment history). i would have to say that the original xbox controller was the poorest controller designed.
You say the ps3 controller is the poorest design ever and that sony should consult actual gamers to make there stuff then u contradict urself by saying "form follows function, not the other way around" i hate to break it to u but the 360 controllers only advantages over the ps3 controller are its form (which is actually still debatable) and the top trigger buttons (LT, RT, vs L2, R2). the Ps3 controller has a far better d-pad, and far better analog sticks, Longer and convex instead of concave both of which make them more precise than the 360's analog sticks. the dead zone on them is also noticably lower. the ps3 controller also still has arguably the best physical design and before the 360 came out its design (ps1/ps2) was considered hands down the best design by most gamers. to say its the worst design ever let alone bad functionality wise over the 360 controller is pure idiocy.
16 buttons, 2x 360 degree analogs, soft L2+R2, vibrations and sixaxis sensor
and yet the Razer will blow the DS3 out of the water. have you ever used Razer products?
Why are you marketing Sony?? for shooters 360 controller is better & more comfortable!! Thats why pro gamers use it!! DualShock 3 works & charges on PC but really isn't used much.. But anyway Razar makes some of the best stuff!! Only took 1 week to implement this!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Here come the bubble eaters.. I hope this ecomes more popular!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... action @ 5:11
I can use my DS3 as a PC control and play my PS2 emulator games on my computer. It has alot of uses. Razor isn't even that good, Logitech rapes them. Logitech > Razor Logitech G9X > Razor Death Adder
Pro gamers use the 360 controller since they only play xbox version of games or xbox exclsuive. The PS3 controller is better. The analog sticks are more accurate and you dont need FPS freeks for it but with those on you are even more accurate. The only thing I like about my xbox 360 controller is that its more comfortable and it has better triggers. Everything else is worse.
And that's all I'll ever need.
peripherals are not needed since the official products are very well built. A shame that Dual Shock 2 built quality as being degrading each year. My DS2 i bought in 04 feels much better than my friend´s DS2 he bought last year.
I like to play with my joystick. OT: That controller does look pretty cool, no love for PS3? @newtype TBH I haven't tried any 3rd party periphs this gen so I can't really comment.
Razor, meh. I prefer logitech.
The DS3 is fine the way it is(other than the triggers). Razer knows that and other companies have made real triggers all ready for DS3 so there is no point in brining a razer controller to PS3.
I need a new controller, I'll probably get this.
hope the controller comes out in the UK looks like they have fixed the stupid d-pad issues of the normal xbox 360 controllers i have bought 3 controllers and all suffer from this issue the problem is the d-pad sits to far to the left so when you point it left it hits the plastic rim so you have to press allot harder and still sometimes it doesn’t work where as the right side has double the space thanks to that offsetting and only requires a very small nudge to work and im not a FPS only gamer i need my d-pad allot more than someone placing claymores/c4's
That was the only problem Microsoft needed to fix with the Xbox Slim, was update the controller with a new D-Pad.
Glad to see I’m not the only one who has the problem though it sucks that others have it, however I guess they make allot of money from that small “error” probably done on purpose IMO,
Ah, Razer - technically brilliant, but 90% of their stuff is ugly and cheap-looking.
I would say it's the other way around. Their shit looks hot, but doesn't innovate at all. Their mice lack buttons. No special features/functions on their keyboards. They are also the masters of excessive packaging (I work in a PC hardware store). That controller looks awesome though. If we start carrying it, I may have to check it out.
IMO their mice look plain and flashy (in a cheap way) at the same time. They look like basic 4$ mice with cheap-looking lights thrown in.
When I need to replace my 360 controller I may pick one up - shame they didn't make a PS3 one too, I find it's sticks could use more tension.
they may do eventually. The 360 is still viewed as being the console for competitive play though imo, particulary with shooters so unsurprising they went for the 360 market first.
For $10 than a regular 360 controller it's tempting for the looks alone, although the idea of adjusting the tension on the analogues + customizable buttons is cool. Might well get one next time i need a new controller
look at the D-pad on that thing...it's just so awful.
if that's awful how do u feel about the current 360 dpad??
oh im waiting for the response!
I was hoping for a release date or something, but this is relatively ancient news now. (As in I was looking forward to this at around Christmas). Still, the Onza looks like it'll be really good and it's actually a very good price.
Looks like a standard 360 controller with a marginally better D-PAD. Maybe the deadzones on the sticks are lesser, but that wouldn't be much of an advantage as the software-side deadzones are built around the standard 360 controller. I understand that the other products from this manufacturer are innovative,but looking at most of the peripherals linked above, there unique selling point is that innovation. It looks like they will lose that USP producing on consoles. I guess they're kinda limited by what Microsoft say is allowed on a controller. *shrug*
so yeah im definitely getting that controller! *crosses fingers* heres hoping that they make one for the ps3! other wise i may have to buy one of those ps3 360 controller adapters. it looks freaking awesome.
120 for a stupid headset?! Holy shit, and people buys it?! D: