Teiyu Goto, a Sony engineer who had much freedom to design the original PlayStation as well as its controllers, actually explains that the PlayStations' iconic button shapes weren't just arbitrarily picked—they actually mean something.
sony thinks everything through Sony: "Good Bubbles, good boy" Me: "*panting*"
You're truly there whipping boy.
If you read the article you'd know that Sony was opposing the design but the wise designer stayed true and didn't let them change it.
Gotta admit that's creative too the max. I never would have thought of that
You are just not creative...LOL.
fkin brilliant lol
1st console = xbox 2nd console = xbox 360 3rd console = xbox 360 Triangle?
OMF lol, nice find :)
in greek, delta IS a triangle. Xbox Delta o__O
they shouldn't have used the [O] O = red ring of... ?
They obviously stole the green from the triangle, so they did copy every button.... :P Unfortunately Red is a more common 360 colour, since... well... you know...
Pyramids, Saturn, The Sun and the Cross.
Jesus, Buddha, Shiva, Allah, Krisha, Satan and Frank
its a legendary controller, But yeah its gone old now and uncomfortable the triggers are awful trying to copy the superior xbox 360 pad even with the home button in the middle... Heck there are some ridiculous trigger attachments on PS3 controllers lol They need a redesign for next one Xbox 360 controller has won awards so comfortable and nice.
what kind of awards did the 360 controller win? Now I know that the dualshock won an emmy award once.
Wow the dualshock 3 is the only controller design that has stood the test of time.. Its about as close to perfect as anyone has come.. Only advantage that the 360 controller has is slightly more comfort in the palms but it creates alot of sweat due to more contact... I love my ds3 and I am so pleased with its design...
crap double post.. ahem mhhhhh.. that snes controller looks awesome...
Cool. You learn something new everyday
I've learn a new thing today! :D
THE MORE YOU KNOW...
ain't that the 6 button Genesis controller?
It's crazy lol, I like subconsciously for some reason knew that. Whenever I play a new game, I almost always know the basic controls. Like I always assume triangle is to change camera etc, X-jump,action etc. Pure genius.
and when browsing menus X usually means to proceed while O means go back. Yes & No
X - X  - Box O - 360 Δ - LOL
Hahaha, I'm laughing my ass off! :P
lol good one xD
"I now know who to pinpoint my anger towards for the fact that Sony still has the same basic controller design, a decade and a half later, when Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller is much more comfortable." *takes hammer to 1up's servers*
i swear dude... they just haaate anything about PS.
and the contributor didn't even link the source correctly your supposed to have the gizmodo article as your "via"and the 1up article as your source. the gizmodo article doesn't even have the full interview.
When Sony announced the PS3, they revealed it with a new, very different controller that looked a lot more comfortable. They got criticized to no end for the "batarang" controller and bowed to the pressure by changing back to the traditional design. Here is that (almost) new design. http://www.joystiq.com/2007...
yup, I remember seeing it and thinking "well, they wouldn't change the Dualshock for no good reason". At the time I worked in a GAME store (urgh) and the amount of people who came in to mention how it looked awful, and said almost word for word the criticisms some sites had listed. Funny how after about 5 seconds of talking and making them stop to think they agreed with me.