Gametrailers.com recently had an opportunity to try out a near-final version of the PlayStation 3 controller. We were impressed by the subtle changes to the Dual Shock's winning design.
sounds good. the ps2 controller was the best. but now the ps3 controller will be the best.
Maybe the dual non-Shock.
this controler could still get a suprise change before launch .wait and see...
This new controller will be perfect for the game I can say I'm most excited about which is LAIR!! The conrtoller will make flying with Dragons a whole lot more fun!! If they can get LAIR released before the holiday rush I think it will be Sony's best flagship titles for the PS3 and really push the interaction with this new controller to new heights.
The improved analouges will most definately make Lair a smoother game.
Good news, however as 3 said, there could still be surprises.
Personally Im glad Sony, didn't go with the "boomerang" shaped controller....however I did wish the PS3 controller would have had a new look this time. The good news is that this review says the controls are smoother than the PS2 controls,and overall is better, but I still think they have to get the "shock" back in the controller......now that would be a nice surprise!
Hell yeah !
I agree, it would be nice to have a new design, but I wouldnt want anything too different from the Dual Shock.
Oh yes... having Shock back would be class.
They have added a button to access their online services. Good stuff.
gameplay footage of Lair. I have seen one trailer and it didn't say if it was gameplay but it looked like CGI. If someone could please show me a link to the game and the words "Gameplay" by it or around it. I have read editors comment on the Trailer shown at E3 and they all say its CGI video. Thanks in advance.
why does the controller look just about identical to the ps2 controller? Is Sony running out of ideas for innovation? Don't bash me. Its just a question. Its the next gen. We were using that controller since 2000. Its 6 years going on 7 years later and we have to look at the same controller again for the next 5 to 6 years? That deflates my excitement in getting this new console. And I commend them for adding the button for instant access to internet like the 360 has and the motion sensing like the Wii has. But please make some cosmetic changes to the 6 year old controller. Its the Next Gen. Do it big Sony.
i'm glad they replaced the 'analog' button with a new Home button. I mean, everybody uses analog. There was no reason to have the option to turn it off.
I was about to flame you, but I wont.
The reason they kept the same controller ?
When they designed the boomarang everybody was in uproar.
Theyre going to play it safe this Generation.
Duel shock better be more sensitive then the PS2 version of the pad. They still feel like sheit in you're hands. I just don't see button mashing with tilt. Don't bash I had the controller so i have right to give this opinion.
the steering wheel.if it is not broke,why fix it.if you sell 200 plus million systems and everyone is used to it by now.why change it at this time?most felt that it was comfortable.would i like to see something different?sure.like changing it to be like the excellent force feedback that you find on pc controllers.but they are expensive.i would only change it if your going to go in the direction nintendo is going.
evolve.how many remember the first'd' pad controller sony had?then the analog controller.then the dualshock controller.they may change the ps3 controller later.
I love copying other ppls ideas. From Wii "wii" took the motion sensing and from the 360 "wii" took the center button. Just wait what we steal from the others in the next next generation. I hope we get there... Buy my gri- COnsole
Hands on report???? Don`t need one!!! It`s the same damn controller since ps1!!!!!! We are tired of that damn thing already!!!
only if it is an imporvement over the existing design. And I have to say that the PS2 controller is one of the best controllers (even 3rd party included) I have ever held. Logitech's designs are always a touch better but since I am so accustomed to how the PS2 controller is layed-out (and the fact that getting older means it's getting harder to learn new tricks), I am very happy with Sony's decision. I can't imagine adding any more buttons or sticks, so motion-sensing seems to be the next logical evolution in control pads. But to be fair, there's always the chance that the light weight makes the controlller feel cheap and flimsy. That and the fact that there is no rumble are my only 2 concerns (whereas if they added the rumble, it would probably solve the weight isssue....I'm talking to you Sony!!)
yeah, i agree. It's just the same without rumble. Controlling the dragons in LAIR through motion sensing will probably be badass though.
You call this news..... I just looked at my dual Shock they look the same I think.....lol unless the PS3 controller is suppose to be "next-gen" ..umm I'm not sure
OK "BREAKING NEWS"
"Fanboys you can orgasm looking at your PS2 controller instead of this one"
This is the trailer that Factor 5 showed at E3 in all its hi-def glory.
It's from the guys that did the Rogue Squadron games on GC, so you know that they have some of the top coders in the industry. Here's another link to the GDC conference video of LAIR that shows the in-game models (they use a Hell of a lot of polys)
I agree. The footage looks too good to believe, but those are in-game dragon models so it's a tough decision. We should just wait and see; i'm betting that it was at least in-engine footage since Factor 5 made it clear that the TGS trailer was entirely gameplay footage.
wow, i didn't know it was in real time. i've always thought it was just pre-rendered stuff, but i guess the youtube.com video proved i was wrong.
Well if they kept the boomerang shape people would have to get use to looking at the controller every few seconds. Now people(me) won't have to cause it's the same shape!!!
rip-off the sness controller then copy the analog stick from nintendo 64 and now they copy XBOX360 with the button in the middel.........how come then dont make a controller thats is unique from the others! ~
o and new controller at work?
you do realize that there are more controllers on the market with TILT function (for pc's that is) i got my self one and it works like CRAP
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