PlayThree.net review the DualShock 3 controller for the PlayStation 3. Includes a comparison with the SIXAXIS and a playtest with various PS3, PS2, and PS1 titles.
I've had mine for about a week now and it certainly does make things better... Motorstorm is actually a game and playable now. The tracks in which they were stupid enough to make them too dark and no headlights are navigatable if only because when you're about to hit something solid the controller vibrates like crazy now. So you're warned in advance of how rough the track you're on really is.
Resistance was a totally different experience and I feel bad for anyone who doesn't ahve rumble yet... cause they're handicapped. When I'm shot now online... I easily have more sense of what I'm doing than someone who doesn't have it. you'll know what I mean if and when you get one.
i want one so bad...i think play-asia sells em way to expensive....this is bird$hit, i don't see why Sony can't release it in NA & Europe this year...
Motorstorm has always been a "game", rumble or no rumble. I like the idea of rumble returning, but don't think it "makes" the game. I'll beat you without it any day. Let's go, you know the name. 8D
Its rare for a Sony boy to admit Sony made a mistake good on you
Next gen gaming isnt next gen without rumble...enjoy it PS3 owners...games will all of a sudden be so much better
I think the problem was limited quantities, so I guess they decided to concentrate them on just a few territories instead of spreading them out really thin.
I've had mine for about a week as well...
If nothing else, they will be worth it for the more solid feel compared to the original SixAxis...
Ratchet and Uncharted both rumble, as well as every PS2 game I've tried in my PS3. And it seems like any demo released after the 1.94 firmware update has rumble enabled.
Now if only Infinity Ward would put out a rumble patch for CoD4... :-|
From my experience with ps2 is that like any feature, its only good when used properly. Some games were terible with it, while others were great. I think having the rumble back is a blessing and a curse. Is there a way to turn it off other than in-game options?
Yes, when you push the PS home button, there's a rumble on/off option. Or you can play with the sixaxis and never have to worry about rumble :).
I love the light controller so I will still keep mines but I will get a rumble. I dont really care for it but I will get one.
I'm importing the dualshock 3 second play-asia.com gets it back in stock.
Play-asia.com is in stock on both the Black and Ceramic White Dualshock 3 controllers. If you want one order it now!
Got mine last week and loving it!
$70 bucks on playaisa.com Too much, that blows.
Play-asia.com is cheaper than Japanvideogames.com ($74.99+shipping) and Yesasia.com ($79.99+shipping). When the controller hits North Amreica expect it to be at least $60. So for importing an item and having it months before it is available here I think it is not that expensive.
I was fortunate to pre-order at Play-Asia.com and only paid $59.99 US + shipping. Then they upped the price like everyone else.
Gonna help you all out here.... ( RE-XMA-SAA ) Type that code into this http://www.play-asia.com/pa... and you'll get it for 64 bucks, shipping included. You can also get a white one. Just when you check out make sure you put that code in the box that it applies in.
Thanks for the tip, just ordered a white one. They'll probably retail for $60 over here in the spring anyway, so the extra $15 isn't a big deal to get it half a year early.
Thanks but it still charged me shipping. No worries, I was on the fence until your post, just ordered one.
thanks bro...it's as much as a game it can't get better then that or can it....
EDIT:Whoops, misread it..still, its a better deal.
You saved me money. Just ordered my Ceramic White DS3! ^_^ I'll wait till it's domestic to get the second one (black).
Thanks Gamesblow. I just ordered one using the code as well. I did have to pay for shipping but still only 10-15 more then what they will retail for in the states.
Bubble 4 you.
Thanks for the coupon. I just ordered white ceramic for myself. Bubble for your efforts.
+1 from me. Amazing what $5 off will do. Still $70 for me but I saw it won't be in NA until May.. well worth $20 to get it 6 months early.
Well it helped me 100% finish Motorstorm !
nice one. i still yet to finish the remaining 70% despite owning the game since release date. lol
ordered mine friday and sould get it sometime this week. For anyone else who got one how long did it take to ship because this wait is killing me.
The Dualshock 3 might not see an official release in the West until May! I paid the equivalent of £5 more than a standard SIXAXIS. Why wait over half a year?! You can be playing Uncharted:DF with rumble this Christmas!
I ordered mine from YesAsia.com. With standard shipping, I got it in the UK just 1 week after despatch.
both Black & White are in stock.
Free P&P / S&H
all the best people!
Hopefully i'll get mine this week!;-P (ordered it from yesasia.com) Cant wait! Games seem empty with out it!:-/
I just got mine yesterday. Does anyone realize that the controller really does shake on different sides of the controller depending on where the action takes place? For example on Uncharted, while you're pulling the chains to open the first door at the beginning while you're in the cave with Sully, the controller shakes on the left side on the controller. On the part where you have to shoot the exploding barrel for the column to fall down, it falls to the right of you and that's where you feel most of the vibration. Also, on GT5 it rumbles more depending on which way you're turning. I love it...
I just ordered mine. bubble for you gamesblow for the coupon. $70.00 shipped.
I can't wait!
I thought "RUMBLE" was...
now that it is out....."ITS NEEDED"
pathetic little SONY fanboys...very pathetic!!
Yes...just like an HDMI port
What the hell do you care?
That joke was so last gen i mean come on everytime one of you bring it up it just shines a light on Microsoft and their claims that HDMI isn't needed nor are bigger HDD's. Just kill that mess it only causes everyone to laugh at Microsoft in the end my friend
Oh yeah and Microshit is any better. MS said an HDMI port wasn't needed for this generation and then they bring out an Elite model with an HDMI port and a larger hard drive (which MS also had said that a larger hard drive wasn't needed, just buy another 20gig and swap them out)
Did I hurt SonyFanbiotches feelings here?!!
Its funny how u guys bring up the 360...did I mention anything about how great the 360 is?!! I have ALL the consoles and I can make fun of em if i want to. My point really here was to SLAP Sonyfanbiotches around because it was them that carried the "Rumble was so last-gen" quote from SONY. My PSN: SickWidIt420 My LIVE: Fullyloaded420
You are giving 360 folks a bad name and only encouraging PS3 fanboys to do the same thing in 360 articles.
PS3 said rumble was last-gen 360 said HDMI wasn't needed.
Both have switched positions and it happens all the time. I'm glad Sony put rumble back and I'm glad MS decided to use HDMI.
i got ds3 and im happy!
I was just wondering if you were to choose 3 PS3 games now, which would you guys choose (since this is a PS3 related issue). I've got the chance to get 3 new games for about $110 w/o any restrictions from Toysrus. So far, I've selected Uncharted, COD4 and Ratchet...... But I also really want Assassins Creed and Heavenly Sword. Please help!! LOL Please, opinions are appreciated... please consider their "replay-value" in your opinions. Thanks!
dont get me wrong i like assassins creed but heavenly sword had a more compelling story to it.as for replay value i still play it for a quick hack n slash session every now and again but if your the type of person who rushes through to beat a game and wont replay it dont bother because it is quite short . very good but short choice is yours hope i helped.
3 games of choice would be uncharted cod4 and heavenly sword.
I have Assassin's Creed, and although I think some of the reviews were a little too harsh, it is pretty repetitive and no real replay value. As far a Heavenly Sword, I think you will be able to pick it up pretty cheap in a couple months when the real big titles like MGS4, DMC4, Army of Two and others hit the shelves. I think we're about to get buried in great games, and a lot of people sell off older ones as they beat them to try to keep up.
the "Last Gen" has 2 of those games coming out too....and prob alittle earlier then the Next Gen's delay
WARHAWK! If you get the retail version you'll also get the bluetooth earpiece...and this game has massive replay value. Plus an expansion pack is coming in the next few weeks.
Uncharted is a must for every PS3 owner.
I won't say anything about the 3rd choice...you decide.
(Heavenly Sword is Awesome, but it IS short...not much replayabilty)
No fanboy here I own both 80gb and 360 elite. Sony maked a mistake by not doing this in the first place and it sould come with evey new system in the box, but hey everyones here to make money and stuff their selfs like pigs. So I won't blame Sony to much, just glad they finally wised up a bit.
The Xbox 360 is..SO LAST-GEN! ;-D
at least i have a "Last Gen" with rumble (4 free aswell)
I would stay with the first 3, because I have all those games u just said. Assassins having a bit of problems until a patch comes out ( soon they say ) and Heavenly is good but the first 3 games will keep u busy for the holidays. I would pick those up later.
I got a friend in japan ... going to have him send me two. I need to play Uncharted Drake over with rumble.. should be Amazing..
Oh check this out, tell me what you think - http://www.n4g.com/up/8503/...
"It still has the triggers which were introduced on the SIXAXIS and I don’t like them as they require extra pressure which make my knuckles ache. In this respect I cant help but compare it unfavourably to the Xbox 360 controller."
The triggers make his knuckles ache? This is comparable to the 360 controllers?
Man, I must be like the freaking Incredible Hulk compared to this guy. Get out and do some REAL work if pushing buttons on a video game controller is causing aches and pains. Wimp.
Just used the coupon you gave us and my DS3 will be here in about 5-10 business days :) Man, my wife is going to be pissed. Good thing she will not look at that credit card statement until after the holidays.
Great info man. I think the the entire room owes you bubbl3s.
P.S. - I'll still beat you on Motorstorm w/o rumble. 8D
It adds to the game for sure, but I never felt it was nesisary. I ususally don't even notice it. During all last gen I had a Gamecube and PS2 and I used the Wavebird controller for Gamecube (no rumble) and the regular DS2 for PS2 and I never really felt any "superiority" of the PS2 controller because of rumble
I guess it is a big deal to some people though.
Well with the addition rumble and the other stolen idea of changing the r and l buttons to triggers, sony's controller almost doesn't suck anymore. now if they'd just move the left joystick, we'd be set.
Then again, 360 already has that..and had it since the first xbox. Too bad you can't use that on the ps3.
Pressure sensitivity is huge. So i'm not sure why this guy is complaining about it in the article. For vehicle games where you would like to slow down without stopping, i'm not sure why anyone would want to use a button instead of a trigger. Oh well, to each their own.
hmmm im wondering if i should buy one now or wait for the release in NA
did you get white or black one?
I got my White DS3 from Yes Asia, I would recommend them as they shipped fast.
It looks and feels great, I tested the Uncharted demo and my copy of MGS3 Subsistence with it. The rumble is more varied than I recall rumble being with last gen games, and I'm curious to see how MGS4's directional rumble will work.
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