Ben Heck stuffs a wired 360 controller in a DualShock 3 shell

Nilay Patel writes:

"We can always count on our man Ben Heck to be up to something crazy in his mad console-modding workshop, and while his latest creation isn't as wild as the PS3 laptop, it's still good for a double-take -- check out this wired 360 controller shoehorned into a DualShock3 shell, complete with green LEDs. Ben says it works great, rumble included, but that there's no headset connector and the L2 and R2 triggers aren't analog -- both things he's hoping to fix in the next version."

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TheOtherSide4318d ago

Who in their right mind, would do such a thing??!!

To put a PS3 dualshock 3 in a X360 controller that I can understand but the reverse its just nuts :)

I have both consoles and use both controllers but the 360 one is better, if it was possible I would use it in both (ELITE and 40g PS3)


Lifendz4318d ago

and I admit that I may be biased but I'm just used to the Dual Shock design. The 360 controller isn't bad, it just isn't the DS.

NathanGra4318d ago

For one, especially with the release of SC4 recently, how about the d-pad? The 360's is like one, big rubbery nipple. Can't tell you how many times I've tried to press one direction and the controller registered something completely different. Plus the buttons feel way too stiff and resistant to press on the 360.

I will admit, however, that the controller for the 360 fits in your hand better, though.

iamtehpwn4318d ago

For everything except FPS.
DualShock has always provided the best standardized gaming control experience, imo.

GiantEnemyCrab4318d ago

Agreed. I have no idea why anyone would want to do this. I would rather not game than use a DS controller.

Ben does some great stuff this definately isn't one of them.

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Freakwave0034318d ago

I prefer DS3 over 360 controller anyday. I've been using the Dualshock design since the day of the Playstation 1.

dro4318d ago (Edited 4318d ago )

360 controles are the best for shooters.u have to admit..i got a ps3 but i played cod4 in my friends house that had a 360 and it was much better,but the directional buttons is not as good...i want this gy to create a ps3 pad with the exact motion system the wii use.

OgTheClever4318d ago (Edited 4318d ago )

Why exactly does not having parallel/symmetrical analogue sticks make the 360 controller better for shooters, disregarding the triggers for a moment? (I actually prefer using R1 anyway)

Evil Rant Monkey4318d ago (Edited 4318d ago )

<I own both consoles and find the disposition of the 360 sticks favorable. They also have dips which grip to your thumbs a lot better. And why disregard the triggers? They're one of the main reasons the 360 controller is sweet for FPS console gaming.)

okcomputer4318d ago

Its not really the position of the sticks (although that helps for fps games too) its the traction and the sensitivity of the sticks that makes the 360 better for fps control. The ps3's sticks aren't bad, and they worked fine for me in drake and mgs4, but they just feel too loose for more quick response shooters like cod4

spandexxking4318d ago

' okcomputer

have you tried the dualshock 3 yet? they tightened the analogue sticks a bit

OgTheClever4318d ago

Well i do find the 360 sticks a bit fiddly, also i doubt there is really much difference between the actual sensitivity of the two controllers.

sloth4urluv4318d ago

for me id have to say its the more natural position of the analog stick. The analog stick position on the DS feels awkward to me.
Only genre id prefer a digital pad in is like side scrollers and fighting games.

OgTheClever4318d ago

Well i guess the right 360 stick must be very unnatural, especially for playing shooters - which are considered by many to be it's speciality.

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psnSkareFace4318d ago

360 copying more things oj i no it was not done by ms b4 u all go crazy

JustinSaneV24318d ago

Are you educated by chance?

vickers5004318d ago



PimpHandHappy4318d ago

and tell me what shape they come it

pad and sticks are just like the Sony set up on most of them

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