The Enduring Legacy of PlayStation DualShock

Sony took Nintendo's promising designs and perfected them - twice. Once with the original digital pad and again with DualShock, which would go on to influence controller design to this very day.

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Limitedtimestruggle60d ago

Just a shoutout for the absolute worst controller Sony bundled with a Playstation——> The SIXAXIS.

Absolutely low-point stuff.

The one I got bundled with my 60Gb PS3 had see-trough plastic if you held it up against a light source, and the lack of Dual Shock feature made it feel so damn light and cheap lol. I didn’t buy another controller until the Dual Shock 3 came! And the triggers feel totally wrong! A huge step-down from the Dual Shock 2. The only thing it had going for it was the wireless. And yeah, the SIXAXIS was just a cheap gimmick and a joke at the time, a sorry excuse for lacking rumble.

I hate it.

PrimeVinister60d ago

The lightness of it made it feel awful. I didn't miss the rumble all that much, I just hated how it felt.

Limitedtimestruggle60d ago

Yes, and the convex triggers? Does not make sense at all. What the hell did the controller design team smoke?

PrimeVinister60d ago

@Limitedtimestruggle Do you mean the convex thumbsticks? Cos I didn't mind that so much but I did prefer the concave stick of the Dual Analog

Limitedtimestruggle60d ago

@PrimeVinister : No I'm talking about the horrible R2 and L2 trigger design. Actually I never had an issue regarding the thumb stick design on the Dual Shock, except for the poor quality on the rubber on the initial Dual Shock 4 design. The Dual Analog is one amazing controller, I have a few of them myself! Really like it!

PrimeVinister60d ago

@Limitedtimestruggle Ah, ok. I get ya now. They were also mushy so your finger slipped off a lot when really hammering either of them

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Knightofelemia60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Great controller if it ain't broke don't fix it went on from PS1-PS3 only controller I did not like was the Sixaxis lack of vibration motors in a controller made it feel like a half built controller. Not sure what Sony was thinking releasing the Sixaxis then pop out the Dualshock 3. Only thing I hate about the Dualshock 4 is the flash light and the speaker on the controller either then those two gripes its also a good controller.

PrimeVinister59d ago

DualShock 4 was close to perfect. The speaker was kinda pointless and the light was annoying but other than that...

DualSense is an amazing piece of kit

Zize5559d ago

This is my first gempad! It is exceptionally comfortable. I remember playing different games with it. I also liked that I could connect it to my computer. I like PC games better. And play on the gamepad is more convenient than the keyboard and mouse. I like to play cc and I am a fan of different skins, having studied all with the help of the site . I want to get to a level that will help me buy all the skins. With this gamepad.

PrimeVinister59d ago

It wasn't my first but it stuck out as really cutting edge at the time. I actually did not know you could get a PC adaptor for it, that's really cool.