Product Type: Sony game controllers
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A great controller
Sony Dualshock 3
Member Name: Degeneratemoo
Sony Dualshock 3
Advantages: Easy to use, fits in hand well
Disadvantages: Rear triggers without snap-on adaptors, can only charge when PS3 switch on
The dual shock 3 now comes a standard with the playstation 3. Initially produced as the sixaxis controller without the vibration (I think this was due to copyright reasons or something), the controller was later released complete with the vibrating motor it should have, the difference was immense.
The controller is much heavier than the sixaxis version which was far too light and flimsy feeling. This controller is solid, a nice weight and fits in my hands well. The buttons feel solid and are all pressure sensitive meaning the harder you press the button, the more the effect is seen on screen.
Perhaps the only complaint is with the rear triggers, your fingers fall off them far too easier, especially when you're online shooting away and things get a bit heated! Thankfully there is a cheap fix to this problem, you can buy snap-on trigger adaptors that solve the problem instantly, should really be part of the orignal design though.
The controller is completely wireless and with drivers can even be used on a PC (it's bluetooth tech). It's a little annoying that you can only charge the controller whilst the PS3 is switched on, but I suppose we can live with that!
Summary: The standard controller for the PS3, very good
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