Product Type: Sony game controllers
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I can literally feel the pressure..
Sony Dualshock 3
Member Name: delasandro
Sony Dualshock 3
Advantages: Vibration, Nice weight to get good grip
I bought my PS3 about 3 years ago now and at the time they only came with the basic 'Sixaxis' pads. These controllers are almost exactly the same as the Dual shock ones in terms of ability, but the the Dual shock controllers have vibration which is what makes it unique. Having an Xbox 360 aswell as a PS3 meant that i played alot of my games with vibration as the Xbox 360 controllers have it and so when i went out to buy a new controller for my PS3 for times when friends come over etc i decided to get a Dualshock one.
The design of the Dualshock controller and the Sixaxis controller are exactly identical. Both have the same buttons: D Pad, two anologue sticks, sqaure/circle/x/triangle buttons, start button, select button, home button, and two trigger buttons on the right shoulder of the pad and same for the left.
the pad is wireless and runs of batteries which are built in and so you don;t have to keep buying batteries etc as you simply charge it up by plugging the USB cbale that's provided from your controller to the USB port on the front of your console. The battery for me lasts about 6-7 hours. I think it depends on the game you play as on FIFA there's very little vibration and only comes on at times like penalties or when you hit the post, whereas on shooting games it may vibrate every time you shoot bullets! The good thing though is that you can still play at the same time as it's charging so you'll never get those moments when your rushing around the house trying to find any battery that you can get!
I feel this controller is definately heavier that the Sixaxis that comes with the console. However it isn't too heavy and in fact in my opinion it makes the controller more comfortable to play with as is the case with the heavy Xbox 360 controllers.
The vibration itself is the key to the Dualshock controller. It makes the games alot more realistic. For example when playing FIFA you may smash the ball onto the bar and the controller will vibrate as the bar would shake in real life. An even better example is when your in a penalty shootout and your the final player to take a penalty.. It shakes as it shows the players has a,ot of pressure on him so it makes you feel the pressure too! Another thing is the vibration is not always the same and sometimes it's weaker and sometimes stronger which is good as it makes it more realistic rather than boring.
The price of this is quite expensive at around £30. But these days most high end controllers are this price if you want the official ones but to be honest it's worth it as you will be using the product every day if you like gaming so it's better to pay for the quality in my opinion.
Overall, great controller. Much better than the original Sixaxis controller as it has vibration and also the fact that it's heavier makes it more wnjoyable and comfortable to hold.
Summary: A great controller to make gaming that little bit better.
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