Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dual Shock 3 vs Sixaxis Video Essay

A great video essay comparing the new Dual Shock 3 with the standard Sixaxis pack-in. Dig those tunes.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dual Shock 3: Xbox mod!

Check this out! This inventive gamer took issue with the Dual Shock 3's analog sticks and took it upon himself to take it apart and replace the joysticks with those from an original xbox controller!

If you feel like you'd like to switch up your analog sticks like this guy (make sure you've got the skills before you try) just click on the image below to go to step by step instruction for how to mod your own Dual Shock 3 controller!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dual Shock 3: Dissasembled

Hey everyone, here are a ton of pictures taken from the IGN website and Japanese gaming site, Watch, of the standard PS3 controller dissected and on display, compared to the new Dual Shock 3. Viewing these will give you a good idea what you'll be dealing with if you are buying one and planning on modding it.

Dual Shock 3 dissected
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Dual Shock 3 dissected

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dual Shock 3 Unpacking Vid

Hey everyone, I have a video here of a some lucky guy unpacking his newly imported Dual Shock 3 controller from Japan. Enjoy it in all it's glory.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

List of games that will be compatable with Dual Shock 3

Here are all of the games (as of Sept) that have already been released but will still support the Dual Shock 3's rumble tech.

  1. The Darkness
  2. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  3. Soldier of Fortune
  4. BIOHAZARD 5
  5. Devil May Cry 4
  6. N-Cube
  7. Warbit
  8. Dark Sector
  9. Turok
  10. Highlander
  11. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
  12. Burnout Paradise
  13. FIFA franchise (title name TBD, by EA)
  14. Legendary: The Box Gamecock
  15. To End All Wars Ghostlight
  16. RAGE id Software
  17. WarDevil - Unleash the Beast
  18. Within
  19. Dynasty Warriors 6
  20. Fatal Inertia
  21. METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
  22. Blacksite: Area 51
  23. TNA Wrestling
  24. Unreal Tournament 3
  25. Wheelman
  26. Cops (codename, title name TBD)
  27. Planet One (codename, title name TBD)
  28. Heroes over Europe
  29. Condemned 2
  30. Iron Man
  31. The Club
  32. The Crucible
  33. The Incredible Hulk
  34. Blast Factor
  35. echochrome
  36. Elefunk
  37. Folklore
  38. FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
  39. Go! Sports Ski
  40. Heavenly Sword
  41. High Velocity Bowling
  42. MLB 08: The Show
  43. MotorStorm
  44. NBA 08
  45. PAIN
  46. Rat Race
  47. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  48. Resistance: Fall of Man
  49. Snakeball
  50. SOCOM: Confrontation
  51. Super Stardust HD
  52. TOY HOME
  53. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  54. Warhawk
  55. WipEout HD
  56. GirpShift Sony Online Entertainment
  57. NBA 2K8 Take Two Sports
  58. Destroy All Humans 3
  59. Stuntman Ignition
  60. Assassin's Creed
  61. BEOWULF
  62. HAZE
  63. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced
  64. Warfighter 2
  65. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  66. Prototype
  67. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Run Down

The Dual Shock 3 for Sony's Playstation 3 will use the same rumble technology that Sony employed for the previous incarnations of it's prized Dual shock controllers. This is notable because Sony had been in a deeply heated and very expensive legal battle with Immersion Corporation, the inventors of the rumble tech.

Also, it should be mentioned that The Dual Shock 3 will utilize both rumble functionality as well as 6 axis control that the standard PS3 controller uses, so gamers won't have to switch controller in and out when they play different games. This of course basically makes the standard controller outdated after less than a year of being on the market...

The Dual Shock 3 has already been released in Japan since November. North America and Europe can expect to see the new Dual Shock sometime in early 2008. Unfortunately, Sony is pulling a PSOne and making the Dual Shock sold separately from the system. Meaning, after early 2008, if you walk into Bestbuy to purchase a PS3, you'll need to buy your Dual Shocks separately, as they won't be in the box waiting for you. Interestingly, when Sony released the PS2, they packaged the Dual Shock 2 in with the system. Why they wouldn't do this with the PS33 is a mystery.

The Dual Shock 3 is currently retailing in Japan for just under $60 Us. You can expect that figure to either remain the same or rise when it comes stateside. It may be worth the risk to import now, instead of wait for the North American price hike later.

Sony has also announced that games previously released without rumble support will be upgraded with downloadable patches over the Playstation Network. These patches will even include some of the Playstation's downloadable games as well. No word on whether or not publishers HAVE to patch their games, but obviously it would be a good idea.