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Old 27-04-2008
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Gaming Controller DualShock 3
  

Guys heres a review for the newly outed DualShock 3 from Sony.This is a version intended for use with PS3 Console and has the included features of rumble and Sixaxis.So all the people who have felt odd with no rumble in your favorite games now at a cost of $54.99 you can actually rumble.

Introduction
The DualShock 3 is the direct successor to the Sixaxis Controller for the PS3.The original PS3 controller shaped like a boomerang never made it of the drawing boards.Which was later converted into the same controller like that used on the PS2(DualShock 2) but was stripped of its rumble feature as a result of a dispute with the original creators of rumble technology Immersion Tech.The Sixaxis also had stolen technology which resembled motion sensing on the Wii.At first Sony was confident that rumble was a thing of the last generation consoles.The DualShock 3 came into light after the dispute with Immersion had been settled with Sony gaining rights to use rumble in all of its new controllers.





Launch And Pricing
The DS3 was announced at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show and was released in Japan on November 11,2007.The rest of the world was not so hopeful as it only launched in the US on April 15th,2008.Although major retailers received stock as early as the 1st week of April.So i purchased mine through KMD as soon as it was available on Amazon

Price: It is priced at premium of 54.99 USD and JP Yen 5,500,As of now Amazon..com price is 49.97$

DS3 Compatibility List
Japanese Territory:-
Blast Factor - Sony CE
Bumpy Trot 2 - Irem Software
Burnout Paradise - Electronic Arts
Dark Sector - D3 Publisher
Devil May Cry 4 - Capcom
Dynasty Warriors 6 - KOEI
Echochrome - Sony CE
Fatal Inertia - KOEI
FIFA Soccer [untitled] - Electronic Arts
Folklore - Sony CE
Formula One CE - Sony CE
G1 Jockey 4 2007 - KOEI
Go! Sports Ski - Sony CE
Heavenly Sword - Sony CE
Imabikisou - SEGA
Metal Gear Online - Konami
Metal Gear Solid 4 - Konami
MotorStorm - Sony CE
Ratchet & Clank Future - Sony CE
Resident Evil 5 - Capcom
Resistance: Fall of Man - Sony CE
Super Stardust HD - Sony CE
Toy Home - Sony CE
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune - Sony CE
Vampire Rain: Altered Species - AQ Interactive
Warhawk - Sony CE



North American/ European Territories:-
Assassin’s Creed - Ubisoft
Beowulf - Ubisoft
BlackSite: Area 51 - Midway
Blast Factor - Sony CE
Burnout Paradise - Electronic Arts
Chronicles of Rid**** - Sierra
The Club - SEGA
Condemned 2 - SEGA
Cops - Pyro
The Crucible - SEGA
Dark Sector - D3 Publisher
The Darkness - 2K Games
Devil May Cry 4 - Capcom
Echochrome - Sony CE
Elefunk - Sony CE
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - Activision
Destroy All Humans! 3 - THQ
Dynasty Warriors 6 - KOEI
Fatal Inertia - KOEI
FIFA Soccer [untitled] - Electronic Arts
Folklore - Sony CE
Formula One CE - Sony CE
Ghost Recon AW2 - Ubisoft
Go! Sports Ski - Sony CE
GripShift DLX - Sony Online
Haze - Ubisoft
Heavenly Sword - Sony CE
Heroes Over Europe - Red Mile
High Velocity Bowling - Sony CE
Highlander - Eidos
The Incredible Hulk - SEGA
Iron Man - SEGA
Kane & Lynch - Eidos
Legendary: The Box - Gamecock
Metal Gear Solid 4 - Konami
MLB ‘08: The Show - Sony CE
MotorStorm - Sony CE
N-Cube - Creat Studios
NBA ‘08 - Sony CE
NBA 2K8 - 2K Sports
Pain - Sony CE
Planet One - Pyro
Prototype - Sierra
Soldier of Fortune - Activision
Rainbow Six: Vegas - Ubisoft
Rage - id Software
Rat Race - Sony CE
Ratchet & Clank Future - Sony CE
Resident Evil 5 - Capcom
Resistance: Fall of Man - Sony CE
SOCOM: Confrontation - Sony CE
Snakeball - Sony CE
Stuntman: Ignition - THQ
Super Stardust HD - Sony CE
TNA iMPACT - Midway
To End All Wars - Ghostlight
Toy Home - Sony CE
Turok - Disney Interactive
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune - Sony CE
Unreal Tournament 3 - Midway
Warbit - Creat Studios
WarDevil - Ignition
Warhawk - Sony CE
The Wheelman - Midway
WipEout HD - Sony CE




Conclusion
The DS3 is a worthy buy incase you need rumble and performs decently in most games.I have tested it in Warhawk and Burnout Paradise,The rumble is good and feels good to have some sensation while driving around in Paradise City.Also i have tested it out in FIFA Street 3 Demo dled from PS3 Store and the rumble works great and you can feel getting tackled by the players.So all of you who have $54.99 to spare and need a new controller buy it.Also the newer 80Gb MGS4 bundle SKU to be launched on 10th june 2008 will have a DS3 bundled along with the console.

Score- 4.5/5

With the launch of the DS3 and the discontinuation of the Sixaxis the price of the Sixaxis has fallen to USD 39.99 from 49.99$



Last edited by AshleyD : 27-04-2008 at 04:44 AM.
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well, it is same compared to the previous releases but wireless

i have also got ps2 with same look a like controller
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