I'm a sucker for clear electronics. I love seeing what's inside. You know, the innards. Sony's new DualShock 3 controller almost lets me do just that.
The original PlayStation controller debuted in 1994. The more familiar DualShock was released in 1997. The PlayStation 3 controller you're using today, well into the 21st century, is almost identical to that 1997 design. Let's think about that for a second. It's now 2013, and if you've got a PS3, you're still using a…
Just how similar is the new PlayStation 4 controller to the one that PlayStation 3 gamers have been using for nearly seven years? At a PlayStation event in New York City yesterday, we were able to put a model of the DualShock 4 up against a DualShock 3.
Sony is releasing a new DualShock 3 color for Japan: Metallic Gray. It's out June 20, which is when The Last of Us launches in Japan. Supplies are limited. [SCEJA]
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Sony is releasing a limited edition metatllic gold DualShock 3 controller.
The photos, courtesy of website Game Watch Impress, depict the Sony 3D headset—something we have seen before. What we haven't seen is how goofy people look while wearing it and playing PS3 games—especially with peripherals.
On November 2, the same day the game is released, Japan will be getting this fancy, limited edition DualShock 3 bearing the colours and livery of upcoming action game Uncharted 3.
It's perhaps the most iconic design in the world of game controllers, and definitely the longest-serving. Today in Total Recall, we look back at over 15 years of PlayStation control pads.
The DualShock 3 hasn't had an official place to call its own. Until now.
When the PS3 launched in 2006, the SIXAXIS controller did not have rumble support. It had motion control, but like I just said, no rumble. And I found myself playing more Xbox 360 games.
Designer Stephane Perruchon has always liked the DualShock controller's design, its "excellent ergonomics".
While Japan has a few different PS3 colours to choose from, Americans are stuck with...black. Oh, and a silver controller. But only until October, because in October, there'll be two new controller shades to choose from.
In 2007, Sony settled a long-running dispute with Immersion, a company holding patents for control pad rumble technology. The world moved on. But now, the lawsuit (or at least part of it) is back.