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PS3 DualShock Controller £28.62 @ Amazon [PS3 Game]

Felix Kemp
Games accessories, PS3

PS3 DualShock Controller £28.62 @ Amazon [PS3 Game]

If you happen to own an original PS3 with the SIXAXIS controller, and long for a little rumbling, then Amazon are offering the PS3’s DualShock controller for just £28.62!

According to a price-comparison, Amazon’s offer for the DualShock controller is the cheapest around. The PS3 was originally packaged with the SIXAXIS controller, a variation of the classic DualShock which removed rumble in favour of basic motion-controls. What may have once seemed like a peripheral feature soon became a much sought-after inclusion. Fans wanted rumble.

Sony originally claimed they couldn’t include rumble as it would interfere with the SIXAXIS motion-controlling. This, of course, was PR cover-up rhetoric, owing to a dispute between Sony and a company claiming to have patented rumble.

Once the two companies had settled their differences, presumably via a briefcase stuffed with cash, Sony announced they’d solved the problem of rumble and motion-controlling, and had managed to pair the two features together. The SIXAXIS was retrofitted with rumble, re-named the DualShock, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The DualShock is a far superior controller to the SIXAXIS. The added weight of the rumble motors lend a sturdier feel to the controller, unlike the light, fragile-seeming SIXAXIS. Rumble is, surprisingly, a very important feature, as it offers some tangible feedback. The rattle of gunfire, the shake of a car's engine; it all matters. The motion-controls are still present, although they're so basic their inclusion in gameplay is often forgettable.

Thanks to Zzzeb from HotUkDeals

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