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jbh Jan 18, 13
This could actually be a big game breaker for me... I guess I'll wait and see, but I can't say I'm happy with the news.
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nnnddd101010 Jan 19, 13
Please. No. Dammit Sony, the Dualshock is fine. Stop trying to copy Nintendo. The PS Move was a bad idea, and so is this.
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LZ Schneider Jan 20, 13
I'm sorry but I dislike how the DS3 control stick numbers are convex. I also dislike how there are buttons under it. Also, those trigger buttons on the back? *bleep* those too for not having lips on their ends. I mean, the DS3 is a wonderful controller but it does have some flaws that could use an update to truly make it perfect.

I await this new controller with open arms, I expect good things!
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Agent Mo Jan 20, 13
LZ Schneider, while i don't necessarily agree with you, those are all minor changes that can be implemented while keeping the main structure/design of the controller. This seems to be complete design overhaul, and seeing as we've had the same design of controller for 18 years it's definitely a big deal
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Abyss Raider Jan 21, 13
Oh c'mon look what happened with the PS3's "new" controller. It sucked, it was absolutely uncomfortable. There was a reason they went back to the Dualshock. It worked, it's been working since PS1. No need to change it in my opinion... Both the Xbox and PS3 controllers have impeccable designs for the games each console is known for. Xbox's offset analogue button and larger bumpers work perfectly for action oriented games and shooters, and feel so natural when quick movement and spot on targeting are needed. The Playstation's design is good for advenure-esque and hack n slash games where quick button presses and split second changes are needed. Stop trying to change, please! Improve is fine, but complete changes are unecessary.
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black doom Jan 22, 13
As a Nintendo supporter I feel I should inform you that if Sony do copy the game-pad then Sony's fans will be in for a treat.

Although no offence when I say that I hope Sony don't go to extremes fixing the minor weaknesses of Nintendo's Gamepad as, since this is the first generation of them, I think it would be best to start with a reasonable uniform design for the sake of third parties; plus it would encourage a few multi-platform releases.

Good luck with the rumours!
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nnnddd101010 Jan 22, 13
LZ Schneider Those are all great ideas (especially the ones about triggers), but that doesn't mean they need to completely overhaul the controller or do something stupid like put a screen in the controller.
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black doom Jan 23, 13
quote nnnddd101010
do something stupid like put a screen in the controller.
While I am sure you that if you could try their finished product (or for that matter if you were able to rent a Nintendo Wii-U for the sake of sampling the prospect) your concerns might be somewhat relaxed, I highly doubt they would scrap a traditional controller in favour of this type of design.

I mean Nintendo were 'threatened' when publishers thought they might not include one, so I doubt Sony would 'get away with it' either even if they wanted to. So I'd say you are pretty safe regardless.

Assuming of-course they don't try to base them both on some form of Australian projectile. Hahah, sorry couldn't resist. XD
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Angelus Jan 23, 13
quote black doom
quote nnnddd101010
do something stupid like put a screen in the controller.
While I am sure you that if you could try their finished product (or for that matter if you were able to rent a Nintendo Wii-U for the sake of sampling the prospect) your concerns might be somewhat relaxed, I highly doubt they would scrap a traditional controller in favour of this type of design.

I mean Nintendo were 'threatened' when publishers thought they might not include one, so I doubt Sony would 'get away with it' either even if they wanted to. So I'd say you are pretty safe regardless.

Assuming of-course they don't try to base them both on some form of Australian projectile. Hahah, sorry couldn't resist. XD
actually that "projectile" u are referring to isnt australian, its aboriginal.
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black doom Jan 23, 13
quote Angelus
quote black doom
quote nnnddd101010
do something stupid like put a screen in the controller.
While I am sure you that if you could try their finished product (or for that matter if you were able to rent a Nintendo Wii-U for the sake of sampling the prospect) your concerns might be somewhat relaxed, I highly doubt they would scrap a traditional controller in favour of this type of design.

I mean Nintendo were 'threatened' when publishers thought they might not include one, so I doubt Sony would 'get away with it' either even if they wanted to. So I'd say you are pretty safe regardless.

Assuming of-course they don't try to base them both on some form of Australian projectile. Hahah, sorry couldn't resist. XD
actually that "projectile" u are referring to isnt australian, its aboriginal.
So it was used by the aboriginal people's of various regions, as opposed to just the ones of Australia? May I ask which other regions?
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Angelus Jan 23, 13
Dude this is not geography class. Just stating some truth since the mrs is half aboriginal.
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Angelus Jan 23, 13
Plus australians never used boomerangs. Aboriginal use them for hunting.
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black doom Jan 23, 13
quote Angelus
Dude this is not geography class. Just stating some truth since the mrs is half aboriginal.
quote Angelus
Plus australians never used boomerangs. Aboriginal use them for hunting.
I know this isn't a geography class, but to be honest, you are confusing me. Aboriginal means indigenous. Not strictly indigenous to your island but in general.

I know I am probably seeming a bit thick but, as I am not from your country, plus tell me if there is something politically incorrect about calling the indigenous people of Australia and their technology, 'Australian'. I'd hate it if my ignorance of a foreign culture (or two interwoven foreign cultures) accidentally upset or offended someone.

Sorry for going on about it, I just don't want to cross any cultural taboos with people who might not be as forgiving.
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Angelus Jan 23, 13
Its alright mate. Pretty much australians means the "whites" and aboriginals "blacks". Aborigonals dont like to be caleed australian cause aboriginals called it a different name until white people came. So there is alot of conflict in certain areas of australia.
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black doom Jan 23, 13
quote Angelus
Its alright mate. Pretty much australians means the "whites" and aboriginals "blacks". Aborigonals dont like to be caleed australian cause aboriginals called it a different name until white people came. So there is alot of conflict in certain areas of australia.
Makes sense to me, thank you.

Without meaning to fan the fire though do they have a name they accept for international geographical purposes?
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