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DualShock 3 with rumble finally confirmed for the PS3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2007 19:58 User comments (32)

DualShock 3 with rumble finally confirmed for the PS3 During his keynote speech today at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony president Kaz Hirai finally confirmed the upcoming DualShock 3 controllers with rumble feature.
The sixaxis controller will be available in Japan in November and then in the US and the UK in Spring 2008. No price has been set as of yet.

"We have not made any changes to its outward appearance and design, but it does have vibration,"
Hirai added.

Earlier in the day the controllers were seen in action at a demo of "Burnout Paradise" in which journalists were allowed to use the new controllers.

Hirai said there would be nine titles available at TGS that supported the new controller including the upcoming "Metal Gear Online." For months now Sony has downplayed the lack of the rumble but apparently recently "we have been able to overcome this difficulty," said Hirai.

There was also legal issues that were stopping the controller from being made. In 2002, Immersion sued both Sony and Microsoft for "patent infringement related to the inclusion of rumble features in their game controllers." Microsoft settled, but Sony decided to fight. In March 2007, Sony was ordered to pay out over 90 million USD to Immersion and the case was finally settled.


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32 user comments

120.9.2007 20:29
saltynuts
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this should be a nice touch.people say rumble is not all that but i gotta say its still nice to have.

220.9.2007 21:04

i cant wait to see how this new kind of vibration is.

320.9.2007 21:36

Fantastic..now if they can only get back in sync with their customer base and release some next gen RPGs instead of letting them all migrate to xflop360 (i.e. Mass Effect..as great as it will be..will undoubtedly crash 50 times before you finish the game..not so on Ps3).

420.9.2007 21:47

Originally posted by saltynuts:
this should be a nice touch.people say rumble is not all that but i gotta say its still nice to have.
I agree. It is pretty nifty.

520.9.2007 22:34
saltynuts
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Originally posted by windsong:
Fantastic..now if they can only get back in sync with their customer base and release some next gen RPGs instead of letting them all migrate to xflop360 (i.e. Mass Effect..as great as it will be..will undoubtedly crash 50 times before you finish the game..not so on Ps3).


i own a 360 also and i have no problems at all with it

620.9.2007 22:52
nptwenty
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Does this mean there will be some games coming out or will it just rumble when I watch blu-ray dvd :)

720.9.2007 23:25

yeah, sorry, but my 360 is working like a champ. Now if you were unfortunate to purchase the first run, well, sorry...

820.9.2007 23:29
nobrainer
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I see sony have dropped the lie about its too technically difficult to have rumble on the ps3, did they ever apologise for this world wide Public Relations Spin?

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/09/new-ps...hock-vibration/

Originally posted by sony lies link:
"Pursuant to the introduction of this new six-axis sensing system, the vibration feature that is currently available on DUALSHOCK and DUALSHOCK 2 controllers for PlayStation and PlayStation 2, will be removed from the new PS3 controller as vibration itself interferes with information detected by the sensor."
sony's best lie has to be this one though!

http://kotaku.com/gaming/sony/sony-we-di...idea-177317.php
Originally posted by phil harrison lies again:
When we brought the PlayStation to the market in 1994, we introduced real time 3-D graphics for the first time
wow now sony invented real-time 3d!
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921.9.2007 5:07
japhy
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I wonder if the controller will have backward compatiblity with games like Madden 08 and others

1021.9.2007 5:21

Quote:
I wonder if the controller will have backward compatiblity with games like Madden 08 and others
Very less likely that it will have backwardcapabilty on the current games on the ps3, unless the makers of thoses games send out a rumble update through the PSstore.

1121.9.2007 6:27
traccyh
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im banned and my spam edited.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Sep 2007 @ 8:03

1221.9.2007 7:55

Originally posted by windsong:
Fantastic..now if they can only get back in sync with their customer base and release some next gen RPGs instead of letting them all migrate to xflop360 (i.e. Mass Effect..as great as it will be..will undoubtedly crash 50 times before you finish the game..not so on Ps3).
SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY'S A 12 YEAR OLD KID! MAKING UP RANDOM FACTS!

The reason 360 is gettign the RPG's is because it is soo much easier to code for it, and more ppl have 360's and if u go exclusive M$ do all the PR for the game! Where as sony are havign trouble coding their own 'Home' prodject, how are other companies ment to code on time. GTA4 release next year now, guess why because codign for ps3 has taken so logn that tehy still havn't even finsihed it!

1321.9.2007 11:00

Now how do you figure that sony is having problems coding home. Home was delayed to add more features and work out a few bugs but the project is almost complete. As far as GTA4 goes it was delayed because of the 360 not the ps3. Rockstar is having a hard time fitting the game on a dual layer dvd.

Quote:
SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY'S A 12 YEAR OLD KID! MAKING UP RANDOM FACTS!
How ironic that you said that.

1421.9.2007 11:10

Originally posted by japhy:
I wonder if the controller will have backward compatiblity with games like Madden 08 and others
Yes it will be backward compatible i seen a list some where that had the list of games so far & Madden was one of them.

1521.9.2007 11:21
WierdName
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Couple things:
1. Will you fanboys either shut up or get your facts straight and actually look at all sides of the issue?!
2. This sounds interesting, sure it's not a core part of the PS but it is a nice little thing to have.
3.

Originally posted by traccyh:
im banned and my spam edited.
Aw, now I'm interested in what their spam was...

1621.9.2007 11:39
vinny13
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What did that guy say? I'm diing to know!

Oh ya PS3 with rumble... Always a nice touch. A little late, but I don't mind :)

1721.9.2007 11:39
vinny13
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Double post :/

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Sep 2007 @ 11:42

1821.9.2007 15:32
saltynuts
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Originally posted by ooZEROoo:
Now how do you figure that sony is having problems coding home. Home was delayed to add more features and work out a few bugs but the project is almost complete. As far as GTA4 goes it was delayed because of the 360 not the ps3. Rockstar is having a hard time fitting the game on a dual layer dvd.

Quote:
SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY'S A 12 YEAR OLD KID! MAKING UP RANDOM FACTS!
How ironic that you said that.


the reason why gta4 was delayed is becaues the ps3 is hard as hell to code for and that blu garbage that it goes on

1921.9.2007 15:48

The only rumble I wanted on the PS3 is the same one they had for PS2. Anyone remember the game with the second controller that was a vibrator?

The game was pretty damn trippy, but the vibrator was hilarious.

It was supposed to promote video games as a relationship thing, to get your girl interested in you playing your PS2.

2021.9.2007 16:39
BIGnewb
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say what you want 360 fanboys but rockstar is now playstation 3 exclusive after gta4.it was on afterdawn!lol and yes its delayed by both consoles because both codings are different.the dual layer dvds that xbox 360 uses are horrible for game storage(17gb=resistance).blu-ray is also different so that will require work.DUAL SHOCK IS THE NEWS PEOPLE!

I DONT GET IT?why does everyone always have to post stupid comments when there's news about the ps3.they always say too bad this too bad that.man look at the news.i dont care about your opinion.if you want to argue about gta4 then go argue with your friends.gta4 is the last game the 360 is getting for a while from rockstar. http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10548.cfm

2121.9.2007 23:05

Very well put and i couldnt agree with you more. Everybody loves to sing their i hate the PS3 sad songs.

2221.9.2007 23:14

GTA4 being delayed is a blow to Microsoft because after Halo 3 & Mass effect what other titles that are exclusives that are going to be must have titles ? This is what happens when you depend on 3rd Party Dev's.I don't even see why anyone that have a 360 say this holiday season is going to be a big one? More hype from Microsoft than anything.Sony has Haze,URT4,Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.All releasing around the same time as Mass Effect.On top of that Heavenly Sword,Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction,L.A.I.R,war hawk,& Folklore that are going to help with sales also this holiday season.All the other so called hit titles are going to be multi-platform Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,Assassin's Creed(i really think this is going to be delayed again,Need for Speed: Pro Street,Conan,& Army of Two.

2322.9.2007 13:39

Originally posted by windsong:
Fantastic..now if they can only get back in sync with their customer base and release some next gen RPGs instead of letting them all migrate to xflop360 (i.e. Mass Effect..as great as it will be..will undoubtedly crash 50 times before you finish the game..not so on Ps3).
Leave it to a sony fanboy to insult the 360 when this story HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MS OR THE 360. People be happy stop this crap of who is better its useless crap. You are fighting over nothing if your a 360 good if your PS3 good. Stop bad mouthing the other side be happy with your chosen console.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Sep 2007 @ 13:46

2422.9.2007 13:42
saltynuts
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Originally posted by justme81:
Originally posted by windsong:
Fantastic..now if they can only get back in sync with their customer base and release some next gen RPGs instead of letting them all migrate to xflop360 (i.e. Mass Effect..as great as it will be..will undoubtedly crash 50 times before you finish the game..not so on Ps3).
Leave it to a sony fanboy to insult the 360 when this story HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MS OR THE 360. Nice



yeah they are just mad they put 600.00 bucks and really dont have anything to show for it.

2522.9.2007 14:32

Quote:
yeah they are just mad they put 600.00 bucks and really dont have anything to show for it.
You sound like you're just mad that you have nothing better to do than bash on the PS3 and its fanboys.

Naturally, you're going to come to the conclusion that I must be one of those fanboys, except I'm not. I didn't even have a console in my home until my sister bought a Nintendo. So please, don't accuse me of blowing 6 bills on a toy. I didn't buy a PS3 for the same reason I didn't buy a 360: they're both overpriced toys.

Of course, this is where your rich friends become your best friends. =P

2622.9.2007 17:05
saltynuts
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Originally posted by phantasee:
Quote:
yeah they are just mad they put 600.00 bucks and really dont have anything to show for it.
You sound like you're just mad that you have nothing better to do than bash on the PS3 and its fanboys.

Naturally, you're going to come to the conclusion that I must be one of those fanboys, except I'm not. I didn't even have a console in my home until my sister bought a Nintendo. So please, don't accuse me of blowing 6 bills on a toy. I didn't buy a PS3 for the same reason I didn't buy a 360: they're both overpriced toys.

Of course, this is where your rich friends become your best friends. =P



if you feel that way why bother to post.it makes no sense

2722.9.2007 19:20
BIGnewb
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we arent bad mouthing 360.you guys are the ones bad mouthing.look at any ps3 news and you'll see some prick come in like u saying some ignorant crap.hypocrite....

2823.9.2007 3:24
saltynuts
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Originally posted by BIGnewb:
we arent bad mouthing 360.you guys are the ones bad mouthing.look at any ps3 news and you'll see some prick come in like u saying some ignorant crap.hypocrite....


Who are you talking too,and calling a prick?

2923.9.2007 8:50
vinny13
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Originally posted by BIGnewb:
we arent bad mouthing 360.you guys are the ones bad mouthing.look at any ps3 news and you'll see some prick come in like u saying some ignorant crap.hypocrite....
Jerry! Jerry!

:P

3023.9.2007 12:09

Nice, alil late but everythign on the PS3 will be LOL

Keep polishing it and maybe in another 15 months it will out shine the rest!

3128.9.2007 5:37

I would have thought this would have come standard with the ps3.

3228.9.2007 8:20

Originally posted by borhan9:
I would have thought this would have come standard with the ps3.

they got in trouble using the rumble tech and not paying for it tho,thus the delay.

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