|Use PlayStation3 Gamepad with PC Games|
|Articles - Featured Guides|
|Written by Akim Green|
|Monday, 22 October 2012|
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Closer Look: DUALSHOCK 3
The PS3 controller has a solid, ergonomic design. It is not as rigid and caveman-like as the NES gamepad, but not as comfortable as the Xbox 360 controller.
The controller has 4 pressure sensitive action buttons which only require light presses to register actions. It's a button-masher's delight.
The DUALSHOCk 3's sixaxis technology is truly amazing. It recognizes back, forward, left and right tilt of the controller and remains precise through haptic feedback, even when the controller is vibrating or the player is moving.
Unlike the F710 and other popular gamepads, The DUALSHOCK 3 does not sport rubber panels. However, this is not a major issue because rounded and curved handles provide sufficient grip even for the longest gaming sessions.
Sony's PS3 controller has both analog sticks directly beside each other unlike its Microsoft counterpart. The heads of the sticks are bulged, despite the popular depressed design. Some may not like this feature, but I find no difficulty in using them.
The controller features 4 indicator lights to show which user is player one, two, three or four. When the number of players exceed four, numbers whose sum represent the player number are illuminated; for example, lights one and four together indicate player five. The software used in this article supports a maximum of 4 players and allows the indicator lights to be customized. The lights can also be used to display the controller's remaining battery life.