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  • It just hit me today, that while I have always followed the keyboard and mouse market and more recently the Xbox 360 gamepad market... the third party offerings for PS3 don't seem to make themselves very well known.

    Does anyone happen to know of any solid third-party controllers that have been released for PS3?

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  • If you explain what third-party means, I'd be happy to give a response.(Never found out the definition for third-party)

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  • I've since done some research and found a few options - but to answer your question, third party means anyone besides the parent group of whatever the topic at hand is. In this instance that would be Sony, as the manufactures of the PS3 - so anything besides Sony products.

    I found the A-POWER Pro Elite and upcoming Batarang controllers to be interesting, as well as the Nyko Raven. Still unsure if I'll be purchasing any however. Despite the fact that the controller is a bit too small for me, the sticks really are amazingly responsive and awesome. I wish the 360 sticks were tensioned exactly like the Dual Shock...

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  • I never hear anything about third-party controllers, even for the 360, except Nyko controllers for the PS3 and the cheap Gamestop controllers.

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  • A lot of people complain about the PS3 sticks being too loose, but they're perfect to me. Which is another reason that Razer controller for Xbox is so great, I love being able to set the tension.

     

     

     

  • The thing about the Sony sticks, even dating back to the PS2, the tension is uniform across the entire plane of movement - or as close as it could possibly be. The 360 stick requires a bit more force to get it off it's zeroed position, and for me and my twitchy thumbs, that often results in over-aiming.

    And as much as I love the Onza for all the things it did right, I am having a heck of a time getting past my muscle memory of the standard controllers :/

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  • I'm fine with the sticks on the xbox, but I hate everything else about it. The only thing I'm uncomfortable with is the trigger, I'm used to it being R1, not RT(our R2). Which is why I needed to change settings in Borderlands. But the sticks on the PS3 are loose, which let me just aim at someone right away.

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  • I can't think of any off hand, but I love the standard PS3 controller the way it is.

  • I think your best bet for a controller would be the normal DualShock 3 Controller. I love it just because its perfect for me. But there arent much off brand ones that you can get, you could get the MLG PS3 Controller and you can have the Xbox Sticks or Dpad and or anything you want. Its custom made to fit your needs, and you make the customization's yourself.

  • I think Sony might be adressing some of the issues of the DualShock 3 controller, by making some parts of its new controller for the PS4 look a little bit like the 360's controller.

    That's just my thoughts. Hopefully, more about the PS4 will be revealed at E3 (Which is only 2 months away!).

     

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    Alternate 3rd party gaming controllers other tahn PS3 controller

    What you need to know:

    There is nothing wrong with the stock controller offered for both 360 and PS3 as they do their jobs quite well, especially if you like having a wireless controller. Keep in mind that a lot of the fully featured third party controllers are all wired, so if that's a concern you may want to stick with your stock controller. There are gripes to be had with them though, d-pads being the prime example. As you make your way up the controller food chain there are definitely more features to be had. Unlike some peripherals, most of these features are actually useful, such as upgraded d-pads and interchangeable components. Controllers are an easy upgrade to make for yourself or even as a gift to a fellow gamer.

    Logitechs PS3 controller is a lot better in the thumbsticks dept.



    It doesnt have motion control but it has rumble.

    There is nothing wrong with the stock controller offered for both 360 and PS3 as they do their jobs quite well, especially if you like having a wireless controller. Keep in mind that a lot of the fully featured third party controllers are all wired, so if that's a concern you may want to stick with your stock controller. There are gripes to be had with them though, d-pads being the prime example. As you make your way up the controller food chain there are definitely more features to be had. Unlike some peripherals, most of these features are actually useful, such as upgraded d-pads and interchangeable components. 

    Budget: Razer Onza Tournament Edition $49.99

    Notable Features
    Available for 360 only
    -Adjustable Resistance Analog Sticks
    -Two Additional Fully Programmable Buttons
    -Precision D-Pad
    -Hyperesponse Action Buttons

    The Razer Onza Tournament Edition is well worth the investment considering it only costs $10 more than a stock wired Microsoft controller. Have you ever wished that a certain button was in a different place, but couldn't change it because it would change every other button?

    The additional fully programmable buttons are the most noteworthy feature of this Onza. Instead of attempting to reach for the A button and right trigger simultaneously, you can map the crouch button to the programmable button (next to the right trigger), making it much easier to, say, drop to the prone position while shooting people in Black Ops II. Also, if your analog sticks feel too loose or too stiff, the Onza's adjustable sticks allow you to fine tune your controller exactly to your specifications. If $49.99 is still too much, there is a standard Onza available for $39.99 without the adjustable analog sticks and backlit buttons. 

    Mid-range: Power A Fus1on Tournament Controller $79.99

    Notable Features
    -Available for 360 and PS3
    -Interchangeable Grips
    -Precision D-Pad
    -Braided 9.8ft Cord

    Nyko Zero PS3 Controller

    PS3's first rumble controller

     

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