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#1 MorganX

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 14:04

For anyone sitting on the fence about getting a PS3 and those who can't stand the small hand friendly PS3 controller I highly recommend the Cronus Cross Gaming adapter and a Microsoft Wireless Controller For Windows.

The controller has 0 lag and all buttons are pre-mapped perfectly, even rumble works.

It's a whole different experience, I'll keep this thing forever just for Wipeout HD.

A refurb Slim 160GB (latest revision, but not the ugly super slim) is $199 at the Playstation Store and like brand spanking new with full warranty.

The Cronus Adapter WILL set you back about $60 and Xbox Wireless Controller for Windows (that comes with the wireless receiver you need) another $40 or so, but it's worth it.

The latest revision of the Slim is a nice piece of work.

Cronus Adapter: http://www.amazon.co...keywords=cronus

By direct and they'll sell you a receiver for about $14 if you already have a wireless controller.

The PS Store has come a long way since I sold my last PS3.

Edit: Sony Store sold out right now.


#2 ScorpioRGc1

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 14:20

God no; the Dualshock 3 is a lot better controller than the 360's IMO; I've always hated how the 360's controller feels and handles.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 14:33

God no; the Dualshock 3 is a lot better controller than the 360's IMO; I've always hated how the 360's controller feels and handles.


"those who can't stand the small hand friendly PS3 controller" - :D

Trust me, there are many people with big hands in the same boat as me above. Plus it's a matter of opinion. To me, aside from the D-pad which I never use, the Dualshock is nowhere near the 360 Controller.

Hahaha, that's why both platforms sell pretty well. But there is no equivalent to Wipeout HD on the Xbox platform and it's soooo much better for me with the 360 Controller. Beefier rumble too (Enslaved). I'll ditch my 360 and probably get a XBOne but I'm keeping the PS3 for Blu-ray, Wipeout, Heavenly Sword (I love this game), and future cross-plats. Unfortunately Enslaved uses UE3 and is better on 360 but I'm still gonna play through it again on PS3.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 14:38

I would love to use the xbox controller on my ps3. I really need to look into it. 



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 16:07

"those who can't stand the small hand friendly PS3 controller" - :D

Trust me, there are many people with big hands in the same boat as me above. Plus it's a matter of opinion. To me, aside from the D-pad which I never use, the Dualshock is nowhere near the 360 Controller.

Hahaha, that's why both platforms sell pretty well. But there is no equivalent to Wipeout HD on the Xbox platform and it's soooo much better for me with the 360 Controller. Beefier rumble too (Enslaved). I'll ditch my 360 and probably get a XBOne but I'm keeping the PS3 for Blu-ray, Wipeout, Heavenly Sword (I love this game), and future cross-plats. Unfortunately Enslaved uses UE3 and is better on 360 but I'm still gonna play through it again on PS3.

BTW, Shout out to N. Carolina. Birthplace Camp Lajeune!

Oh, the God no was purely for me; its just not something I use.  I don't have small hands at all either, but just detest the feel and layout of the 360's controller.  If this thing gets more people laying PS3, then great. :)  Its just not for me.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 16:08

Oh, the God no was purely for me; its just not something I use.  I don't have small hands at all either, but just detest the feel and layout of the 360's controller.  If this thing gets more people laying PS3, then great. :)  Its just not for me.


The Cronus is expensive at $55 but if that's what's holding a person back ... it also allows PS3 Controller to be used with Xbox and PC as well.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 16:09

My only complaint about the DS3 is the L2 & R2 triggers being not actual triggers and sliding around them with my fingers (an ongoing bugbear back to the first PSX control pad). Rumble strength however, you know about it.

 

Triggers definitely better on the Xbox 360 pad but the weight, weak rumble, battery life (official Ni-MH packs with LTD Edition Transform) and monstrosity of a D-Pad put me off.

 

I do have small hands though.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:15

but what about SIXAXIS support??? $100+ just to use a 360 controller on the PS3 isnt really worth it



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:24

Shame it's not a little cheaper, after using a 360 controller I hate the PS3 controller, but I can't justify spending the £55 (~$85) it costs in the UK for the few PS3 exclusives I play. Looks like a good little device though.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:32

I love the PS controller for most games. beat em ups or racing.

But I strongly prefer the 360 controller for FPS games and such.... I'm much better at BF3 on the 360 then I am with BF3 on the PS3, while I've used the PS controller for many years and the 360 controller just a few months in total.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:34

I loathe xbox 360 controller.       i love PS3 controller.    i had xbox360 originally for over a year, before i sold it and got a ps3.   main reason was the controller.  i knew a person in MS that could get me a supply of games for free, and still i got rid of xbox and got a PS3.

ps.   i have very large hands!!!  it is the overall feel of the controller that bugs me immensly.

 

pps.  i will have to do the test again in the next console round.  both controllers have improved a lot!   and exclusive game wise, i love me some killer instinct, otherwise both look good!



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:35

Oh, the God no was purely for me; its just not something I use.  I don't have small hands at all either, but just detest the feel and layout of the 360's controller.  If this thing gets more people laying PS3, then great. :)  Its just not for me.

i completely agree!



#13 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:36

I personally think the PS3 controller is extremely uncomfortable and just awful.  The left thumbstick is in the wrong spot, and I can't stand using that thing for more than 30 minutes.  I wish I would have heard about this thing earlier, but with the next gens right around the corner, I don't think I'd spend my money on it.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:05

but what about SIXAXIS support??? $100+ just to use a 360 controller on the PS3 isnt really worth it

 

hehehe. funny... as if you'd ever need it. 



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:09

I love the PS controller for most games. beat em ups or racing.

But I strongly prefer the 360 controller for FPS games and such.... I'm much better at BF3 on the 360 then I am with BF3 on the PS3, while I've used the PS controller for many years and the 360 controller just a few months in total.

 

wait... you prefer the PS3 controller for racing games, over the 360 ? .... of all the gametypes to prefer the PS3 controller for, that is the most baffling.