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posted by: Chris Martin
date posted: 12:17 AM Thu Sep 20th, 2007
last revision: 12:17 AM Thu Sep 20th, 2007


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Click to read.A press release from Sony just announced the DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller. Featuring (dun da da dun!) RUMBLE!

Yep, that's right. The Dualshock is back. According to the press release (which is below, if you feel like reading it), the controller still maintains "the high-precision, high response motion sensitive six-axis sensing system." I'm not one of those people who thinks the SIXAXIS was a bad idea, but asked to describe the feature and "high-precision" is not one of the adjectives I'd use. There's a lot of PR hyperbole in there, like a bell pepper stuffed with rice, but that's the nature of these things.

This is very good news for PlayStation 3 owners. Also in the press release -- which is what you really need to see -- is a list of games that the new Dualshock 3 will work with. Currently sold games will get some rumble love through online updates, while new games (including Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots) will be enhanced by the rumble feature.

Yay!


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DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller with Rumble Feature to be Introduced for Playstation(R)3

TOKYO, Sept. 19 -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it would release DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller, a new controller for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(R)) incorporating a rumble feature, in Japan in November as a separately sold accessory. It inherits the basic design and functionality of the popular PlayStation(R) controller, while keeping the high-precision, high response motion sensitive six-axis sensing system. Introduction to North American and European markets is expected in spring 2008.

The added rumble feature, combined with the highly realistic motion sensitive six-axis sensing system, takes gamers deeper into the world of interactivity, delivering a more intuitive, realistic and immersive game play experience. The new controller will also benefit PS3 content creators, by giving them the ability to further expand their creative imagination. PS3 titles that are already in the market may become compatible with the rumble feature through software update.

With DUALSHOCK 3 and the attractive lineup of PS3 titles incorporating the rumble feature, SCEI will introduce more new ways of enjoyment that can only be found on PS3, and will further redefine the world of entertainment.


LIST OF PLAYSTATION(R)3 TITLES COMPATIBLE WITH DUALSHOCK(R)3 IN JAPAN


As of September 20th, 2007


Vampire Rain -Altered Species-
BIOHAZARD(R) 5
Devil May Cry(R) 4
Dark Sector
Burnout Paradise
FIFA franchise (title name TBD)
BUMPY TROT2
Dynasty Warriors 6
Fatal Inertia
GI JOCKEY 4 2007
METAL GEAR ONLINE
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
IMABIKISOU
Blast Factor (*1)
echochrome
Folklore (*1)
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION (*1)
Go! Sports Ski (*1)
Heavenly Sword (*1)
MotorStorm (*1)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Men (*1)
Super Stardust HD (*1)
TOY HOME
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Warhawk (*1)

LIST OF PLAYSTATION(R)3 TITLES COMPATIBLE WITH DUALSHOCK(R)3 IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE *2

As of September 20th, 2007

The Darkness
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Soldier of Fortune
BIOHAZARD(R) 5
Devil May Cry(R) 4
N-Cube
Warbit
Dark Sector
Turok
Highlander
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Burnout Paradise
FIFA franchise (title name TBD)
Legendary: The Box
To End All Wars
RAGE
WarDevil - Unleash the Beast Within
Dynasty Warriors 6
Fatal Inertia
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
Blacksite: Area 51
TNA Wrestling
Unreal Tournament 3
Wheelman
Cops (codename, title name TBD)
Planet One (codename, title name TBD)
Heroes over Europe
Condemned 2
Iron Man
The Club
The Crucible
The Incredible Hulk
Blast Factor (*1)
echochrome
Elefunk
Folklore (*1)
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION (*1)
Go! Sports Ski (*1)
Heavenly Sword (*1)
High Velocity Bowling
MLB 08: The Show
MotorStorm (*1)
NBA 08 (*1)
PAIN
Rat Race
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man (*1)
Snakeball
SOCOM: Confrontation
Super Stardust HD (*1)
TOY HOME
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Warhawk (*1)
WipEout HD
GirpShift(R)
NBA 2K8
Destroy All Humans 3
Stuntman Ignition
Assassin's Creed
BEOWULF
HAZE
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (*1)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (*1)
Prototype
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

(*1) Users will be able to enjoy the rumble feature through software
update.

(*2) Actual titles to be released may vary among countries and regions.

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