Kojima Production's Assistant Producer Ryan Payton chimed in on the [Register or Login to view links] this week with evidence that Shane and Ryan haven't lost their minds. Participating on the podcast are 1UP's own Mark MacDonald and frequent 1UP contributor John Ricciardi, and when asked by Ricciardi if "it's safe to definitively say that the rumble in the Dual Shock 3 is better than the rumble in the Dual Shock 2," Payton responded, "Absolutely, yeah. It feels better, and I think Shane experienced that too."
Unfortunately, that's about all that's said on the subject, as they immediately change topics to Devil May Cry 4. So if the rumbling is clearly better than the DualShock 2's, why has Sony stated the technology is the same? We'll remind you of Occam's razor: the simplest solution tends to be the right one.