257w ago - Japanese developer Tamamy Ikesu updated his Older v1.01 Driver (not optimized for vibration) to v1.02. Better late than never, here are the 1.02 PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 device drivers for those seeking them... be sure to Right-Click, Save As the links to grab the files:
Translated Notes: This driver is for USB-connected DUALSHOCK3 controller. Can not be PC made by SCEI SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK3 will be able to use (USB connection only).. Bluetooth wireless communication is not supported.
Build Windows2000 driver is set to operate in the Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista is to make sure they are operating...
284w ago - Just got this from Sony: "I'm pleased to announce Dualshock 3 will be released in the UK on July 4th for £39.99."
Press Release: DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller available for PLAYSTATION¬®3 this summer
Feel the full power of your games as the eagerly awaited DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller arrives on PS3™
June 27, 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller will be available for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) in Europe on July 4, 2008. The eagerly awaited wireless controller with vibration function will put truly responsive gaming power into players' hands, shaking up gaming experiences when it arrives on PS3 this summer.
It's not what you see - it's what you feel that makes DUALSHOCK 3 the first choice for all gamers. More than 28 million DUALSHOCK controllers have been sold since the first DUALSHOCK release for PlayStation¬® in 1998. Now DUALSHOCK 3 puts some serious power into existing and future PS3 titles, with its vibration function offering even more interactive play between gamers and the many games - past, present and future - which support the vibration functionality. DUALSHOCK 3 also retains the high-precision, high-response motion-sensitive aspects that have made SIXAXIS so popular.
288w ago - When Sony Computer Entertainment's behemoth, the PlayStation3 (PS3) launched locally back in March last year, one missing feature from earlier PlayStation console systems was the rumbling controller.
While the PS3's new wireless SIXAXIS controller debuted in all its motion-sensing glory, the vibrating feature wasn't included due to legal action at the time that saw both Microsoft and Sony being sued for a patent infringement to do with the technology both of their consoles controllers used. While Microsoft settled out of court by purchasing shares in the company Immersion, Sony chose to fight on defending their case.
Though fast forward a few months and $100 million later and Sony too has settled its differences with Immersion, which cleared the path for them to release the game controller that should have shipped with the PS3 in the first place, the DualShock 3.
Featuring exactly the same physical look, shape and tilting-goodness as the SIXAXIS controller, the only things that tell these two apart are a subtle insignia and the weight difference with the heavier DualShock 3 now a more comfortable 190g.
There's currently over 60 PS3 titles that support the DualShock3, either automatically or after a downloadable patch and naturally any new titles are going to be rumble-ready.
288w ago - According to toy shop Bartsmit, the highly anticipated Dualshock 3 controller won't be out in Europe until 1st July.
If thats the case, then MGS4 fans may be extremely disappointed with the news, as the contender for game of the year is probably one of the best excuses to shell out for one.
The controller offers rumble (for supported games) along with improved buttons and unit weight. It's been out in America and Japanese territories for a few months now and over 30 games support it already.
For those desperate for one however, importing from the US or Japan seems to be the best option at the moment, and it isn't too expensive either.
When we here a solid release date for Europe, you will be the first to know.