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Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Wand Patent Reveals Attachments

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242w ago - A recent [Register or Login to view links] filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has revealed what are believed to be some attachments for Sony's upcoming Motion Controller Wand PS3 accessory.

To quote: "The patent for an "Expandable Control Device Via Hardware Attachment" touches on a number of control options. According to details from the patent, Sony's motion controller may offer the option to join two motion control units together lengthwise or in an H-shape.

And as pictured above, a unique, secondary controller attachment may offer a solution to the one DualShock in one hand, one motion controller in the other hand scheme seen at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference.

Other potentially interesting add-on possibilities are attachments shaped like a baseball bat, a the business end of a flashlight and a rattle-like sphere that's very maraca like.

Perhaps more interesting is a...
 

PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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242w ago - It's now been over two weeks since Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.10, however, according to several reports this weekend including Loot-Ninja.com (linked above) and the official [Register or Login to view links] it introduced a nasty Bluetooth controller sync issue.

Apparently many gamers who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.10 now have to use their PS3 controllers connected with a USB cable to play games, however, most reports are isolated to new PS3 Slim console although some early PS3 owners are also having issues it seems.

To quote: "Yesterday I ran into a troubling issue with my PS3 Slim where none of my three DualShock 3 controllers sync to my console via the wireless Bluetooth standard. Whenever I press the PlayStation button, all I get is four flashing lights as the controllers make a valiant attempt to sync with the PS3, but fail miserably.

After going through the troubleshooting steps provided by Sony, I did what any frustrated gamer would do: I searched Google. Turns out, there are quite a few people experiencing the exact same issue, some of which are having trouble with Bluetooth headsets...
 

PS3 TOOL DECR-1000A System Controller & Flash Chips Detailed

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244w ago - As we have been bringing you the first looks at the PS3 TOOL and its internals, we plan to detail every last part of the PS3 TOOL - starting with the big chip differences.

Today we are focusing on four important chips, specifically the PS3 System Controller, Flash, Flash Controller and IO controller.

Let's start with the System Controller. In the picture (below), it is top center. The System controller, CXR713F120A, is slightly different in part number from that of its retail equivalent (CXR713120).

It is interesting to note that we have also documented this chip in Prototype PS3 systems - meaning that the chip is most likely for old stock, reserved for development systems. Later on, in PS3 TEST's the chip model was changed back to that of its retail equivalent.

The system controller is equivalent to the medulla oblongata of your brain. It controls the systems basic functions - like power. It's the thing that makes your PS3 beep when you power it on. It also has some other interesting features, many of which we are still working on documenting.

To the left of the System Controller are some pads and buttons - the button resets the system, while the pads are for signals...
 

Video: PS3 DS3 L3/R3 Controller Relocation Mod in Action

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247w ago - I play a lot of Socom Confrontation, and quite often I would accidentally hit the 2 analog buttons which in most cases would lead to certain death.

So the other night I cracked open my DS3 and did a little PS3 controller modding.

Below is a video of my PS3 DS3 L3/R3 Controller Relocation Mod in action. I figured I would make a little guide for the other gamers with heavy thumbs.

Videos Part 1 and Part 2 are below.. Enjoy!








 

New Sony PS3 Hand Held Game Controller Patent Uncovered

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249w ago - Today Siliconera (linked above) uncovered a patent for what appears to be a new PS3 Hand Held Game Controller from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. of Tokyo, Japan.

Some pictures of it from the [Register or Login to view links] are below, and to quote from the patent's description:

The ornamental design for a hand held game controller, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a hand held game controller;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left right side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the hand held game controller, as used by a user.

The broken lines showing of a hand in FIG. 8 and all other environmental features are for illustrative purpose only and form no part of the claimed design.
 
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