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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-10, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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First, I'd like to say that console fanboys need not read further. I'm merely a guy looking for a comfortable gamepad. Nothing else. So if you insist on saying 'Console A is shit!' you can GTFO and find someone who gives a cybernetic donkey dick about such inconsequential opinions.

If you are not a fanboy, I apologize for that. Anyway...

I'm considering buying a PS3, but I have a problem. Having primarily played the Xbox consoles, I find the PS3 controller to be in conflict with my muscle memory and I find the L2/R2 buttons as well as the analog sticks to be very awkward for FPS games such as MAG.

So far my search for solutions has yielded no result. Therefore I ask if any of you guys have any ideas or recommendations for this problem beyond simply getting used to the controller, getting a good gaming PC or sticking with the Xbox. I've heard of marketed Xbox-like gamepads for the PS3 from several people but haven't been able to find any on the net aside from custom creations.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-10, 11:39 PM
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I have two items you could look into as I am also used to Xbox 360 controllers. However in the end I didn't buy these so I can't tell you how good they are.

If you have PS2 controllers and your fine with them then try this:
http://www.game.co.uk/Accessories/PC...+ps3+cntroller

However if you like 360 controllers try this:
http://www.game.co.uk/Accessories/Pl...ps3+controller

Or alternatively if your cheap like me just stick with the PS3 controller, after a while you'll get used to it like anything else.

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Thank you, Daniel Harper. I was beginning to suspect nobody would reply to this unusual thread. I'll consider your second suggestion heavily since it appears to have been designed specifically to resolve my issue.

I had also discovered the so called 'Boomerang' controller that was revealed with the PS3 prototype, which appeared as though it would be very comfortable to use despite how unusual it was. Too bad they thought it was too much of a radical design change to market.

If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm still all ears. However my objective with this thread has been very much accomplished.
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If you want to go with a gaming PC you can purchase a wired 360 controler by microsoft (which are no longer produced so you must buy them used). or, if you want wireless this.

Or if you to make the ps3 triggers better I use these. They work great.

Hope these help.
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Thanks for showing me the trigger upgrades, Wusword77. I'll consider them.
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