Friday, 21 September 2007

Sony Make (Dual) Shock Announcement! *Updated*

Or not of course as we all (well, UKR mainly) predicted it. Sony have finally given what many current PS3 owners may see as a big 'F**K YOU!' to the early adopters and informed everyone that they were very wrong when they said that 'rumble is a last-generation feature'.

"No, I can't see any room to stick a Rampant Rabbit in it either"

In fact, Me and Matt were playing the new and entirely excellent Sega Rally demo the other day on xbox and were talking about the track deformation and the feedback as you tear up the track on the third lap, bumping all over the shop. How could you play this game without that? Likewise, any FPS where you get enemies creeping up behind you and shooting you would be confusing/frustrating as hell.

Now, an open letter, Steve Jobs style...

Mainly of course directed at our very own Bronson, but please feel free to join in the comments section and let us know what you think.

Q: How do you feel about the recent PS3 Dual Shock 3 being announced? Are you glad they finally realised it was shit without rumble? Angry cos you'll have to buy a new controller? Do you find you've not needed rumble whilst playing your PS3?

And in the 'other 'last generation' features I miss - Those memory cards on the Dreamcast that had the little screen on them! How cool were they?


Interestingly, it seems that many current release will have rumble support added through downloadable patches. The full list can be seen over at IGN and it's good to see titles like Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man featured on the list. This is a GOOD move from Sony. Expecting your customers to buy a new controller so soon into your consoles life is a still a BAD move, however. Tut tut...

And where's Sega Rally? :-p


Bronson said...

I haven't really missed it, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that it didn't come as standard. The games I have so far are:

Resistance: Fall of Man
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Ghost Recon AW2

Of those the rumble would only really be effective in the first two, so maybe my chocie of games has helped. But yeah, I'm glad that they are at least making the damn thing. the sixAxis stuff has been a little disappointing so far, but dual-shock is tried and trusted so they really should've gone with that to begin with.

Bibamatt said...

It seems you WILL have rumble in those. I've updated the post!