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Old 01-07-2013, 10:58
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Right this is not intended as an argument to see which is better, I am just curious as I've always had either an XBOX or 360 and I find the controller and buttons fluid and easy to use but recently I have been using my partners PS3 and I can't get the hang of the controller at all so it makes games more difficult to play, is it just something you adapt too?

The reason I ask is that is my sole reason for not currently wanting the PS4
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:04
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Yes, you'll adapt to it. I was the same in reverse - had a PS3, but eventual got a 360 controller for my PC. I hated it at first. I found it heavy and uncomfortable, but after a while got used it and am happy with it now.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:18
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Right this is not intended as an argument to see which is better, I am just curious as I've always had either an XBOX or 360 and I find the controller and buttons fluid and easy to use but recently I have been using my partners PS3 and I can't get the hang of the controller at all so it makes games more difficult to play, is it just something you adapt too?

The reason I ask is that is my sole reason for not currently wanting the PS4
The PS4 controller is similar to the Xbox controller now in terms of size, grip and feel. So it's a marked improvement.

Dualshock has always been the best controller for me though. I just can't process how the analog sticks on the Xbox are not symmetrical.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40
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I prefer the PS controller personally, I find it more accurate and sensitive and it feels natural in my hands, I played a lot of xbox for a while and going back to the PS controller took some getting used to, I suppose it is just that what you're used to feels best.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:44
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The first controller I ever held was the original dualshock. Right up until 2010 it all I ever used was PlayStation pads. Then I used a 360 controller, its built better for men's hands, the sticks are better and it has a weight to it. These days I still prefer the 360 pad but I also like the dualshock still. The DS4 seems to be the best of both worlds.

I have never really been bothered by stick placement on controllers but I can say that as I transitioned from young boy to an adult with PlayStation, my thumbs can clash when on the sticks as they are so close together. I'm glad they are at least a little bit further apart on the DS4.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:23
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Practically every gaming outlet is saying how amazing the PS4 controller is.

They're picking it over the Xbox One controller and many saying the best controller they're ever held!
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:32
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The 360 controller suited me better. Chunkier, heavier and a bit more durable for incidents of rage.
Looks like Sony have taken a leaf out of Microsoft's book and made the DS4 a bit bigger. Shouldn't be too long getting used to it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:39
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Practically every gaming outlet is saying how amazing the PS4 controller is.

They're picking it over the Xbox One controller and many saying the best controller they're ever held!
Sounds good, always been an XBOX fan but must admit I am swaying towards the PS4 now, plus I have to admit I think the graphics on the PS3 are indeed better than my XBOX.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:54
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I don't understand the 360 controller hype at all. I find the analogue sticks too small and the controller far too chunky and not comfortable to hold at all.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:22
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I use and like both but I do prefer the Playstation controller because it's smaller and lighter.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:23
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I don't understand the 360 controller hype at all. I find the analogue sticks too small and the controller far too chunky and not comfortable to hold at all.
It, like most things, is personal preference.

I like the 360 because it is big and chunky. My brother, who has hands like the face of a shovel, prefers the dainty DS.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:30
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With the 360 controller I found I always seemed to get a pain across the back of my hand, and I don't have small hands. I find the DS controller a more comfortable, so looking forward to seeing it in action.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:51
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360 is the king of controllers, when compared to the complete design horror that is the PS controller design. Those two analogue sticks are FAR too close together, and whilst I may be 6'8 and have hands like spades, the 360 one feels nice and comfortable, whilst the PS one feels like I am holding something Charles Manson made to punish me.

I ended up getting an 360 like controller for my PS3, much much better.

(Side note: The original xbox controllers, the very first set, I had one of those. That was something to behold, it even felt a little oversized in my hands, god knows what it was like for young uns)
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Old 01-07-2013, 15:46
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I've never had a problem with a controller (despite nintendo's best attempts just look at the N64, gamecube and WiiU controllers)

I've always preferred the daulshock controller though, simply because the original dualshock was my first experience with analogue sticks and i've gotten used to them both being on the inside, it just feels wrong when they aren't
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Old 01-07-2013, 16:34
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Right this is not intended as an argument to see which is better, I am just curious as I've always had either an XBOX or 360 and I find the controller and buttons fluid and easy to use but recently I have been using my partners PS3 and I can't get the hang of the controller at all so it makes games more difficult to play, is it just something you adapt too?

The reason I ask is that is my sole reason for not currently wanting the PS4
You will adapt and the DS3 can be a capable controller depending on the game but they are very different so if you're extremely used to the S-controller or 360 then you'll always notice it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:34
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I have used both controllers since release and I find the PS3 controller the better of the two.

To answer your question. you will get used to it as I did with the 360 controller.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:50
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The 360 wireless PC pad is class. Possessing a weight and solid form that suggests thorough reliability and quality. Top ergonomic offering a refined and defined cosy fit in the hands with intuitive access to all controls. Including those eminently fire-able real triggers. Far prefer it to the Sony DS.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:50
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Never had a problem with dualshock controllers until I got a 360. After that I just couldn't get used to the DS on the PS3. Only way I could make myself remotely comfortable with it was to get the ergonomic comfort pack, with the grips, thumbstick caps and trigger extensions.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:41
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Another one for the PS controller. The Xbox ones actually gave me hand cramps. I've pretty much always had a PS console too, so I've adapted to those more.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:21
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We really can't say at the moment as the DualShock 4 is the first major re-designed PlayStation controller in over a decade! Whilst the position might be familiar, the pad itself is bigger, there's now indents around the face buttons, concave analog sticks, etc, so I'd imagine a lot of us will have to get used to the controller again, obviously Playstation users will find it easier but there's still going to be that point of time where things will feel weird.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:39
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I like symmetrical sticks!
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:15
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I don't understand the 360 controller hype at all. I find the analogue sticks too small and the controller far too chunky and not comfortable to hold at all.
I'm the same as you.

But i got a 360 controller to play Grid2 on PC, and am getting used to it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:53
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I find the analouge sticks too close together on the ps3 controller which hurts my thumbs after a while. I ended up getting an xeox controller which is the same design as the 360 controller, it's just a shame the quality wasn't so good.
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:57
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But i got a 360 controller to play Grid2 on PC, and am getting used to it.
I'm just downloading the free copy I got with my shiny new Haswell processor (bragging intentional ). Is a it good racer?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:34
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I hate the PS3 controller, the main stick is just in the wrong place - and those triggers. What were sony thinking?
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