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Published on October 16th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

PS3 Controller: Uncomfortable and Light says IGN

If IGN’s PS3 hands-on is anything, it’s definitely informative. Apparently, they didn’t really like the feel of the controller when compared to the 360 pad. Here’s what they had to say:

Sony’s only game offering was the TGS build of MotorStorm, which Alex is already knee-deep in comprehensive hands-on coverage for. Instead of duplicating that, we’ll take a look at one last thing – possibly the most controversial aspect of the PS3: the controller. Prepare to be shocked though: we don’t really like it all that much. True enough, you can go along with Phil Harrison’s proclamation that it’s already the industry-standard controller amongst umpteen-million gamers around the globe, but, arguably, that doesn’t make it the best. Personally, we can’t help but feel that the SIXAXIS (as it’s now known) has been sadly neglected when viewed alongside the rest of the PS3. Compared to Microsoft’s uber-comfortable Xbox 360 pad, the SIXAXIS feels cheap, plasticky, uncomfortable and disconcertingly light – almost as if it’s going to fly out of your hands during those more extreme gaming moments.

Consider this yet another gripe on top of a massive pile that Sony’s been garnering over the last couple months. Even I had a couple, which is why I can’t justify a PS3 purchase this year.

Let’s hope for the sake of competition that Sony’s PS3 situation isn’t as bad as it’s been played out to be since they announced the price back at (the last spectacluar) E3.

PlayStation 3 Hands-on [via IGN]

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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