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(Kotaku)   Sony wants to make a PS3 controller that will actually burn you if you get hurt in the game   (kotaku.com) divider line 42
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2012-10-13 12:23:46 PM  
I like the idea that the controller can cool your hands too. I hope this makes it off the drawing board. Knowing Sony, though, it'll cost $250 separately from whatever version of the Playstation is out at the time.
 
2012-10-13 12:34:36 PM  
how about add an electroction option, when you get zapped or stunned and a spike that comes out when you get stabbed.
 
2012-10-13 01:04:28 PM  
Solid Snake giggles with happiness
 
2012-10-13 01:07:59 PM  
I'd play a game with real pain.

A suit covered in little clothespin sized clamps. If you get hit, pinchy pinchy pinch.
 
2012-10-13 02:57:27 PM  
NO GUYS, ANY GAME DESIGN TECHNIQUE WHICH BRINGS VIDEO GAMES CLOSER TO VIRTUAL REALITY IS A GIMMICK, WE'RE OPPOSED TO PROGRESS ON PRINCIPLE, GET ON MESSAGE, PEOPLE
 
2012-10-13 03:00:07 PM  

Mike_LowELL: NO GUYS, ANY GAME DESIGN TECHNIQUE WHICH BRINGS VIDEO GAMES CLOSER TO VIRTUAL REALITY IS A GIMMICK, WE'RE OPPOSED TO PROGRESS ON PRINCIPLE, GET ON MESSAGE, PEOPLE


I'm just annoyed they used Sony's stupid Hitatchi Magic Wand-troller as the article image.
 
2012-10-13 03:23:56 PM  
I don't see any lawsuits resulting from this at all. No Siree.
 
2012-10-13 03:29:58 PM  
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2012-10-13 03:39:16 PM  
Remove your wretched mis-firing media DRM, re-allow alternative OS installs, unlose my account data twice and stop being such all around douche nozzles and maybe sony, maybe I'll consider taking my PS3 out of the closet and plugging it in somewhere again.
 
2012-10-13 03:48:06 PM  
Can I just get a version of the Dual Shock with decent, usable triggers? The triggers on the current DS3 are just terrible.
 
2012-10-13 03:54:14 PM  

ManateeGag: how about add an electroction option, when you get zapped or stunned and a spike that comes out when you get stabbed.


I have a set of these:
www.geeky-gadgets.com

They're great at parties. The controllers have a wrist strap so you don't drop and bust the controller when you get zapped.
 
2012-10-13 03:58:05 PM  
I think we're getting closer to Last Starfighter but for just Earthlings.

"Hi, this is the Pentagon. We noticed how well you played Call Of Duty...."
 
2012-10-13 03:58:58 PM  
Mike_LowELL: NO GUYS, ANY GAME DESIGN TECHNIQUE WHICH BRINGS VIDEO GAMES CLOSER TO VIRTUAL REALITY IS A GIMMICK, WE'RE OPPOSED TO PROGRESS ON PRINCIPLE, GET ON MESSAGE, PEOPLE

Ah-hem

"I believe that the Sixaxis controller offers game designers and developers far more opportunity for future innovation than rumble ever did.

Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature; it's not the next-generation feature. I think motion sensitivity is. And we don't see the need to do that. Having said that, there will be specific game function controllers, potentially like steering wheels that do include vibration or feedback function -- not from us but from third parties."

- Phil Harrison: president of Sony Worldwide Studios (answering why the PS3 SIXAXIS controllers didn't include rumble).

// in other words, do we trust Sony not to fark this up someway?
 
2012-10-13 04:01:48 PM  
I like it. Or something that is as tactile as elemental damage in the games.
 
2012-10-13 04:08:38 PM  
I see many lawsuits happening.
 
2012-10-13 04:10:09 PM  
BumpInTheNight : Remove your wretched mis-firing media DRM, re-allow alternative OS installs, unlose my account data twice and stop being such all around douche nozzles and maybe sony, maybe I'll consider taking my PS3 out of the closet and plugging it in somewhere again.

I now own an XBOX360 AND a PS3 (but I had the 360 for years before I bothered to get a PS3). So here is my list.

Put the option for auto run at start-up back in
(I turn on the 360, go make a snack, when I'm back, the system has booted and the game is at the start screen. This PS3 is supposed to be a GAMING system first and foremost, right, so why can't I have the option to have the game start when the system is turned on. The rumor I heard is that people who use their PS3s as media players were mad that game disks would auto launch at startup, so sony changed the feature (AND the documentation) and pissed off the people that actually want to use the damn thing for gaming)



Reduce the amount of time that updates take
(bought little big planet, took 30 minutes to update, 25 megabit connection, WTF!).

Do something about how demos work
(I download a demo, and then ... have to spend time installing the demo?)
 
2012-10-13 04:16:00 PM  

lordargent: Put the option for auto run at start-up back in
(I turn on the 360, go make a snack, when I'm back, the system has booted and the game is at the start screen. This PS3 is supposed to be a GAMING system first and foremost, right, so why can't I have the option to have the game start when the system is turned on. The rumor I heard is that people who use their PS3s as media players were mad that game disks would auto launch at startup, so sony changed the feature (AND the documentation) and pissed off the people that actually want to use the damn thing for gaming)


It's a slight workaround, but eject the disc when you're done. When you're ready to play, turn on the PS3, insert the disc, and go make a snack and it'll be at the start screen when you return - it auto-plays inserted discs.
 
2012-10-13 04:24:00 PM  

Zombie DJ: I think we're getting closer to Last Starfighter but for just Earthlings.

"Hi, this is the Pentagon. We noticed how well you played Call Of Duty...."


Yeah, you know Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload guy? He was one of the best Call of Duty players in the world.

Go look up a picture and ask yourself what army would want that guy in it? Unless they wanted to use his big, fat body as a meatshield.
 
2012-10-13 04:28:26 PM  
www.pbfcomics.com

/Hot like Sony's controller
 
2012-10-13 04:53:54 PM  
Theaetetus: It's a slight workaround, but eject the disc when you're done. When you're ready to play, turn on the PS3, insert the disc, and go make a snack and it'll be at the start screen when you return - it auto-plays inserted discs.

So now, there's no point in turning it on from the controller since I would have to walk over to the PS3 to insert the disk anyway.

The point isn't about the slight annoyance this causes, or finding workarounds (that have their own disadvantages).

It's the customer disservice that they dished out (IE, it was working perfectly before, for people that used it as a gaming system. And they REMOVED the feature entirely (vs giving another toggle to enable it) and even updated their documentation to reflect this change, at the end of the day, that's just farking lazy programming and gives them the "it's not a bug it's a feature" excuse as an out.

// Sony just doesn't give a fark anymore.
 
2012-10-13 05:32:42 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: [www.pbfcomics.com image 850x283]

/Hot like Sony's controller


I only came here for this.

/leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-13 05:55:45 PM  
They keep trying new controller gimmicks rather than innovating on game design to make something groundbreaking.

The entire gaming industry needs a shake up.
 
2012-10-13 06:07:42 PM  
I'd settle for a controller without mushy triggers.

I love my PS3, but the first thing I did when I got it was to buy a 3rd party controller (PowerA Elite) that was built more like the Xbox 360 controller. Solid, good triggers and analog sticks in better positions makes a world a difference for me in games.

Sony's Dual Shock 2 is mushy and clunky. I only use it when I have to.
 
2012-10-13 06:17:44 PM  

lordargent: Theaetetus: It's a slight workaround, but eject the disc when you're done. When you're ready to play, turn on the PS3, insert the disc, and go make a snack and it'll be at the start screen when you return - it auto-plays inserted discs.

So now, there's no point in turning it on from the controller since I would have to walk over to the PS3 to insert the disk anyway.


Geez, fatty, maybe it'll do you some good.

/I keed
 
2012-10-13 06:26:20 PM  
First make your console enjoyable to play games on.

If you buy a game older than a month, you end up having to sit and wait a farking hour to install a series of updates. "Little Big Planet" was the worst for this, but pretty much every single game available requires at the least 20 minutes wait before you can actually play.

There is a reason why I usually buy the Xbox version of multi-console releases.

Because I can put it in the thing and play it.
 
2012-10-13 06:48:04 PM  
Came for the 007 reference.
Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-13 06:53:04 PM  
Theaetetus: Geez, fatty, maybe it'll do you some good. /I keed

I am just slightly over the normal weight range for my height (gained weight from working too much OT over the past few months)

But in other news, since we're talking tech and hardware. I just got one of these and it's a nice piece of kit.

Suunto Quest Running Pack

// Took it out for a spin last Wednesday, was amused at how the heartrate chart basically represented the elevations of my run.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-13 07:21:19 PM  
What would really be cool is a game controller that actually kills you when you die in the game.

REALISM.
 
2012-10-13 07:29:40 PM  

lordargent: Theaetetus: Geez, fatty, maybe it'll do you some good. /I keed

I am just slightly over the normal weight range for my height (gained weight from working too much OT over the past few months)

But in other news, since we're talking tech and hardware. I just got one of these and it's a nice piece of kit.

Suunto Quest Running Pack

// Took it out for a spin last Wednesday, was amused at how the heartrate chart basically represented the elevations of my run.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 612x302]


sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net 

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5-12: Main page headlines
13-25: Geek tab has an Apple bashing thread but its thoroughly shat-over by linux_yes already.
26-33: Showbiz tab has another picture filled thread about some starlet's new movie
34-40: Wife engages in conversation
41-46: Goes back to the showbiz tab's thread to 'finish reading'.
47-50: Remember you've still got this thing strapped to you and try to figure out how to turn it off
 
2012-10-13 07:52:51 PM  
Just pawned my Xbox and Ps3 today, so..not sure if getting kick?

I reallized I never turned the damn things on more than 2-3 times a year, and am trying to get rid of 'stuff'. Last time I fired up the xbox I had to the semi annual entire redesign patch, and my account I've had for 5+ years no longer worked, so that was pretty much the end of the xbox. The PS3 is just obnoxious most of the time.

There just aren't that many games I want to play and have the time to play; steam provides both fairly seamlessly. I've had consoles pretty much continuously since the SNES, so it's wierd to think there's not one sitting down there. But as I age I seem to lose a lot of interest in games, and increasing real life responsabilities interfere too.

Plus I got tired of the direct marketing forcefed into my machine any time I dared start it up. Now I just have to figure out if I want to keep the TV and buy a cheap blu-ray player for entertaining company. I never use it, my TV watching is done at the comp. Anyone have an overt recommendation for a cheap bluray player? Like...20-50 bucks?
 
2012-10-13 07:56:01 PM  
lordargent:

Put the option for auto run at start-up back in
(I turn on the 360, go make a snack, when I'm back, the system has booted and the game is at the start screen. This PS3 is supposed to be a GAMING system first and foremost, right, so why can't I have the option to have the game start when the system is turned on. The rumor I heard is that people who use their PS3s as media players were mad that game disks would auto launch at startup, so sony changed the feature (AND the documentation) and pissed off the people that actually want to use the damn thing for gaming)



Sorry, dude, have to disagree with you on this one.

The old way:
-if you wanted to play ethe game on the disk, no problem
-If you wanted to watch Netflix you had to quit the game once it loaded and go back to the XMB.
-If you wanted to manage some data on the hard drive you had to quit the game once it loaded and go back to the XMB.
-If you wanted to use the usb port for anything, you had to quit the game once it loaded and go back to the XMB.
-if you wanted to use the store, you had to quit the game once it loaded and go back to the XMB.
-If you wanted to play a downloaded game instead of the one on the disk, you had to quit the game once it loaded and go back to the XMB.

The new way:
-If you want to play the game on the disk, it defaults to it. Turn the system on and press x two seconds later.
-If you want to do anything else, you DON'T have to quit the game once it loaded.

The new way is better. I hated it for about 5 minutes and then realized the extra two seconds it takes between when the system boots up and when you can press x to load the game is about the least inconvenient inconvenience there ever was.
 
2012-10-13 08:01:24 PM  

kroonermanblack: Just pawned my Xbox and Ps3 today, so..not sure if getting kick?

I reallized I never turned the damn things on more than 2-3 times a year, and am trying to get rid of 'stuff'. Last time I fired up the xbox I had to the semi annual entire redesign patch, and my account I've had for 5+ years no longer worked, so that was pretty much the end of the xbox. The PS3 is just obnoxious most of the time.

There just aren't that many games I want to play and have the time to play; steam provides both fairly seamlessly. I've had consoles pretty much continuously since the SNES, so it's wierd to think there's not one sitting down there. But as I age I seem to lose a lot of interest in games, and increasing real life responsabilities interfere too.

Plus I got tired of the direct marketing forcefed into my machine any time I dared start it up. Now I just have to figure out if I want to keep the TV and buy a cheap blu-ray player for entertaining company. I never use it, my TV watching is done at the comp. Anyone have an overt recommendation for a cheap bluray player? Like...20-50 bucks?


Raspberry Pi + XBMC install = All your TVs can be streamed from your computers to your TV. (Raspberry Pi is 25$, XBMC is a linux so its free as long as you don't value your time when something goes wrong)
 
2012-10-13 08:27:50 PM  
and here I thought vibrate was annoying as fark.
 
2012-10-13 08:31:40 PM  
If they want to add something useful to a controller, they need to make them like the chillstream, it blows air through the sides to keep your palms from sweating.

images.tigerdirect.com
 
2012-10-13 09:43:13 PM  

spelletrader: They keep trying new controller gimmicks rather than innovating on game design to make something groundbreaking.

Probably because they don't design games.

 
2012-10-13 09:52:18 PM  
Side note to my fellow PS3 nerds: my PS3 shat the bed and the file system won't restore using safe mode. Can the GameStop types extract all my saved game files? Thanks in advance. :(
 
2012-10-13 10:07:10 PM  
bukketmaster : The new way is better. I hated it for about 5 minutes and then realized the extra two seconds it takes between when the system boots up and when you can press x to load the game is about the least inconvenient inconvenience there ever was.

Well first of all, if the PS3 is primarily a gaming system, then why are they making it harder to get into games, but that's beside the point.

1) There are plenty of people who like the old way (and plenty of people who like the new way, and I acknowledge that).

2) Obviously, Sony has the ability to change what the console does on start up (because they changed it)

Therefore

3) Why didn't they make it an option instead of shifting it from one way to the other. Instead of making a UI to change the option (so people can have it the way they want) they just switched it over to the opposite behavior. Lazy shiatty programming.

How would you feel if you were on the opposite side of the fence? If it didn't launch games on boot at the start, and then they changed it the other way. Can you agree that that's a shiatty way to implement a change? (and even though I am firmly on the 'boot the game' side of the camp, I'm even more in the camp of customer choice, so I would be standing right there with you saying that the way the change was implemented was shiatty.
 
2012-10-14 12:39:26 AM  
 
2012-10-14 05:23:51 AM  
DRTFA but here's what I think of some points which were raised here:

- boot game on startup: never cared about that one.

- system updates: oh come on, one hour to download 300Mb of required updates to play online and the updates are nothing but "A redesigned photo gallery manager"? Meanwhile, I still can't play .mkv files nor subtitles on the bloody thing?

- game updates: funny enough, Japanese games seldom require updates. Is it because they put more work into their games or because they understand better how the PS3 works?
Which brings me to...

- the core system is shiat: back at the university, a friend tried to get a grip on the PS3's programming in order to have it do some calculus. The bloody thing's impossible to understand. The result? After 7 years we still have either poor, clunky adaptations (Fallout iv, Bayonetta...) Or no adaptation at all. A handful of exclusivities every year and that's it.

- heating/cooling controler: this comes 3 months or so after some guys put on the internet their tutorial for a shocking Master System controler. But let's face it, the console versions look crap now and it's time for new machines. This story is all Sony found to make the headlines without giving away anything about the ps4.

Should Microsoft make a more reliable console with free online option, I'm abandoning the Sony boat.
 
2012-10-14 11:37:22 AM  
I also wanted to tack on: I'm not at all surprised its Sony who's pioneering methods of remotely inflicting physical discomfort upon their customers. I also agree that Sony deciding to exclude the option of auto-loading discs is asinine, as a person who'd used mine primarily as a media client it was nice to not have to exit out of whatever disc was sitting in the thing each time it booted but having the option to let it still happen would have been more logical then just disabling it entirely.
 
2012-10-14 09:05:55 PM  
BumpInTheNight: I also wanted to tack on: I'm not at all surprised its Sony who's pioneering methods of remotely inflicting physical discomfort upon their customers.

I had that same thought, followed up with the thought that they should leave a few security holes so that these things can be hacked, you know, for the lulz.
 
2012-10-16 07:14:48 AM  
A rod shaped controller with a rounded end, has the ability to heat up, and I'm going to assume it can vibrate as well. Good times.
 
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