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For those who own both a 360 and PS3 a question about a controller accessory

#1JoboHotepPosted 9/19/2013 9:50:27 PM
I do most of my gaming on the 360. However, lately I've been using my PS3 quite a bit, and I've noticed I really prefer the shape of the L2/R2 on the 360's controller to that of the PS3's.

For the most part, I'm ok with the regular Dualshock3 L2 and R2 triggers, but I've noticed that occasionally my fingers slip off, so I'm thinking about getting some of those clip on extenders.

For anyone that uses them, how well do they work?

Also, I've noticed there are a few brands to choose from, are any better than others, and what brand are you using?

Thanks very much for any info!
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#2shawnmckPosted 9/19/2013 10:12:52 PM(edited)
I also dislike the dual-shock 3 controller because of the crappy trigger buttons...not to mention that some games reverse the triggers & shoulder buttons on the PS3 version....so instead of using the triggers to shoot in FPS game, the Devs used the shoulder buttons, which isn't nearly as immersive.

I have never used the extensions myself, but what I did do is buy the Raven controller by Nyko.
They make it in two variations...one with the analog sticks similar to a XB 360 controller, and one with a Dual-shock 3 analog stick configuration.
Plus, it has a switch in the back so that you can toggle the triggers and the shoulder buttons for those games that have them reversed.
It comes in a very nice rubberized coating.
However, the only down-side is that it uses a USB dongle. I myself don't care much, as it serves the same purpose...but some people don't like how it needs the plug-in dongle instead of the built in wireless method that the stock controller have.

Here is what it looks like...

Dual-Shock 3 configuration:
http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detail/?name=Raven%20%28Standard%29

Xb 360 configuration:
http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detail/?name=Raven+%28Alternative%29

And here is a video on youtube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VuLM9FvNq0
#3Perfect LightPosted 9/19/2013 10:15:03 PM
I use these and they're awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-Triggers-Controller-Attachments-Playstation-3/dp/B001AW156U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379654074&sr=8-2&keywords=pelican+triggers
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#4JoboHotep(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 10:26:54 PM
shawnmck posted...
I have never used the extensions myself, but what I did do is buy the Raven controller by Nyko.
They make it in two variations...one with the analog sticks similar to a XB 360 controller, and one with a Dual-shock 3 analog stick configuration.
Plus, it has a switch in the back so that you can toggle the triggers and the shoulder buttons for those games that have them reversed.
It comes in a very nice rubberized coating.
However, the only down-side is that it uses a USB dongle. I myself don't care much, as it serves the same purpose...but some people don't like how it needs the plug-in dongle instead of the built in wireless method that the stock controller have.

Here is what it looks like...

Dual-Shock 3 configuration:
http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detail/?name=Raven%20%28Standard%29

Xb 360 configuration:
http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detail/?name=Raven+%28Alternative%29

And here is a video on youtube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VuLM9FvNq0


Wow, thanks very much for the info about the Raven! Along with the triggers, it would also be nice to have an analog stick layout like the one on the 360 as well, since it's what I'm accustomed to.

How long have you used it? I'm not very tough on my controllers, but it would be nice if it's good quality and will last a while.

Also, how does the USB dongle work? I'm not super clear about it.

Again, thanks for the info!
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#5JoboHotep(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 10:29:22 PM
Perfect Light posted...
I use these and they're awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-Triggers-Controller-Attachments-Playstation-3/dp/B001AW156U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379654074&sr=8-2&keywords=pelican+triggers


Thanks for the info! Yeah, the Pelican brand ones are one of the ones I am considering.

Do they hold up and work pretty well?
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#6shawnmckPosted 9/19/2013 11:07:19 PM
JoboHotep posted...


How long have you used it? I'm not very tough on my controllers, but it would be nice if it's good quality and will last a while.

Also, how does the USB dongle work? I'm not super clear about it.

Again, thanks for the info!


^ I've had the controller for a few years, and while I consider them the best 3rd-party controllers that I've ever owned in terms of durability, I wouldn't say that they are as good and dependable as the stock controllers by Microsoft or PS3 (although they feel much better quality than the PS3 DS3 controllers, which feel a bit cheap).
Overall they are good controllers, and I've had good experience with them...but with any 3rd-party controller, you are taking a risk. But they are good quality. Although it seems that some people have had problems with theirs lasting.

The USP dongle is basically a plug in receiver, because it uses a different signal than the dual-shock controllers.
The standard DS3 controllers use blue-tooth wireless...these use the USB dongle receiver instead.
It's basically a small device the size of a flash drive (thumb-drive) that plugs into the regular USB port on the front of the console. The wire to charge the controllers is exactly the same.
It' is basically a cheaper method than to use the stock blue-tooth method in order to save money.
If you have a wireless mouse or keyboard for your computer, then it is the exact same thing.
It may not give you as much overall distance, but the distance is more than enough.

The Raven controller basically is a controller for the PS3 that feels the closest to a XB 360 controller. Which is why I like it.
I've tried a few other 3rd-Party controllers for the PS3, and this one is the best in my opinion.
Although it doesn't beat out the standard XB 360 controller. But it's the closest you are gonna get for the PS3. That I am aware of at least.

Here is a link to Amazon, where you can read people's reviews and opinions on the controller.

http://www.amazon.com/Raven-Wireless-Controller-Orientation-PlayStation-3/dp/B0040NPB84/ref=pd_sim_sbs_vg_1

^ Some people complain that the sticks don't function right, or that there are dead-zones, but I've never had any problem with mine. So I can't say what kind of luck you would have...but it's something to consider. Some have problems with it, and some don't. If you end up buying it (or any 3rd-Party controller), you are taking a risk.
My experience has been good, but others haven't been so lucky.
So take this with a grain of salt.
#7AzeiryousPosted 9/19/2013 11:29:12 PM
if you have a wired 360 controller buy this

http://www.amazon.com/Turbo-BATTLE-Controller-Adapter-Playstation-3/dp/B006TSD9SM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379658324&sr=8-2&keywords=360+to+ps3+controller+adapter


I have one and its fantastic 6 years going strong
#8JoboHotep(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 8:31:27 AM
shawnmck posted...
^ I've had the controller for a few years, and while I consider them the best 3rd-party controllers that I've ever owned in terms of durability, I wouldn't say that they are as good and dependable as the stock controllers by Microsoft or PS3 (although they feel much better quality than the PS3 DS3 controllers, which feel a bit cheap).
Overall they are good controllers, and I've had good experience with them...but with any 3rd-party controller, you are taking a risk. But they are good quality. Although it seems that some people have had problems with theirs lasting.

The USP dongle is basically a plug in receiver, because it uses a different signal than the dual-shock controllers.
The standard DS3 controllers use blue-tooth wireless...these use the USB dongle receiver instead.
It's basically a small device the size of a flash drive (thumb-drive) that plugs into the regular USB port on the front of the console. The wire to charge the controllers is exactly the same.
It' is basically a cheaper method than to use the stock blue-tooth method in order to save money.
If you have a wireless mouse or keyboard for your computer, then it is the exact same thing.
It may not give you as much overall distance, but the distance is more than enough.

The Raven controller basically is a controller for the PS3 that feels the closest to a XB 360 controller. Which is why I like it.
I've tried a few other 3rd-Party controllers for the PS3, and this one is the best in my opinion.
Although it doesn't beat out the standard XB 360 controller. But it's the closest you are gonna get for the PS3. That I am aware of at least.

Here is a link to Amazon, where you can read people's reviews and opinions on the controller.

http://www.amazon.com/Raven-Wireless-Controller-Orientation-PlayStation-3/dp/B0040NPB84/ref=pd_sim_sbs_vg_1

^ Some people complain that the sticks don't function right, or that there are dead-zones, but I've never had any problem with mine. So I can't say what kind of luck you would have...but it's something to consider. Some have problems with it, and some don't. If you end up buying it (or any 3rd-Party controller), you are taking a risk.
My experience has been good, but others haven't been so lucky.
So take this with a grain of salt.


Once again man, thanks very much for the info, and also thank you for explaining the USB dongle! I'm going to read the reviews you linked to for more info, but this looks like it might be just what I need.

I still might pick up some of those trigger extenders in the mean time for my existing Dualshock 3, but I've been wanting to pick up another controller for a second player anyway, and the trigger extenders would still be useful for whomever ends up using the regular controller.
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#9JoboHotep(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 8:33:35 AM
Azeiryous posted...
if you have a wired 360 controller buy this

http://www.amazon.com/Turbo-BATTLE-Controller-Adapter-Playstation-3/dp/B006TSD9SM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379658324&sr=8-2&keywords=360+to+ps3+controller+adapter


I have one and its fantastic 6 years going strong


Sadly, I don't have a wired controller (I'd actually like one though), but thanks for the info, and if I end up with a wired controller I'll certainly pick up that adapter!
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If I don't meet you no more in this world then uh, I'll meet ya on the next one..And don't be late- Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child