E3 featured a lot of brand new controller accessory announcements, but these slightly less prominent new products, from DreamGear, Nyko, and PDP were almost drowned in the hype tsunami over input devices like Microsoft’s camera-based Project Natal.
Finally, Finally, Finally: Xbox-like controls for the PS3
Gamers with large hands have suffered with the Playstation dual-shock-style controller for more than 10 years. Ever since the Xbox first appeared on the scene, with its comfortable, ergonomic controller, Playstation gamers have longed for a crossover controller that features the analog-stick layout the Xbox uses. Well, the wait is finally over. The DreamGear Shadow is a third-party wireless gamepad for the PS3 which features the asymmetrical Xbox-type analog-stick orientation, on a pad with a slightly grippy rubberized texture, and with nicely curved trigger buttons to boot. With an MSRP of $60, some desperate PS3 players will probably be able to forgive the fact that the Shadow requires a USB dongle for connectivity.