The Last of Us is getting its own Dualshock

I’m a bit of a fan of game-themed controllers but I have to be honest I simply never buy them. I just couldn’t justify paying so much for a game and a controller. I mean I was in Pick n Pay the other day and they were selling Dualshocks for R899. R899 for the worst controller of the generation? I think not.

But if I was forced to buy a new controller then this new one that is launching in Japan alongside The Last of Us would be close to the top of my shopping list. Strangely it has absolutely no Last of Us branding on it but the metallic grey is subtle enough not to be a problem and different enough to stand out when you reach for controllers.

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How about you, are you a fan of custom controllers like the one above or gaming-themed ones like this Tomb Raider controller?

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Tomb raider one sure is purdy!

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      OVG got one. I had a look at it on Sat. We couldn’t reach a decision on how they got all the scratches in. I opted for a sweatshop, he was more along the lines that a machine did it…

      • AndriyP

        Hahaha

        Its cool though even if you land a few scratches of your own and some wear and tear it will make it even better looking

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Yeah, but I think that plastic bandage on the left, where your palm sits, is going to breed some serious nasty shit…

  • Tetsuo

    “R899 for the worst controller of the generation?”

    Hell no! Also, Blue Bulls suck, Mercs are for old people, chocolate milkshake is the best tasting shake ever, Black Label has no equal, only asshole hippy hipster buys Apple products and Coke FTW! This is all fact, because I SAID SO!!

    Yeah, I like game-themed controllers, but I’ll never buy one extra. I will however choose a bundle with one included above a vanilla one.

    • Deon Steyn

      Blue Bulls suck, why the hate?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        I don’t know why, but whenever I hear Blue Bulls, I think Blue Balls… as a creature from the Western Cape.. PRROOOOVVVIIINNCCEEE!!! Stormers! STORMERS!!

        • Deon Steyn

          LOL true but I would think Blue eyes after the rumble this weekend at Newlands

        • Jonah Cash

          I am a Cheetah fan and sitting here reading through your comments has been fun… But what will happen on Saturday night at 17:05??? I think this is the closest us mere mortal Cheetah team will come to beating you okes?!?!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            You know, if the Cheetahs beat the Stormers, the Cape might just erupt in violent protests….

      • Tetsuo

        Nah actually I have loads of respect for the Bulls, they are a excellent team. Their supporters are a whole different story :P

        • Deon Steyn

          Ag its true for most big franchises, nice fight at Newlands this weekend I heard.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Yeah, the Bulls have unfortunate fans. It’s really a shame. They’re definitely a decent teams, but their fans are even worse than the worst bunch of European football hooligans.

          • Deon Steyn

            European football hooligans? Ouch that’s a little bit strong.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            One day, Blues fans are going to set their stadium alight. The Banana has spoken!

          • Deon Steyn

            You are more wise than us mortals, but there were sparks in Cape Town this weekend after the Local Crusaders and the Local Stormers clashed a bit.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            I blame the fact that mountain was hidden under clouds. It seems the locals only behave when Adamastor stares down at them, with a stoney gaze….

          • Deon Steyn

            So true, many a ship suffered under him in the olden days.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Adamastor gazes, Ouranos claims… All hail the Cape of Storms!

          • Aussious

            Agreed.

          • Tetsuo

            Not true! I support the Lions, and have you seen one game this S15 season where their supporters misbehaved? :D

          • Deon Steyn

            This year no. :)
            PS. Kill the Kings/whoever in the relegation match end of this year.

          • Aussious

            Wait the Lions still have supporters!? Lol just kidding hope you guys find your form again… But I am still routing for the Kings seeing they are the underdogs this season.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      lol, only a small minority hate the dualshock.

      The controller-design has been consistently loved for well over 15 years. You just don’t change perfection. Incidentally the new controller, doesn’t actually veer to far from perfection either. The blueprint of pure, unadulterated controller awesome is still there, in its design DNA.

      Gavin is just trolling; he’s just sour because Kinect sucks. :P

      • Tetsuo

        Ja I know all about Gavin and his trolling (I’ve been around from your “Bobby” days!). I obviously will never take a guy that worships Gears of War, loves gaming on his iPad and buys dancing games for his Xbawks seriously :P

        Agree about the controller. I have both the consoles (Wii-U is a toy, not a console :P) and I honestly don’t get the hate.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          The one part I do agree with the haters is that the controller needs to be just a little bigger, fortunately I’m hobbit-sized, so it’s not a problem for me, but I can see how the towering giants struggle with it.

          Ahh you remember my Bobby days? That was some quality trolling… :D

          • Tetsuo

            I have quite large hands and I don’t have a problem. I don’t however smother the controller with my hands, but grip it in the front part of my hands. I also use a mouse that way (the claw grip, not the palm grip).

            What I HATE about the PS controller is those damn triggers, but at least Sony has realised that after 15 years.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            But it depends on the game you’re playing though, I like the slip triggers for fighting games, but I agree for first person shooters, you have to grip it too tightly…

          • Aussious

            How can we forget Bobby I mean James.

      • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

        The Xbox 360 controller is easily the superior controller and I do despise the Dualshock.. the new PS4 controller however is looking awesome

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          xbox 360 controller = awesome for FPS games, terrible for fighting games
          Dual shock = awesome for fighting games, terrible for FPS games.

  • Anon A Mouse

    I can’t understand the hatred towards the PS controller, but then again I grew up with the controller since the PSOne and probably don’t know any better. That being said I’ll rather opt for the top one than the bottom one. The way i play games my controller looks like that after about a month anyway.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      (oops replied to the wrong dude)….

      lol, only a small minority hate the dualshock.

      The controller-design has been consistently loved for well over 15 years. You just don’t change perfection. Incidentally the new controller, doesn’t actually veer to far from perfection either. The blueprint of pure, unadulterated controller awesome is still there, in its design DNA.

      Gavin is just trolling; he’s just sour because Kinect sucks. :P

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    R899? Sony’s beard!! Sounds to me like Pick n Pay and co were up to no good. By the way, I got a camo-coloured controller for R399 a while back. It’s quickly become my favourite dualshock.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Camo coloured? Do you lose it frequently?

      :P

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        Only if it’s ZEBRA camo, then no one can see it for shit…

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Zebra camo is the best camo!

  • Deon Steyn

    Did they not see what God of War’s controller looked like sheesh!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    I have a question for console guys:

    Do you guys hate branded controllers as much as I hate branded keyboards and mouses?

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Personally, I hate branded keyboards and mouses as much as I hate branded controllers. I like my camo-coloured controller, purely because it’s different, but I really hate to have branded stuff. I don’t even wear branded clothing.

      Ugh, why should I pay to be a living breathing advertising board? Hell no!

      • Anon A Mouse

        What the Banana said…. It’s like buying horse armour.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          GAH! Horse armour! Get awaaaaaaaaaayyyyy!

    • Deon Steyn

      I would love to get hold of the God of War controller, just a bit too expensive.

  • OVG

    HELL, the TR pad looks as clean as the popes hat when compared to how Lara looks towards the end of the game. Im not one for horse armor but I have had the same pad for 6 years and the hard plastic underneath the grip is cutting my thumbs (the one with the inbuilt cord).

    The darn xbox will not break and I have been waiting for the thing to RROD like every other Tom, Dick and Harry so that I can upgrade from the fat 20gig to the slim.

    So when I saw BT Games with the R200 TR pad bundled with the game I was stoked, but I was expecting it to come with a recharge cable :( but beggars cant be choosers.

  • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

    Nope Im sorry XBOX controller is still the most awkward piece of poop I have ever dared to use. PS controller has always been a solid favourite, thats why I got the logitech gamepads for my pc tomfoolery. The jump between the two controllers in the likes of MK and such was the difference between sucking with Lui Kang (imo kak easy to play with)and blasting anyone drunk enough to challenge at a house party with Shang Tsung (one of the more harder jugglers around).

    The gun grey looks really nice, shame about no branding though, sure they could have given it a little something out the ordinary, just enough to catch the eye.

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