Posts Tagged ‘dualshock’

In the lines of weird announcements started by Nintendo’s 2D variant of its 3D system, Sony introduced the PS Vita TV.

This strange beast is a TV machine where you can not only stream Hulu and other videos, but play over a hundred PS Vita titles, over six hundred PSP digital games and over six hundred Playstation1 games when paired with a Dualshock3. All over your TV trough HDMI!

Talk about a good set of launch titles!!!

 

PS Vita image courtesy of Kotaku.com

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We’ve been using dualshock controllers since the first playstation. It started out without its analog sticks, but since the addition of the sticks, the controller has been de facto the one people copied upon. Just look at the xb360 or wiiu pro controllers.

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A little backstory on the story of the creation of the dualshock. At some point in time, sony and nintendo worked together on an addition to the Super NES called SNES-CD – Sony didn’t envision yet to work in the game industry.

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SNES-CD on wikipedia.

Now, after some shenanigans and disregards for licensing, Nintendo turned around and worked with Phillips for the production of the SNES-CD add-on – which never came to existence. But it did tick off Sony enough to start its own console, the original playstation, which was the direct competitor of the Nintendo 64.

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The original playstation.
The Playstation originally came with a “Playstation Controller” wich was the evolution of the SNES controller, that in turn was an evolved version of the NES gamepad. It made sense, since Sony originally thought of it to play Nintendo games.  Nintendo on their part, for the N64, went a completely different direction.

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