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I recently received a PS3 controller from my sponsor GamerModz to review.
I was told that I could choose any design and add-ons that I wanted, so I went ahead and started going through their site. As with the Xbox 360 controller that I received a few months back, the process was easy and straightforward. All I had to do was choose the controller for the platform that I would like, select a design from the large library that is available, and choose any extra mods that I would like included in the controller. I went with the Green Swirl design and had all white buttons/L & R buttons//thumbsticks added. Now I am not someone who uses rapid fire, etc, but I also went with the SPS-X3 Rapid Fire mod so that I could give my opinions on all aspects of the controller.
It took only a couple of weeks to arrive from the day that I ordered the controller, which I think is definitely reasonable – especially when you see the quality of the product. Once I received the controller, I checked it over for any drip marks or bumps on the finished product and am pleased to say, found none at all. I checked over all of the buttons and other inserts and all buttons and triggers were pressable with no excessive force and everything seemed as it should be.
After fully charging the controller, I synced it to my PS3 and couldn’t wait to give it a test run. I fired up some Black Ops to put the controller through its paces. Firstly, I noticed that all of the buttons, etc, worked perfectly well. No excessive button smashing was needed to get the controller to do what you want it to, so I knew that the buttons were fine. The thumbsticks and L & R buttons also did what you would expect without any extra force required. After giving the controller a proper workout in multiplayer, I grabbed a friend and set up a custom match so that I could test out the rapid fire. Following the included instruction manual (also available on the GamerModz website) was the easiest thing in the world to do. Everything is there for you in black and white, and following the steps couldn’t have been easier. I toggled through and tried out each of the modes – No Rapid Fire, Single Trigger Rapid Fire and Dual Trigger Rapid Fire. Each mode worked as you would expect and I didn’t notice any issues there.
After thoroughly testing out my new controller over the past week or so, I am very happy with it. There is no sign of any markings on the controller itself, and all of the buttons, etc, still work as perfect as they did on the day that I received it. If rapid fire is your thing, the mod set will be perfect for you. If you are just looking to jazz up your controller a little, then GamerModz could well be the site for for you. Massive thanks to the guys over at GamerModz for sending this controller out to me for review.