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The sticks ground themselves against the casing and released a fine dust that got into the workings of the DS3 and caused a lot of phantom inputs. I killed three controllers in a relatively short space of time playing After Burner Climax. If you are getting weird behavior have a look at the sticks and see if there is a groove cut into them.


I actually resorted to putting vinyl tape around the shaft of a controller I used specifically to play that game.

 

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17 hours ago, Soulstar said:

It’s one of those where you realise you don’t have one lying about anymore because everything is micro or in my case, an iPhone lead as well. I noticed it started happening with me since going back to it over the last couple of years and I’d be knackered whenever Id miss-place the cable (which I’ve done). It’s easy enough just to get a new one though. 
 

As for the pad itself, I feel like I’m one of the only people who’s never had a major issue with it. The only thing I would say is that they are definitely prone to being possessed and pressing buttons at random and it happens with mine but always continues to work fine once it stops. It’s always when I first load up the system. Pushing at the pad seems to help at times too. It needs looking into really but for the most part works so I haven’t bothered opening it up yet.

 

I’ve been re-visiting my PS3 for about 2 years now after being off it for a few years prior in favour of my PS4 (which also led to me going back to my PS2 as well). A mate of mine was using his PS3 in 2020 as he hadn’t even updated his console to a PS4 until literally the last 6-12 months. He picked up Star Ocean - A New Hope and I thought it’d be cool to get it myself, play it through at the same time and allow it to be a talking point somewhat like back in our school days. 
 

Since then I’ve bought and played things like Resonance of Fate, Nier, Tomb Raider, Arkham Assylum & City and currently 120 hours into Dragon Age Origins. 
 

I’ve bought a fair few PS3/PS2 games in fact and stung myself a bit by over spending when I panicked that some were increasing in price. I literally spent £80+ on Drakengard 3 because I’d been planning on getting it (I’d just finished Drakengard 2) and all the copies suddenly disappeared and ended up through the roof. That game then went right down months later. It was blatant manufactured price rising as I watched it jump instantly and spotted eBay copies vanish. 
 

I’ve got Folklore, Siren, White Knight Chronicles (WKC the latest purchase picked up for £4 in cex a few weeks back) and the rest of Dragon Age series to do as well as more stuff. Found something called ar nosurge ode to an unborn star that I splashed over £30 on a few months back. Bit of a risk as I don’t know much about it other than it’s some Jrpg I’d never heard of and it drew me in. 
 

Generally I’m enjoying just playing these older games and have used my PS4 only to play RE4 for the first time just recently and the new Turtles game, oh and I played Odin Sphere on there as well, another harkening back game to experience first hand years after release. 

 

 

Square Enix printed up a load more copies of Drakengard 3 after that price spike.

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10 hours ago, gossi the dog said:

 

Square Enix printed up a load more copies of Drakengard 3 after that price spike.


Oh right Is that what actually happened? Had no idea at all. It was definitely very sudden as I’d been putting off getting it because I wanted to finish Drakengard 2’s three endings first and knew it was cheap so didn’t worry about delaying picking it up. It was only a video that discussed certain games suddenly rising that made me check and there it was about 3x the price and only went up and up. 
 

I suppose because I’d not long since got that second game (already own the first from years before) and really wanted that third to complete the set, it pushed me to overspend. 

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4 hours ago, Soulstar said:


Oh right Is that what actually happened? Had no idea at all. It was definitely very sudden as I’d been putting off getting it because I wanted to finish Drakengard 2’s three endings first and knew it was cheap so didn’t worry about delaying picking it up. It was only a video that discussed certain games suddenly rising that made me check and there it was about 3x the price and only went up and up. 
 

I suppose because I’d not long since got that second game (already own the first from years before) and really wanted that third to complete the set, it pushed me to overspend. 

 

It's one of those games that was always in print (you could find new sealed copies for circa 20 dollars for years). I think that supply dried up (possibly pandemic related), price of second hand copies started rising due to no new copies being available; and then people panicked and price became stupidly high. Square Enix then printed up some more and prices are  back where they were. 

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