An end of an era for Sony

Today is a sad sad day for not only PS3 gamers, but for gamers everywhere. Today, Sony has announced that the SIXAXIS controller is being discontinued and will no longer be available after its current stock of controllers runs out sometime this summer. This news comes just a week before the Dualshock 3 is set to release.

Although the SIXAXIS’ life was short it was also fascinating. With games like Lair and uh…Lair taking great advantage of what the SIXAXIS controller had to offer, it seemed as though it had a great long life ahead. But, then, late last year, Sony announced that it would be releasing the Dualshock 3 with rumble and motion controls. Much to the dismay of the SIXAXIS, PS3 gamers everywhere rejoiced and rallied behind the new technology. But, this is understandable, gamers have been spoiled by that feeling of vibration in their hands since the late 90s.

However, no matter how great the Dualshock 3 is, we must remember the even greater moments that we had with the SIXAXIS during those long Lair sessions. Now let us please take this time to offer a moment of silence…