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PS3 Poll Police: Name the new Sixaxis controller!

It's over. E3 is finished. Sony, you had a good showing, but we're still unsure of something. The Poll Police have sifted through their archives and have come up with five potential namings of their latest criminal -- the new Sixaxis controller featuring Immersion's TouchSense technology. It's fancy rumble, really. Not like the last-gen off-kilter weight hammers. With that in mind, the Poll Police are asking you, the readers, to pinpoint which of these five is most likely to enter your home. That is, what name would you most like to see emblazoned on the new contoller?
What would you call the new rumble controller?
Dual Shock 3
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We'll inform you of your results next week. All of the above names are excellent candidates and we're quite interested to see which comes out the victor, though we've got it nailed down to two, ourselves. After you've voted, why not check out last week's poll result? It's right after the jump.
Last time we asked what announcement was most likely to escape Sony's mouth not at E3, but at the Tokyo Game Show. The results were fairly balanced, but in the end, the announcement of the new Sixaxis with rumble won the debate and guess what? You were right. Sure, some of you may have returned to vote after the press conference, but we've got no proof and don't really care to search for it. In addition to the controller not getting announced, the PS Store redesign has yet to occur and XMB access during games is still missing. Oh, no extra PS3 colors, either. These are all things that might be sticking around until the Tokyo Game Show, so we'll have to keep an eye on them until then! As always, thanks for voting!

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1. Maybe you could have given an "other" option.

Personally, my favorite has always been DualShake.

Posted at 5:35PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Bored

2. how about what everyone will use.... "hey pass me the --ps3 controller--"

Posted at 5:37PM on Jul 15th 2007 by ahomelessperson

3. Dual Shock 3...

What it was supposed to be the first time.
Hope it isn't too expensive when its released.

Posted at 5:47PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Alex

4. Where is "The Shocker" on that list?

Posted at 5:48PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Dante

5. How about "dude, get your own!" thats original! =P

Posted at 5:55PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Toby

6. @ahomelessperson


Does it really need a new name?
So... someone add 'SixAxis V-spec II' or 'SixAxis Type-R' to that list.

Posted at 6:07PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Anpanman

7. I always thought the obvious mash-up between Six-axis and TouchSense would be "SixSense". Kind of has a nice ring to it.

Posted at 6:17PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Daniel

8. How about none. I like my own concoctions: Senseaxis or Sixaxsense.

Posted at 6:20PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Rollin

9. Hmmm. You can't use dual shock name anymore because there are no spinning weights on each controller end. Isn't the new rumble technology suppose to be all over the controller??

Posted at 6:28PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Andrew

10. Someone else suggested Sixsens and that is my choice than all of the suggestioned mentioned above.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Darkhand

11. so this controller is gonna be much different than the dualshock2 on the ps2? like will be able to feel vibrations in different parts on the controller?

Posted at 7:33PM on Jul 15th 2007 by qwerter

12. @11


Posted at 7:51PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Matt B

13. SenseAxis has been my favorite since they announced that the new rumble tech would be called "Touch Sense".

Posted at 8:36PM on Jul 15th 2007 by irshliquor

14. My vote would be on "Other" if there was one, and I'd propose...


SIXAXIS, but with a 2 at the end. To me this seems the most viable name proposed. It doesn't sound hokey, it rolls off the tongue (as it is pronounced just the same as SIXAXIS, but maybe an added 2 at the end), and it follows as the second. Also easy text to animate were it advertised.

Posted at 9:37PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Brad Hodson

15. SevenAxis.

Posted at 10:08PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Chris

16. well see, the sixaxis had the palindrome going for it soooo...



A man, a plan, a canal, Panama?

I dunno man... hard to incorporate the vibration in the name.

Bob works though: like, you Bob it around cuz it has motion sensors and it bobs around whilst vibrating. Yea. The PS3 and the Bob controller. Sounds more successful than Micro$oft BOB anyway.

Posted at 10:10PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Maximilian


Posted at 10:14PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Justin

18. No name change necessary. Six-Axis grown on me.

Posted at 10:20PM on Jul 15th 2007 by Oliver



Posted at 11:35PM on Jul 15th 2007 by psn:ummfada

20. Dual Shock 3 is not a good name because it's NOT the Dual Shock. That controller ONLY had rumble. But the SIXAXIS functionality has to be included in the controller name this time.

So, call it the ShockAxsis or RumbleAxis or something like. But you need to at least include the axis functionality in the name. Don't leave that part out or new gamers might just think it just rumbles and that's it.

Posted at 11:41PM on Jul 15th 2007 by GL

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