Have you ever seen an object that just should not exist? Console hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn is at it again, this time stuffing the guts of a Sony PlayStation 3 Sixaxis controller into a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller. The result is enough to make one's brain hurt. This controller should not be!
A better view of the main PCB in the Sixaxis. Amazingly, it’s exactly the same shape and size as a Dual Shock board. The actual “tilt” device is a little IC at the end of a cord, not much too look at. On the original Sixaxis / Dual Shock most of the trigger buttons are on a plastic sheet set against a separate plastic frame, much like a keyboard is inside. Again I say, why didn’t they update the controller this time? I mean, a REAL change? It’s getting pretty pathetic…
When investigating these kinds of things it's always important to remember that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. After looking at the photos I do not believe that Heckendorn built this controller. His guide is all just technobabble. PCB? IC? Those aren't even words! Clearly he has managed to tear a hole in the multiverse through which he was able to pull a Microsoft PlayStation 3 controller into our reality. It's the only plausible explanation. Hopefully the next time he crosses the Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge he'll bring back a Sony DS.