I usually play many games with my PS3 controller thanks to MotionInJoy software. I know they're unofficial drivers, but they turn the controller into a simulated Xbox controller and it has been recognised as so by many games, even The Walking Dead or Jurassic Park.
But I don't know why, since I have my new Windows 8 laptop, there's no way to use it. I've tried to play Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us with my PS3 controller but both games fail at start. Can I solve this?