Can you use PS3 controllers in the Blender Game Engine?

I have just recently created a new character model with animations. Would it be possible to plug a PS3 controller into my computer and use it with my model in the Blender Game Engine?

As long as you have your controller setup as a functioning gamepad/joystick, then Blender can make use of it. If you’re on Windows, then you can use these drivers:
http://www.motioninjoy.com/

I appreciate the help, but it brought me more questions than answers. How can i setup my PS3 controller as a functioning gamepad/joystick? Also I am not sure what drivers are.