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PS4 controller woes

Sony won't give option to disable DualShock 4 light bar


Yoshida says controller LEDs don't use much battery life
Jan 17
// Kyle MacGregor
The DualShock 4 gets a lot of praise, and with good reason. It's sexy. It feels like warm butter melting in your hands. And it's unequivocally better than the DualShock 3, because opinionated people on the Internet said so.&n...
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PS4 controller for the PC

The DualShock 4 can be made to work on the PC


You just gotta grab some software
Nov 19
// Joshua Derocher
Thanks to some software created by InhexSTER, the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 can be used with a PC. The guys over at PC Gamer have tested it out, and they explain how you can get it working. Right now the wireless functions ...
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DualShock 4

Sony's DualShock 4 feels like an improvement


It felt weird at first, but I'm already getting used to it
Oct 29
// Chris Carter
I'm already planning on getting a PS4 at launch, so when I found out GameStop was already selling the DualShock 4, I ran out to find one for the sake of science. Although it may look relatively the same compared to its predec...
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DualShock 4 controller loses analog face buttons


Lack of interest cited
Oct 25
// Dale North
VentureBeat's full rundown of the PS4 DualShock 4 controller revealed that the analog face buttons do not carry over from the previous controller, the DualShock 3. They're all digital now. Toshimasa Aoki, the manager at Sony ...
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Here's a list of PS3 games that work with Dualshock 4


Some work, not all
Oct 25
// Dale North
Wonder what PS3 games will work with the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller? Reddit has a good list going already. It looks like most of the games tried so far, though some do nothing, including some big titles like Gran Turis...
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PS4 controller arrives fashionably early
The PlayStation 4 is still three weeks away from release, but that hasn't stopped its controller from sneaking onto store shelves well ahead of launch.  Shipments of the DualShock 4 have already materialized at certain r...

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PS4 controller with PC

DualShock 4 works with Windows PC for 'basic functions'


Good news, everyone!
Oct 06
// Kyle MacGregor
The DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows PC, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. The executive confirmed the PlayStation 4 controller will be able to perform "basic functions" on computer...
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Transistor

Transistor to use DualShock 4's lesser known features


Supergiant Games' next title will use the light bar
Oct 03
// Alasdair Duncan
I've yet to get my hands on either of the controllers for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One but I was lucky enough to get my hands-on time with Transistor at PAX East this year. In a blog post, Supergiant Games head Greg Kasavin ...

inFamous: Second Son shows off DualShock 4 features

Aug 21 // Dale North
Sucker Punch is based in Seattle. They explain that they chose Seattle as the setting for Second Son for that exact reason. They wanted to make it exactly right so that when the supernatural powers were added in it would feel just right.  But their Seattle is a bit different than the real one in a couple of ways. In the world of inFamous: Second Son, a group called DUP is in charge of hunting down people with special powers. A live demo we saw had main character Delsin Rowe trying to enter city limits from outside. Cities in this world are blocked by DUP with checkpoints that aren't unlike those at airports today.  In a mandatory fingertip DNA scan scene, the player uses their index fingertip on the DualShock 4's touchpad to match what Delsin does in the game, trying to line it up in the same way.  When this scan (which fails, by the way) takes place, computer scan noises come from the DualShock 4's speaker. Sucker Punch says that they'll use the speaker for other things, too. For example, when a cell phone call is made, voice comes through the controller's speaker sounding like it would over a phone. In getting around, sometimes Delsin needs to attack quietly. A new stealth attack uses his smoke powers to knock enemies out from behind. This move uses a couple of thumbs on the DualShock 4's touchpad, looking to sort of emulate a strangle hold around the neck of a person. Later in the demo, Delsin had to take out a heavy power core. Lifting it with one hand, he used the other to blast it with his powers to wear it down. This experience is recreated for the player through the touchpad in a way, with one finger having to hold the corner of the touchpad to hold the core up while attacking with the other hand.  It looks like Sucker Punch are doing a lot of neat things with the touchpad.  Beyond this, inFamous: Second Son is looking really nice. Damn, it's looking really nice.  It's big, open world and the addition of secondary special powers have me chomping at the bit to try it out. 
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Getting in touch with the new controller
Behind closed doors at gamescom today, Sucker Punch showed off some of what they've been working on for upcoming game inFamous: Second Son, with a focus on how they're using the PS4's DualShock 4 controller to mix things up. 

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Well maybe you knew about some of these things
With the PlayStation 4 launch right around the corner there is much to be excited for. Sony has already knocked most of our socks off with the price; the sexy new DualShock 4 controller; and all the love they're throwing at ...

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PS3 controller

PS3 gets limited edition Metallic Grey controller


Coming this June
Apr 24
// Dale North
Sony seems to release a new controller color every time my current ones are looking a bit rough. Judging from a Twitter post that popped up earlier but has since disappeared, the newest offering in their DualShock 3 controlle...
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DualShock 4

Developers told Sony to change DualShock 4 controller


By game developers, for game developers
Apr 08
// Allistair Pinsof
Sony put the future of the DualShock 4 in the hands of developers, who dictated changes to the longstanding controller's form and feel. Guerrilla Games (Killzone) and Evolution Studios (DriveClub), in an interview with Edge, ...
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PS4 controllers

No DualShock 3 support for PlayStation 4, says Sony


Disappointing but hardly surprising
Feb 21
// Jordan Devore
While we know that PlayStation Move controllers will be supported by PlayStation 4, it wasn't immediately clear if the current DualShock 3 controllers would carry forward into this next console generation. According to SCE Wo...
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Yoshida: Share button is a 'huge focus' for PS4 strategy


Sharing is good
Feb 21
// Dale North
Shuhei Yoshida went into the importance of the DualShock 4's share button for the PS4's overall strategy in a roundtable discussion this morning. He says that it's a "huge focus" for Sony, and one of the key features of the P...
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Open your eyes -- wider!
After the DualShock 4 leaks got out, I didn't give the new controller much of a look when it was shown off tonight during Sony's PlayStation conference. That might have been a mistake, though -- upon seeing these freshly-supp...

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PS4 controller

More details on the PlayStation 4 Eye and DualShock 4


Plus the official specs
Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
Following the PS4 press conference earlier today, Sony has sent out a press release with specifics on the DualShock 4 controller and the PlayStation 4 Eye camera. The light bar on the back of the new gamepad can change patter...
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Japan getting MW3 and Uncharted 3-themed DualShock 3s


Sep 07
// Brett Zeidler
Is it true things always come in three's? Well in this case, no. But Sony appears to be going for a theme of three with their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 3 DualShock 3 controllers. A couple days ago Sony show...
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M.A.G. playable with Move and DualShock at the same time


Aug 21
// Matthew Razak
So we knew that M.A.G. would be getting move support, and an easy to develop assumption from that fact is that people playing with Move would be at an advantage over those playing with a DualShock. The precision (or lack ther...
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PSA: DualShock can sub for PS Move Navigation Controller


Jun 16
// Samit Sarkar
Sony's pricing of PlayStation Move is pretty clever. They can get away with saying that the Move experience costs less than $100, since the Sports Champions bundle -- which comes with the game, the PlayStation Eye camera...
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Two new DualShock 3 colors coming to brighten your game room


Jul 28
// Ashley Davis
My favorite thing about growing up with a Nintendo 64 were all the different controller colors there were to choose from. Each member of my family got their favorite color and used it exclusively during our nightly rounds of ...
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Silver Dual Shock 3 coming to North America this summer


Apr 17
// Nick Chester
For those of you looking for something a little different for your PlayStation 3, this one's for you. A listing for a Silver Dual Shock 3 controller has appeared on EBGames.com. The retailer indicates that the controller...
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Sick hybrid: Xbox 360 controller inside a DualShock 3


Aug 01
// Jim Sterling
Are you sick of playing XBLA games with the 360 controller's rubbish D-Pad? Well, thanks to the modding community, help is on the way. The above photo is a particularly sweet mod in which someone trapped a 360 controller's br...
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Europe finally gets DualShock 3 release date [Update]


Jun 30
// Jim Sterling
While everybody in Japan and America have been enjoying their "last-gen" rumble, we in Europe have had to do without. Obviously, this is understandable, because just like Smash Brothers, there is simply so much tran...
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In wake of DualShock 3 release, Sony discontinues Sixaxis


Apr 02
// Nick Chester
Despite the fact that Sony at one point downplayed the importance of rumble as a function in controllers, the DualShock 3 has entered the market in North America this week. Combining motion-sensitive controls with the fancy s...
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Puru Puru! DUALSHOCK 3 Launches in North America this week


Apr 02
// Dale North
Sony sends word that the rumbleriffic, all caps-loving DUALSHOCK 3 controller for the PlayStation 3 will be landing on the shelves of North American retailers this week.For only $54.99, you get all the motion sensing of the S...
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Shocking! DualShock 3 is the #2 seller at Amazon games


Mar 13
// Dale North
I guess it's not really that shocking, right? People are just getting ready to rumble, so to speak.I will say that the price is right on this Amazon pre-order item. You can nab a DualShock 3 for $49.99 with free shipping. Tha...
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DualShock 3 comes to US April 15th


Feb 26
// Colette Bennett
If the rising cost of living makes you grumpy, be prepared to stroke your beard and complain (or if you don't have one, get working on growing it out.) The Playstation DualShock 3 controller finally has a US release date of A...
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Satin Silver PS3 'shocker': DualShock 3 sold seperately


Feb 05
// Dale North
Sony has just announced a lovely Satin Silver PS3 for Japan. It looks like the one we've been seeing in pictures all this time, ever since the system's debut. This new one is a 40GB model, priced exactly the same as the other...
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TGS 2007: Dynasty Warriors developer approves of Dualshock 3. Also, DW6 details


Sep 21
// Jim Sterling
Dynasty Warriors 6 developer Takashi Morinaka expressed his pleasure at Sony's decision to create the Dualshock 3 and bring rumble to the PlayStation 3. With regards to the tilt function of the SIXAXIS, Morinaka simply said &...

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