When the PlayStation 4’s controller was first shown we were all intrigued by the bright shiny light that made it look space age. However after actually using one for a while you start to get a little annoyed by the bright light and so a new design fad has been born.
I love the DualShock 4, and I’m fortunate enough to not have the rubber coming off the analogue thumbsticks; a problem many people seem to be experiencing. If there is one pretty big complaint I have about the thing though, is the poor battery life. I get 6 to 8 hours of play from the thing before it needs charging. Many think that disabling that bright blue light on the front of it would help alleviate the battery-life problem. But it’s not happening.
The early worries about the DualShock 4’s sticky bumpers has turned out to be warranted, with thousands of controllers facing the annoying sticking problem. However the important thing is that it hasn’t affected all controllers, which means it isn’t a design problem but rather a manufacturing problem.
Over at Neogaf there is a long-running thread discussing whether or not the DualShock 4 has issues with excessive wear on the analogue sticks or not.
Sony’s Dualshock 4 is a pretty fantastic controller. Mostly because it’s actually different from their last 5, which were all essentially the same thing, just with extra bits added on to them. Still, though it’s got some extra bells and whistles, it’s really not fundamentally much different from the previous one is it? It could have been. In fact, it could have been a lot like the 360’s controller.
I’m a huge fan of the new PlayStation 4 controller; it’s leagues ahead of the abysmal DualShock 3 and today I saw the best news yet about this next generation. That is that the new DualShock 4 will work on the PlayStation 3.
I’ve often made my feelings over the current PS3 controller known. Unfortunately I wasn’t born with midget hands and therefore I feel like an overgrown ape everytime I pick the DualShock 3 up, expecting it to snap every time I make a mistake online.
Sony let the proverbial cat out of the bag last week when they announced the PlayStation 4 and gave it a late 2013 release date. We covered the announcement in quite a bit of detail but if you haven’t managed to keep track of it all then don’t worry as Sony has your back.
The biggest problem with the PlayStation 3 is their cheap controller that has always felt like a child's toy to me, granted that’s just an opinion but it is an opinion shared by many people in the industry. Sony looks to have solved that problem in a big way with the DualShock 4.
I don’t know about you – but I’m growing pretty tired of the rumours surrounding the next gen consoles. It’s time for some solid, hard facts from the platform holders. Unfortunately, that’s just not happening right now, because Microsoft and Sony would still like people to buy their current consoles; so we’ll have to make do with rumours and hearsay for the moment. The latest is more of a confirmation of previous ones – regarding the redesigned Dualshock.