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Submitted by nofilter 1115d ago | opinion piece

What Should Sony Do With The DualShock On PS4?

"Since the original PlayStation, the DualShock controller (or, at least its previous incarnations and names) has been the iconic standard bearer for generations of consoles and gamers. Its shape, form and function legendary, perfect for almost any type of game." (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

NukaCola  +   1115d ago
Concave the thumbsticks a little, use pressure sensitive R2/L2 but not drop offs. Either trigger-like or better yet, make them squared like the DS2 controllers. Don't touch anything else.
ScubbaSteve  +   1115d ago
I want them to add a push to talk button on the underside or something. Hate it when everyone has a voice activated mics.
decrypt  +   1115d ago
Sony should just go motion gaming, look what that did to the Wii Sales.

My 7 year old brother would love that so much.
Wenis  +   1115d ago
I wouldn't mind if they actually used the old boomerang style.. the only thing they'd need to change though is make the handles on it shorter. If it originally had shorter handles I don't think it'd have looks so weird

@ScubbaSteve actually developers can already do that with normal controllers.. I remember on the PS2 for BF2:MC, you had to hold the square button to chat online. It worked out pretty well
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Oh_Yeah  +   1115d ago
Gamestop had pretty good alternative ps2 controllers, wouldn't mind if the new controller took some design ques. http://www.google.com/searc... http://www.google.com/searc...
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Qrphe  +   1115d ago
I've always been against the idea of trigger-like lower shoulder buttons on the DS. I REALLY like the notion of putting my birdy fingers and indexes over all the shoulder buttons (something that you can't do when you have concave triggers).

It makes playing KZ3 and Starhawk a lot easier this way.
JoGam  +   1115d ago
What Should Sony Do With The DualShock On PS4?
Make it the best controller known to man.
Root  +   1115d ago
Just fix some small minor improvements and they'll be set....no need to change the entire design. The DS is one of the best controllers out there as it's an all rounder controller when it comes to different genres.
iamnsuperman  +   1115d ago
They do need to change the rumble thing though. It was a pain (for us and them) this generation so a new way to do that is a must but I agree. It is a good controller. It just needs minor tweaks
onyoursistersback  +   1115d ago
what is wrong with the rumble?! i think all it has to do is rumble, (2 speeds) it either rumbles or doesn't rumble.
iamnsuperman  +   1115d ago
@onyoursistersback

I mean in relation to the patent infringement we had this generation. They have a licence to use it but for Sony's sake (so the fiasco doesn't happen again and they don't have to pay out again) and for our sake (having a controller with no rumble) they need to develop their own type of rumble
Y_5150  +   1115d ago
I thought when you said "DS" I thought Nintendo DS....
bunfighterii  +   1115d ago
Some minor tweaks, maybe to the dPad, but I really like the current design. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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DragonKnight  +   1115d ago
In before "move the analog stick to the fictitious natural position thereby moving the dpad to an inferior position, and possibly the buttons, and creating an asymmetrical analog stick design that serves no beneficial purpose."
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guitarded77  +   1115d ago
Optional trigger extensions maybe... other than that, I love the design. I have trigger extensions from a 3rd party, but Sony would probably make them better.
Yangus  +   1115d ago
19 year old design ps controller!
Finally changes!

Make better and modern design ps-joy Sony. End.
DigitalRaptor  +   1115d ago
More pronounced L2+R2, and I think that's all I'd need personally.
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Giru017  +   1115d ago
Make the Dual Shock 3 forward-compatible and that's it.
matrixman92  +   1115d ago
get rid of dualshock
StrongMan  +   1115d ago
Nothing.
profgerbik  +   1115d ago
It kills me every time people use that hideous image of that poorly designed concept controller..

I don't care what it is just for the love of god don't let it be that boomerang controller..
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cleverusername  +   1115d ago
Just change the L2/R2 buttons so I don't need to use real triggers anymore and leave the rest be!
SonyStyled  +   1115d ago
use a higher quality plastic. the plactic on the ends on one of my DS3's is pretty worn thus its egg shaped and not round. plus the sticks are a bit non responsive to snap back in their positions. so fixing the whole joy stick issue would be a much appreciated welcome. anyone encounter a similar issue with their joy sticks?
Anti-Fanboyer  +   1115d ago
New design should get a slide out QWERTY keypad like cellphones.

We can already buy a keypad seperately for $30, but if every controller came with it, it would totally help the community be more social. It's very efficient for multiplayer uses like MMOs or any game demanding social teamwork, and most people prefer texting than using mics. It's a heck of a lot better than an on-screen keyboard blocking the way.

Plus they're probably cheaper than integrating a touch-screen. Although a touch-screen would be a nice add-on.
Riderz1337  +   1115d ago
Don't you dare change the f*cking analog sticks to make them like the Xbox. I swear to god Sony you better not. How you can play with the analog sticks not being parallel to one another is beyond me. DO NOT.
nevin1  +   1115d ago
Put the L2/R2 back to DS1/2 quality.

Better longer battery
r21  +   1115d ago
Didnt think bout that, hopefully battery life is on their to change list.
rainslacker  +   1115d ago
The DS3 battery lasts 5-8 hours depending on use and takes about 30 minutes to charge to full.

Also all DS3's released in the last 2 years have had a larger more efficient battery.

I agree on the triggers though, I find them a bit "off" when it's supposed to be used as a digital input for some games.
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BelieveinGhosts  +   1115d ago
There is no shame if sony release an identical version of Xbox 360 controller as it is the better controller for shooters
jalen247  +   1115d ago
Shape the triggers correctly and add touch screen.
Flandy  +   1115d ago
I want the boomerang design
RickHiggity  +   1115d ago
Not the boomerang. Honestly I don't want them to change it at all. I guess it has to evolve at some point though.
cleverusername  +   1115d ago
I bought a d3 battery from ebay when mine went that had over double the power of the default one and it only cost me £2.50 freepost.

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