Secret Feature of the DualShock 4 Controller?

PS3Center writes: "We have been salivating over the next gen PlayStation controller for weeks now, and came to a potentially significant discovery."

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IronFist2093d ago

It looks like a stupid design, how can a touchpad that small be useful in any way.

DEATHSTROKE-cro-2093d ago

surfing the web browser on PS4 ?
like I do now on my laptop

gaffyh2093d ago

Not really a gameplay feature though. Would be cool, but I would prefer something more substantial.

_QQ_2092d ago

so just as a gimmick then.

Skynetone2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

angry birds, and good for flicking through the phone in gta, most of the menus on the ps4 might use it, they could of course just use it as an extra button in some games

flyingmunky2093d ago

It is really up to developers to utilize it and make it appealing for us. I just hope that it doesn't get the same stigma as the 6 axis did. Barely any dev made use of the 6 axis function in the ps3 controller, probably due to how we responded to early games like Lair.

PSVita2093d ago

You could use it to write or drawn like scribblenauts.

HiGwA2092d ago

C'mon dude, use your brain...
1) controlling your cell phone in games like Watch Dogs or GTAV
2) Uses in RTS menu Navigation.
3) Quicker weapon switching in FPS games ( quick directional swipes get you to your eight carried weapons).

I can think of all sorts of functionality for this... You sound like the iPhone trolls of 2007 saying that the touch screen keyboard was a "Stupid Design"

_QQ_2092d ago

1)it's not a screen so i don't see how it would help control your cellphone in watchdogs, plus its too small for that.
2)consoles don't have any RTS games, good ones at least, plus if they did, playing on the controller's tiny touchpad would be worse than gaming on a laptop,
3) pressing one button is faster than swiping a touch pad.
PS4 will be awesome but lets face it, the touchpad is a useless gimmick.

HiGwA2092d ago

1. The type of control I'm talking about is "Gesture Based" if the screen of the phone is on the TV screen, you could easly swipe through your phone options while still driving (unlike GTA VI which used the dpad for such navigation forcing you to take your finger off the Left analog stick).
2. RTSs suck on consoles because of the user interface (the controller), but I see your point on the size, I would have to use it first to draw a conclusion.
3. Think about the rotary menues of games like FarCry 3, rather than having a pop-up menu with a button press and using the analog stick to choose your option, imagine no button press and a swipe in the direction of the desired weapon... You never get pulled out of the game to go into a menu...

I can't conclude on the usefulness and functionality of the touch screen until I use it, and yes, the PS4 will be awesome.

Persistantthug2092d ago (Edited 2092d ago )

unlimited extra virtual buttons.....

How about that?

_QQ_2092d ago

agreed, it will just end up being used as extra are a brave man though, criticising sony on N4G.

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GribbleGrunger2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

I've said this from the first showing of the new controller and until now I was the ONLY person saying it. Damn it, I knew I should have written an article about this.

MikeMyers2093d ago

Yup, I remember. Props to you. I still think it could be something like the Apple Trackpad.

GribbleGrunger2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

I don't know if it will have a flip up screen ... it's just that curl over the back of the controller that throws me. Why? aesthetics? Maybe. It would make for one hell of a reveal at E3 though.

Oh, and thanks for verifying that I did actually say this before lol. I reread what I wrote and realised how pretentious it sounded. I wish you could edit as many times as you like on this site.

And a bubble, sir. Partly because of your verification but largely because I have misinterpreted your motives in the past ... for which I'm sorry.

MikeMyers2093d ago

No problem and I do hope you're right at E3. I'm looking forward to finding out more about the PS4.

PinkFunk2093d ago

Just a couple o guys, chewin some gum, reminiscin of days gone by.

Bathyj2093d ago

You called it Gribble, and I remember it clearly.
So much so in fact that when I read the title I thought, oh, just like Gribble said.

Whether this happens or not, I dont know.
Regardless, bubble + for intelligence.

maniacmayhem2092d ago

I admit you did say it. Good eye.

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