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I Really Like The New Dual Shock Controller

Game Informer - This E3 was my first chance to put the PlayStation 4 through its paces, and so far I'm very pleased with the new Dual Shock 4 controller.

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yeahokchief1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

I always turn rumble off to preserve the battery. Also because I like balancing my controller on my leg while i'm eating something or typing. But that's good to hear.

NioRide1112d ago

Can't pick and choose on kotaku...

lociefer1112d ago

I reallllyy hope they used another type of springs for the l2 and r2 triggers because after alot of play the ds3 springs tend to soften up a little

MrAnderson1112d ago

I hate vibration with a passion, makes my hands go numb, takes me out of the game and distracts me, makes noise if i put it down, and also vibrates it's way onto the floor or something.

Relientk771112d ago

Can't wait to get my hands on the Dual Shock 4

DivineAssault 1112d ago

i 2nd that my friend.. Nothing in the world could describe how excited i am to get this in my hands to play all these great new games.. It just looks so damn perfect & we have all been stuck with the same design since PS1.. This is a god send & long overdo.. I love the original DS controls but the sliding thumbs was getting really old.. These triggers look so sexy now too

boing11112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

We have a devkit and let me tell you, prototype feels amazing. Thanks to 'meatier' handles it feels so much better in hands than DS3. And springs on triggers and sticks give a little bit more resistance which gives more precision. And retail version will be even better thanks to proper materials. Can't wait!

yeahokchief1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

It looks much more ergonomic so i'm happy.

That said, I still do prefer the layout of the Xbox controller specifically for shooters. All other games I prefer the dualshock's stick placement.

Currently I am using the Fus1on tournament controller for the PS3 and I highly recommend it. It has no deadzone issues and feels more natural to me.

It seems like a no brainer for Sony to eventually release their own branded controller with the microsoft stick placement. Regardless, I hope PowerA releases a new PS4 controller although i'm assuming it will take them a while to get it right again with all the new features like the touchpad etc.

Agent_hitman1112d ago

Does anyone here knows the battery life of the Dual shock 4?. Just askin

project_pat361111d ago

considering the wiiu's pro game controller has 80hrs roughly, I would assume the same about ds4

farhad2k81111d ago

I'd say 50-60 hours.
The DS4 controller has a light bar, and a built in speaker, and I'm guessing it has better rumble than the Wii-U controller, so it will certainly have less battery life, unless Sony stick in a larger MAh battery.

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