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Submitted by ScamperCamper 367d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation DualShock 4 is about to revolutionize the gaming industry

An analysis of why the DS4 is going to be a game changer in the video game industry. What it means for Microsoft and will they have to do a controller redesign because of it. Touchpad = evolution of gaming. (PS4)

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PeaSFor   367d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(12)
kenmid  +   367d ago | Well said
Wow, a site called ps4acessories write a 10 paragraph how the touch-pad is going to revolutionized gaming.

And by the way for those who want read the article this is clearly an fanboy article. All he talks about the ps4 touch-pad while continuing bashing the Xbox One.
Jyndal  +   366d ago | Well said
What's your point?
I'm a fanboy, and I say the PS4 is better on every level than the XB One.
Guess what? The vast majority of gamesites, developers, conventions and fellow players agree with me.
nosferatuzodd  +   366d ago
indeed
kenmid  +   366d ago
My point is its ridiculous to say that the touchpad is going to revolutionized gaming, it didn't do for Vita and not going to do for the PS4. But I still think the PS4 is great console. And majority that's alittle much.
theWB27  +   366d ago | Well said
The vast majority of what devs? Indie and first party studios? What other dev has come right out and say the PS4 is better on every level? Proof or GTFO...the vast majority of websites talk about power, again I haven't seen or heard this vast majority of websites say the PS4 is better on every level. Conventions, more say Microsoft won E3 with games, lost it with policies. Since then both have been showing the same games. Even one very major gamesite trashed the Battlefield plays on PS4.

Fellow players, well of course fans of the system will agree. If you can't back that comment up with proof then it means nothing. Not just a fanboy retort...show some about this vast majority saying the PS4 is superior on every level.
Xsilvermist  +   366d ago
BF4 devs say Dual shock is the go to controller for next Gen so whats ur point looks when i see DS4 i see features that can change the way we game unlike xone controller. Point blank
theWB27  +   366d ago
@Xsilvermist
Tell me the features on the DS4 that are changing the industry.
BF4 dev...the same devs showing BF4 with 16 player death matches on the PS4?
H0RSE  +   366d ago
Your "majority rule" mentality does not make your opinion any more right and/or unbiased...
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thechosenone  +   366d ago
@theWB27

"BF4 dev...the same devs showing BF4 with 16 player death matches on the PS4?"

The hell does that have to do with DS4/touch pad? :/

Blacklight, BF4, Bungie, have all said they prefer the sticks on the DS4....what's more is that they also like the touch pad because it gives them more options and allows them to do more things in-game.
Xsilver  +   365d ago
@theWB27 wooooow so dice loses their credibility because they haven't finished BF4 for PS4 like all developers with their games u really need to shut up right because that was the dumbest thing you said.
1OddWorld  +   366d ago
This article is trash. This guy is clearly an idiot. I can wright an article about XB1 controller, about its potential to dominate DS4 with its new trigger rumble feature and it would be a trash article to. This article should be renamed the "What if DS4?". Surfing for hits. We should be able to down vote the poster of an article so that we can eliminate that idiot from being able to post garbage.

PS4 Day 1, and no the touchpad is not a XB1 killer get a grip.
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Tapioca Cold  +   366d ago
You "can wright"?

Really now.
Call_Me_Boris  +   362d ago
More buttons is bad? Same size controller but more buttons, more ingame actions. How is that bad? How is that not better than xbox one controller? I don't get that. The touch pad is going to rock.
PsychOff  +   366d ago
Don't know about you but the touch on both the 3DS and PS Vita are not just doing nothing.

Its ok if you don't own either. Looks that way.

Pretty sure touch anything is pretty revolutionary. Just about everything we use now has some type of touch interface, phones, TV's, monitors, laptops, tablets, ovens, fridges, microwaves, cars... The list goes on.

Must be something to it if just about everything we use has it now.

So stupid to act like its a gimmick. A gimmick is something that has no use.. Clearly that is not the case.. I bet you even have a phone yourself that has a touch screen, do you complain about it every time you use it?

Man this touch screen isn't doing anything, fucking piece of shit makes my life so difficult! God damn you touch screens! /s
H0RSE  +   366d ago
Your examples are not accurate to justify your claim. Yes, many devices have touch capabilities, but in many cases it is their main/only way of interacting with it, such as smartphones and tablets. When the touch functionality becomes an optional extension of the device, such as with touchscreen PC's or the DS4 controller, the aspect becomes less of a priority, and can lead to becoming more of a preference or a situational feature.

In addition, many of your examples involve devices that utilize simple commands; changing channels, setting temperatures, changing times - very benign operations, which are hardly the case when playing a game with a controller and many other buttons and many other actions going on.

I'm sure the touchpad on the DS4 will offer players some functionality and/or conveniences, but revolutionary and groundbreaking? I just don't see it. If technologies such as voice commands, motion sensing, and facial recognition can be played off as nothing but gimmicks, I really don't see how a touchpad on a controller can be seen as anything but as well.
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showtimefolks  +   366d ago
i could careless about touch pad or the record button, i like the fact now the controller is more bulky and feels much more natural in our hands

i just can't wait to try it out for myself, and maybe i will change my mind about touch pad after trying it
strifeblade  +   366d ago
Does anyone remeber sixaxis?...
That revolutionised gaming just fine!
Who here remembers lair? lol

But seriously though i dont know how good the ds4 is but 360 controller was the best for games besides the d-pad imo the sticks on the ds3 were rubbish convex shape let thumbs always slip. But the ds4 fixed it supposedly and the one fixed their d-pad. The real question is whats better for gamers? the complex rumble system inside x1 (trigger rumble or the touch pad? Personally i think the rumble looks cooler but we will see. Also in terms of tech the x1 cvontroller is ahead- wifidirect>bluetooth.
Brix90  +   366d ago
So your telling me your more interested in rumble than a touchpad. I'm sorry but how much rumble does a control need. I can see the benefits but it doesn't out way what you can do with a touch pad.
USA007  +   366d ago
You know the ds4 has "complex" rumble also, just no trigger rumble.

Everyone here is missing the real feature that makes the ds4 better. It has a speaker so I can hear the bullets whiz by! Jk
1OddWorld  +   366d ago
WifiDirect allows you to use your controller from 2 football fields away and it transfers data at speeds up to 250mbps.

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR is a lower power consumption and has a data transfer rate of 3mbps...

Does sound like a plus, but I cant think of a practical use for it atm. Any ideas how this makes your controller better or your system for that matter?
strifeblade  +   366d ago
@oddworld- it cuts input lag by 2-3 milliseconds compared to bluetooth, pretty important for online multiplayer and will overall provide a more fluid experience. The controllers standby is also more efficient- turns off when you leave the room and the second you touch the controller its on and already connected compared to ps4 you would have to turn on pressing a button and wait for it to connect. The trigger rumbles is impressive- it changes based on the gun you shoot or the car you drive. The touchpad was in vita... not too impressive- personally i thought a mini lcd touch screen would have been cooler but this touchpad looks to be a gimick the sameway six axis was. If you by chance grab your friends controller kinect tells the system who is holding it and switches the in game players accordingly, overall all these things working together really does provide a seamless experience. You also mentioned the system- i know specs are slightly weaker but i dont mind giving up to get dedicated servers on 3rd party games like call of duty- pretty happy camper here- but cheers on whatever system anyone buys.
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UnHoly_One  +   366d ago
I stopped reading in the second paragraph when the author used the word pwned.

I take take anyone seriously that uses made up words.
DEEBO  +   367d ago
the ps4 looks cool the x1 really didn't change much but it does have rumble triggers.but nintendo has the best controller with the gamepad.
No_Limit  +   367d ago
You can't change something that is already perfect for most part. The D-Pad was the X360 controller's only real weakness and that has been fixed.
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gaelic_laoch  +   366d ago | Funny
AA batteries in 2013 is like sticking a hamster on a wheel inside the controller!
Xsilvermist  +   366d ago
Perfect my ass
No_Limit  +   366d ago
The AA battery jokes. LOL, came out of left field, never saw that one coming. You got me there. :D

[staring at my dead DS3 controller, can't hold a charge now after so many usage and my X360 controller with 2 freshly charged eneloop batteries ]

Ok, I can live with a hamster on a wheel. :P
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gaelic_laoch  +   366d ago
"Ok, I can live with a hamster on a wheel. :P"

I hope the hamster would have mutual feelings! :)
Transporter47  +   366d ago
@No_Limit

Do you have a screwdriver and amazon?
Buy a battery 7 dollars that will last for years,
my DS died around 7 years into its life and that was my oldest controller, I bought a 7 dollar battery and hey now its up and working no problem.
DigitalRaptor  +   366d ago
Firstly it's great for those that have their reasons or preferences, but it's certainly not perfect. It's not perfect for me and it's not perfect for many millions of people who don't find it comfortable or a logical or ergonomic design. I've covered this time and time again, so there's no need for that.

Lithium ion. My DS3 has been used for 6 years of recharges and still works without problem. However, you go to amazon, search for 'DualShock battery' and buy it for less than $10, follow the very simple install procedure and not worry about it again for many years. I understand AA recharging works for you as that's the only option you've got, but limping over for it is a bit lame, especially since Microsoft is supposedly the one leading us into the technologically awesome future of gaming.
1OddWorld  +   366d ago
Why do people post about their DS3 controller battery being dead. I have 3 controllers and my PS3 Fatboy all working perfectly, and I have had them since launch. The DS3 controller since its launch.

WTF are you doing with your controller? Do you know how to recharge them properly? Is your mom using your controller in a way that wasn't intended?
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   366d ago
i'm calling "bullshit" on your "dead ds3 controller". my dad has LAUNCH six axis AND a first gen ds3; both can go unplugged for at least 5-6 hours still.
MRMagoo123  +   366d ago
The xbox controller is perfect if you have retarded thumbs that point in different directions, just put your hands in a controller holding position and see how your thumbs are, bet you any money they dont point upwards where the xbone stick is and they point sideways like the DS4.
hyperfire21  +   366d ago
You had your DS3 Controller since launch? Haha calling BS on that one

*hint* Sixaxis
ape007  +   366d ago
imo all 3 controller are gold standard
MasterCornholio  +   366d ago
I disagree.

I dont like the Wii U controller at all and in my opinion the best ones are the XBOX One and the DS4 controller but that could change once i get my hands on them.

Gamefest gamefest gamefest i cant wait.

:)
PeaSFor  +   367d ago
the only fact that its bulkier is a nice aspect for me
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DirtyPimp  +   367d ago
It feels like the dualshock 3 but with more grip, sublime triggers, a wicked touchscreen, way better analog grip ans a sweet share button.

I held that thing and i could only imagine what it would be like playing bf4 kzsf, or ps2. i distinctly remember how easy it was to go from l1 l2 r1 r2. the triggers were my favorite feature because i didn't get to see the touchscreen on or anything.

i hope sony does not change the design with ps5, i don't think it can honesty get any better.
PeaSFor  +   367d ago
touchpad and not touchscreen btw.
DirtyPimp  +   367d ago
touchscreen ftw
PeaSFor  +   366d ago
would have been nice...but too costly i guess.
UnHoly_One  +   365d ago
It could get better.

They could put the left analog stick in the proper location like every other controller in history.
NatureOfLogic  +   367d ago
I Can't wait to get my hands on the best next gen controller.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   366d ago
I know! I have an Xbox One paid for already too! Can't wait!
MasterCornholio  +   366d ago
He means the PS4.

Cant you read the headline or do you think the DS4 controller is Microsofts creation?

Anyways i dont understand how you can confuse the DS4 controller with the XBOX One controller since they look completely different.

Heres some help for you.

Dualshock 4 controller which comes with the PS4: http://i.i.cbsi.com/cnwk.1d...

XBOX One controller which comes with the console: http://www.technobuffalo.co...

See how they are very different from each other?

You can thank me later.

@No_Limit

Nope i was just trying to help him out because its obvious that he doesn't know the difference between the XBOX One controller and the PS4 controller.

Anyways i like educating posters on N4G every once in a while.
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DirtyPimp  +   366d ago
buy a extra set of aa batteries
No_Limit  +   366d ago
Calm down MasterCornholio ,

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF of course knows that, he was just using reversed logic to mess with NatureOfLogic.

LOL, it is only console debate with some fun. Why so serious?
NatureOfLogic  +   366d ago
@ miDnIghtEr20C_SfF, I meant the one that you can recharge, not the one with AA batteries. ;)
Azfargh  +   366d ago
@MasterCornholio

twas a joke...
not the funniest.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   366d ago
LMAO, master cornholio went to so much trouble.
Hellsvacancy  +   366d ago
Oldskool batteries lol, yeah that's real next gen tech right
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   366d ago
Your comment gave me a good laugh. At the same time I gave you a disagree.
clearelite  +   366d ago
@miDnIght:

Cliffy is that you?
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jlo  +   367d ago
It's a controller, which is slightly different from the previous model, which is slightly different from the previous model, which slightly different from the previous model.

This isn't going to revolutionize anything.
MasterCornholio  +   366d ago
Only slightly different? Well compared to the first 3 controllers which were almost the same i would say that its a lot different.

And whether you like it or not the huge improvements to the DS4 will revolutionize gaming for playstation owners because they will finally have a super amazing controller to game with instead of just a good one.

http://flashyreview.com/wp-...
Hufandpuf  +   366d ago
"revolutionize gaming for playstation owners"

not the gaming industry.

If the Wii U controller couldn't make touchscreens popular, then I don't know what will.
MRMagoo123  +   366d ago
"If the Wii U controller couldn't make touchscreens popular, then I don't know what will."

maybe if the WII U sold it would have lol
reckless_gunner  +   362d ago
If others follow it's revolutionary. If others copy in the future, it's revolutionary. Spoken by a true PS fanboy but I'm okay with dat.
evilhasitsway  +   366d ago
no doubt it will they ps4 is awesome but the controller makes the system.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   366d ago
The new controller is going to be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!
clearelite  +   366d ago
lol bad. I hope you don't have a food allergy because it will offer a Smorgasbord of great options.
Hufandpuf  +   366d ago
How exactly?
CocoWolfie  +   366d ago
why are people disagreeing it is actually good ._. what just because its sony? really.. the xbox controller is good too you know..
gdguide  +   366d ago
I think what makes the PS4 controller with the touchpad great is that they aren't reinventing the wheel. They aren't asking you to put down the controller for some activities and picking it up for another like Kinect. There is no calibration each time someone new wants to play. It's all at your fingertips without changing your device. There's no having to tell a new player if they need to put a controller down or not. It's simple and straight forward.

The X1 controller looks great though too BTW. But I'm glad Sony put the tech right into the controller instead of a Kinect clone. Making motion controls optional was a good move.
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clearelite  +   366d ago
Yeah, if I wan't 1:1 motion control I can pick up the Move. The DS4 is so nice though, that I doubt I will want to put it down.
brew  +   366d ago
#gamechanger
andrewer  +   366d ago
WOW a touchpad
Azfargh  +   366d ago
yep, I'm a sony fanboy and can't see what a front touchpad can be revolutionizing.

PSVita is far more interesting with the rear touchpad.
Occupying "free" fingers and still being able to use the thumbs.

Sony should put the same way on DS4... dispositioning the standard handgrip makes it hard for the players to do fast-response commands.
VforVideogames  +   366d ago
too bad that sony did not include the almighty eyetoy.
G20WLY  +   366d ago
Why is that bad? Choice is good and this will no doubt be reflected in console sales. It's a good thing!
TheSsus  +   366d ago
The word "optional" comes to mind...
SIRHC13  +   366d ago
I'm intrigued what functions they can add into games with the touchpad. I was playing thr KZ: Mercenary beta on Vita and wondered how the Merle functions could translate from touch screen to the the touchpad on DS4. Adds some real depth, I love it.
_LarZen_  +   366d ago
I dunno...I cant get past thinking it's just a gimmick. Just look at the Wii U controller and how more superior that touch screen is to the one on the PS4 controller.

It did not become a game changer on the Wii U at all...so even if the PS4 is getting a ton of more games I cant get past the feeling that if the huge touch screen on the Wii U failed...why should the PS4 version be better? Especially when it's smaller and not a actual screen like on the Wii U.

What I am most excited about on the new controllers except from all the tweeks are the rumble feature in the triggers on the XBO controller.

I believe that can be a more of a "gamechanger" then the tiny touch pad on the PS4.
Angeljuice  +   366d ago
WiiU uses a resistive touch screen (the old fashioned less accurate type), the DS4 uses a capacitive touch pad (newer, better tech), how exactly is WiiU's better (as an input device not a viewing device).

Rumble triggers sound cool, but so does the much improved dynamic rumble of the DS4.
_LarZen_  +   366d ago
Yeah that's true, so the sensitivity on the DS4 should be much better then on the Wii U.

The XBO controller has improved general rumble as on the DS4. So that's not a feature the DS4 has that the XBO do not..

But I think they can do some fun things with the speaker on the DS4.

It's going to be fun to test out the new controllers when they start shipping out. Personally I have more faith in the XBO controller...but that's only because of the rumble triggers.

What about you Angeljuice? Any one of them tempting more then the other so far?
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Angeljuice  +   366d ago
To be honest, I like both new pads (X1 and DS4). When it comes to new features though, I think the DS4's touchpad wins for practically mainly.
It has a lot of potential I believe. I'm sure the trigger rumble adds to the immersion in racing games etc, but it's limited to being a form of feedback rather than a form of input, so won't be useful like a touchpad is.
clouds5  +   366d ago
Ah its the mini touch pad that is going to revolutionise gaming and not the touchscreen controller of the wii u. That's totally logical.
Angeljuice  +   366d ago
How can something be revolutionary when only a handful of people have one?
clouds5  +   366d ago
People that have the Wii U: >0
People that have the PS4: 0

PS4 has a weak launch line up and its not even out yet. I dont get why people automatically assume it will sell like crazy^^ Because the ps3 did well in the end of its lifetime? The Wii sold way more units than ps3 and that did nothing for the wiiU at all.
Hardcore fans will buy one anyway but as we know there is only one thing that sells consoles: Games. We've seen it with the PS3, the Vita and the WiiU... PS4 will have like 10 games and no backwards compatibility. Thats a pretty bad deal for 400$ if you ask me...
Now if I dont have a console at all PS3 is still a sweeter deal this christmas. Cheap, gets GTA V, huge library of games (including new stuff like Watchdogs, AC4 etc), free online... Just my personal opinion.

I dont want to make any predictions at all. But to assume that PS4 will sell millions of units in its first year is just stupid.
brew  +   366d ago
People don't have four eyes , says Yoshida.
mohuz2  +   366d ago
i wonder why 150 million people bough the DS then.
corvusmd  +   366d ago
Is it April fools day already? This article is so far out there I don't even know where to start countering it. I can't see the touchpad...which isn't revolutionary today...revolutionizing console gaming at all. We already have this tech on our smartpads, ipods, phones, kindles, computers, tvs etc. So this same kind of tech has been out for years...and it hasn't revolutionized gaming yet. Not to mention that the placement of the touchpad is kinda awkward, in order to use it you have to shift your hand off the other buttons. Everyone of these features can be done just as easily with joysticks or even yes...the dreaded kinect...mwahahahah...and that is much more revolutionary to do something in mid air rather than on a touchpad.

This is such PSZombie propaganda that it's ridiculous, kids like this are REALLY grasping at straws now, trying to push tech that is already pointless and out-dated as cutting edge and cool...then at the same time criticizing their competition for tech that actually IS innovative and useful and saying they just want a regular controller. If you take a step back, you can clearly see the smear campaign going on here and the level of insecurity in fanboys like this author is skyrocketing. He knows that innovation is one of Sony's weakest points, so he's trying to spin it onto MS...it's called projection.

Maybe he should do a two part series if he wants to be fair "how kinect is revolutionizing gaming" or "how the new xbox controller with 40 improvements making it the most accurate and responsive controller ever is revolutionizing gaming"...he won't he doesn't see all the improvements in gaming, just what he wants to see. Actually, dear author, since we are taking Sony's weak points and turning them into "crushing blows" please please please make your next article about "Gaikai 'the invisible network' vs Azure: How Gaikai is revolutionizing gaming"
plmkoh  +   366d ago
" I can't see the touchpad...which isn't revolutionary today...revolutionizing console gaming at all."

No device, until the PS Vita and now the DS4 has combined traditional controls with a capacitive multi-touch track pad (no WiiU is none of those things, use one and you'll see)

" Not to mention that the placement of the touchpad is kinda awkward, in order to use it you have to shift your hand off the other buttons."

So you're one of those CoD kiddies who have to have their fingers on the trigger at all times, to call something good controls?

No, the true use of a track pad will be analogue controls (as mentioned in the article), it'll be useful in games OTHER than CoD.

"Everyone of these features can be done just as easily with joysticks"

So when you have controls mapped to your left and right joysticks, what do you do when you want to map something on a third, just give up and simplify your game? You know the track pad is there to add more buttons, not remove things.

God, this is why PC elitists hate console gamers.

".the dreaded kinect..."

Funny, you just mentioned "shift your hand off the" buttons yet one method requires you to shift your whole arm whilst the other is just your thumbs, yet you disapprove of the later.

"He knows that innovation is one of Sony's weakest points, so he's trying to spin it onto MS...it's called projection. "

WTF, did you even read the article, he doesn't bash MS at all, he simply says DS4's trackpad can be revolutionary due to new control schemes and at the same time serve as differential factor. IN FACT he even mentions the 360 controller having clear advantages in the past.

"please make your next article about "Gaikai 'the invisible network' vs Azure"

You mean like how Gaikai allowed you to try completely free demos on their website before being purchased by Sony that 100% worked in your browser, as oppose to MS explaining how Azure will work by stating it as 'the power of the cloud,' with no live demonstrations. Yes I agree, maybe the author should write an article about the 'invisible network'
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corvusmd  +   366d ago
Ya know, I could go through your entire reply and knock out every point you TRIED to make easily, however as I finished my original point I kinda realized that I was wasting my time...not because I didn't have a point to make, but because articles/sites like this are filled with PSZombies that have nothing better to do than troll...they know that their system really has no substance to make it better than XB1 and it won't make XB1 obsolete, but they have staked their entire online "persona" on the fact that PS4 will crush XB1...and they foolishly did so before there was any proof that would be the case....kinda stupid to pick a side BEFORE knowing the facts, but hey...they're all kids, or just still immature if they do such things. No, I realized by the end of my original point, that NO MATTER how good my point may be...logic has no place here is PSzombileland. Using logic on a board like this is like feeding medicine to the dead. (If you're just an average gamer and like PS4...I have no issue with that, I'm talking strictly about the over the top fanboys). In the end XB1 will be a great system, with a much better network that will make the entire gaming experience much better...I will be happy doing all my online gaming on XB1...so by all means, PLEASE take this ignorant, childish, know-it-all attitude to PSN...welcome to cross chat.
captain_slow82  +   366d ago
as far as next gen controllers go i really think sony have this in the bag

ms have played the old stick with what there doing some added extras here an there (that goes for both console an controller)

where as sony has just gone all out on both controller an console

as much as xbox one fankids like to admit it they know the next go to console is ps4

just to add i own both the 360 an ps3 so my opinion is based off what i know and see.
dark_matter  +   366d ago
Ahh you fanboys make me laugh
TKCMuzzer  +   366d ago
On a side note, as many on here are bashing the AA batteries situation, I agree.....and why? Because in the UK the play and charge kit is being sold at £19.99, I'm sorry but haven't Microsoft screwed their fans enough? Gamers should not buy this out of principal.

To the guy who justified the AA battery situation by saying his DS3 died and yet he can replace his Xbox 360 ones.....ebay, £3.95, new DS3 battery and extremely easy to replace, plus twice as much power hold than the original one in the DS3.
ElementX  +   366d ago
I'm not sure I'd want to let go with one hand to use the touchpad. What if some guy starts shooting you?
Hicken  +   366d ago
It's not like it's a separate controller or anything.

I've got average to small hands, and holding a DS3, my thumbs overlap almost to the first whole joint. The DS4 is wider to allow for the touchpad among other things, but it'd have to had more than an inch to the controller's width for any part of it to not be reachable without letting one hand go. So if you let go, you've either got the hands of a young child, or some motor skill issues.
T2  +   366d ago
I never understood this ... Dont you use the pads of your thumbs ? How do your thumbs overlap ?
Hicken  +   366d ago
Just meaning if I extend my thumbs. Not that I play that way.
DigitalRaptor  +   366d ago
It's already been confirmed that you don't need to remove your hands as it's within easy reach and nothing gets in the way.

Pretty much what Hicken said.
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MRMagoo123  +   366d ago
when i tried the controller out myself twice now it is as easy to use as the controller has always been , they made the controller bigger too so that way all the ppl with supposedly monster sized hands that are far too big for the original controllers can be happy, its a vast improvement every where the buttons feel better the triggers feel better the sticks feel better, its just an amazing controller.
1nsomniac  +   366d ago
It's a bit of a silly article really, yes its a good feature & will be a different experience to the Xbone but it's ridiculous to think that Xbone couldn't do something that could match it with Kinect.

Even though I hate Kinect, pretending it couldn't use gestures & speech to match whatever you did on the touchpad is just stupid!

Don't get me wrong, my choice is always going to be on the DS4 with touchpad over Kinect any day but the blind stupidity of this article is just silly.
Hicken  +   366d ago
But it wouldn't be nearly as accurate, and be subject to the inherent lag a device like Kinect has. Not to mention, it'd require either a third hand, or taking a hand off the controller to use.

For example, for Kinect to enable some sort of OWL-like commands for, say, Halo, you'd have to take your hand off the controller and give the physical command. The time it takes the camera to interpret and process that motion for it to translate into an in-game motion would take more time than simply swiping your thumb on the touch pad. And, assuming it gets the motion right, it could still be too late, and you could be dead.

As for the article, I'm not reading it, because even I'm not 100% sold on it being revolutionary. But to say the Kinect can do what the pad can do or vice versa isn't being realistic.
1nsomniac  +   366d ago
I completely agree with you that for Kinect, doing a gesture may well mean taking your hands off the controller which in itself would be annoying but that still doesnt mean you cant do it on Kinect.

From what I've heard, although not seen, Kinect is lag free & pretty accurate too. The DS4 with touchpad is definitely the better option but I cant see anything at all that would not be possible to crossover to Kinect.
mxrider2199  +   366d ago
with the kinect you will hav to do a full motion and completely let go of the controller maybe even have to stand up in some circcumstances with the pad you just use your fingers
TemplarDante  +   366d ago
I admit.. at the start, I didnt think having a touchpad would be all that great.. but hearing Suckerpunch using it for the fingerprint section in Second Son opened my eyes.Im looking foward to seeing what devs do in the future.
DEEBO  +   366d ago
when you can transfer you're game to the controller,not a handheld or tablet you're controller.that's one of the best features to have.i will take that over rumble buttons and a touchpad any day of the week. plus a camera,mic touch screen and a built in t.v remote.yeah i'm sony fanboy but nintendo controller wins this easily.too bad it cost alot to produced. you can even go on the enternet,youtube,nextflix and video chat with the gamepad.i'm using the gamepad to type this comment.
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ForgivenZombie  +   366d ago
IMO Sony has made the most significant advances on their controller, they needed it to be bigger/ wider, not all gamers have small hands. MS as well has improved, but didn't have as much to improve. The majority of Xbox gamers were very happy with the controller, so they just tuned it a little. Sony on the other hand, listened to developers and gamers and made the more drastic, necessary changes along with other advancements/ innovations per feedback. I am eagerly waiting to get my hands on my DS4, and will judge for myself and expecting to be impressed.
mxrider2199  +   366d ago
idk what people are complaining about the ds3 size so much i have huge hands and find no problem with it at all i had botht the 360 and the ps3 this gen and could switch back and forth between the 2 like it was nothing... never understood i think people were just to stubborn to learn the controlls
alexkoepp  +   366d ago
I hate touchpads, why is Sony making me pay for a touchpad im never going to use? I'll buy the PS4 when they package it with a touchpadless controller.
thexmanone  +   366d ago
Wow look at the PS4 Fan boys. It looks like they finally could say they have something that is next gen, the controller.
Congratulations and enjoy your next gen controller.
condemmedman  +   366d ago
Gotta love Sony fan boys

So insecure

Long live the PSBore
vigilante_man  +   366d ago
No insecurity in your comments...
condemmedman  +   366d ago
Nope I don't care both consoles will be 99% the same

Only fan boys care and this site is full of them.
vigilante_man  +   366d ago
Just asking. Because you did mention "Sony fanboys" and "PSBore". Seems like you are worried about the likely success of PS4.

Just do not think that both consoles will be 99% the same. They are both next gen with the same CPU. They have different GPU specs, although both AMD. They have differing Ram types, although both 8GB, and different ways of accessing that memory.

They are ultimately after different markets. Sony have gone back to basic and gone kick-ass for gamers and developers so all their eggs are in one basket, albeit a golden one. Microsoft are after the casual TV integration and wii audience.

They seem similar on paper but the differences will be more and more clear as time passes. It is a good thing. We have great powerful consoles at last. Enjoy!
SpecialK  +   366d ago
I just hope it actually gets used.

What happened to sixaxis? Warhawk used it for flying and there was that game lair and ratchet and clank used it.

But that's it for my game collection.

New inputs are ALWAYS going to be a good thing, new ways to interact with a game are always welcome.

But if its not used, its just extra expense. The burden is on sony to show developers that it is worth their time using by being creative. I just hope they show it off better than they did sixaxis.
mxrider2199  +   366d ago
if you watched the playroom demo the6th axis is used the whole time
SpecialK  +   366d ago
Just watched it. Look good. but remember we got tech demos for sixaxis last time and look where it is now.

Im not saying I want it to fail, I loved sixaxis. I just want to see it used in fun and novel ways by more than the odd developer out for a gimmick to drive sales.

Hopefully we will see another decent ratchet and clank game. Insomniac always used new inputs in fun ways. What was it called the tornado gun or something?
mxrider2199  +   366d ago
6th axis will be used for that new ftp flying game for sure but other than flying games and mini games i cant see good use for it besides random events in games like in kz campaign was used to turn pressure vales and stuff
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