GearNuke: "The DualShock 4 unfortunately has a much shorter battery life compared to the DualShock 3 controller. Another issue with the controller is the lightbar, which can cause issues when it is being reflected on the TV screen."
I am going copy/paste a comment from the source website blow. To be honest, I didn't know anything about these features: "andy • an hour ago Oh dear, sorry mate but this the VERY first thing I found out on my own the first hour I started my PS3 over 7 years ago. Did you know that you can change the visualisation on the PS3 music yourself by tapping the right analogue stick left or right? Did you know that ALL PS3 consoles, regardless of model no. or revision, can play PS1 discs from that consoles region? Did you know that you can use the SIXAXIS motion controls to manipulate the "sparkles" on the default PS3 menu since the 3.00 FW update released in Sep 2009?" Props to Mr. Andy for sharing the information.
is the PS1 disc thing true?
^ Yup... also what's with the stealth disagrees? Xbox trolls be gone please!
YOU CAN PLAY WITH THE SPARKLES?!?!?!?!? OMG. I'm literally going to boot up my ps3 now to do this.
Yes the PSone thing is true and the only thing I didn't know was the sparkles thing. Good to let everyone know though. As for the DS4 thing I'm sure it's the hold the PS button thing for like 7 seconds or something. You can do this with PS3 as well, funny thing is I didn't know this until after PS4 launched. I didn't have an HDTV so I relied on remote play for like a month until I bought another projector. I just intuitively knew that would work :) once that worked I tried it on my PS3.
Or you could just, you know, hold down the button for 5 seconds go to "Adjust Devices" and click turn off controller.
@darren And what if you arent in the input for your ps4 while waiting for a download or something like that, then you can just hold the button instead of switching inputs on your tv just to turn off the controller... No need to be a smart ass here lol
Nobody knew this? been doing it ever since 2007 with my Ps3
Neat, going to try this when I get home.
But why? Pressing the home button and then turn off the controller takes 3 seconds. So why holding it for 10 seconds?
Still good to know new tricks.
you welcome Elvis .......... very mucha
Didn't know this I use the auto off but still doesn't seem to help much
Nice! I've always just logged out to turn off the controller, this is simpler.
So the same trick to turn it off on the Ps3.....shocker, also not very unknown. The lightbar isn't even a problem stop trying to drudge up that annoying argument again. I forget it's even there most of the time, and I've never had a reflection issue and I play it in dark most of the time.
Well since your the only person whose commented that knew about it you can go away feeling very pleased with yourself while the rest of us simply learnt a cool new trick. Also, I don't have any issue with the light either, but I'm not so arrogant to think no one has that issue. Don't be so defensive.
I'm confused as how a PlayStation owner DIDN'T know about it, it's the same screen that comes up with turn off console or for the ps4 'logout' option. I've never met anyone who didn't know of this fact.
Summons: that isn't the trick they're talking about.
@Summons75 Your confusion springs from your inability to read an article prior to commenting.
Yeah I solved the problem day one with a piece of electrical tape.I just left a small sliver of light showing so I would know it's on.And buying a second controller solves the battery problem to keep one alway's charging.Plus it never hurt's having an extra for the rare chance someone else want's to come over to game with me. Those day's died with the N64.All my old gang ether moved away,have kid's, a wife, and or a life.
Sounds like I'm in that same boat. N64/PS1 were great for multiplayer games then zilch afterwards
I agree it's a rare chance to have a buddy over, but when you do there's nothing quite like playing a sports game or something on the same couch with your pal(s).
Plus now you have the option to dim the lightbar in the adjust devices menu, so that's a non-issue. Never was an issue for me personally, but people like to complain.
Haters love the internet
I didn't know about the "trick" until I just read the article. I have owned my PS3 for over 6 years now along with 200+ retail titles. I must be slow.
this is gonna help whenever I'm watching a stream or on Netflix
I guess you do "Learn something new everyday".
The only problem is that the screen still pops up. Sony needs to disable this, so it can turn off without the screen, just like a DualShock 3.
Good, not much faster if any than just holding down adjust devices select controller off, but good deal anyway.
really not that much different or faster than going into the accessories screen and turn off the DS4. If you hold the "PS" button for like 2 seconds, the blue screen pops up anyways. A option for the controller to go into standby mode when not in used should be a better solution. Hopefully that gets updated with future firmware.
Yeah, plus turning it off means no headphones which is a deal breaker. Just let us turn the flipping light off Sony.. Is it really this hard.
You're either trolling or extremely ignorant.