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.
Why do we not have a 1.71 update yet. Vibration got messed up in the update and so did the video settings. Among other things.
yes the deep color settings cause ps4 video to cut in and out to a black screen.
why in the world do I have disagrees?
You get cuts when during a video or when moving between video and the dash? The latter isn't that strange; probably just means the PS4 is changing visual settings when moving between the two which accounts for the momentary delay.
It cuts in and out to a black screen non stop no matter what your doing with deep color settings on. And yes vibration got messed up with the patch as well. You have to turn your control off and on before every gaming session or its not working must have been an issue with the ds4 light dimming feature that they overlooked. These disagrees make me laugh. I'm not the only one with this issue. Just do a quick google search or go on the playstation forums.
I dont have video issues so i feel for you and hope a fix is inbound . It's true however that i havent felt the rumble much lately , i guess i didnt pay attention to it
That's a serious issue. I'm disappointed that it hasn't been fixed sooner. Or at least an update that temporarily removes the problem feature wasn't put out as a stop gap.
I don't even own a ps4 yet i did this when i was at my friend's house. How did people not know this?
Because we just didn't know it. I've never had a reason to hold down the button that long, especially when it's faster to just go to the menu and turn it off.
Who the hell sits there holding the button down for 10 seconds? Get over yourself.
To be fair, don't you usually mess around with new tech when you get it, including doing similar things you did with its predecessor?
That is because PS4 owners...you know...ones who actually have one, knows that you can just turn it off by holding the PS button briefly - Click on adjust devices - Turn off DualShock 4. It is faster that way anyways, you know that right? You know why you knew about this without even owning a PS4 yet? It is because you didn't know how to use it properly. The DS4 was probably on already when your friend gave you the DS4 controller. You then didn't know if it was on or not and asked him. He then told you to press the PS button to turn it on. You didn't know how long to press it and simply held onto it for 10 seconds or more. You then told your friend it's not working. He then remembered he turned it on for you already. Asked you what the heck did you do to turn it off and you told him "Dude I didn't break your PS4 man, I swear dawg, all I did was held down the PS4 button like you told me to" You then must have gotten a weird look from him that suggested he thought you were a noob and in your defense, you told him " Look homie, I'll show you what I did, turn on the DS4 controller again and I'll show you its not broken" Eureka! Good job man, you knew about this all before PS4 owners even knew about it.
You wrote an essay because you got offended by my comment somehow? You are literally too stupid for words.
Yeah, I'll just continue turning it off by going to Adjust Devices. Seems faster that way to me.
i bought the DS4 for my PC yet do not own an actual PS4 Console
I used up the last of the toilet paper this morning
The fact that you actually have to tell people this proves once again that the DS4 is a design failure.
*Xbox. Stop talking*
That makes absolutely negative sense. You could have even said something just a little bit more sensible, and said Sony failed to educate people about this feature, but you went full..you know.
The fact that someone brought up the Xbox immediately shows how sensitive the fanboys are about this failure. They know there is a problem and my truthful words hit too close to home for childish fanboys. Sony has updated their controller twice in previous hardware generations. They added rumble and dual sticks on the original PS controller. Later they removed the Six Axis and created the Dual Shock 3 for the PS3. Sony isn't above admitting they made a mistake and improving upon their original design. That's what they need to do here. Simply dump the light bar and add a removable battery pack. Problems solved. Quit crying fanboys. You know I'm right as usual.
F'tard. There, I finished it for you.
One of the most annoying things is when someone makes an utterly inane comment, then proceeds to defend it because they think they have some sort of point. I must inform you: you have no point. At best, it's a software issue that's painfully easy to change; in no way is that a design flaw of the controller. You try claiming Sony has removed sixaxis from the dualshock3, but that never happened, meaning you're trying to support your very weak argument with a boldfaced lie. And that's just one of many problems with your remarks. That you argue so hard when you're obviously so wrong is pretty damn sad.
How would that be a design failure? Enlighten us please. More innovation than other controllers. What was it, a billion dollars for Rumble triggers?
The fact that he brought up Xbox has nothing to do with your ridiculous comment that preceded it. And your follow up is even more ridiculous, but you're the one talking about other people, and you feel like you're king of the hill lol. Cmon just give it up.
The fact you actually have to change batteries on the Xbone controller proves once again Xbox One controller is a design failure.Lets not forget the tiny analogs,crap D-Pad,guide button at the top of the controller.100 million well spent for morons like you.
>B-b-b-ut Xbox! Pathetic fanboys. Neither controller is perfect and there is nothing wrong with pointing out their flaws. Quit crying. DS4 is far from perfect.
It's in the manual... you know the one that barely anyone ever reads.
I hate to break it to you but six axis was never removed. It is the Dual Shock 3 Six Axis controller. Do your homework before guessing. B-B-B-But nothing kid
>MultiConsoleGamer Why does this have to start every article? It's so hard for me to try to get into the shoes of people like this and imagine them just going into a topic to state things like this that inevitable turn into a flamewar.
How is 10 seconds quick? Isn't it just as fast to hold the PS button and turn off the device from the menu?
It's even faster , but not everyone feel like doing 2-3 actions to turn it off i guess
Ya, I think they meant lazy way.
Never knew this. Seems faster to just turn it off from the menu.
god, the guy who wrote this is a genius!!!!!!!!!!!
this some kind of easter egg or something?