DualShock 4 News

News: Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac

Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac

Mac-nificent

Are you a big fan of the DualShock 4 controller? Do you enjoy using the device with your PC and Mac? Then here's some pretty good news: Sony's releasing a wireless USB adaptor for the controller in Europe and North America, starting 15th September in the Old World and "early September" in the United States. The accessory will support...

News: Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Could it come with the PS4K?

For our money, the DualShock 4 is comfortably the best default controller on the market – and we're not the only ones who think so. However, the PlayStation 4's primary input device has been let down by generally poor build quality and bad battery life. Sony, however, may be about to update the device – if a patent...

News: Sony Mods PS4 Controller for Fan with Cerebral Palsy

Sony Mods PS4 Controller for Fan with Cerebral Palsy

For the players

One thoughtful Sony employee has specially modified a DualShock 4 controller for a PlayStation fan with cerebral palsy. Peter Byrne contacted the platform holder after experiencing issues with the touchpad on the PlayStation 4 peripheral. Alex Nawabi, who works for PlayStation's research and development team, spent ten hours coming...

Hardware Review: How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

How to Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life

Never stop playing

Longevity isn't exactly the DualShock 4's favourite word. Sony's latest controller may be the most comfortable that it's ever made, but if it was on a Duracell commercial, it would be one of those knock-off bunnies on its haunches staring longingly at the cotton tails of its supercharged counterparts. The PowerPak 1, an...

Soapbox: Why the PS4's Share Button Is the Greatest Innovation of This Generation

Why the PS4's Share Button Is the Greatest Innovation of This Generation

Antisocial editor Sammy Barker gets social

I've returned to the familiar hearth of the PlayStation 3 to review Yakuza 5 which released this week. Reacquainting myself with the last-gen format always proves a wake-up call each and every time that I go back to it: the Trophy syncing system, the patching process, the slow downloads – I'm not sure...

Talking Point: Should Sony Build an Elite DualShock 4 Controller for PS4?

Should Sony Build an Elite DualShock 4 Controller for PS4?

A more joyful joystick

The announcement of the Xbox One Elite controller at E3 2015 was met with furrowed brows here at Push Square Towers. It wasn't that we thought the controller looked bad – far from it – but we felt that peripherals are already outrageously priced on both new-gen consoles, so who would ever stump up $149.99 for a single...

News: Keyboard Warriors Will Want Nyko's PS4 Type Pad

Keyboard Warriors Will Want Nyko's PS4 Type Pad

Quirky QWERTY

Nyko's clearly eyeing that enormous PlayStation 4 install base with real eagerness right now. In addition to the Data Bank, the accessories manufacturer has also dreamed up a DualShock 4 type pad, which will add a mini-keyboard to the controller. This plugs right into the bottom of the device, and will operate over Bluetooth. In...

News: What Will the DualShock 4's Light Bar Do in Grand Theft Auto V PS4?

What Will the DualShock 4's Light Bar Do in Grand Theft Auto V PS4?

Nee-naw

The novelty of the DualShock 4’s light bar appears to have worn off a touch since we reported on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’s ridiculous implementation, but Rockstar Games is a perfectionist, and so it’s decided to implement some extra features specifically for Sony’s next-gen machine. One "bonus" is th