DualShock 4 News

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

News: Having Problems with Your PS4 Controller's Analogue Sticks? These Aluminium Alternatives Should Help

Having Problems with Your PS4 Controller's Analogue Sticks? These Aluminium Alternatives Should Help

Give us some stick

There’s no denying that the PlayStation 4 controller is an enormous step forward from its predecessor, but early reports did complain about a defect in the DualShock 4’s analogue sticks. While we haven’t encountered the issue ourselves here at Push Square towers, a not insignificant number of early adopters have reported...

E3 2014: Sneak Up on Your Enemies with This Urban Camouflage PS4 Controller

Sneak Up on Your Enemies with This Urban Camouflage PS4 Controller

Solid Snake's prefered input method

You've probably heard about the fancy new 'Glacier White' PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 bundle that will come packed with Destiny. But if you thought that design was a bit too squeaky clean, and you're looking for something a bit more rough and ready, perhaps this new 'Urban Camouflage' styled PS4 controller might...

News: Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life with the Nyko Power Pak on 26th May

Extend Your PS4 Controller's Battery Life with the Nyko Power Pak on 26th May

The waiting game

The PlayStation 4 controller has a pretty good chunk of battery life, usually clocking in at about seven or eight hours. However, if you're anything like this reporter, you probably constantly forget to charge the sleek piece of machinery, and are left trying to negotiate its criminally short connection cord. Luckily, Nyko has plans...