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News: What Does the PS4 Controller's Light Bar Add to inFAMOUS: Second Son?

What Does the PS4 Controller's Light Bar Add to inFAMOUS: Second Son?

Yellow LED-better

Light bar watch is one of the more entertaining pastimes in this editor’s embarrassingly non-existent social life. Here at Push Square towers we can’t seem to decide whether the PlayStation 4 controller’s illuminating surface is a slice of genius or a load of old tosh. As such, we’ve committed ourselves to writing...

Weirdness: Be Careful When Playing Dark Souls II with a DualShock 4

Be Careful When Playing Dark Souls II with a DualShock 4

Prepare to lose a lot of money

There’s no doubt that the DualShock 4 is an infinitely superior controller to its PlayStation 3 counterpart, providing tighter sticks, vastly improved triggers, and a much more ergonomic shape. As such, it’s not overly surprising that gallant gamers would want to use the overhauled device with From Software’s...

News: These Killzone: Shadow Fall Branded PS4 Controllers Are for the Best Players

These Killzone: Shadow Fall Branded PS4 Controllers Are for the Best Players

Practice makes perfect

No console is complete without a customary white controller, and the PlayStation 4 is finally set to get a bright DualShock 4 device. The problem is that you can’t have it. Game director Steven ter Heide tweeted out the above image overnight, which shows a customised Killzone: Shadow Fall peripheral. These are being sent...

News: You've Pushed the PS4's Share Button 100 Million Times

You've Pushed the PS4's Share Button 100 Million Times

Sharing is caring

When the PlayStation 4 was first revealed, Sony was quick to show off the system's social features. By pressing a new button on the DualShock 4 controller, the company promised that you'd be able to upload gameplay footage and screenshots to show off your skills. Impressively, in a recent tweet from PlayStation, it has now been...

Video: Shining a Light on Lara Croft's Light Bar Torch in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Shining a Light on Lara Croft's Light Bar Torch in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Will it keep you warm during Winter?

When the PlayStation 4 was first announced by Sony last year, the platform holder made a handful of next generation promises which we feel that it has delivered on. For starters, the visuals are far superior to its ageing accomplice, the touchpad is able to add depth to certain genres, and the general interface...

News: Sick of Your PS4 Controller Running Out of Battery? Nyko Has the Solution

Sick of Your PS4 Controller Running Out of Battery? Nyko Has the Solution

Dual-shocking

We love the DualShock 4 here at Push Square. In fact, we think it's the best controller that Sony's engineering department has ever designed. However, if there was one complaint we could level at the next-gen gamepad, it would be its middling battery life. It can usually manage around 8-10 hours off a full charge, but if you're...

News: 10 Per Cent of All Twitch Streams Since November Have Been from PS4

10 Per Cent of All Twitch Streams Since November Have Been from PS4

Stream and shout

Do you like arbitrary and potentially useless statistics? No? Well too bad, as a recent PlayStation Blog post has revealed a veritable treasure trove of bizarre PlayStation 4 facts, mostly pertaining to the console's robust social offerings. Truth be told, we think that after such an absurdly successful launch, Sony probably...

News: Your DualShock 4 Will Flicker Like a Torch in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Your DualShock 4 Will Flicker Like a Torch in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Let there be light

As yet, there haven’t been many especially interesting uses of the DualShock 4’s light bar. While the glowing strip is employed to offer additional motion tracking in augmented reality demo The Playroom, its most interesting implementation otherwise is the way in which it changes colour to display your health in Killzone:...

FAQ: How Do You Turn Off the PS4 Controller's Light Bar?

How Do You Turn Off the PS4 Controller's Light Bar?

Dimming the DualShock 4

One of the iconic features of the PlayStation 4’s new controller is the light bar on the top of the unit. This is used to differentiate between players, provide in-game feedback, and help the new PlayStation Camera to track the device. Unfortunately, it can also be a bit irritating if you have a glossy television or want to...

News: Sony: PS4 Controller Perfect for Newcomers and Expert Players

Sony: PS4 Controller Perfect for Newcomers and Expert Players

Pass the pad

Sony’s straddled a fine line with the DualShock 4. While the platform holder’s marketing message for the PlayStation 4 has centred on hardcore gamers, the company also wanted to construct a controller that would not intimidate newcomers. And according to group president Andrew House, the device’s less daunting elements include its...