Tag: Dualshock 4
News This Is How Your PS4 Controller Works
Understand the engineering behind your pad
Considering how many hours we spend with a DualShock 4 controller in our hands, we’ve never really wondered how it all works. Oh, we complain about the short battery life or the wear and tear that can occur to the plastic of the analogue sticks – but how does it know that we, er, keep pushing square?...
News Did You Know There's An Easy Way to Turn Off Your PS4 Controller?
One button shortcut
This week may have all been about the PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller, but even as the PlayStation 4 nears the end of its life, we’re still learning new things about it. For example, did you know that if you hold down the DualShock 4’s PlayStation button for 10 seconds it’ll turn off? It’s true – try it for...
News PS4 Controller Will Give You a Heart Attack When You Pause Zombie Army 4
There's someone in your house
How has no one thought of this before? Generally, the DualShock 4’s on-board speaker has been ignored, but Zombie Army 4: Dead War puts the feature to terrific use by playing unsettling messages when you pause. As illustrated in the video above – and corroborated by our reviewer, Liam Croft – the PlayStation 4’s...
Talking Point Why Don't More PS4 Games Use Gyro Aiming?
Motion controls were a big part of the previous generation, but they carried a bad reputation into the PlayStation 4 era. While the Nintendo Wii was massively successful at first, its sales plummeted once it had peaked, as players realised that pack-in Wii Sports had already extracted much of its potential. Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect...
Guide How to Connect a PS4 Controller to iPhone or iPad for Remote Play
Use your DualShock 4 with your iOS devices
Can you use a DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 controller with iPhone and iPad? Do you have to play using the on-screen touch controls with Remote Play? Firmware update 6.50 introduced the ability to use the PS4's Remote Play feature with iOS devices, such as iPhone and iPad. For a time, you weren't able to use a...
Poll Sony Says the X Button Is Pronounced 'Cross', But What Do You Call It?
This makes us very X
Is it the X or the Cross button? Most sane individuals have settled on simply calling it X, but those who insist on calling it Cross still crop up from time to time. The two types of people had happily settled their differences -- until the question was raised once again on Twitter. We spotted this response earlier today, and it...
News Apple Devices to Add Full PS4 Controller Support
Part of an upcoming tvOS update
Update: As revealed by the iOS 13 patch notes, full DualShock 4 support will be coming to iOS as well. You can learn more through here. It’s a brave new world at the minute, isn’t it? Stop and drink it in for a second: there’s going to be cross-platform support in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, bitter rivals
News This Custom Donut DualShock 4 PS4 Controller Looks Good Enough to Eat
Apologies if this article gives you a hankering for Homer's favourite sweet treats, but we couldn't ignore this customised DualShock 4 controller. It garnered a lot of attention on social media, and it's not difficult to see why: the "Get Glazed" Deluxe Donut Custom PS4 Controller looks brilliant. It comes from a small controller-modding...
Guide Best Black Friday 2018 PS4 Controller Deals
DualShock 4 discounts this Black Friday 2018
What are the best PS4 controller deals this Black Friday 2018? We've compiled a list of the best DualShock 4 discounts, but we'll be updating this page with new offers as and when they become available. If you're looking for more general PlayStation 4 promotions, you can find the Best Black Friday 2018...
Black Friday 2018 PS4 Controllers At Their Lowest Ever Price
Under £30 in the UK
There’s no doubt that PlayStation 4 controllers can be one of the hidden costs of Sony’s console, as you’re pretty much forced to pay through the nose for additional pads or replacements. You’re going to want to take advantage of these heavily discounted DualShock 4s on Black Friday, then, because they’re available...
Black Friday 2018 Cheap PS4 Controllers Now Available in USA
If you’re just finishing Red Dead Redemption 2, then it may be time for a new DualShock 4 – there’s no doubt you’ll have spent the past month obliterating your X button due to Rockstar’s dated gameplay design. There’s good news, though: Sony’s reduced the price of much of its PS4 controller line ahead of Black Friday 2018,...
News Sony May Be Planning a PlayStation Controller with a Screen
Touchpad to touchscreen
An updated patent
News There's a Fortnite Branded DualShock 4 Controller Now
But it's nothing special
It’s been funny watching all three console manufacturers scramble to plaster their respective platforms with Fortnite branding – developer Epic Games must be laughing all the way to the bank. While bundles for the free-to-play megahit do make some sort of sense we suppose, this DualShock 4 controller in the UK has us...
News Yes, You Can Buy a DualShock 4 Controller Worth $14,000
Diamond encrusted pad available now
A brand new DualShock 4 can be quite an expensive purchase. A standard black controller will cost you around $60, while limited edition versions can cost even more. If you really want to break the bank, however, you could always consider the Lux DualShock 4 from online retailer Brikk. This garish monstrosity,...
Guide Best PS4 Controller Deals
DualShock 4 discounts
What are the best deals on PS4 controllers and the DualShock 4? You’re going to need at least a couple of PlayStation 4 pads if you plan to play with pals – especially if you’ve been reading our best PS4 co-op games guide. Fortunately, we’re here to help you find the best PS4 controller deals around the web, so that you...
News The Inpatient's Controls Explained with DualShock 4 and PS Move
Which control scheme works best?
Like most PlayStation VR games, The Inpatient’s control scheme is a point of interest because it can be played with either the DualShock 4 or a pair of PlayStation Move wands. But what’s the best option? And how does it work? Things are fairly straightforward with the DualShock 4. You can move forward and...
News Sony Surveying Gamers on the DualShock 4
But to what end?
There’s a really interesting survey that Sony’s sent out regarding the DualShock 4, asking all sorts of specific questions about the controller. We can confirm that (select) UK gamers have been invited to complete the questionnaire, but we’ve been unable to confirm whether the form has been shared with players in other...
News Gran Turismo Sport's Getting Its Own DualShock 4
And various collector's editions
Are you enjoying the Gran Turismo Sport demo? Sony would like to tempt you with a themed DualShock 4 controller, which is available to pre-order on Amazon right now. Essentially, this is a silver PlayStation 4 controller with the simulation racer’s logo plastered on the touchpad, but heck – it could have been...
News Sony's Announced Some Killer New PS4 Controller Colours
But where can you buy them?
There are some absolutely awesome new DualShock 4 controllers on the way, but whether you can buy them will depend where you live. The full set – available in Asia from 11th October – includes Crystal (which is already out in some territories), Crystal Red, Crystal Blue, Steel Black (again, already out in some...
News Sony's Scored an Own Goal with This Ugly Limited Edition PS4 Controller
In case you missed the news last month, Destiny 2 is getting its very own limited edition DualShock 4, and it's not exactly a looker. Ugly controllers seem to be all the rage over at Sony headquarters, though, as the company's pumping out another dreadful looking pad in Europe. Tied into PlayStation's marketing deal with the UEFA...
News PS4 Pro Controller Still Very Much Being Considered by Sony
"Something we continue to look at"
Sometimes there are ideas so good that you have to steal them, and the Xbox One Elite controller is one of them. The premium pad may be pricey, but it’s proved popular among core gamers – the kind of people you’d expect to cough up for products like the PS4 Pro. But Sony’s been reluctant to offer a similar...
Video How the Feck Do You Play Farpoint with a DualShock 4?
Not a lot changes, actually
One of Farpoint’s biggest selling points is, of course, the PlayStation VR Aim Controller. But while the first-person shooter is available as part of a bundle featuring the plastic firearm, you can also buy it standalone both physically and digitally. So how the heck does that work? Well, the answer is that you can...
News Resident Evil 7 Custom PS4 Controller Has Dummy Fingers for Triggers
You are dead
Vulpe Andrei is a dab hand at console and controller mods, having been behind some of our favourites in the past. But this custom Resident Evil 7 DualShock 4 is a cut above his usual work; the attention to detail is insane. While the pad's ugly by design, we absolutely love some of the touches, like the use of dummy fingers for the...
News Camouflage DualShock 4 Answers the Call of Duty in January
Can you see it?
A new green camouflage DualShock 4 controller will blend into European store shelves in January 2017, and it'll be hoping that new recruits and war veterans alike take it home. The handset – which sports a similar pattern to the urban camo unit that Sony released a few years back – features the updated DS4 innards, so it has a...
News This Battlefield 1 PS4 Controller's Pretty Rad
Vulpe Andrei is a console modding maniac, and to celebrate the release of Battlefield 1 this week, he just couldn't resist reconstructing his DualShock 4 with a World War I theme. The appliance architect has taken Sony's handset, and furnished it with studs, metal, and rusted buttons. It doesn't look massively comfortable to...
News PS4 Controller Scoring Full Native Steam Support
Turn the Valve
The DualShock 4 has become a popular controller option for PC players, and so Valve is adding native compatibility for the PlayStation 4 peripheral on its Steam platform. "Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 controller through the Steam API, it's exactly the same as a Steam controller," Jeff Bellinghausen said during a panel at...
News Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac
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 You Get a Revised DualShock 4 Controller with the PS4 Slim
It, er, has more lights on it
This video's going to get swiped pretty quickly if Digital Foundry's clip is anything to go by, but we'll report on it while it's live: the PlayStation 4 Slim comes with an updated DualShock 4 controller. While it looks identical in terms of form factor, there's a light been added to the touchpad. Yeah, we've no idea...
News Now You Can Play Super Nintendo Games with a PS4 Controller
Playing with power
We've always thought that the Super Nintendo's controller was one of the industry's better ones, but if you don't fancy using the iconic pad, then why not switch to the DualShock 4 instead? Not content with creating a NES wireless receiver, peripheral makers Analogue and 8BitDo have now joined forces on a SNES one, too. Obviously...
News All PlayStation VR Games Will Support the DualShock 4
Move not mandatory
There's been a bit of confusion – surprise, surprise – online recently regarding some early box art for PlayStation VR launch title, PlayStation VR Worlds. On the cover – which we reported on eons ago – there's a handy little icon which simply states 'You'll Need These' alongside images of the PlayStation Camera and Sony's...
News 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 The Coolest DualShock 4 Controllers Are Coming to Europe
Crystal and Steel Black
We adore the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End-themed DualShock 4, but there's no question that the Crystal and Steel Black controllers are the best. These were announced for Japan last year, but are now finally making their way overseas to Europe starting 11th July. The PlayStation Blog
News PS4 Controller Selected Best for PC Gaming
We love the DualShock 4 here at Push Square Towers, but it looks like we're not the only ones. The Wirecutter in collaboration with Engadget has determined Sony's current controller as the best option for PC gaming, despite there being a slew of alternativ
News 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
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 ergonomic...
Soapbox 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 how...
Talking Point 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 Gold and Silver PS4 Controllers Revealed for Europe
Sony announced four new DualShock 4 controllers for Japan during its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today, and at least two of them will be making the journey overseas. Confirmed on the European PlayStation Blog, both the Gold and Silver handsets will be making their way to SCEE territories – though there's no word on a...
E3 2015 Embrace Your Inner-Retro with PSone DualShock 4
Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation
On a day where practically every gaming dream one could imagine has come true... Well, why not toss the Anniversary Edition DualShock 4 into the mix, eh? The controller – which was originally only available with limited edition PlayStation 4 consoles – will be available this September in North...
News So, How Does DualShock 4 Button Remapping Work on PS4?
A game changer
One of the more eye-catching additions announced for PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 pertained to button remapping. Added as part of a slew of new accessibility features – which allow you to increase the size of text, zoom in, and even invert colours – you can now completely adapt the DualShock 4's controller layout to your...
Weirdness Wow, This PS4 Controller Is Coated in 24 Karat Gold
Insert obligatory Spandau Ballet reference here
If you're the type of person that tends to toss your controller about, then you may want to steer clear of ColorWare's uber-expensive DualShock 4. The pricey peripheral – which is worth a cool $300 – is coated in 24 karat gold, and looks just about as swish as you may expect. The firm only made 25...
News Keyboard Warriors Will Want Nyko's PS4 Type Pad
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?
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 Take a Closer Look at the PS4's Prototype Controller
Few moments are more exciting in a gamer’s life than when a new piece of hardware leaks. As such, many of you will probably be able to recall your mood at the exact second when photographs of the PlayStation 4’s revised controller filtered out onto the web. Unfortunately, the real unit was revealed not long after this leak,...
News How Is the PS4 Controller Used in The Last of Us Remastered?
Touched by the touchpad
The novelty of the DualShock 4’s superfluous features have lost a little of their lustre of late, but that doesn’t give developers an excuse to ignore them. Fortunately, upcoming PlayStation 4 re-release The Last of Us Remastered will boast some nifty features enabled by the next-gen console’s overhauled input device...
Guide How to Connect the DualShock 4 Wirelessly to the PS3
Your flexible friend
While the DualShock 3 is a perfectly serviceable input device, it lacks the refinement of the PlayStation 4 controller’s more ergonomic shell. As such, you may be cursing Sony’s classic peripheral when you return to your PlayStation 3 backlog – but fortunately, there is an alternative. While the DualShock 4 has always been...
News 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
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 PS4's Light Bar Will Shine a Spotlight on Your SingStar Party
No party is complete without a bit of disco light tomfoolery, and it seems that the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of SingStar will actually make use of the next-gen device’s colourful controllers. Our friends over at Eurogamer.net were recently treated to a demo of the upcoming karaoke title, and noted that the game will track the...
News Sony Wasn't Allowed to Tell You What the PS4's Light Bar Is Really For
It's virtual reality, by the way
To date, the PlayStation 4 controller’s light bar has caused two accidental marriage proposals, a minor earthquake, and aliens to avoid contact with Earth. Granted, we read all of this on the Daily Mail’s website, but it hopefully illustrates the serious issues that the DualShock 4’s illuminated surface has...