News Sony Reveals Highly Customisable Accessibility Controller for PS5
Project Leonardo will break down barriers
It’s no secret that Sony has been a pioneer of accessibility in games, with its first-party productions like The Last of Us: Part I and God of War Ragnarok winning awards for their commitment to ensuring they’re playable by all players. However, one piece that’s been missing has been a true revision of...
News Peripheral Manufacturers Already Plotting Plastic PSVR2 Rifles
Locked and loaded
One of the best accessories for the original PSVR was the amazing Aim Controller, which utilised similar technology to the PS Move to place a real, physical rifle in your hands. While it didn’t get as much support as it arguably deserved, it was outstanding in first-party games like Farpoint and Firewall Zero Hour. With the new...
Rumour Sony Poised to Reveal 'Perfect for PS5' Gaming Monitors
And multiple new headsets leak
As the synergy between Sony subsidiaries looks set to increase, the Japanese giant is plotting a new line of consumer electronics under the INZONE brand name. This, according to journalist Tom Henderson, will initially span three new headsets and two gaming monitors – the former of which has already started to leak...
News Fanatec's Gran Turismo 7 Racing Wheel Available to Pre-Order from $700 Now
Compatible with PS5, PS4, and PC
Update: Pre-orders have now officially opened on Fanatec's official Gran Turismo 7 racing wheel, with prices starting from $699.95/€699.95. Despite the initial sticker shock, this is actually a great price for the technology that the manufacturer is offering, and if you're planning to spend a lot of time with...
News Gran Turismo 7 Peripherals Incoming for PS5, PS4
As Polyphony Digital partners with Fanatec
It’s been a long time since we last got an update on Gran Turismo 7, but the PlayStation 5 and PS4 simulation racer is beginning to pop up in headlines again. Earlier this week, an unfinished page on the official PlayStation website seemed to tease some kind of impending beta, and now developer Polyphony...
Quiz Can You Name These PlayStation Peripherals?
PlayStation has played host to all kinds of weird and wonderful accessories over the years, but how many can you name? Do you consider yourself to be something of a plastic fantastic – or are you going to flop in the face of all these unnecessary add-ons? Shut that controller slot that you call a gob, and test yourself...
Feature How a French Firm Created PS4's Answer to the Xbox Elite Controller
Talkin' 'bout a Revolution
Microsoft had Sony sweating in 2015. The American organisation had just announced the Xbox One Elite controller at E3 2015, a souped-up handset designed for serious gamers. With customisable button mapping, a premium-grade steel chassis, interchangeable rear paddles, and “hair trigger locks” enabling users to...
News PS4 Procures an Upgraded Officially Licensed Pro Controller
Get the edge
Sony’s been reluctant to manufacture its own response to the excellent Xbox Elite controller, but fortunately French manufacturer Nacon has stepped up to the task. Having released a handful of officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers to date, the organisation has followed up this week with its
News PSVR Gets Its First Officially Licensed Foot Controller
Locomotion can be a real headache with PlayStation VR, let’s be honest. The PSVR Aim Controller is great because it comes with dual analogue sticks, but the PlayStation Move wands tend to rely on tilting or teleportation – a mechanic that not everyone’s fond of. Here comes a novel solution in the form of a foot controller called...
News Gaming Hardware Company Mad Catz Returns
Just a scratch
You may remember that, about 9 months ago, Mad Catz filed for bankruptcy and shut down. The company was a large player in the gaming peripheral world, with arcade sticks, controllers, and much more to its name. Fortunately, it has made a miraculous recovery, and under the name Mad Catz Global Limited, is set to release an all new line...
Hardware Review PS4 Slime Controller - Taking the PS4's Strangest Pad for a Spin
Ladies and gentlemen, we present you the most bizarre PlayStation peripheral we've ever laid our sweaty hands on: the HORI Dragon Quest Slime Controller. This Japan-exclusive PlayStation 4 controller takes the form of a slime -- a monster from Square Enix's Dragon Quest series. For those who don't know, the slime is essentially the...
News A Series of Smaller, Licensed PS4 Controllers Launch Next Month in Europe
Size doesn't matter?
Well this is kind of interesting. PlayStation has announced that three new, officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers are launching in November across Europe. The running theme here is that they're all smaller than the regular DualShock 4. The company's calling them "compact" controllers. The pads come from three...
News Sony's Tweaking the PlayStation Move Motion Controller, Too
In addition to tweaking the PlayStation VR headset, Sony’s also announced a host of revisions for the PlayStation Move motion controllers. While this information comes courtesy of the Japanese PlayStation Blog, it looks like the main tweaks include a transition to Micro USB for charging (the same connection as the DualShock 4 uses) and...
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...
Gamescom 2017 A New Pro PS4 Controller Has Been Announced
We’ve no idea why Sony doesn’t just make a DualShock 4 Elite, as it clearly recognises there’s a market in place considering it keeps partnering with third-parties to promote so-called “pro” controllers for the PlayStation 4. This time it’s Nacon who's giving the whole premium peripheral thing a second shot with the Nacon...
Weirdness Dragon Quest XI's Slime DualShock 4 Is PS4's Craziest Controller Yet
He slimed me
Much like with the PlayStation 2 back in the day, Hori has announced a Slime DualShock 4 for a new generation. The rotund peripheral – designed to tie-in to the release of Dragon Quest XI on the PlayStation 4 – includes all of the features that you'd expect, including (incredibly) a touchpad, mono speaker, gyroscope, and headphone...
News Peripherals Manufacturer Mad Catz Has Used Up Its Nine Lives
Company files for bankruptcy
Peripherals maker Mad Catz has been bagged up and tossed in the river of bureaucracy like a litter of new-born kittens: the struggling company has filed for bankruptcy and all of its directors have resigned. The firm's been in dire financial trouble for a while after it threw all of its eggs in the Rock Band 4 basket –...
News Those Platinum PS4 Headphones Look Like They've Been Delayed Again
You'd think that a consumer electronics company like Sony wouldn't have too much trouble putting out a pair of headphones, but the anticipated PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset appears to have been pushed back again. It was originally due out this week, but Amazon's now showing a release date of 31st January. We're guessing that...
News Those Bad Ass Platinum PlayStation Cans Are Coming in January
And Uncharted 4 is being updated with 3D audio
We're pretty big fans of the Sony Gold Wireless headset here at Push Square. While there are better sounding headphones on the market, we reckon that the official cans have a pretty great balance of quality, affordability, and usability. So we're pretty stoked that the Japanese giant's finally dated the...
News Sony's Officially Licensed Elite PS4 Controller Is Out Now in Europe
More buttons for bashing
Remember those officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers that Sony announced a little while back? Well, one of them - the Razer Raiju - is out now in Europe. Unlike the Nacon Revolution, the Raiju retains PlayStation's traditional analog stick positions, which, as far as we're concerned, is the right way to go about it...
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 Sony's Platinum Headset Delayed into January
Not even PS4's headphones can make the holidays
It's a truth universally acknowledged that Sony doesn't like the holidays – after all, when's the last time it released a major game in October or November? Exactly. And now it looks like its hardware is set to share the same fate; while the PlayStation 4 Pro is still very much on track for 10th...
News Sony's Turning to Third-Parties for an Elite PS4 Controller
It's safe to say that demand for an Elite PlayStation 4 controller is mounting, but for whatever reason, Sony seems intent on leaving cash on the table. Despite this, it has appeared to recognise the requests, partnering with Razer and Nacon to release two licensed "pro" controllers in Europe later this year. First up is the Razer...
News PlayStation Move Is About to Make a Big Comeback
And not just in Pog form
Who would have thought, when the Kinect was tearing up the charts and the PlayStation Move seemed like a lousy waggle copy-cat, that it'd be Sony's motion controller that would have a longer lifespan? Only today, this author played a handful of titles for preview with the illuminating wand – it's definitely on the cusp of...
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...
Video We Unboxed a Brand New PocketStation
Because why not?
With our attempts at creating meaningful YouTube content either drawing indifference or ire, we figured that we'd do something really dumb today – like, unbox a brand new Sony PocketStation dumb. Your humble host snagged this on eBay a few years ago, and it's been sitting in its packet ever since. Why? Because… Well, that...
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...
E3 2016 Sony's Making a New Sharp Shooter for PlayStation VR
Run and gun
This was a little buried among all of last night's mind blowing announcements: Sony's making a new Sharp Shooter for PlayStation VR named the PS VR Aim Controller. For those unfamiliar with the original on the PlayStation 3, it basically acted as a docking station for the PlayStation Move, but included some nifty features like a...
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 Finally! Now You Can Play Your NES with a PS4 Pad
Playing with power
For many, the NES is a legendary console – even if ours spent more time on the blink than actually running games. If you happen to have one where the cartridge connectors aren't all mangled, however, then you may be interested in this exciting accessory: the Retro Receiver NES allows you to play your 8-bit games wirelessly using...
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...
News This Portable PS4 Projector Will Let You Play Anywhere
Never stop playing
Even under the much more conservative leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, Sony can't resist the odd pointless gimmick. Take this pocketable projector, which is about the size of a couple of smartphones and is being marketed alongside the PlayStation 4. Due out in October, the MPCL1 isn't exactly cheap at $350,...
News This Licensed PS4 Controller Is for the PC Master Race
PC elitists love to remind us how they're superior gamers, spending their days updating drivers and replacing their thermal paste. Unfortunately for them, playing on the ol' desktop precludes them from enjoying some of the PlayStation 4's exclusive titles – but they should feel right at home with this licensed Hori controller...
News Looks Like the PS4's Finally Getting a Proper Remote
Turn on your TV
Sony's laser focus on gaming may have won it the first part of this generation, but the PlayStation 4 has been lacking in certain areas as a consequence. It's amazing, then, that the system's only just getting a remote, which is set to release in North America on 31st October. The officially licensed device – which can be...
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 Xbox Expats May Prefer This Hori PS4 Controller
Asymmetrical sticks FTW
Data shows that a lot of ex-Xbox fans have made the switch to the PlayStation 4 this generation, but not everyone's happy with the placement of the DualShock 4's analogue sticks. While many of us have grown up with Sony's symmetrical layout, others are more familiar with the asymmetrical format adopted by Microsoft – but...
News Need More USB Ports for Your PS4? Here's a Nifty Extension Hub
Two becomes five
If you're anything like us, you'll be cursing Sony's decision to only include two USB slots on the PlayStation 4. Granted, it has made amends for the PlayStation 3 by giving the PlayStation Camera its own port – but with wireless headsets, controllers, flash drives, and more, we often feel like we're juggling our spare slots in...
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 These Farming Simulator Peripherals Better Come to PS4
Raking it in
Giants Software’s curiously compelling Farming Simulator franchise may be the most authentic agricultural experience on the market barn none, but it would be a whole lot better with some tractor apparatus to really pull in the punters. Fortunately, those mad cats at Mad Catz are working on some Saitek-branded peripherals to make the...
News PS4's Custom Competitive Controller Will Connect to Your Console Next Month
This is for the pros
Do you remember the SCUF 4PS – the competitive PlayStation 4 controller designed for professional players only? Well, after a particularly lengthy wait, the manufacturer has announced that the ergonomic piece of equipment will start shipping next month, with prices starting at $119.95 – and running all the way up to $149.95...
News That Refreshing Wave Blue PS4 Controller is Coming to North America this Fall
Well would you just look at that 'Wave Blue' DualShock 4 — how, er, blue it is. A detail from E3 that's managed to escape many, it was confirmed that the colourful controller will be surfing its way to North America this Autumn — or Fall, for you Americans. Unfortunately, despite nabbing the Paragon version of Sony's incredibly...
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...
News This Slick PS4 Controller Is for Professional Players Only
Are you good enough?
There’s no doubt that the DualShock 4 is an enormous enhancement over its predecessor, but those looking for a more customisable peripheral may be tempted by the new SCUF 4PS – a custom input device designed specifically for professional players. Due out in June, the competitive controller includes precision analogue sticks...
News 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...
News Sony to Strap on PS4's Virtual Reality Headset at GDC Today
The seconds are ticking away ahead of Sony’s expected PlayStation 4 virtual reality unveiling today. In truth, the circumstances surrounding the anticipated accessory’s announcement are a little odd, as the platform holder is not planning a livestream of any kind. Writing on Twitter, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...
Feature Five Possible PS4 Virtual Reality Experiences to Whet Your Appetite
Sony’s rumoured virtual reality headset may be the worst kept secret in the video game industry. While the platform holder’s yet to publicly acknowledge the oft-discussed device, it’s been a source of insider excitement for over six months now. We first heard about the Oculus Rift-inspired accessory way back in September,...
News Sources Suggest PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Stomps All Over Oculus Rift
Developers already have access to the device
Oculus Rift may be the biggest name in virtual reality right now, but sources suggest that Sony is poised to steal the upstart’s thunder at GDC next week. EDGE magazine reports that select third-party developers already have access to
Rumour Sony Will Strap on Its Virtual Reality Headset Next Month
Apparently it's really, really good
Sony’s worst kept secret will be officially unveiled during the Game Developers Conference next month, a secret tipster speaking with electronics publication Tech Radar has claimed. Rumours regarding an Oculus Rift-esque headset for the PlayStation 4 have been rife sinc
News Sony's Official Gold Wireless Stereo Headset Sends a Signal to PS4
Always believe in your soul
Sony’s brand new wireless headset isn’t officially endorsed by Spandau Ballet, but it’s sure going to make the British band’s back catalogue sound absolutely stellar. The platform holder announced the versatile set of cans earlier today in conjunction with its
News Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd's Custom PS3 Controller Is Enormous
Make some room
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, the sequel to SEGA’s strangely popular rhythm game, may be packed with dainty melodies and twee vocaloid voices – but there’s nothing elegant about its monstrous PlayStation 3 peripheral. The optional Hori manufactured extra – which rivals the first boss from Team ICO classic Shadow of the...