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How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

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40w ago - Today scooby609 reports that he nearly doubled the charge life of his DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 controller simply by replacing the battery pack with an [Register or Login to view links] DualShock 3 (DS3) battery pack.

Below are the details, to quote: The battery in the DS4 is a 3.65V 1000mAh battery.

The aftermarket DS3 batteries fit perfectly in the DS4 with no modding required!

One I got is a 3.7v 1800mAh battery (the mAh rating is the charge life rating) it cost me under $9 shipped!

I have gone from around 8hrs per charge to nearly 14hrs per charge with the new battery!


 

Video: MAG PlayStation 3 Developer Tips: Officer in Charge

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243w ago - To conclude their ongoing MAG PlayStation 3 developer tips series, Zipper Interactive's Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has shared an 'Officer in Charge' video below.

To quote: After a three-week run, we've come to our final installment of our MAG Developer Tip series. To close it out [Register or Login to view links]'s training, vehicle and environment designer Ben Jones walks us through the biggest responsibility in the game: being the OIC.

With all the great tips that have come from other Zippers over the week (particularly all of the leadership-oriented bits that have come out over the last few days), I'm going to impart this small list of tried and true techniques that build upon earlier strategies and maximize your effectiveness as an OIC. Some are obvious, some aren't, but all are helpful.





Basic Tips:

• Your OIC abilities can be accessed by using the TCM through the D-Pad or the CNI by pressing SELECT.
• These abilities are best used while trying to make a push as either an attacker or defender, so try and time their use with changes in the battle! If attackers have opened up their forward spawns try blockading them to give your team time to regroup.
• Communicating...
 

Microsoft Still Offers Boxes for Dead Systems at No Charge

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294w ago - A story [Register or Login to view links] earlier today via The Consumerist stated Microsoft had stopped offering free boxes to consumers to ship dead Xbox 360 consoles to replacement centers was recently cleared up.

Here's the official statement:

"Reports that Microsoft now requires consumers to find their own packaging for sending product to Xbox 360 customer support are inaccurate.

Our policy allows customers to choose whether they would like Microsoft to ship them a box and shipping label or print an electronic label and ship their console using their own packaging in an effort to speed up the repair process." – Microsoft Spokesperson

There you have it, if your system dies - hopefully sometime within the three-year warranty - Microsoft will still give you a free box, complete with packaging, to send your Xbox 360 off to virtual heaven.
 

Rumor: PSN to charge for PS3 Themes?

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336w ago - To quote from Sam Fletcher: Browsing my Hong Kong PSN account today, I noticed that the Dark Mist theme cost money to download. $7.00 HKD, translates to $0.89 USD (or £0.45) but thats still a lot more than downloading the themes for free.

X-Box 360 users already pay a dollar or two for themes, and maybe now Sony are following suit.

Whether this will become a trend followed by the other stores is yet to be seen, but maybe all official themes from now on will come with a price.

Oh well, I'll stick to the classic XMB wave, or failing that, a user made theme. :P
 

Charge Control v0.1.0 Plug-In for PSP out now!

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353w ago - Weltall mailed in to let us know of his latest PSP Plug-In as follows today:

Here it is a new simple plug-in I did for my use. It's name is Charge Control. It's a plug-in which will let you to disable / enable the ability of the PSP of charging your battery: it's useful if you don't want to charge a half-charged battery, but that you don't want to completely drain or if you want to switch to and from the power line (for example in car) without making the PSP starting charging again even if completely charged pratically.

Download: Charge Control v0.1.0 Plug-In for PSP

You can control it with two simple combination L + R + VOL - to disable the charging function and L + R + VOL + to enable it again. Check the readme for more information and enjoy!
 
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