DualShock 4 PS4 Controller: Hands-on Impressions from E3 2013

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43w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman went hands-on at this year's E3 expo and shared feedback on the new DualShock 4 PS4 controller below!

To quote: Following its debut at PlayStation's February 20th event in New York City, DualShock 4 has emerged at E3 in near-final form.

Though DualShock 3 has proven to be a capable and dependable wireless controller for years with PlayStation 3, the PS4's new weapon of choice is a clear improvement across the board. Here are some quick E3 2013 impressions.

For me, DualShock 4's most impactful new feature is a subtle but shockingly satisfying detail: A glossy cross-hatched texture that wraps around the larger handles.

This texture provides a snug, more comfortable grip on the device compared to DualShock 3's slipperier feel. This is one of those things you'll need to try for yourself to truly understand, but once you experience it there's no going back. It's a delight.

Then there are the redesigned and retuned analog sticks, which now boast a concave surface and slightly stiffer deadzone that makes it easier to maneuver the camera using small, precise movements. The surface is also more tactile, but not so much that it impedes your thumb's ability to glide around the inner rim as your make subtle adjustments to your aiming...
 

Maxgear Cross Fight Converter for XBox 360 Controller on Wii / Wii U

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54w ago - Today the XCM Team have released their new Maxgear Cross Fight Converter for the XBox 360 Controller to be used on a Wii / Wii U console.

Below are the details from their official page manual, to quote: Maxgear Cross Fight Converter Usage Manual

Before using this product, read this manual carefully and retain it for future reference.

Device introduction:

<1> Connect to the Wii Remote.
<2> USB port, connect to the Wii/Wii U console.
<3> “-” button.
<4> “+” button.
<5> USB port, connect to the Xbox 360 controller.
<6> Rapid fire indicator.
<7> Rapid fire button.

How to connect:

First connect the USB cord from Maxgear Cross fight to Wii or Wii U console, then plug in the Wii Remote and Xbox 360 wired controller to the device (Maxgear Cross fight), after that turn on the Wii Remote power, you are now able to use the Xbox 360 wired controller on Wii U/Wii console.


Note: the Maxgear Cross fight adapter supports the Wii or Wii U games with the icon printed (Please check the game manual before use).

 

Sony Unveils DualShock 4 Controller: Pushing the Boundaries of Play

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60w ago - Namco Bandia Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has unveiled the Unveils DualShock 4 Controller today which pushes the boundaries of play.

To quote: Hi Everyone! It's a special day at PlayStation, and I hope all of you had a chance to watch the livestream of PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York, where we just unveiled PlayStation 4.

One of the most exciting components of our next-generation platform is DUALSHOCK 4, the new wireless controller that combines with PlayStation 4 to deliver new gameplay experiences that have never been possible before.

I'd like to give you a tour of DUALSHOCK 4 and the features that will provide game developers the freedom to create brand new experiences that previously were limited to their imaginations.

Design

DUALSHOCK 4 adopts the familiar form factor of the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller with some key enhancements:

Motion control is enabled by a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor
Dual analog sticks fine-tuned for better precision plus improved surface materials and shape for more delicate manipulation
L2/R2 buttons on the top of the controller employ a curved design for easier, smoother interaction

A new "Options" button combines the functions of the DUALSHOCK 3's "Select"...
 

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Controller Prototype (SplitShock) Rumors Surface

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61w ago - Not long after the rumored PS4 controller and PS4 camera patent information surfaced, today some more details on Sony's rumored PlayStation 4 / Orbis Controller Prototype (SplitShock) have arrived with additional pictures attached.

To quote from Destructoid.com: "Update: Multiple sources have confirmed that the photo is real, but is an early prototype.

Remember when we told you of rumblings on the next PlayStation system's controller and how it might have a touchscreen? Well, get a look at this strange thing. This image looks like a PlayStation-style controller plugged into something that looks like a development kit.

It does look like a touchscreen...
 

PS4 / Orbis Final Devkit Specs, Controller and Account System Rumors

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64w ago - Following up on last week's PlayStation 4 rumors, today Kotaku (linked above) and Gematsu have revealed the rumored PS4 / Orbis final devkit specifications, touch pad controller details and new account system summary below.

To quote: SPECS

We'll begin with the specs. And before we go any further, know that these are current specs for a PS4 development kit, not the final retail console itself. So while the general gist of the things you see here may be similar to what makes it into the actual commercial hardware, there's every chance some - if not all of it - changes, if only slightly.

That being the case, here's what we know is inside PS4 development kits - model # DVKT-KS000K - as of January 2013. As you'll see, some things have changed since earlier kits became available in March 2012.

  • System Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 2.2 GB
  • CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" (so, 8x cores)
  • GPU: AMD R10xx
  • Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
  • Drive: Blu-Ray
  • HDD: 160GB
  • Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

 







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