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Workaround lets you use DualShock 4 on your PlayStation 3

By Robert Workman, Jul 02, 2014 10:30am PDT

The DualShock 4 actually works with the PlayStation 3. Sort of.

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"The other thing is that even wired the DS4 does not work with all PS3 games, so it's not the ..."

- Derringer see all 5 comments

DualShock 3 designed for Gran Turismo, DualShock 4 designed for shooters

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2013 5:15pm PDT

For many shooter fans, the Xbox 360 controller represents the gold standard. And, Sony concedes that DualShock 3 for PS3 wasn't designed with shooters in mind. The stick stiffness was loosened due to feedback from Polyphony Digital, developer of the Gran Turismo series.

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"Agreed. I really don't get everyone's love of the 360 controller. "

- Ebu see all 21 comments

DualShock 4 compatible with PlayStation 3

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 21, 2013 4:45pm PDT

Unfortunately, your collection of DualShock 3 controllers won't work with PS4. However, you shouldn't feel too bad about throwing them away--especially as you'll be able to use your DualShock 4 on your PS3.

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"Well.. I don't think I'll be throwing my DS3s away lol cause that's kind of a waste.. XD But ..."

- JeanLucAwesome see all 2 comments

Sony tested Xbox stick layout for DualShock 4

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Many shooter players have grown accustomed to the asymmetrical placement of both left and right sticks on Xbox 360's gamepad. Sony had to mull over whether or not they should follow.

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"Take the PS3 controller and make it wider so that the sticks are further apart, but I don't need ..."

- gibolas1234 see all 34 comments

PlayStation 4 controller 'basic functions' to work in Windows

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 07, 2013 8:00am PDT

Getting a PlayStation 3 controller working in Windows requires downloading third-party drivers and tools, but thankfully it'll be far easier with the PS4's DualShock 4. The new controller's "basic functions" should be just peachy on PC, though don't get your hopes up about f...

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"Hopefully touchpad support gets figured out, it would make the PS4 controller so good in the ..."

- Serpico74 see all 15 comments

Diablo 3 for PS4 uses touchpad for inventory management

By Andrew Yoon, May 16, 2013 10:30am PDT

The upcoming PS4 version of Diablo 3 will use the PS4 touchpad in some way, although Blizzard is being a bit coy about how it all actually works.

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"No, I was like 9 or 10 when Diablo II came out. It was just a really good game and left many ..."

- TheDr7 see all 14 comments

How DualShock 4's light bar works in Killzone: Shadow Fall

By Andrew Yoon, May 03, 2013 1:45pm PDT

One of the interesting new additions to the DualShock controller for PS4 is the light bar, which will give players additional information during games.

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"hopefully sticks arent stiffer the stiffness is good as it is to stiff and its harder to control ..."

- mechmech see all 17 comments

DualShock 4 is 'near final' design

By Steve Watts, Feb 22, 2013 10:30am PST

Sony's PlayStation 4 hardware designs are still in different states of flux, as the console itself isn't finalized and the DualShock 4 controller may still get "small tweaks."

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"I hate concave sticks. The rubberized sticks on the dualshock 3 are vastly superior to the 360 ..."

- gibolas1234 see all 49 comments