Posts Tagged ‘DualShock’
It’s the PlayStation 4 folks!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 06:58 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 20 February 2013 06:58
Sony finally and officially announced the next iteration of its mega popular PlayStation line – the PlayStation 4. After effectively losing this generation’s console war, Sony needed to do some serious work to reclaim its lost crown. After what we saw today, I think Sony is starting to show its previous brilliance.
Something the system is bringing is the inclusion of a second chip dedicated to uploads and downloads. This means we gamers can upload and download games while playing or when the system is off – finally! Another awesome bit is the ability to play a game as it’s downloading, like buffering a fully playable game.
An unusual feature is the ability to live stream your games and have friends take over or just watch. That’s right, your buddies can sit back and mock your poor Black Ops 3 skills in real-time.
Is This The Future Of The DualShock Controller?
Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2013 05:22 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 15 February 2013 07:00
As we near closer to February 20, when Sony is set to unveil something big and almost certain to be the next generation Playstation console, a supposed picture of the new controller has arrived. Of course, nothing is confirmed but the above picture could possibly reveal more about the PS4 than Sony would like us to be privy to.
Look between the direction pad and the familiar buttons, more than likely that is a touchscreen which has been rumored to make an appearance in the redesigned DualShock controller. The glowing blue light thing at the front looks eerily similar to the glow of the move controller. So, I have to wonder if motion control won’t be incorporated directly into the controller thus eliminating the need for a separate Move controller.
However it’s the conglomerate of tiny holes under the touchpad that intrigues me the most. A few things come to mind but I’m thinking a microphone that would allow for voice control would be pretty freakin’ sweet. Or it could be a speaker similar tothat of the Nintendo Wiimote.
If this does turn out to be legit, I’m glad Sony didn’t stray too far from the initial design of the DualShock I’ve become so comfortable with. I’m ok with this should it turn into reality. February 20th can’t get here soon enough for this Sony loving Geek! Read more: Is This The Future Of The DualShock Controller?
PlayStation 3 also had a birthday this week in case you forgot.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 10:55 Written by LoganDX Friday, 18 November 2011 11:00
With all the hub bub surrounding the 10 year celebration of Xbox, many geeks and gamers might have forgotten about the PlayStation 3‘s Fifth birthday. On November 17th 2006, the ebony shined PS3 came crashing down onto North American retail shelves. It was a slightly different affair back then as even the most hardcore of PS fanboys were thrown into a fit over the two different models to choose from, neither of which were very cheap. The faithful did indeed line the sidewalks for days prior to the launch though, investing a considerable amount of money into Sony’s wonder machine. As with all console launches there were problems, robbings, lack of units to fill pre-orders, etc. but the machine still enthralled all who gazed at it.
The last five years have given us Infamous, Uncharted, Resistance, Little Big Planet, a host of updated sequels and some jaw dropping PS2 remakes. We fell in love with the blu ray format and learned to love each other (sometimes quite literally) in PlayStation Home and we even helped crack the mysteries of the human body with Folding@Home. We even saw the return of the DualShock controller. It hasn’t been all roses and chocolates though. We had the Leap Year bug, causing gamers to lose trophies and saves while Sony stayed mum. We lost backwards compatibility with each new version of the deck. Linux was taken away as hackers found nefarious ways to use the Dual-OS option. We lost the PlayStation Network for an agonizing month after hackers tore down the network and we lost faith in Sony as they stayed way too quiet way too long.
Geeky Gadget Review: FPS Freek Epic
Last Updated on Sunday, 9 October 2011 11:43 Written by LoganDX Monday, 10 October 2011 11:00
Our friends over at KontrolFreek sent us over a set of their new FPS Freek Epics to test out. You geeks have heard of KontrolFreek right? They make these swell add-ons for your controller, extenders that snap right on top of your original sticks. They give gamers more range of motion, helping to increase accuracy and hit those tricky headshots. By extending the range of motion, players should have faster reaction time and increased control of their aim.
KontrolFreek started out with the FPS Freek and then followed up with the Freek Legendary, Freek Prestige and even delved into non-shooter territory when they released the Football Freek, Speed Freek and Rcade Freek enhancers. I’ve been rocking the Freek Prestige for quite a while now and have been impressed with them. The Epics though are a slightly different breed of Freek, not just because they’re dedicated to the Gears of War fanatic. Which they are with their red pad, cog shape and skull. Want to know how they stack up? Hit the jump!