PlayStation4

I’m a huge fan of the new PlayStation 4 controller; it’s leagues ahead of the abysmal DualShock 3 and today I saw the best news yet about this next generation. That is that the new DualShock 4 will work on the PlayStation 3.

But oddly enough it won’t work on all games as explained by Udetto here

In short, it works absolutely perfectly if it is connected via a USB cable but unsurprisingly it doesn’t work wirelessly.

So that should mean it works with all games right? Well no, for some reason that I was totally unaware of, certain PS3 games insist you play the game with the controller disconnected from the console.

FIFA, for example, apparently does this. Why this “feature” even exists baffles me but there you have it. If like me you don’t like your DS3 then you can replace it with the far superior DS4 in a few weeks and play most PS3 games with it.

Last Updated: October 22, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

65 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 22, 2013 at 07:46

    Wait… wait…. Forced wireless use? Urm.. Yeah that makes total sense….

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    • John's digital rights

      October 22, 2013 at 08:15

      We all know just how nice Sony was when they gave us those incredibly long cables to charge the controllers with.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 22, 2013 at 08:39

        Lol

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    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 08:57

      WOW bro, you just got BOT SPAMMED! HAHAHAHHA

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 22, 2013 at 09:05

        You saw huh?

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        • NecroRince

          October 22, 2013 at 09:13

          Happened to me the other day. But don’t you want to make $5474 in just a few weeks? I know I do…

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 22, 2013 at 09:29

            I was hit today and yesterday. It’s terrible lol

    • tammyturner89

      October 23, 2013 at 20:25

      before I looked at the check ov $4001, I didn’t believe
      …that…my best friend was like really making money parttime from there
      labtop.. there great aunt has done this for only fifteen months and recently
      paid for the mortgage on their apartment and bought a great new Aston Martin
      DB5. we looked here, bay35.com

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 22, 2013 at 07:52

    So it works… sometimes. Why bother at all?

    In related news, my ancient PS2 keyboard still works perfectly with my PC.

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    • MosselMayCry

      October 22, 2013 at 07:56

      When I bought a new pc last year I went all out, building it up from scratch. Only on the night after I assembled all the parts I realised that my awesome new mobo doesn’t have PS2 ports..only like a million usb ports. So I did the only logical thing left to do… swapped my moms keyboard with mine!

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 22, 2013 at 08:00

        So you are playing with your mom’s stuff?

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        • MosselMayCry

          October 22, 2013 at 08:12

          I finger that baby all night long!

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 22, 2013 at 08:25

            My comment is O_O

            Yours is O_O x 9k

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 08:26

            What’s going on? Are we still talking about keyboards?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 22, 2013 at 08:27

            I really hope so

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 22, 2013 at 08:40

            Genugtig

          • MosselMayCry

            October 22, 2013 at 08:27

            hahaha I was cringing as I typed it!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 22, 2013 at 08:28

            I’m still cringing from it…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 22, 2013 at 08:44

            WTF???

          • MosselMayCry

            October 22, 2013 at 09:16

            hahaha I kinda regret saying that…

          • Sageville

            October 22, 2013 at 09:29

            Indeed… uncomfortable…

        • John's digital rights

          October 22, 2013 at 08:17

          We’ve stepped into this territory early today already I see…

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 22, 2013 at 08:26

            Never too early for yomamma jokes

    • Mark Treloar

      October 22, 2013 at 08:01

      Your motherboard still has PS2 ports?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 22, 2013 at 08:02

        It does – nearly 3 years old now.

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        • Mark Treloar

          October 22, 2013 at 08:46

          Come to think of it mines 2 years old now.

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    • John's digital rights

      October 22, 2013 at 08:16

      My very first optical mouse (MS) is still working perfectly.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 22, 2013 at 08:19

        For all the crap I say about MS, they really do make solid hardware.

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        • John's digital rights

          October 22, 2013 at 08:19

          I must agree. Every piece of hardware I’ve ever bought from them still works perfectly.

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 22, 2013 at 08:29

            MS touch mouse is pissa sheeeet

          • John's digital rights

            October 22, 2013 at 09:11

            I wouldn’t touch that thing with a stick

        • Mark Treloar

          October 22, 2013 at 08:47

          Except for that one time with the RROD.

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      • DrKiller

        October 22, 2013 at 10:44

        Optical?? Not sure if serious or trolling

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  3. Umar heartless

    October 22, 2013 at 08:02

    Still can’t believe next-gen is just a month away……and I’m just sitting here….not hype at all

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 22, 2013 at 08:04

      SONY FANBOI!

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      • Umar heartless

        October 22, 2013 at 08:05

        You know me love Sony LONG TIME

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 22, 2013 at 08:11

          While the eye toy watches 🙁

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 22, 2013 at 08:52

      It might be that we are all a bit ‘meh’ about the release line up? There is certainly nothing on the horizon that makes me want to go run to a shop and hand over my hard earned cash for a PS4 or Xbone pre-order

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    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 09:01

      Tell me about it man. In other news, Dev meeting next wed 😛

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    • Skyblue

      October 22, 2013 at 09:04

      Well the problem is finding something to play on release. I would only really want to play Forza 5, inFamous 3 and maybe Dead Rising 3. Next gen and already sequelitus has set in.

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      • Umar heartless

        October 22, 2013 at 09:10

        Exactly….This pic pretty much sums up what we will be playing

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        • Skyblue

          October 22, 2013 at 09:13

          LOL!

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          • Sageville

            October 22, 2013 at 09:31

            Oh you…

  4. Kromas

    October 22, 2013 at 08:05

    Anyone else way more excited to try and get the steam controller to work on the new consoles?

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    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 22, 2013 at 08:07

      …by new console you mean steambox?

      😛

      If so, then OH YEAH

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      • Kromas

        October 22, 2013 at 08:17

        Well yeah but I also just wanna go to a friends house and go.”PS4 controller … how cute” then plug in my PC controller and kick major butt.

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        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 22, 2013 at 08:28

          Duuuude, you know it!

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      • John's digital rights

        October 22, 2013 at 08:17

        I just want a Steam Controller for my pc. I want it now!

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        • Kromas

          October 22, 2013 at 08:46

          We all do.

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          • Skyblue

            October 22, 2013 at 08:53

            I’ll take a pass thx.

          • Kromas

            October 22, 2013 at 08:56

            I want one for Star Citizen cause I played Wing Commander with a controller back in the day. Also crappy ports work better with a controller.

          • Skyblue

            October 22, 2013 at 09:00

            I was busy messing around with X-Wing Alliance yesterday. Trying to get the HD craftpack working on a modern ATI card is quite the challenge. Just used my X360 controller for testing but will have to get my old joystick out when it’s running properly.

  5. Deano

    October 22, 2013 at 08:40

    I still cant belive sony charge R899 for a DS3 controller, every time I play on mine it feels like the thing is going to crumble in my hands. Im sure they make them out of paper mashey and glue.

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    • Sageville

      October 22, 2013 at 09:41

      Mr Convinced, You must have seriaas muscle hands, definite Kung-fu-grip!

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      • Deano

        October 22, 2013 at 09:49

        The DS3 is made on the cheap its easy to see that, but the new DS4 is looking good so i’ll give Sony that, cant wait to try it out.

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        • Deano

          October 22, 2013 at 09:58

          Downvote away Sony minion.

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        • Sageville

          October 22, 2013 at 11:07

          I’m still miff Sony didn’t steal the vibro-triggers from Xbone

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  6. Kromas

    October 22, 2013 at 08:42

    In other news. CoD creator calls CoD fanboys “Not Gamers”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Just had to share the best news I have heard in years.

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  7. NecroRince

    October 22, 2013 at 08:57

    Wireless use, the new DRM in sheeps clothing…

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  8. Sageville

    October 22, 2013 at 09:46

    So has the downvoting tard disappeared?

    It was starting to get me down.

    Reply

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