Also, you can put your weed in there

After several years of playing console games, the sensation of using a kouse and keyboard again has become pretty damn alien to me. Fortunately, most controllers these days work on a Windows platform. And it looks like the Playstation 4 Dual Shock controller will also boast some connectivity. But there’s a catch.

According to a tweet via Joystiq from Sony Computer Entertainment el presidente Shuhei Yoshida, you’ll be able to use the Dual Shock 4 “for basic functions” on your PC.

What does that mean? According to to Yoshida, don’t expect to be using that controller touch pad to fondle your way through your current library of games. Still, knowing the PC crowd, it won’t take too long for someone to cook some drivers up to take advantage of the Dual Shock 4. It’s a bloody nice controller, and I’m certain that plenty of you chaps got to try it out over the weekend at rAge.

Now if only I could get used to using a damn mouse and keyboard again…

Last Updated: October 7, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

54 Comments

  1. Yay no more motionjoy!!

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 7, 2013 at 11:51

    What a peasant. KB + MS ftw

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  3. SaintsRowNigri

    October 7, 2013 at 11:52

    Master Race, on the subject of joysticks: could someone please explain this to me? is there anyone out there that would fork out this for a keyboard? WTF is so special about it?

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    • ToshZA

      October 7, 2013 at 11:54

      I myself don’t understand this – as a PC owner. R500 or R600 is my limit, R1k is too much. It’s just a keyboard, really.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 7, 2013 at 11:56

        I have a Razer KB, but R3k for one is a bit silly

        Mine cost R1k back when I bought it, and also has a little touch area, profiles, macros, backlit etc.

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        • Mark Treloar

          October 7, 2013 at 11:58

          Razer Black Widow

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          • Kromas

            October 7, 2013 at 12:49

            Got a Black Widow and an Ananzi as backup.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 7, 2013 at 11:56

      Yes, you get plenty of fools. You’re pretty much guaranteed that any PC peripheral with “gaming” in the name has been horribly overpriced.

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      • John's better judgement

        October 7, 2013 at 12:05

        Some might not agree, but it goes the same for 2k headphones. I have a set of Senheisers that cost less than half and sounds more crisp than some of my mates’ “gaming” headphones.

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        • ToshZA

          October 7, 2013 at 12:07

          Sennheiser however make amazing audio products. I’ve always gone with them for music headphones, the quality is unmatched imo. The only reason I use gaming headphones is the attached mic, and the Sirius headset really isn’t bad at all. Just don’t use them for music.

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          • John's better judgement

            October 7, 2013 at 12:09

            I bought a set of headphones for 200 bucks because I needed a mic. I’m still to hear the difference between them and my Sennheisers. Mechanically, they seem very similar.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 7, 2013 at 12:07

          You have to buy smart!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 7, 2013 at 13:01

            Shop S-Mart!

        • boet

          October 7, 2013 at 12:23

          Sound is subjective. Often cheaper headphones will sound nicer to you but maybe not to someone else. I have 2 pairs of Sennheiser’s and I like the sound of the cheaper one more.

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          • John's better judgement

            October 7, 2013 at 12:32

            I totally get you, I feel the same. I myself enjoy a certain feeling that one of my pairs give me that the other just doesn’t.
            I have a degree in sound engineering though and I’ve seen a lot of people buying after a brand when it really doesn’t make much of a difference in quality.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 7, 2013 at 13:04

          I think of it in terms of diminishing returns, sure you can spend R2k on a pair of headphones, but is it really twice as good as a pair that cost R1k. Answer is usually no, and there’s been more than enough research done on how people fool themselves into believing the most expensive product is the best when compared to something cheaper.

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          • John's better judgement

            October 7, 2013 at 13:14

            I find it really funny though when guys are like “well, my headphones have a response up to 24,000hz”
            That’s great and all, but no human can hear up to 24,000hz,

          • Mark Treloar

            October 7, 2013 at 15:34

            Like the first TV’s that had 64 shades of grey, while the human eye and only distinguish 24.

          • HvR

            October 8, 2013 at 09:00

            “But is helps for the harmonics up to 24kHz with fuller sound and provides a bettter dynamic feedback”

    • John's better judgement

      October 7, 2013 at 11:58

      I spent 800 on my mouse and keyboard together.
      My friend has a Razer Mouse and it’s way better than mine though

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 7, 2013 at 12:14

        How long have you had them?

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        • John's better judgement

          October 7, 2013 at 12:17

          Two, maybe three years.

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          • Kromas

            October 7, 2013 at 12:50

            I have not had a Razer mouse last longer than a year. It is the reason I switched back to Logitech for my cheese loving peripherals.

          • John's better judgement

            October 7, 2013 at 12:52

            My best mouse to date was an MS mouse. Damn thing is still going, was the first optical mouse I ever bought.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 13:07

            I liked the logitech mice 🙂

          • HvR

            October 8, 2013 at 09:05

            A MS two button wheel mouse optical? Bought a grey one 15 years ago and black one 13 years ago both still going strong being used for gaming and work. The number of button clicks on these probably runs into the 100’s of millions.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 7, 2013 at 13:02

            You might have had a dud. My Razer mouse has now lasted me 8 glorious years, still kicking!

    • NecroRince

      October 7, 2013 at 12:11

      WTF?! R3,359? ONLY?! Gimme 4!

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    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      October 7, 2013 at 12:34

      Does it make coffee as well? And if so, is it Kopi luwak?

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      • John's better judgement

        October 7, 2013 at 12:40

        Only boils the water.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 7, 2013 at 13:02

        heh, catpoop

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        • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

          October 7, 2013 at 13:14

          Well technically it is beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian palm civet

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 7, 2013 at 13:17

            as I said, catpoop

            😛

    • Kromas

      October 7, 2013 at 12:47

      Damn … that is a nice KB. I want one.

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    • Brian Murphy

      October 7, 2013 at 14:55

      The switchblade user interface is a touchscreen for social networking bullshit, it has a touchscreen embedded in the keyboard that displays youtube, facebook, twitter and a web browser. So, that’s likely the lions share of the cost. However, that would be a reason for me NOT to buy it.

      The social interconnectivity of the PS4/One made me go meh, this does also.

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    • Marc O Polo

      October 7, 2013 at 22:29

      that’s more than i paid for my ps3 and 2 controllers…

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  4. John's better judgement

    October 7, 2013 at 11:58

    This is great news. I’ve always loved my Xbox controller, just way more comfy for my large man-hands, but the new PS controller looks a lot bulkier. Now I just need to test out the PS4, XBone and Steam controller and see who’ll be my lucky next controller of choice for my PC.

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    • ToshZA

      October 7, 2013 at 12:00

      Stick with the Xbox controller, while the PS4 is a vast improvement, it’s still not as great in terms of comfort as the Xbox controller. It still doesn’t feel quite right in your hands – the way the Xbox does. I would be interested to try the Steam controller though, those touch pad things look like an interesting way to play.

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      • John's better judgement

        October 7, 2013 at 12:03

        Good to hear. I have never really enjoyed the feel of the PS controller, it’s just too small and not very ergonomic. Let’s see what Steam can cook up. Price will also probably play a huge role between the Steam and XBone controllers.

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        • Skyblue

          October 8, 2013 at 06:59

          That X1 controller was the best controller I’ve tried since I picked up an X360 controller 8 years ago. Absolutely sublime with Forza 5. Found the PS4 controller much improved but it still felt very cheap and the triggers, also improved, are still nowhere near big enough. It’s also fugly.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 7, 2013 at 12:08

      current xbox controller still feels great!

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      • NecroRince

        October 7, 2013 at 12:11

        Damn straight mate. Winner of this gen hands down.

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        • John's better judgement

          October 7, 2013 at 12:18

          Just wait for that Steam controller. Maybe it surprises us.

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          • NecroRince

            October 7, 2013 at 12:34

            Agreed. I like the idea of it, just hope the execution is as awesome.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 12:58

            If the steam controller feels good, despite its looks (personally think is not very appealing) works good I will praise Steam but right now its still just this..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 7, 2013 at 13:24

            So you’re saying people who use the Steamroller will get the girl?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 13:26

            What girl?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 7, 2013 at 13:29

            A girl, not any specific one or the same one. Because in the movie in your meme, that’s what happens 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 7, 2013 at 13:42

            I cant remember the movies name any more lol

          • Skyblue

            October 7, 2013 at 17:10

            You’ve been trolling Say Anything hard the last week boet, best remember?

    • Skyblue

      October 7, 2013 at 17:07

      Tried the X1 and PS4 controller this past weekend, def getting an X1 controller for my pc.

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  5. NecroRince

    October 7, 2013 at 12:10

    Header WIN!

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    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      October 7, 2013 at 12:31

      Hehe…

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  6. veggiesaurus ZA

    October 7, 2013 at 12:28

    This is excellent. I love playing PC games (as well as emulated games) with my xb360 controller, but the dpad is just awful for twitch platformers. As long as it functions with buttons and vibration, I’m sold.

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