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Old February 16 2013, 11:35 PM   #181
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

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WSJ.com is reporting that PS4 will play PS3 games via an internet streaming service!

http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/02/16...l-stream-games

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AlphaMan please don't plagiarize full articles from news sites. As a general rule we don't want to post entire articles. Your comments, a link for others to click, and brief snippet on what it's about will work. Thanks.
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Old February 16 2013, 11:43 PM   #182
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The best controller ever is the Genesis 6-button controller. That thing was perfect.


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Old February 17 2013, 12:36 AM   #183
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^^ I think I still have some blisters from using that thing.
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Old February 17 2013, 07:38 AM   #184
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That PS4 pad looks horrible...

* D Pad looks so dug in if you get my meaning

* Why would I need speakers in it, I have a TV and I presume any headaset will give me the voice comms

* They got rid of trigger style R2/L2 button? they felt nice for shooters.

* What could such a small screen possibly be useful for?

and I need a giant blue light on all the time
It's not a screen it's a touch sensitive pad, like the back of a PS Vita. I don't know about the triggers, I can't tell from the picture.
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Old February 17 2013, 07:58 AM   #185
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What's the point of the touch sensitive pad?
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Old February 17 2013, 08:28 AM   #186
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To copy Nintendo without quite copying them?
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Old February 17 2013, 08:56 AM   #187
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Basic gesture controls I would assume. Turn the page, zoom in, adjust volume, etc. Supposedly there is a vita-like pad on the back for more complex touch controls.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:09 AM   #188
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The Dualshock is great, but I hate the location of the analog stick. It should swap places with the D-pad.

I love the Xbox controller with the exception of the awful D-pad. D-pads might not be used quite as much nowadays, but as a retro gamer at heart I just can't get behind a controller that screws over the D-pad.

The Wiimote --- uh, no. Just no.

The best controller ever is the Genesis 6-button controller. That thing was perfect.
Except the saturn 6 button with shoulder buttons or even the saturn 3d pad. Seriously why is six face buttons so hard? Thatswhat the PS4 needs. Although dont know hwat they'd call them. The octagon and tetrahedron maybe.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:16 AM   #189
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^^ Six buttons would just mean QTE's would suck even more.

It's probably not a touchpad, it's a thumbprint reader to prove you own the game.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:20 AM   #190
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You can use 4 face buttons with 1 thumb, 6 aren't as accessible, you have to move your hands from the position where you can press the shoulder buttons and triggers to press the front buttons.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:28 AM   #191
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The best controller ever is the Genesis 6-button controller. That thing was perfect.


You turn. You pew-pew.
That thing was nearly indestructible back in the day.. and thats with games like Decathlon and the Summer Games series requiring you to rapidly hit the stick left/right to get some speed or do other stuff in sports games

Where you got cramps in your right hand from something else than self-love

As to the PS4-controller.. looks like crap but then again it's a prototype, things can change. It wouldn't look good to have a sleek design for the PS4 only to have something that looks like it's from the 1st console generation with bits tacked on.
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Old February 17 2013, 10:37 AM   #192
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The best controller ever is the Genesis 6-button controller. That thing was perfect.


You turn. You pew-pew.
I used most of the ones in this "review":

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Old February 17 2013, 01:26 PM   #193
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I prefer the 360 controller over the PS3 controller and the PS3 is my console of choice. This looks like a 360/PS3 hybrid.

I'm very intrigued by this. From what I understand, the touchpad will replace the Start/Select buttons and will allow for gestures during gameplay.

Sorry about the cut and paste job.
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Old February 17 2013, 02:42 PM   #194
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What's the point of the touch sensitive pad?
Thats even worse, I hate the one on the Vita.
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Old February 17 2013, 07:37 PM   #195
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I guess I'd have to use it first but it seems overengineered. Can you even do more than a swipe on that thing? It doesn't look wide enough for anything else and seems like it would be awkward to use while otherwise using the controller.
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