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Lorx Feb 14, 13
Little screens and whatever of that small size could be interesting, but I'm more interested in the design of the buttons and how it holds in the first place. Sticks on the PS3 controller are just so ridiculously tall, would love to see those shorter on the PS4.

Considering the current placement of that weird blue bar, I assume it's some kind of indicator for whether or not the controller's plugged in, or active, that kind of thing. The function we currently have four little red lights for. Either that or something related to the motion patent we saw a while back, since I don't think Sony's put out anything...glowy, besides Move batons. Wonder what it'll end up being, if it's anything at all.

quote rayhaku
I don't understand why people're freaking out over a stupid prototype....
Because reading is for morons or something I guess;

quote The article
Let's sate those confused fears straight away and say this is rather typical of dev controller pre-release. Basically, with the controller hardware still in development, developers just shove everything into contained space and ship the things out.
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rayhaku Feb 14, 13
quote Lorx
Because reading is for morons or something I guess;
^this.

"derp uh.... pix ugly!" (proceeds to comment immediately)
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steve Feb 14, 13
The ps controller's analog sticks have always been pure microwaved ass in my eyes - so many have done it better.

The controller is so damn iconic these days any major change will immediately alienate a ton of get-off-my-lawn users. Slave to its own reputation, it is. Its a gamble for sony one way or the other now.
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Nightmare Samurai Feb 15, 13
Not terrible, not good either.
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Ditnopota Feb 15, 13
I like the prototype myself. A somewhat bigger, somewhat bulkier PS controller could be nice.
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Antipathy Feb 15, 13
Don't really like the change to be honest. I certainly hope that it changes to a the usual Dual Shock shape that's worked for the last, what, 15-16 years?
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Yogurt Feb 15, 13
WHAT THE *bleep* IS THAT?! Didn't Sony say that it's pretty much the same as the DS3 just updated and with slight differences, just like with DS2 to DS3. That thing looks fake.
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Balmung Feb 15, 13
No one noticed the speaker?
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Largerock Feb 15, 13
Well, it's obviously a dev kit and proto controller
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Wakaman Feb 15, 13
lmao good job bluexy. Kinect spies on you, now Sony have made their controller call the police if you insert a used game.
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bluexy Feb 15, 13
I think the second image is an updated version of the controller. The most noticeable difference is the sharp angle right above the "Share" button that's on the first controller, but not the second.

Hmm. I'll definitely say I was hoping it would look more like a DualShock, but I don't mind the new design.

This second picture looks like a final version of the controller to me.
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rpg Feb 15, 13
I didn't even pay too much mind for the picture since it'll look different when done but the touchscreen was already a known to happen and just noticed the speakers thanks to prev post. :/
when both systems come out just going to have to do a pro-con list and touchscreen on my controller is a bit of a con.
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Drogo Baggins Feb 15, 13
Am I crazy, or does the left handle of the controller (in both pictures) look bigger than the right? What kind of sense does that make?

Not only that, but I can't see any practical use for such a small screen. In other words, I don't really see how it's a necessary or useful addition.

Anyway, I'm more curious than concerned at the moment, especially since I think both photos are just of preliminary models.

If the controller's a bag of dicks I'm sure they'll recognize it and make changes accordingly.
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pipripx Feb 15, 13
im sure they will reduce the size but if i was them id try out no analog(bastfamy) and use touch for the analog with a back touch for touch stuff
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DragoniteBallZ Feb 15, 13
quote Yay4sean
Maybe if we're lucky, our PS4 will look something like what the remote is plugged into? Looool.
No that is a developer console unit. They have a similar console for the Vita and the PSP at my work.
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