Neoseeker : News : PS4's DualShock 4 light bar can't be switched off, according to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida
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Cmm Jul 8, 13
Now that it's mentioned i'm also starting to think it will glow too much when u play in the dark. I usually lock my door and turn off the lights so no one can disturb me.

Why do people need USB on the back? I completely agree with Yoshida.
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tekmosis Jul 8, 13
A single RGB LED would draw about 3v so battery life isn't even an issue with this.
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RabidChinaGirl Jul 8, 13
Cmm I think people want USB in the back IN ADDITION to the front. That way, you can hook up peripherals or chargers and other things you may not want to remove for long periods of time, while the front USB can go toward other things that you'd switch out more frequently.
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Exevier Jul 8, 13
Considering that the controllers are designed with this in mind (and they're rechargeable out of the box), I think we'll be all right.
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Mikau Kahn Jul 8, 13
If you're worried about battery life, I honestly don't think it'll be that much of a hassle.

And you can use this to fix the reflections on the TV.
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Slash Jul 8, 13
quote Cmm
Now that it's mentioned i'm also starting to think it will glow too much when u play in the dark. I usually lock my door and turn off the lights so no one can disturb me.
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Cmm Jul 8, 13
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Lol. If it leaves a sticky mark you better clean it up for me .
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THM Jul 8, 13
As long as it lasts for 10 hours straight....It's fine.
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Shadow of Death Jul 8, 13
Battery Life isn't an issue, I'm sure they've planned for that. It isn't going to be a big drain on the battery anyway, the LED.

Glare, on the other hand, might be. What's the betting that we'll start seeing (probably unofficial) peripherals that block the light for you? Sticky tape would do it of course, but people wouldn't want to get adhesive on their controller and when there is even the slightest market for something that can be made extremely cheaply, it will be made.
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Dilute Jul 8, 13
That's ridiculous. I'm the one who likes to save battery life a lot, I always remove the batteries even when I leave for a minute from my Wii remote, then put them in back again...
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Shadow of Death Jul 8, 13
quote Dilute
That's ridiculous. I'm the one who likes to save battery life a lot, I always remove the batteries even when I leave for a minute from my Wii remote, then put them in back again...
That's taking battery conservation a bit far XD

Besides, you wouldn't be saving much power removing the batteries from the Wiimote in those situations where you're only gone for a moment, as you'll have to consume extra power to turn it back on and re-connect to the device.
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Dilute Jul 9, 13
Shadow of Death
Basically when I go for 10 minutes or something, and since I play on my PC, it drains a very high amount of battery yo
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nipsen Jul 9, 13
There we go. That's the Sony I know and hate.

Question: "Think we could get an extra set of usb ports, since it would cost about 1$ to add another four to the existing hub, and that would be safer and easier than using an external hub, as well as serve a more stable current, which in turn would extend battery life".
Answer: "Two USB ports is enough".

Question: "No, dude, look, you can connect 8 controllers to the thing, and lots of games, even multiplatform games - popular ones as well, like Guitar Hero, actually allow four people to play at the same time. It's not inconceivable that you would need another two usb ports. Besides, if you add a camera, an external hdd, and then want to charge the battery on one of the controllers, you've already ran out of ports, why in the...".

Answer: "It's for your convenience".

Question: "You stupid ***** what the hell, man?"

Answer: "Activision sells proprietary usb hubs for guitar hero controllers. And Xbox has two usb ports".

Question: "And I DON'T OWN AN XBOX!".

Answer: "Well, you only need two USB ports".

Question: "No, i need three usb ports if I don't want to charge my controller on my laptop."

Answer: "Well, you see, we save money on having two usb ports".

Question: "No, you won't. In the absolute ideal situation, earn one more dollar on each sale - which you will trade for making the product significantly more inconvenient for your customers".

Answer: "So we earn money. And you don't need more than two USB ports".

Question: "What?"

Answer: "Thank you for letting us help you with your problem. We may not be able to discuss certain subject-matter in public due to our own statements being proprietary and bound by legal threat to only ever be stated in private, and only reprinted by you if you are shamelessly plugging our product. We are sorry that you feel any inconvenience with our being utterly non-forthcoming and choosing an idiotic solution for you that you don't want, while using your implicit approval as confirmation it's a perfect solution. Also, you're a bad customer, now shut up and let us be awesome in peace".
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AtryxEtairX Jul 9, 13
The lightbar is designed to be used with the PlayStation camera and is used for motion control purposes in games. However, since the console doesn’t come with a PlayStation camera, some gamers will find the lightbar to be useless, but they won’t be able to disable it. As for what percentage of the battery that the lightbar takes up, that’s unknown, but seeing how some users like to optimize their setup and make it more efficient, the constant running of the lightbar could pose as an issue for gamers. We doubt the lightbar uses a big percentage of the battery, however.

Of course, seeing as how Sony originally planned to include the PlayStation camera with the PS4 console, Sony probably didn’t have a reason to implement a feature where gamers could turn off the lightbar, but since that’s no longer the case, we’re not exactly sure why Sony hasn’t backtracked on that and simply let users have total control of the DualShock 4 gamepad. so there you are info you can get is right here.. http://www.slashgear.com/sony-ps4-dualshock-4-controller-lightbar-cannot-be-shut-off-08289379/
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