PlayStation 5's New "DualSense" Controller Revealed

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  1. davidt33

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    Looks very nice. I like the new features too.

    Just waiting for the PS5 console reveal now. Two things are on my wish list for that.
    1. More than 2 USB ports (2 is much too inadequate. I could live with 3-4)
    2. A reintroduction of the optical/audio port for wireless headphones which require it. Leaving it out on the Slim was a poor decision.

    I'd be cool with those two above included.
     
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    And came out 25 years ago. Meanwhile PS2, which came out just over 20 years ago, was the first black console at launch, and both subsequent consoles (and PSP) were also black at launch.

    If PS5 is white at launch, then it will indeed be the first non-black PS console at launch in over 20 years...
     
  3. 05XR8

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    My old Dreamcast controllers stayed white. Those were some damn good controllers back then.
     
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  4. zzz_pt

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    Correct. Thanks for the clarification. I didn't realise the PS2 is already 20+. Geez!
     
  5. Famine

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    Tell me about it. I in no way feel like I'm 136 years old.
     
  6. Chikane_GTR

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    Good news

     
  7. Robin

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    They also had a habit of going yellow, I guess its how you look after them.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. 05XR8

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    Indeed. Always took care of my systems...when I was single.
     
  9. Robin

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    I'm still dreaming of a day when a console controller has a VMU style display again :indiff: Such a cool feature.
     
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  10. Phaceless_Ph

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    Good spot, that's also the best place to put it = hidden from the design
     
  11. IfAndOr

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    Looks quite comfortable being a little longer in the handle. Interesting that there's no light at the front, I thought it was for the camera to pick up the controller's position. I wonder if they have changed technology. Perhaps no camera?
    The mic will have to be quite sensitive since you don't normally hold the controller at head height.

    Sort of, keeping them away from sunlight helps. Older plastic used a flame retardant who's molecules used to break up and leech to the surface when exposed to UV light. Different batches of plastic had different mixes so would discolour at different rates, hence some remaining whiter than others. There are ways of restoring the colours though. Newer plastics are much better at staying their proper colour so the DS5 should stay gleaming for longer. Except for users grubby hands of course. :)
     
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  12. samdu

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    USB C headphones? I don't know. But it's possible.

    I always wanted to get my hands on one of those, just to see what Sony was thinking. Could be that it was super comfortable to use. Could have been an abomination. Now that I think of it, I may try to get my hands on some measurements and 3D print one.
     
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  13. Tired Tyres

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    Any white controller or console I have around and still own stays white so you must be doing something wrong.
     
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    The yellowing issue has largely been resolved by changing the formulation used in white plastics. In general.

    But speaking of the Dreamcast... yeah, the controllers have mostly held up, but I moved over the weekend and when I pulled my Dreamcast out to pack it up... great googly moogly is it yellowed. I'm going to have to go full-on retro brite on the thing.
     
  15. Phaceless_Ph

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    The headphone jack is clearly visible on the bottom of the controller... is the words of Nas:

    It ain't hard to tell.
     
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    No, it's a universal problem caused by sunlight, if you keep your stuff in the dark then it'll be fine but otherwise it'll go yellow eventually.
     
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  17. Tired Tyres

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    I do keep them out of sunlight.
     
  18. Elitekilla29

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    I like the two toned color design but damn I hate that it got that xbox look to it in terms of the controller design. I just gotta wait until its actually in my hands to see if its bulky or not. I love the features of the controller btw.
     
  19. aguia

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    Make sense.
     
  20. TokoTurismo

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    Heh. Sony finally making a controller that's more akin to the xbox and nintendo switch's controllers? Good, as I found the PS4 controller to be too small and uncomfortable IMO.

    It looks ugly, but what I hope for most is comfort. It better be big enough for my hands this time.
     
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    So it really has nothing to do with doing something wrong. There's not much wrong with leaving a pad out instead of sheltering it after every use. It happens, it's an issue, just not a big one.
     
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    I like the name DualSense. I don't like that they've dropped the traditional colours for the right thumb buttons. I really like the idea of Haptic feedback. Not too keep on the two-tone colour scheme though. Then again, I have no plans to get a PS5 at present so I guess it doesn't really matter...
     
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    Saw this on reddit Fan made

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    I need this
     
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    Other than the two tone color, I think it's a good design. I'd prefer a single color and a simple black would be perfectly fine. Now I am wondering what the console will look like. Hopefully not two tone with white...
     
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    I was immediately excited that they made the controller thicker, but something was still off for me.

    The addition of the traditional PS colors in your pic brings it full circle for me - looks so much better without them ghosted out!
     
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    Can I play devil's advocate and say the controller is immediately made tacky and more toy-like the second you add color back to the face buttons
     
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    Does it come in blue?

    [​IMG]
     
  29. w_a_i_n

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    I hate the colours.

    I'm probably wrong, but it looks like the console could be black and white themed too. Yuck. Horrid. A white standard controller is a worrying choice for a gamepad to me. I'd never buy a white TFT, blu-ray player, laptop etc., etc. So, if this a sign of a white themed console, I'd be put off.

    I guess we've not long to wait before a full reveal, and then we'll know.

    #HATEITWITHAPASSION
     
  30. Daz555

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    My white 360 controllers are still looking brand new. They just need a wipe with a damp cloth once in a blue moon.