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    Secret Feature of the DualShock 4 Controller?

    If you look closely at the DualShock 4 you can see how the touch-pad is clearly a separate piece and rightly so, as that would be the best way to manufacture it, but we at PS3Center are starting to consider whether or not you could remove the touch-pad altogether and potentially replace it with a touch screen or a keypad in the future.

    And even when inspected from the top, the upper portion of the touch-pad is needlessly rounded, and the form factor indicates it could in fact be a hinge. Again, this could reveal a screen or hidden ports or buttons inside, possibly something else.


    Obviously this is all speculation, but Sony did say that this concept was still not completely finalized and some changes were likely to occur at the launch of the console. Do you think we have something here? Or we just dreaming?


    http://www.ps3center.net//news/5478/...-4-controller/

    So it might seem that a detachable touch pad from the main controller...

    Could this mean extra touch to gaming
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    Interesting. Maybe detachable and another add on takes its place.

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    lol its definitely not detachable, the touch pad can also be clicked thats why it looks like that...lol where do people come up with these crazy ideas?

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    the net is a wonderful place for the files of bull$#@! and the class of unbelievable... I still think it might be or i might be wrong
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    Bull$#@! or not I still find it interesting lol

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    I am pretty sure it is like that because it is just clickable, but it would make for an interesting feature! You could buy a touchscreen OLED display to snap into its place similar to how the Dreamcast controller worked. Maybe even store the battery in that area so if you need a new battery it would be easier to replace too!

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    Not all games will use a touch pad I think, will we be getting Vita games through GaiKai?

    Im kinda thinking there is something fishy going on there that has yet to be cought.

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    It could be something for the VITA or it could be used for another attachment for their up dated move
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    Does anyone else think the touchpad on the DS4 is the dumbest idea ever? I am actually annoyed that they added that to the controller. I would rather have an LED touch screen or something.

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    if it was hinged I could put my little weed stash in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Does anyone else think the touchpad on the DS4 is the dumbest idea ever? I am actually annoyed that they added that to the controller. I would rather have an LED touch screen or something.
    Microsoft has Kinect to scroll through menus
    Nintendo has the touch screen to scoll through menus

    Did you really think Sony would go to market without a option to scroll through menus as well? I rather have the touch pad than the other two options because a touch pad doesnt take a lot of controller battery power like a touch screen does and i rather have something real and physical i can scroll with than use gestures to scroll with Kinect.

    Its great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Does anyone else think the touchpad on the DS4 is the dumbest idea ever? I am actually annoyed that they added that to the controller. I would rather have an LED touch screen or something.
    Yes and no...I think it will help with scrolling through stuff, or zooming in and out of things, but I agree with you, I think they should have included a touchscreen instead of a touchpad, it would have opened a lot more innovation with one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Microsoft has Kinect to scroll through menus
    Nintendo has the touch screen to scoll through menus

    Did you really think Sony would go to market without a option to scroll through menus as well? I rather have the touch pad than the other two options because a touch pad doesnt take a lot of controller battery power like a touch screen does and i rather have something real and physical i can scroll with than use gestures to scroll with Kinect.

    Its great!
    You can scroll with the analog stick or d-pad. Nobody needs that tiny touchpad for that. And I think like 1 of 10 actually use Kinect to scroll through anything lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    You can scroll with the analog stick or d-pad. Nobody needs that tiny touchpad for that. And I think like 1 of 10 actually use Kinect to scroll through anything lol.
    You could technically use it if there was a cursor on the screen so you can easily move the cursor around similar to a laptop, or if you need to pinch zoom on a picture or map it would be better than jacking with the d-pad or analog controls IMO. Would make browsing the internet and clicking on buttons much better!

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    I'm glad it's a touchpad that you can also click rather than a touch screen. If the web browser is any good for example you could use it like a laptop trackpad

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    great find. i hope they can add stuff to it

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    Since this is or is not a great feature... Sony needs to explain why it was not mentioned at the reveal
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    I think it looks like that because you can click it to be honest. Only reason I could see it as being detachable is for future accessories but I'm sure it's just because of the clickable aspect. I guess we have to wait until June to find out.




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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Since this is or is not a great feature... Sony needs to explain why it was not mentioned at the reveal
    Why would you mention something simply isn't there? Especially when you did mention the item that makes sense for the slight gap that you can see?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut_Crunch View Post
    if it was hinged I could put my little weed stash in there.
    real clever thing to say....makes you sound REAL hip , cool and intelligent

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FORS View Post
    real clever thing to say....makes you sound REAL hip , cool and intelligent

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE FORS View Post
    real clever thing to say....makes you sound REAL hip , cool and intelligent

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    I doubt this is detachable.


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