5 Things You Didn’t Know About the PS4


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The gaming world is abuzz with the developments that are revealed almost regularly after the reveal of the PlayStation 4 at E3 2013. With pre-orders flying off the charts, people are keen to know every little detail about the console.

New features and trivia that emerge does not cease to amaze us to say the least. Here is a list of 5 things that you may not know about the PS4, with recent developments coupled in.

[textblock style=”4″]1. The touchpad is clickable[/textblock]

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In addition to the L3 and R3 buttons of the DualShock 3, which we have become habituated till now, there is a new addition in the DualShock 4: a clickable touchpad.

It will be interesting to see the implementation of this additional input in gaming along with the two point interface the touchpad possesses. What developers choose to do with the extra input is anybody’s guess as of now.

[textblock style=”4″]2. Headset to be bundled with the console.[/textblock]

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Chat being a major aspect of gaming in PS4, it is well and good that a headset comes bundled with the console. More so, as cross-game chat is being added as a new feature, the headset will be a welcome addition.

It will be interesting to chat with a friend who is playing Knack while you are playing Killzone, will it not?

[textblock style=”4″]3. The light bar cannot be turned off[/textblock]

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As recently revealed by SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, the light bar on top of the DualShock 4 cannot be either dimmed or turned off. This new revelation has sparked some concerns but is a easily fixable aspect for those who might face problems because it.

It’s all the same for me as I don’t like to play in total darkness for it to pose any threat to gameplay by reflecting on glossy screens. What about you?

[textblock style=”4″]4. PS4 lighter, DualShock 4 heavier[/textblock]

The PS4 weighs at just 2.8kg/98.7oz, almost half to that of the original 60 gb PS3 model which weighed at 4.9kg/172.8oz. On the other hand, the DualShock 4 is  a little heavier, courtesy the touchpad and light bar. The controller weighs at 210g/7.4oz compared to its predecessor’s 192g/6.8oz.

No complaints with the console; the lighter, the better. But will the weight of the DualShock 4 affect you in any way?

[textblock style=”4″]5. Secondary chips[/textblock]

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In addition to the processing power of the AMD, the PlayStation 4 will contain secondary chips. The secondary chips will aid in multitasking as they will be responsible for running the background tasks like social networking updates and background downloads, even in the sleep mode.

You will never miss out on download progress even while doing something else.

These are our choices for the 5 interesting developments regarding the PS4 which you might not be aware of. You are welcome to comment and express your views and also if you want to add something.