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08-25-2016, 12:25 AM

PS4 Slim Reportedly Includes Updated Controller With Front-Facing Lightbar

The new controller features several tweaks and improvements.

Recently, images, videos, and information have leaked about a slimmer version of the PS4. In addition to a redesign, though, the slim PS4 includes an updated controller. According to the leaks, the new gamepad features several tweaks and changes to the base design, such as a new light bar.

At least one person actually managed to get a hold of one of the new consoles, and they've been showing it off in videos and images. Twitter user shortman82 has specifically revealed details of the new controller.

The gamepad's biggest change is that it now has a light bar on the front of the controller, right above the touchpad. This light bar will show the same color as the light on the back of the controller, which presumably means that you'll be able to see light notifications more easily.

Shortman82 has said that the new controller uses the same battery as the old controller. However, the user also stated that it seems to last a bit longer than the older gamepad--although currently this is just anecdotal.

Finally, the user revealed that, if the controller is plugged into the PS4, you can force it to communicate only over the wired connection. No such option was available for the old controller. Interestingly, this setting also appears on the original PS4 console if the new controller is plugged into it.

Although reports of the new system initially seemed dubious, Eurogamer later confirmed the existence of the PS4 Slim by visiting shortman82's house and seeing the console in action. Sony will likely officially announce the console at its upcoming event. We expect both the slim model and the more powerful PS4 Neo to be unveiled on September 8.


08-25-2016, 01:06 AM
I hate the effin light. Its super distracting and i hope whoever keeps forcing it on us gets to experience alot of disconfort to make up for it.

Had to get black stickers for mine because Sony wants to force this crap down our throats and doesn't give an option to turn it off.

This controller is even worse than the original.

Joe Redifer
08-25-2016, 04:02 PM
I hope it's even brighter. The current one can't even be seen from the moon it sux.

08-25-2016, 05:16 PM
You can always get 3rd party controller, this one looks decent


and this one for KOFXIV and SFV


Joe Redifer
08-26-2016, 12:50 AM
Does anyone actually press the SHARE button? Does there really need to be a button just for that? #imissselectbuttons #hashtagsarethefuture

08-26-2016, 02:40 AM
Does anyone actually press the SHARE button? Does there really need to be a button just for that? #imissselectbuttons #hashtagsarethefuture

Yes, quite a lot actually depends if you use Twitter or Facebook though I guess.

Drunken Savior
08-26-2016, 03:45 AM
I do it for screenshots.

Joe Redifer
08-26-2016, 04:38 AM
I do use Twitter and Facebook and never see it. DS what do you use the screenshots for? Just to look at later?

Drunken Savior
08-27-2016, 05:12 AM
Pretty much. I've posted some here (http://the-magicbox.com/forums/showpost.php?p=624096&postcount=10), and on other places online. If I made more content on youtube based off PS4 games, I'd probably use them to make title cards too.

I mean, I'm used to taking screenshots on PC by just hitting Print Screen or F12, so it comes naturally to just take snapshots of cool vistas or scenes when I'm playing adventure games...or if something funny happens. Like finding a character called 'Farty McDuck' in "This is the Police."