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Madridista
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(07-08-2013, 01:06 PM)
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Have this gotten its own thread? Lock if old.

In response to a question on Twitter of whether the lightbar can be deactivated to conserve the controller's battery, Yoshida simply wrote "no."

Source: Polygon.

So here we got it. Lightbar on the Dual Shock 4 can't be turned off.

Personally I don't think it'll affect much, maybe in those really dark horror games, as my Samsung LED-TV is real glossy.
Last edited by Madridista; 07-08-2013 at 01:09 PM.
Durante
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(07-08-2013, 01:07 PM)
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That's silly.
Anony
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(07-08-2013, 01:07 PM)
awesome news for everyone with glossy tv
Napalm_Frank
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(07-08-2013, 01:07 PM)
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I'll just put some tape over it.

Then again I doubt it bothers me unless some crazy developer goes way overboard with flashing lights.
Sethos
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Oh well
oldmario
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
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goodbye battery life
Midas
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
Just open the controller and remove it! At least it's not always on in a Kinect way.
benny_a
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Pre-order canceled.
Shining
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
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dat TV screen reflection.
bigbaldwolf86
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(07-08-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Not really seeing a problem with this. I can't turn off the light in the middle of my Xbox controller either.
PhantomOfTheKnight
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(07-08-2013, 01:09 PM)
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At least it can't watch us 24/7, right?
NekoFever
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(07-08-2013, 01:09 PM)
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I play in the dark with a reflective glass TV screen...
Zoator
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(07-08-2013, 01:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by oldmario

goodbye battery life

The power consumption of an LED will have a negligible impact on battery life.
chickdigger802
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(07-08-2013, 01:09 PM)
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You probably can just dyi it off not too hard if its that big of an issue.

Weird though. Probably could be patched in someday.
Harlock
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Madcatz lightbar cover announced.
Mik2121
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Battery-wise I don't expect it to be that much of an issue. Probably a couple (or a big) LED lights to light up the whole silicon cover like with the Move controller, so whatever.

It might mess up with the mood of some games, but maybe said games already have an option to turn down the light of the controller so it shouldn't be an issue.
Jack_AG
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
I use a monitor with anti-glare and my controller is in my lap so I really won't be affected. Sucks for people who will get reflections. Here's hoping they give us an option via firmware to turn it off. Dunno how much battery it can save but it would be nice to have.
Baller, PhD
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Electrical tape confirmed.
fluffydelusions
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by oldmario

goodbye battery life

LED's use very little battery
iMax
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(07-08-2013, 01:10 PM)
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LiquidMetal14
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sethos

Oh well

Basically.

We will persevere in these tough times!
Senor Kami
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
Seems like a holdover from when they were still thinking of the camera as an important part of the PS4 package.
Hanmik
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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read this on VG247 this morning... and Im sad... I play at night in my bedroom, fuck me .. my wife is going to kill me if Im playing with a freaking flashlight on at night..
Corleth the Fey
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by NekoFever

I play in the dark with a reflective glass TV screen...

It's bad for your eyes. Everyone should be playing with a light on in the room. And taking breaks every 15 minutes. Don't you read the health warnings?!
godelsmetric
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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I guess this is the kind of thing that happens when you plan to have the camera connected all the time and then you decide to remove it at the last minute
jooso
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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Pre-order cancelled.
ElTorro
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(07-08-2013, 01:11 PM)
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That is probably as silly as the fact that you can't turn off the Wii U gamepad's screen in games that only mirror the TV on it. (You can turn it off, but every button press on the gamepad itself turns it on again).
Sendou
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by iMax

Just what I was about to post lol.

Oh well I was hoping for more elegant software based solution but maybe they can still deliver.
Frodo
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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They certainly will be able to fix this with a firmware update, wont they? Wont they??
Napalm_Frank
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Senor Kami

Seems like a holdover from when they were still thinking of the camera as an important part of the PS4 package.

It has other functions and they probably want them to be always available.

Not that players probably care at all for such silly nonsense. Tho I would take REmake 2 with lightbar showing your condition.
IonicSnake
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhantomOfTheKnight

At least it can't watch us 24/7, right?

Whoever is watching will get tramflashed anyway.

On topic, I don't think it will bother me since I never got bothered by the move sphere.
:Motorbass
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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It will be used in Killzone. Green - full health; Red - Low health
benny_a
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frodo

They certainly will be able to fix this with a firmware update, wont they? Wont they??

When will they fix the clock?
ElTorro
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(07-08-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by NekoFever

I play in the dark with a reflective glass TV screen...

Accessory adhesive tape for DS4 confirmed.
Whompa
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(07-08-2013, 01:13 PM)
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oh the humanity!
Lion Heart
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(07-08-2013, 01:13 PM)
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I'm buying all my multiplats on the Xbone.
Paertan
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(07-08-2013, 01:13 PM)
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I have already taped over the LED on my laptop charger among other things. Guess I will be doing the same to my controller
Deku Tree
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
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I bet it is not overwhelmingly bright.
Sendou
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by :Motorbass

It will be used in Killzone. Green - full health; Red - Low health

I think I could enjoy the game without this revolutionizing feature.
Brad Grenz
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
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People are really digging deep to say something negative about the PS4.
Noisepurge
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sendou

Oh well I was hoping for more elegant software based solution but maybe they can still deliver.

i'm sure a third party company like MadCatz will release a Light Shield PRO attachment for it! :D
anddo0
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frodo

They certainly will be able to fix this with a firmware update, wont they? Wont they??

That's what I'm thinking.

Ii doesn't bother me all that much. However, it's kinda silly it can't be disabled in the first place.
Ushae
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(07-08-2013, 01:14 PM)
No big deal? Unless it affects battery life.
injurai
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
Unless you have a gloss display, this is a non issue.

I just took my brightest LED flashlight and experimented at different angles in both a lit and unlit room. Other than the fill light of the flashlight, there was no reflection from the source light.

The DS4 is not going to have a light that powerful. It's got a translucent diffuser of the LED as well.
Frodo
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brad Grenz

People are really digging deep to say something negative about the PS4.

Yes, they are. But not in this case, though.
ElTorro
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paertan

I have already taped over the LED on my laptop charger among other things. Guess I will be doing the same to my controller

I don't get why every shitty device has to have a useless bright-as-fuck LED these days. It is so annoying when you want to watch a movie in your darkened home cinema.
Despera
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Have you guys not seen any of the previews? The light is dimmed when not in use, and has varying levels of illumination.
Silky
(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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I just want to know if the lightbar can actually change colors.
godelsmetric
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sendou

I think I could enjoy the game without this revolutionizing feature.

Not to mention, the light is on the back of the controller. Nobody has explained to me how this 'the light tells you things about the game' is supposed to work when the light faces away from you.
benny_a
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(07-08-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frodo

Yes, they are. But not on this case, though.

You genuinely think this is a big issue?

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