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Video Games: Controller Wars: PS 4 vs. Xbox One Video Game Controllers

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PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One controller

Is it just me, or did you notice that both Sony and Microsoft did not spend much time, if any, talking about their video game system's controllers during their respective E3 press conferences on June 10, 2013  Maybe they did not want to  repeat themselves since the controllers were mentioned at their previous press conferences.  However, I, for one, would have liked to hear more indepth details about the new controllers and why they are (or are not)  considered to be an improvement over the current ones.

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The Xbox One and PS4 battle continues with the video game controllers

Of course, the meat of the new gaming systems are the consoles themselves; however, is it  possible that a controller could sway you more toward buying either the PS4 or the Xbox One.

Here's information to help you choose between the PS4 or the Xbox One controllers. 

The PS4 controller is referred to as Dual Shock 4.  Unfortunately, the current PS3 (Dual Shock 3) controller is not compatible with the PS4. This controller will have a touchpad, a headphone jack and a built in speaker.  The controller will support motion detection via gyroscope sensors.

Additionally, the PS4 controller will feature a light bar that will display different colors to alert you regarding your status while playing a video game, i.e. low health, etc.  The controller will have a motion sensor similar to the PS move.  The existing PS move for the PS3 will be supported on the PS4.

The Xbox One's controller basically keeps it current design.  The battery compartment is slimmer and the directional pad on the controller has a four way design.  Each trigger will have independent rumble motors, called impulse triggers where the trigger will vibrate when performiing an action -- for example firing a weapon.

The best way to find out you like either the PS4 or the Xbox One controller is to actually hold it and better yet -- to play your favorite video game with it.

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Is a video game more enjoyable if you like the controller?

In just a few months you will be able to do just that with either the Xbox one or the PS4 controller when the next generation systems, Xbox One and the PS4, are released during the 2013 holiday season.

Microsoft Xbox One Conference May 21, 2013 Read More

Sony PS4 Press Conference February 20, 2013 Read More 

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