PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Controller Works on Mac [REPORT] [VIDEO]

Oct 26, 2013 12:38 AM EDT | By Luke Caulfield (l.caulfield@gamenguide.com)

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Intentional or not, it seems like Sony's new DualShock 4 controller will work with a lot more than just the PlayStation 4. And PlayStation 3. Oh yeah, besides PC, too.

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There are some videos that have surfaced online, apparently showing that the controller will work on Mac computers as well. Or Apple, if you prefer.

The first video in question comes from Vine user Chris Gallizzi, and shows him controlling the little homicidal maniac in a letter jacket of Hotline Miami. As it's Vine, don't expect a massive amount of detail, but it seems like it works fairly well. Check it out below.

There's also a similar video that was posted to YouTube, showing the controller working with a copy of Portal on Mac. It's a little wonkier, but uploader FutureDrKurz chalks that up to an issue with Steam, not the controller, and claims that things seem to be peachy now. See for yourself below.

Alongside a number of promotional materials, Sony's fancy DualShock 4 recently arrived at a number of different retailers. Rules for each seem to be different, but quite a few have no problem with selling some before the PlayStation 4 releases.

Nice to know that there's something gamers can do with them before the PS4 launches.

Sony revealed earlier this week that initial designs for the controller actually had it looking rather similar to Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, but the concept was abandoned, with the controller's designer Toshimasa Aoki saying that a change would, "break all the muscle memory." More subtle changes were made, but the final design kept in tradition with the same sort of controller that's been used by Sony since the company first entered the world of video games when it introduced the original PlayStation came out in the mid-90's.

Under the hood, the PlayStation 4 boasts Supercharged PC architecture, X86 CPU, Enhanced PC GPU, and 8GB Unified Memory according to the official specs.

It will support the same PlayStation Plus service as the Vita and PlayStation 3. However, a Plus subscription will be required for online multiplayer games, but not for additional media services like Netflix. Sony has also updated the Dual Shock controllers with a touch screen and improved shoulder triggers, and bundles the console with a headset.

Demo kiosks have already started making their way to various retailers, with more and more rolling out the closer we get to the console's launch date.

The PlayStation 4 is set to release on November 15 in North America and on November 29 in Europe. Day one games available for the system include Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone Shadow Fall,Madden NFL 25, Minecraft, NBA 2K14, Need for Speed: Rivals, and more. It will retail for $399.

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