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Dualshock 4 Back Button Attachment - Walmart $24.96 IN STOCK! (YMMV)


#31 hpv   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   660 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:09 PM

People really have issues pressing any of the L/R buttons? All six are the most ergonomic buttons on the controller.


They're really not. L3 and R3 (particularly R3 because I'm a right-handed trackball user) have really started to hurt my hands in the last couple of years. They're easy to reach, but I would not call them ergonomic by any measure. Being able to move the run and melee buttons somewhere else is fantastic.

A strange effect of the back button attachment is that it slightly tilts my hand position forward, which makes the reach to L1/R2 a little more difficult and kind of makes me want to move L2/R2 down to the back buttons.

I really hope they go back toward the palm grips of the older Dual Shocks for DS5, because the more finger-oriented grips of DS4 are a little wonky when you can no longer hold onto them with your middle finger.

Overall, really nice addon. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants back buttons or doesn't like clicking sticks. Really, the worst thing about it is that the button action feels so much better than the standard buttons that it makes me wish they had a front button attachment too.

#32 tinypoem   CAG Veteran & Hand Model CAGiversary!   641 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:33 PM

This only has two buttons, and there are four buttons y'all "pro gamers" press with your index finger in the claw position. So you'll still have two to hit with your thumb. People really have issues pressing any of the L/R buttons? All six are the most ergonomic buttons on the controller.

I mean, I play competitive games on PC where we've always had enough easily accessible buttons...

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#33 CHAZ934  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 02:12 AM

I just picked one up. Not really sure if I like it though. As others mentioned it makes my hands feel “off”. Maybe I’ll get used to it though. Either way, not bad for $25

#34 Xipher83   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:54 AM

I was able to get one as well at my local Walmart. Still had about 5 left.

The one downside is that it no longer can be charged using the official charger but there are other options out there. We'll see how it goes while playing a few games.

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#35 fantomgamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   282 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:13 AM

Struck out at 3 Walmarts... 4th one was a charm. They had 4 on the shelf, got one for me, one for the nephew. Thanks OP!



#36 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:18 AM

No back button at my local store. Wasn't a complete loss though as i paid, after shaking the dirty feeling, $16.78 for a copy of Ark: Survival Evolved.

#37 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:55 AM

I went to one store, didn't see it anywhere on the floor. An employee I approached in electronics of course gave no care about checking for me if they had it and just told me "the app you use isn't usually right" (referring to brickseek I assume, which she isn't wrong). Thing is I wasn't using an app, just had the barcode on my phone. 

 

So I left and went to another store, they had it in the glass case, got it easily, just a bit of waiting. This employee was miles better then the last I encountered from the previous store. I seen one person say on Twitter that their party / game chat couldn't hear them speak using this attachment, but they could hear their party. Will find out soon if that is an issue but last I remember that being an issue with using PS4 remote play, and maybe they didn't push in the attachment properly.



#38 gnugget5   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   447 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:18 PM

Thanks for the heads-up on this.  I managed to pick up a copy from my local store (3/5 in my region showed that they were in stock on brickseek).  However, the product was still in the back and not on the shelves (the employee that found it brought it out in a case of either 6 or 8).  I'll have to try it out this afternoon to see how well it works.



#39 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1198 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:01 AM

Either the employee lied or Brickseek done me dirty again. Store that supposedly had 6-7 had none, but the one with limited stock had three just chilling on a shelf.

Tonight, I start my pro gaming journey. I hope to work my way up to competitive PC gaming eventually. There I will "pwn" "noobs" with my "sick" skills. Bruh.

#40 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:22 AM

People really have issues pressing any of the L/R buttons?

Try to play Death Stranding for 150+ hours holding L2 + R2 to maintain the posture.



#41 cruzfactor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:48 AM

I got one today as well. I did have to wait about 30 minutes for someone to show up at the electronics department.



#42 Rick Astley  

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:23 AM

Try to play Death Stranding for 150+ hours holding L2 + R2 to maintain the posture.


That game has fucked up my R1, touchpad, L2,R2, triangle and square buttons

#43 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

Depending on the games you play, it isn't a bad attachment but I ended up taking it off last night because it kept messing me up. So if you grip a controller too tightly, this may not be for you. 

 

A 1 second button press to enter the profile on the screen for the button config is too short as well. Sony kind of rushed this.



#44 987654321.   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   292 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:32 PM

I was able to get one from a store with 3-4 stocks on brickseek from the glass case.

 

So I think you have a better chance at a store with 3-4 or limited stock, at least you know they are selling.



#45 PsychoNinja1994  

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:17 PM

My local store had two just stuck in the bottom of the PS4 game display went ahead and got them both. I love it so far it is a really useful attachment.

#46 CheapAssDragon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:38 PM

For everyone who's gotten this, has anyone else had the issue where it turns off your ps4 controller when in game?

 

I've gone through 2 back buttons and 2 controllers. When I start certain games it turns off my controller after about 20 seconds to a minute. So far Uncharted 4 and Kakorat have both had this issue. Borderlands 1 it seems to work on every time.



#47 valiki7375  

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:49 PM

Walmart.com said they are out of stock and no stores near me have them..

(Online said 3 left and couldn't order called into customer service and then site started out of stock lol)

Went into one today (Greenfield WI) and bought the last one. $25 :-)

#48 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3187 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 01:39 AM

So... who hates me now?

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#49 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:01 AM

I found a store that had one. Bought it. Went to self checkout to buy other things. Left out at self checkout and went home. Panicked, and raced back. Nobody had it. I feel like a damn fool. I'm trying to plead my case to customer service right now to take pity on me, but i don't know if it'll work. Sigh...

Edit: they looked up the footage with the loss prevention person. They confirmed that I left it at self checkout and the person who came up after me took it with them. Then they politely told me I was fucked and there was nothing else they could do for me, and sent me on my not so merry way.

I know it's my own damn fault, but it still sucks.

#50 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:33 AM

Long shot/ lots of effort, but technically the other person who took it committed theft. You could get local police involved since there is camera footage. A police investigation could easily get that person identified and your item eventually recovered.



#51 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:37 AM

Long shot/ lots of effort, but technically the other person who took it committed theft. You could get local police involved since there is camera footage. A police investigation could easily get that person identified and your item eventually recovered.


It was under $27 after tax. Its just not worth the effort. Sure, i wish that the person who went after me would have done the right thing, but they didn't and i only have myself to blame.

#52 FireDrakeZ  

Posted 23 January 2020 - 06:33 PM

This ugly add on costs more than I paid for on a brand new DS4 that I  use on my PC.  It is just Sony trying to copy one of the features of the Xbox One Elite Series 2 controller and making an inferior and ugly version instead.



#53 ritchardf  

Posted 23 January 2020 - 07:04 PM

This ugly add on costs more than I paid for on a brand new DS4 that I  use on my PC.  It is just Sony trying to copy one of the features of the Xbox One Elite Series 2 controller and making an inferior and ugly version instead.

so combined price with your ugly add on and brand new ds4 is still what? less than half of a series 2 controller? it is more likely that this is a standard feature for the ps5 controller and this allows dualshock 4s to be compatible, as has been rumored, with the ps5.



#54 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   986 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

I picked mine up yesterday. After trying it for a bit in Overwatch I don't think I'll move Jump to the back buttons. Using L2 to jump is too ingrained in mind. Though the attachment will be great for the characters that have several abilities. I'll have to go through every character to see what works best.

And I'm going to re-install Doom to play it with the attachment. I think it's a 75GB download now. I could probably get used to jumping with the back buttons in Doom.



#55 FireDrakeZ  

Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:56 AM

so combined price with your ugly add on and brand new ds4 is still what? less than half of a series 2 controller? it is more likely that this is a standard feature for the ps5 controller and this allows dualshock 4s to be compatible, as has been rumored, with the ps5.

yeah but aside from the extra interchangeable paddles(2 standard and 2 mini), the elite series 2 also has a tension adjustable and interchangeable thumbstick, shorter trigger locks(to decrease input lag), 40 hour rechargeable battery, wrap around rubberized grip, haptic feedback with impulse triggers and rumble motors, customizable dpads, charging dock and carrying case  and can connect wirelessly either with Xbox wireless or blue tooth.

 

It is the now the recommended controller for competitive multiplayer gamers.



#56 Lithium Flower   Just about to bloom CAGiversary!   50 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:16 AM

Congrats on the $180 controller. 



#57 Sonic2k2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   39 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:15 AM

This is in stock directly from Playstation. Free express shipping for PS Plus members.

https://direct.plays...a-ds4bb2020-psd



#58 deadofnight   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   986 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:06 PM

I used it on Bloodborne. Oof. That game's frame rate was not meant to handle controlling the camera while running.



#59 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:50 AM

Got it at GameStop. Not a fan. Going to return it.

#60 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1886 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:21 AM

Got it at GameStop. Not a fan. Going to return it.

umm can’t you return new opened items? I’d give it more time imo. It’s really helpful in MHW