PS4 Updates: Upcoming Contrast Patch; PS Plus Errors in UK; How to Replace DualShock 4 Sticks

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By Gel Galang | December 10, 2013 1:56 PM EST

Contrast, the indie puzzler-adventure game on the PS4, will be receiving a patch, as announced by developer Compulsion Games via Reddit.

In the thread, it seems that the free game will be getting a fix for the glitches that players have been experiencing. "We have been working crazy hours since launch to try and patch them. The PC version is patched already (it's much easier to patch and test on PC), and it's looking way better," said Compulsion Games.

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While there is no release date attached to the PS4 patch yet, the developer has already submitted the patch to Sony's QA to get it ready.

In response to the comments on the Reddit thread, Compulsion Games also hinted that they already have plans for additional content, though they are not setting anything in stone, as the creation alone could take six months.

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PS Plus errors for Europe and North America

It seems that the PS Plus problem that was first experienced by UK gamers has now spread to North America via the PlayStation Network.

This was first tweeted by the Europe Community Manager Chris Own via Twitter, where he had revealed that those who are getting the message "You need PlayStation Plus to play online" should not be worried as there is no problem with their subscription, reports PlayStation Lifestyle.

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Fortunately, this coincides with the scheduled maintenance for PlayStation Plus, so the maintenance can start looking over these problems. According to VGU TV, PlayStation Europe is already looking into connectivity issues that users are experiencing, so at least you know Sony is hard at work looking into the problem.

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DualShock 4 can be modified to have DS3 analog sticks

PS4 gamers have become very creative in dealing with their PS4 problems, the latest being that the analog sticks of Sony's next-gen console seems to be wearing out before their actual time to start experiencing the wear and tear.

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According to GamingBolt, the reports have pointed to the rubber on the PS4 DualShock 4's analog sticks coming off, which can be a problem for most. After all, it's not convenient to just buy another DualShock 4 when you haven't used it as much yet. There's also the issue of spending $60 for another controller when the problem should not even be presenting as early as now.

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But a YouTube user, Shorty Payne, seems to have found a way to mod your PS4 DualShock 4 so that it can have the qualities that have been loved in the PS3, including the analog sticks.

In the video seen below you can see, the DualShock 4.5, which is supposed to be an improved version for those who have been used to the PS3 DualShock 3. According to the report, as well as the video, changing the DualShock 4 will require a bit of work, as you will need to adjust the size of the analog stick's base to make it fit.

Then again, the video creator does suggest this to be an alternative for those who are having a problem with the new design of the PS4's analog sticks. At the same time, fi you are comfortable with the DualShock 3 and are experiencing problems with the PS4 DualShock 4 analog sticks (like the rubber wearing off), you can easily exchange it with your old controller's analog sticks to avoid coughing up $60 this early in the game.

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