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  • - Hello, welcome to Some Gaming Tech Tips

  • that Linus won't tell you.

  • Do you have a DualShock 4?

  • Have you maybe been playing some PlayStation lately?

  • Well if you've had any issues,

  • there's a secret way to reset your controller.

  • It's right here.

  • Right there.

  • So there are a few reasons

  • why you may need to reset your DualShock 4.

  • If you are having any latency issues,

  • if you're having any stick drift,

  • if your light bar isn't reacting correctly,

  • or, simply, if you've just connected your

  • DualShock 4 to several devices,

  • sometimes the controller can get a little bit confused.

  • However, there's a very simple way to fix it,

  • which is to factory reset the controller.

  • So if you look on the back of the controller,

  • right beside this little screw,

  • there's a tiny little button.

  • Now if you have a little SIM tool,

  • obviously you can use pretty much anything here,

  • pens maybe not quite so much,

  • but if you have a little SIM tool like this,

  • all you need to do is press and hold this button

  • and it will factory reset the DualShock 4.

  • Before resetting your controller however,

  • make sure to go over to your PlayStation and turn it off.

  • Don't put it into rest mode

  • but actually legitimately turn it off.

  • And then you will also want, just for safe measure,

  • to fully unplug the PlayStation once it is ready.

  • So with our PlayStation powered off and unplugged,

  • we're going to now press this little button for 10 seconds.

  • Okay.

  • And now you just grab a USB cable,

  • plug it into the PlayStation, and plug it all back in.

  • And theoretically we will then be reset.

  • All right, so I'm gonna hit the PlayStation button

  • and it immediately syncs up!

  • Cool!

  • What a helpful tech tip.

  • I just didn't even know that that button existed,

  • so I thought this one was cool (laughs).

  • Look, I'm gonna be real.

  • I actually really liked Kinect

  • when it first came out on the Xbox

  • because I could use my voice to tell it to turn on,

  • and play, and open different apps.

  • While, sadly, Kinect is no longer with us,

  • you actually can replicate almost this exact same thing

  • using either the Google Assistant or Amazon Echo.

  • So it just so happens that there actually

  • is a little button to do this from my dashboard,

  • but let me show you if you don't have that button.

  • So just jump over into your settings

  • and then inside the Devices & streaming,

  • you'll see a digital assistant.

  • All you need to do is enable this

  • and then you need to

  • go over to the app either using Amazon or Google.

  • So for this, I'm taking advantage of Google Home,

  • although if you are using the Amazon Echo,

  • you can do the same thing using the Alexa app.

  • So here I have Google Home connected

  • and it doesn't see my device.

  • Okay.

  • So my problem

  • was that I was controlling the Xbox at my house,

  • therefore making it turn on and off while I was here

  • at the office.

  • So let's try this again.

  • Okay, (beep), open YouTube on the office Xbox.

  • Hey!

  • Look at that.

  • It's almost like I have Kinect,

  • our good buddy back from the dead.

  • Let's watch Fortnite videos, yes.

  • Let's watch a Fortnite video.

  • Hey, (beep), pause the office Xbox.

  • Okay, it takes a second but it's not so bad.

  • Hey, (beep), turn off the office Xbox.

  • The nice thing here is that you can very easily

  • use whatever digital assistant you already have

  • to give you some decent level of voice commands.

  • - [Matt] That's you trying to be hip with the kids.

  • - I played a Fortnite video!

  • If that's not hip with the kids, I don't know what else is!

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  • - Now for this next one,

  • Austin had me out here

  • because I actually dabble in a lot of Japanese stuff

  • and so I have Japanese accounts on my phone and what not.

  • But, whenever I want to play Japanese games, the Switch

  • is actually really handy because it is region free.

  • Now of course, I'm not always gonna get physical carts

  • in Japanese

  • but you can actually have a Japanese eShop account.

  • Now the first step for this is to use an email

  • that you haven't used already for a Nintendo account

  • and then what you're gonna want to do

  • is setup a new user on your Switch.

  • So I'm going to add a user.

  • We're gonna call it,

  • in this case since I'm gonna add a Japanese account,

  • I'm gonna call it just Kenjp.

  • And then it will ask you to link a Nintendo account.

  • Now a key step for this

  • is when you're making the Nintendo account

  • on your smartphone or PC,

  • you're gonna want to set your country/region

  • to the country that you want your store to be in.

  • So in this case, I want it to be Japan.

  • And, of course it'll set your time zone and what not.

  • I'm just gonna have them not send me random emails

  • but I will agree to the Terms of Service.

  • And just like that, we are good to go.

  • Oh, look at this.

  • So we just restarted our Switch

  • and we're actually getting all of our headlines

  • in Japanese now.

  • So we know that that actually worked.

  • Oh, it's doing some weird things.

  • - [Austin] It does not like--

  • - Yeah, it's not happy.

  • - [Austin] It does not like this at all.

  • - Aw, there we go!

  • (reads Japanese out loud)

  • So, I don't know.

  • We'll just,

  • oh, okay.

  • This is actually my personal password so don't...

  • All right, and look!

  • Japanese eShop, everything's in yen.

  • That's, oh.

  • And it shuts off.

  • (offscreen laughter)

  • We're having some monitor issues

  • but I can show you here on the Switch

  • that all of the prices are in Japanese yen.

  • So we know that it works.

  • I don't know what was happening with our monitor.

  • But the upside is now,

  • I have the Japanese eShop on the Switch

  • and I can go buy Joysound

  • and do Karaoke in the comfort of my own home.

  • Now because I've never done this before,

  • I actually had to look up whether you can buy stuff

  • from the Japanese eShop using an American credit card.

  • It can be tricky, it's hit or miss,

  • PayPal might be a little bit better,

  • but odds are you might have to rely

  • on third party outlets to get eShop codes

  • that will work with the Japanese shop.

  • Though the cool thing about Joysound is that you pay by day.

  • It is actually like a Karaoke booth

  • in the comfort of your own home.

  • - [Austin] Really?

  • - Yeah, it's like $3 a day or something like that.

  • It's nothing crazy.

  • It's actually cheaper than doing Karaoke in person.

  • - So everyone's probably familiar

  • with Find my Phone or Find my AirPods

  • or Find my Computer or what have you,

  • but did you know that there's also

  • a Find my Joy-Con feature?

  • So say you like Ken and you lose your very expensive,

  • limited edition Animal Crossing Joy-Con.

  • Matt, if you would be so kind.

  • Well, while my assistant Matt is going to go hide it,

  • there's a little function inside the Switch

  • where you can try to find it.

  • So I open up the...

  • You just pressed something, you realize.

  • Wait, how do I back out now that--

  • - I can't help that they're wireless.

  • (laughter)

  • - [Matt] What do you want from me?

  • - So on your Switch,

  • you can actually open up the controller menu,

  • you have to tap it twice,

  • and you can tap on Find Controllers.

  • So you can see that this right one is not connected,

  • so if I tap on the L or R button...

  • I don't know if you can hear that but it is vibrating.

  • So now,

  • (controls clicking)

  • I hear it.

  • (controls clicking)

  • Ah, excellent!

  • I found it!

  • That is the sound of our lost Joy-Con.

  • So it's a really simple feature,

  • it's built right into the Switch.

  • But if you ever lose a Joy-Con,

  • which you shouldn't because

  • what are you doin'?

  • It's a very handy way to find it.

  • Although, actually what happens if you lose both Joy-Cons?

  • Wait, I'm just gonna do this for a second.

  • Can I...

  • Sorry for throwing your Joy-Cons.

  • Can I just do it straight from the console?

  • Oh I can, yeah.

  • It's funny because the Joy-Cons don't have speakers.

  • The only thing they can do is vibrate

  • but especially if you have it like kind of stuck

  • in like some corner of the couch or whatever,

  • it actually is surprisingly loud.

  • Now of course I have a microphone on right now,

  • so you might not be able to hear it too well.

  • But if you're in the same room as the Joy-Cons,

  • you'll probably be able to spot them.

  • Or hear them.

  • This next one is simple but super useful.

  • So if you're playing the Switch,

  • you might have Nintendo Online.

  • You might be trying to add someone

  • on like Animal Crossing or something.

  • And you're probably familiar with the friend codes.

  • They work but they're also super old school.

  • So actually a couple of ways to do it a little bit faster.

  • So you go up to your little page menu,

  • there are a couple of ways that you can add friends.

  • Now one of the really easy ones

  • is to link your Facebook or your Twitter account.

  • Now it's up to you if you want

  • to add all of your Facebook friends to your Switch.

  • I particularly do not want to do that.

  • But there's also one other way if you are nearby.

  • So you go down to the add friend menu.

  • There's a search for local user.

  • Now this one I will admit can be a little bit finicky<