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Tucah
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Uh well I think I'll stick to my 360 controller, thanks
JCizzle
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Only thing that has impressed me from any of these announcements, looks great.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by nemss

Please just give me a USB port so I can use my wired 360 controller.

There will be USB ports.

The beta versions shipping won't even be wireless.
DidntKnowJack
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Oh come on.
Josh7289
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Valve does what Nintendon't.
antibolo
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Looks awesome for FPS, but completely worthless for most other genres.

The lack of a d-pad is inexcusable.
Dog Problems
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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I can't help but see a resemblance to Darth Vader. Maybe it's the recent LucasArts story that is making me think it.
Guymelef
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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No dpad.
No sticks.
Tactile buttons instead of real buttons.
MrCunningham
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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can I listen to my music on it too?



Seriously, that design is... out there.
erpg
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Too different for my feeble mind.
gngf123
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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No idea what to think.

Some good ideas, but looks awkward. I'll wait until I've got one in my hands.
CecilRousso
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Looks awesome.

I welcome all attempts to actually evolve joypads more then what Microsoft and Sony have done since twin sticks was introduced.
Gav47
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Valve, bringing you the imprecision of touch screen gaming to PC gaming.
Kerub
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Niice. Valve knows how to design stuff.
ironcreed
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Looks like some kind of round, solid shape D-pad sort of deal in place of analog sticks. Could be neat, but it would definitely take some getting used to.
ColbyTheFox
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
April fools.... it has to be......
mgcastro
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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R.I.P Mouse + Keyboard?
maxiell
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
They also have the best press of any company.

I’m a happy Steam customer happily using my happy mouse and keyboard. I don’t want a controller?
You can’t make a sentence into a question by just putting a question-mark at the end. But we’re happy you’re happy, and by all means keep using whatever input method makes sense for you. Rest assured, we won’t abandon you. We love mice and keyboards, too.

Dictator93
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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This is the most interesting part



"Hackable"
Alx
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Wow. That's interesting for sure. Some brave design choices there. I don't get the "I want to play with that" vibe, but I'm certainly very curious to try it.
Salvor.Hardin
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Looks awkward as hell. Still would love to try it out
Xater
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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That looks terrible for anything where I want to hit buttons.
Proposed Law
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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what's up with the button layouts?
Randdalf
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(09-27-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Don't knock it until you've used it, excited to try this out at some point in the future.
Zeth
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Possibly the first controller to come anywhere near mouse precision. On both axes. With haptics? This means you get positional feedback via touch for those who haven't though through their posts.
PsychoRaven
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Wow. I don't think I've seen a worse controller then that except maybe the Ouya controller.
ToraShiro
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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And the award for the controller that most looks like an owl goes to...
Last edited by ToraShiro; 09-27-2013 at 06:13 PM.
BroDudeGuy
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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On the one hand I don't know what to make of this monstrosity. On the other hand, I trust in Valve.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Interesting. The whole design of the controller is to be compatible with all PC games available.

The Steam Controller is designed to work with all the games on Steam: past, present, and future. Even the older titles in the catalog and the ones which were not built with controller support. (We’ve fooled those older games into thinking they’re being played with a keyboard and mouse, but we’ve designed a gamepad that’s nothing like either one of those devices.) We think you’ll agree that we’re onto something with the Steam Controller, and now we want your help with the design process.

hwy_61
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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What in the hell is that thing??!!!
DUFFMCWALIN
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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People complaining about looks are hilarious, its a controller not a runway model. I'll be curious to test it out, I hope its comfortable to use.
FranXico
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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The first new controller that actually looks entirely new. Not sure I "get" all the changes though.
Last edited by FranXico; 09-27-2013 at 06:05 PM. Reason: typo
Rm88~
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Oh man :( This is going to suck for fighters.
Interfectum
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by erpg

Too different for my feeble mind.

Pretty much what every negative reply reads to me.
syko de4d
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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i have no idea how this pad works :lol
solarus
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Fuck. Yes. First real advancement in game controllers in....forever (forgetting the motion control of the wii).
<3 valve
Damaniel
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Wow! All the benefits of gaming on a mobile device brought to the desktop.

I'm not sure this is the controller I was hoping for. Where are the sticks? Not to mention that the X and Y buttons are placed in a location where they'll pretty much never get used. I'm interested in trying it, but I'm not sure that it's going to be any better than the controllers that we have now.

EDIT: Whether this controller is successful or not will also depend on how easy it is to map legacy functionality to the new controls. We'll just have to wait and see.
Last edited by Damaniel; 09-27-2013 at 06:07 PM.
Lord-Audie
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Can I play DOTA2 with ... that..?
Sylver
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Looks horrible.
Untalkative_Bunny
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Fantastic design. cant wait to try it out.
Rox598
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Even the controller is surprised the way it looks......

But as with all controllers can't comment until I actually have the thing in my hands
Lactose_Intolerant
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dictator93

This is the most interesting part



"Hackable"

Yep, the only saving grace.
GlassCity
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)

Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

Is THAT valve's answer to the inevitable controller vs kb mouse problem ?
nib95
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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That's a rather intriguing design lol. I won't write it off until I've used it.
kinggroin
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Not sure if I like the face buttons...but...I dunno.


Fiord.
XANDER CAGE
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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Seriously like I am all for trying dual trackpads but the button placement just seems bizarre. Like in the example Portal 2 controls they give, you wouldn't be able to move and push to talk at the same time, which seems pretty vital.
The Grim Heaper
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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That looks like shit.
Dehumanizer
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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fantastic!
Off-Kilter
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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The Steam Controller is designed to work with all the games on Steam: past, present, and future. Even the older titles in the catalog and the ones which were not built with controller support. (We’ve fooled those older games into thinking they’re being played with a keyboard and mouse, but we’ve designed a gamepad that’s nothing like either one of those devices.)

I really like this bit.

But still, what the fuck. lol
Shambles
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(09-27-2013, 06:05 PM)
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That looks super slick and the curves make it look comfortable. I really wonder on how well it controls though.

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