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post #101 of 169
Haha. Pretty safe to say no one saw this coming.

Looks awesome. Can't wait to try it. I really like have triggers rather than bumpers, but I'll reserve judgement until it's finished and I have one in hand.

So glad Euro Truck Simulator 2 is supported already as well.
post #102 of 169
I cant wait...it looks fantastic and I think it wont hurt after hours of gaming. And Valve says it has a keyboard mode that would be good for media center PC's

I will buy one as soon as it comes out!

maybe 2
post #103 of 169
They claim you can actually aim with it. I would like to be able to use it on my PS4 and XBone. It looked awkward and difficult to hold at first, until I saw someone else's hand on it. It might work for me.



(That is the prototype, no touch screen and is wired)
Edited by MTolvo - 9/27/13 at 1:58pm
post #104 of 169
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Originally Posted by FatalProximity View Post

To people worried about the placement of the the main ABXY buttons, note that there seem to be buttons on the back of the handles (crouch and Toggle zoom in the Portal 2 picture). Give it a chance! I'm excited because all of the buttons seem closer to comfortable finger placement. Sure it'll take some getting used to but it looks promising. thumb.gif

I think you are just seeing what happens when a bunch of PC gamers actually consider using a controller. I see a replacement for the asdf keys and the left and right mouse buttons...but from there you have start making sacrifices. The bottom buttons will be the only buttons left that are easily accessible...though A and B should not be to bad. Though think of a the keys you use on your keyboard for some the Steam games you play...aside from the standard movement keys...they will all have to be replaced by four buttons.

I can't see how console gamers can do it with the PS3 and 360 controllers either.
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post #105 of 169
the thing about touch pad sticks is there is spring or stick to guide your finger back to center point.
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post #106 of 169
I kind of wish they incorporated more from m+ kb... Like having two mouse click buttons on the back of the right handle for the index and middle fingers... And using the small portion of a qwerty keyboard that most pc gamers use on the back of the left side of the controller. Like q,w,e,r,a,s,d,f,shift,control,c... It may be hard to imagine... But the way I think of it is imagining my left hand on the keyboard, then turning my left hand to face me... And the keyboard follows my finger tips. Then the front left of the controller could be just a bunch of customizable buttons for your thumb as the need for a left joystick is gone (wasd is on the keys on the back).

Also this setup would result in not having to ever take your right thumb off of the aiming track pad.
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post #107 of 169
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the thing about touch pad sticks is there is spring or stick to guide your finger back to center point.

I think the raise circles will act as a good tactile feedback to find the center. Though the one thing I really want to learn to do is Snapping. I have a friend that will snap from target to target...on PC games with no auto aim. It is pretty cool to watch. I don't think that will be possible with this controller.
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post #108 of 169
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I see no point in getting this since it wont give us exclusive next-gen console games! I already got a PC to play games and 'might' get a next-gen console for their exclusives. So what does this Steamy thing offer us? Nothing but a optional Consolised PC!

It's good for at least 3 things, not even taking into account its potential HTPC capabilities. Firstly, you can play any non-exclusive game at much higher fidelity and frame rates than on any console. Secondly, it can serve as a machine to run apps like Netflix, Hulu, or any of those other media platforms that are either already out or soon forthcoming. Thirdly, for those of us who have physical friends instead of just internet acquaintances, this gives us the ability to stream things to an open environment with a couch for everyone to sit on and a larger display that everyone can easily see and fit in front of, this in addition to my first point.

It gives those capabilities for sub-$200 in each new location you want it at, though I'm sure they'll offer beefier options that allow the power to run many games locally rather than always streaming.
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post #109 of 169
What a waste of time. All 3 announcement haven't been that great. The OS thing was the only thing that was semi-interesting but a controller? hahaha...I'll pass on this thanks thumb.gif
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Why? Source Engine is optimized to perfection and can run on any machine out there.
Plus it's got amazing modding capabilities, has worldwide appeal, and it still looks good.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. wink.gif

You are "that" guy.
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