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I feel like no one but Steam could legitimately get away with a controller looking like this. My literal first thought when I looked at this was 'Wut.'
 
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Overall I think it looks pretty interesting and I am really looking forward to trying it out. Props to Valve for trying to add a bit more precision there as they could of just as easily went with thumbsticks.

I am curious though how well a controller like this will work for fighting, racing and platforming games... seems this type of design is more suited for RTS/FPS/RPG type games.

My #1 complaint of joysticks on controllers is they could not react fast enough precise enough...I always fought the aim assist systems that have been used, I played better with it off.

This should be fantastic...assuming they show us how the controller works, and 'zeros'.

A good windows/linux controller....the thought of it fills me with joy.
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I feel like no one but Steam could legitimately get away with a controller looking like this. My literal first thought when I looked at this was 'Wut.'

Steam fan base is very loyal.
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post #124 of 169
The zeroing out is what I'm most curious about. I'm not too worried about the feel of the touchpads, as the analogue feel is apparently pretty nice. Certain things like driving games especially need a consistent way to zero things back to center, though. I'm sure this is something they've thought of, so I'm curious to see what kind of hybrid tech they're going to come up with.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Steam fan base is very loyal.

Oh I'm a huge fan of Steam, but I couldn't help but think/say/post that out loud tongue.gif.
 
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It'd be interesting to get an opinion from a pro "fighter".
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post #127 of 169
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I feel like no one but Steam could legitimately get away with a controller looking like this. My literal first thought when I looked at this was 'Wut.'
That's the thing though. If it was just a regular ol controller, it wouldn't really spark much discussion. I mean if you look at the Xbone and PS4 controllers they're pretty much the same old same old except the PS4 has that touch screen.

This controller was worth taking up the 3rd announcement since it's actually different. I mean, if you look around news sites/forums there's a lot of discussion over the controller. There's tons of skeptics and people going 'lolwut', but that works in Valve's favor since now people are more aware of it as well as the SteamOS/Box.

I'm sure they'll release videos of it soon to showcase it. I doubt they'd release/announce something if it wasn't worth showing.
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post #128 of 169
Full symmetric. Left hand gamers rejoice (albeit programmed to allow reverse schematics.)
post #129 of 169
hmm 2 track pads and not much action buttons.... not sure how functional it would be. it seemed to be designed for FPS mostly
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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.

Actually there are 8 buttons that are easily accessible.

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