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[Gamasutra] Select game developers used the Steam Controller. Here's what they said

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Dan Tabar is an indie game developer at Planetoid Pioneers studio Data Realms, and he was one of several indie developers who had hands-on demos with the controller at Valve's Bellevue, WA headquarters on Labor Day this year.

What he described was an extremely flexible, mappable controller -- perhaps the most flexible control option this side of a keyboard and mouse setup -- that offers generous tactile feedback.

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I'm even more excited about this controller. I hope I get in the beta!
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First real innovation in gaming in a while. Looking forward to trying this, as long as it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post

First real innovation in gaming in a while. Looking forward to trying this, as long as it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

My no info guess is $100. It seems like the right price point for what it brings to the table. But I would not be surprised at $60 or $150. $200 would make it far too much for a single part of a steam machine.
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IMO amazing article. Now I'm super excited for this+ steam o/s. Not a huge fan of consoles but with steam in the mix, I might be. + rep
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That controller looks amazing.. I'm hoping it works regardless of if you have steamOS running.
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I'm still not really interested in it... but if it gives you more mouse-like control from the couch, that is a good thing.
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This is tricky to gauge, cause I would have to see it in action AND try it out for myself.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

I'm still not really interested in it... but if it gives you more mouse-like control from the couch, that is a good thing.
That already exists, it's called a Wii remote + nunchuck.

EDIT: I referring to the IR pointer, not the motion control via the accelerometer. And note, it has a 1024x768 resolution for being in a $40 wiimote from 2006 - a modern version could easily have a much higher resolution.
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Damn, would love to give this a try!
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

That already exists, it's called a Wii remote + nunchuck.

Not even close. The wiimote has massive input lag, and motion controls are not very fun for long term sessions.
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