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People keep calling it a trackpad when it specifically states in the article they do not feel or act like trackpads.
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Will wait for "non-select" peoples opinions.
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Originally Posted by tout View Post

People keep calling it a trackpad when it specifically states in the article they do not feel or act like trackpads.

Even though it is a trackpad, just one refined for gaming using feedback.
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Personally, if this works the way I think it does, it's going to be amazing. I've never liked the way modern controllers are set up (and I've played many hundreds of hours on consoles); I've always felt there could be a better way. I've also been saying for years how I hate that movement controls have no finesse with a keyboard. Mechanical switches are really no advantage in gaming, there's a limitation there (for movement) because they are still just on/off, whereas analog sticks give you more precise control.

But can it replace the mouse? Not sure about that one. I do have a friend that uses a trackball mouse exclusively, and has for years, that is every bit as good with it as anyone I've ever seen using a mouse. I mean, this guy is amazing.

Never be afraid to try new things.
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Originally Posted by Camph View Post

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

You wouldn't believe how many people get this wrong. Motion = Wii Sports Tennis/Bowling, IR pointer = Wii Menu, Resident Evil 4: Wii, Metroid Prime Trilogy (preferably with "Advanced" sensitivity)

And there is EXTREMELY minimal input lag for the IR sensor, arguably less than a single frame @ 60fps. Any input lag that you're noticing is the fault of your TV, NOT the wiimote nor the Wii - for reference I used the Wii on a Trinitron CRT for 7 years.
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 9/28/13 at 10:31am
 
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Will wait for "non-select" peoples opinions.

Is the SuperMeatBoy Dev good enough for you?

http://tommyrefenes.tumblr.com/post/62476523677/my-time-with-the-steam-controller
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

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

-mouse-like precision
-Wiimote

Pick one.
    
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There's a few problems I see with this. I'm a huge fan of innovation so don't misunderstand me. I really feel Valve's success has gone to Gabe's head with this. This controller really looks like a mess. Who exactly is it marketed to? PC gamers looking for a console alternative or console gamers looking to see what the big deal is with PC controls? I can't really see either of those crowds using this for either of those reasons since both as somewhat stubborn. There's a good reason game pads retained their same basic concept since the NES and I feel this product misses that completely. I just don't see this being the great thing Valve and everyone else sees it as.

I realize it's not fair to pass judgement and I'm leaving my opinion open change. I could be completely wrong about it but no less, this is my initial reaction. It just doesn't see to be that great at this point. It looks like a mess.
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It appears promising but I'm still curious to how it's like to use. It's one of these things I have to try in person.
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not sure. keyboard control as it stands is poor, they are typing devices.They have no feeback, vibration or tactile feel they have no analogue movement so you cant edge round a corner or carefully tightrope a ledge without either dumbing down the PC controls vs consoles or 'tap,tap' the keys.. dumb for gaming other than a simple twitch fps. Considering thats the sole point of bodily movement on a PC game its been a sniggering point from console owners & non gamers for ages

the mouse is irreplaceable though.

Still beyond that a lot of people want to a relaxed long time slouching position when playing games and not everyone gets the right height computer desk or chair combo, some desks are hard as hell on the wrist etc..

I can see a usage for this

I don't know what you are smoking.. cause my mechanical keyboard has feed back and tactile feel when ever I type.
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