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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/14/gdc-valves-redesigned-steam-controller-revealed
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At its Steam DevDays conference in January, Valve announced that it would be redesigning its Steam Controller to forego its originally planned touchscreen interface. Now, the company has released a new photo of how the evolved design will look when it begins shipping to consumers and as part of Steam Machine bundles later this year.

Granted, it gets rid of the charm their original design had.

I'd say it's a change for the better though. Their old controller's button placement seemed rather awkward. hannibalsmiley.png

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Edited by frickfrock999 - 3/14/14 at 9:03pm
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That screen would have been nice.
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I'm a little sad to see Valve drop the screen, just because it was a neat idea (I liked the VMUs on the Dreamcast, okay? tongue.gif)

But agreed on the button placement, its much better now. And the lack of the screen means the price should be lower. thumb.gif
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That screen would have been nice.

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I'm a little sad to see Valve drop the screen, just because it was a neat idea (I liked the VMUs on the Dreamcast, okay? tongue.gif)

But agreed on the button placement, its much better now. And the lack of the screen means the price should be lower. thumb.gif

The article says that's the "touchscreen free" model.

Maybe they're still doing one with a screen?
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IDK man, you could hit those buttons with taking your thumbs off the track pads.
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If theres a touchscreen version still coming, I'd pick it up.

Otherwise, I'd probably be better off just picking up a DS4 controller since I really love the shape and feel, especially now that it has excellent PC drivers and can be used for conventional games as well as as a mouse using the touch pad.
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I like it
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I guess I'll be the first one to rain on the parade here, but that design looks horrible. How can that even be comfortable to play with? Looks twice the size of the Xbox Duke back in 2001.

No thanks, I rather stick to my trusty wired OEM 360 controller for PC. - Simply feels perfect in my hands.
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I guess I'll be the first one to rain on the parade here, but that design looks horrible. How can that even be comfortable to play with? Looks twice the size of the Xbox Duke back in 2001.

No thanks, I rather stick to my trusty wired OEM 360 controller for PC. - Simply feels perfect in my hands.

Thats the beauty of PC gaming. You can use whatever you feel comfortable with.
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Like the new button layout sad about the removed screen sadsmiley.gif
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