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Default Steam Controller Revealed - 09-27-2013, 23:18 | posts: 12,678 | Location: Southampton, UK

Rather than traditional thumbsticks, the new Steam controller features dual clickable trackpads which Steam says will offer more precise inputs than current gamepads....

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Default 09-28-2013, 00:04 | posts: 5,238 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

Not sure how I feel about this lol
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:26 | posts: 278 | Location: southern California, U.S.

Kinda looks like an old playstation 1 controller.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:46 | posts: 26,728 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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Kinda looks like an old playstation 1 controller.
how? it's not even close.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:50 | posts: 326

Boombox
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Default lol - 09-28-2013, 00:53 | posts: 8,076 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Can I mix some mini discs on that?

   
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Default 09-28-2013, 00:54 | posts: 4

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how? it's not even close.
lol I literally made a user to reply that, like you couldn't choose a controller that looked less like this .
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:04 | posts: 5,683 | Location: PA, USA

What is this......no thank you....no thank you valve, back to the drawing board.

Cool idea, bad presentation I think. There is no way this is comfortable or effective at gaming.

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Kinda looks like an old playstation 1 controller.
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:06 | posts: 26,728 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Valve seem to have lost the plot recently.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:06 | posts: 5,683 | Location: PA, USA

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Valve seem to have lost the plot recently.
Agreed, they are doing everything but what the gamers want as of late. There is no way this is going to set a new trend either.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:08 | posts: 7,822

Removing tactility will be a problem for many.

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Kinda looks like an old playstation 1 controller.
Looks more like an Xbox pad with its face cut off. It's absolutely nothing like a PS1 controller.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:38 | posts: 8,807 | Location: Indiana

Oh look, a fail.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 01:46 | posts: 88

WoW that's ugly....they really need to stop what they are doing with this niche market stuff...im so lost on what they are doing over there. Maybe its time for new blood and new idea's.

I love Valve and all but common guys ;/ No one is going to buy this junk lol
No disrespect to Valve at all. You guys rule build something new innovative or something.

Yea...ill stick with my badass rig and keyboard/mouse and not let that thing within 15ft of me lol might make you as fugly as it is lolsss
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 02:19 | posts: 16,632 | Location: US East Coast

What exactly were they thinking? This is absolutely the most ridiculous looking controller I've ever seen.


   
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Default 09-28-2013, 02:19 | posts: 794 | Location: ND - US

I'll pass final judgment once I get a hold of it but I can't see how in the world that's supposed to be more intuitive than a controller. I can see it being useful in RTS games, as they mentioned, but for every other genre it looks to be about as practical as using the touchscreen controls on a smartphone, which is to say, "Not very".
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 03:19 | posts: 498 | Location: NE USA

We have not even seen the final design yet guys. Put a little faith in valve.

And their whole steamOS is pretty damn innovative is you ask me.

The steambox is not that innovative, but I see it more as a stepping stone for the SteamOS for the masses.

This controller may work out to be ALOT better than the x360 controller many of you currently use for certain games.

Point is, we don't know yet so let's see what happens before getting too critical.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 03:28 | posts: 26,728 | Location: Hampshire, UK

We're discussing what is put in front of us, if someone leaks a pic, we'll talk about it. what do you want us to do? say "don't express your opinions yet, this might not be a final product"?

Sure, it would help to hold the controller to find out more about how good it really is, but I think most will disapprove of the lack of thumbsticks, even without ever holding it.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 03:38 | posts: 5,176 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

While its doesnt grab me as the next evolution in controlling games, at least its something different. Lets hope it tracks well enough to make it worth while.

I like that Valve are doing there own thing and all, but ive yet to see anything...at all, that really makes me go 'Wow, finally, change!'

So far it all looks like a bunch of half arse patient side stepping tactics to avoid lawsuits and being different for the sake of being different.

And as i finish this post, ive now decided that i dont like this controller the least bit. What have you achieved by removing the actual thumb sticks?

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Yea...ill stick with my badass rig and keyboard/mouse and not let that thing within 15ft of me lol might make you as fugly as it is lolsss
I somewhat agree with you on that. Im all for progress but whats the point in spending all this money on different controllers and such if the games are still going to be the same stuff as whats already easily and comfortably playable on the current lot of controllers.

Really, this is no more than an "HD' remake for game controllers.

Get back to basics and give me better games (interpret that however you want) and then once you've run out of buttons.. then work on a controller upgrade.

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Default 09-28-2013, 03:50 | posts: 498 | Location: NE USA

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We're discussing what is put in front of us, if someone leaks a pic, we'll talk about it. what do you want us to do? say "don't express your opinions yet, this might not be a final product"?

Sure, it would help to hold the controller to find out more about how good it really is, but I think most will disapprove of the lack of thumbsticks, even without ever holding it.
No, discussing the product is great.

My point was--nothing is set in stone--this may not be the final revision--so don't completely dismiss/disregard.

I also much prefer KB&M, and really hate using a controller for most games. I am having a hell of a time getting used to GTA V.
There are games that are better with a controller though, and this may be a worthy replacement to the 'ol X360 pad.

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Default 09-28-2013, 04:09 | posts: 528 | Location: UK

Valve need to stop messing around with this Ouya sh1t and release Half Life 3 for cripes sake!
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 05:11 | posts: 109

Honestly, some of the complete fantards on neogaf are going gaga over this. The thing doesn't even look comfortable to use. The lip on the front of the design? What the hell? Is that supposed to accommodate my thumbs how again? I thought that was the back of the controller for a second. I guess I need to hold it but it doesn't even look close to as comfy as the DS4 from Sony.

Sorry, but I will take the PS4 controller which looks to be the best designed controller ever over this thing any day of the week. This might be okay but I have no use for it. There are Razr pads that look much better than this and offer more functionality. And oh yeah what the hell am I buying a Steambox for again? Oh, I'm not. My rig is set.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 05:13 | posts: 3

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I had to create an account here, to give you a thumbs up for this comment, lol

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Default 09-28-2013, 05:15 | posts: 109

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No, discussing the product is great.

My point was--nothing is set in stone--this may not be the final revision--so don't completely dismiss/disregard.

I also much prefer KB&M, and really hate using a controller for most games. I am having a hell of a time getting used to GTA V.
There are games that are better with a controller though, and this may be a worthy replacement to the 'ol X360 pad.
I honestly don't even know how you could use mouse and key on GTA5 lol. Sounds ****ing terrible. Keyboards in general are completely ridiculous in games to me. Either gamepad or controller for me. I also am not someone who enjoys clicking mouses to fire guns though. It just doesn't seem right to me and doesn't mimic an actual trigger in the slightest. To each their own. I use my mouse for plenty of games but mostly for RTS and the like.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 05:21 | posts: 120 | Location: ARROUND THE GLOBE

ok for me this is the worst game pad ever see just check the buttons position the person who do that never have handle a game pad before is a disaster how in the world i willplay BF3 in that thing they need to think alot and redisign that thing in my case i am waiting for the xbox one controller looks amaizing.
   
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Default 09-28-2013, 06:05 | posts: 4,527 | Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

You guys need to have an open mind. I used to think the Playstation gamepad was the best and Xbox's was ****ty... until I tried it. Now the PS controller now looks and feels awful by comparison. We just have to try this new gamepad and see. Certainly some features are interesting!
   
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