Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Sep 2013 18:51 UTC

We set out with a singular goal: bring the Steam experience, in its entirety, into the living-room. We knew how to build the user interface, we knew how to build a machine, and even an operating system. But that still left input - our biggest missing link. We realized early on that our goals required a new kind of input technology - one that could bridge the gap from the desk to the living room without compromises. So we spent a year experimenting with new approaches to input and we now believe we've arrived at something worth sharing and testing with you.

Where Microsoft and Sony show zero innovation with the Xbox One and the PS4, Valve is the one pushing limits. Their controller is quite, quite unique, and has a whole different approach than what we've seen before - instead of two inaccurate joysticks, it has two super-precise touchpads with advanced haptic feedback and the ability for both absolute and relative positioning. Go read the description - a summary won't do it justice. And, as always: hackable. Yes, even the controller is open and hackable. Wow.

They're on the right track here. If I were Microsoft or Sony, I'd start getting worried.

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RE[2]: Build Quality
by M.Onty on Sat 28th Sep 2013 01:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Build Quality"
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What amazes me is how badly Mr Holwerda has become a fanboy and nobody calls him on it. Sony and MSFT are bad, except when it comes to winPhone as he has one of those and thinks it wonderful so Apple and Google are bad in that case, and he is cheerleading so hard for valve with this he might as well break out the pom poms.

What a load of shit. Thom seems to delight in having as many strong opinions as possible, but that's really not the definition of a fan, let alone a 'fanboy', despite him being "called out on it" about six times a week. He bothers to post stories, without getting paid, & you get to moan about it.

According to your profile you've posted over six hundred comments without contributing one story to this volunteer run site. Get used to it, dig up a few articles, write a few articles, or bugger off.

Yes, I am drunk. London Pride is nice.

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