Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Oct 2013 05:02 UTC
Games

Valve issued a video demonstrating its Steam Controller today. The game pad, which features two track pads in lieu of joysticks, is used for its series of Steam Machines, announced in September.

Looks good.

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Looks like
by ronaldst on Sat 12th Oct 2013 14:11 UTC
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2005-06-29

he was playing a FPS with a controller. To which he was.

The video was unconvincing.

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RE: Looks like
by Undomiel on Sat 12th Oct 2013 17:01 in reply to "Looks like "
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2007-11-23

Looked even more like he was playing with a trackpad on a laptop in my opinion. I saw lots of finger movements to navigate a pointer around or to spin around and aim while with a mouse you could glide to the desired location with much less effort.

Looking at it as more of a controller for a console I could be interested in seeing how it would handle on a platform type of game. But as a controller for a PC playing games that are traditionally mouse input it seems pretty darn cumbersome.

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RE[2]: Looks like
by emarkp on Sun 13th Oct 2013 04:16 in reply to "RE: Looks like "
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2005-09-10

Yep, looked like trackpad thumb, and a recipe for RSI (which I took a lot of heat for saying last time this came up).

It remains to be seen if a custom mapping rather than the legacy mapping will improve things.

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