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

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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RE[2]: Not good
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 12th Oct 2013 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Not good"
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Well, playing FPS with a mouse and keyboard is too easy anyway. Turns it into a point and click adventure - no challenge.

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RE[3]: Not good
by jared_wilkes on Sat 12th Oct 2013 14:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
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Yes, people want controllers to make things more challenging to perform the actions they desire rather than more readily mapping to the easiest, quickest, most direct execution of their desired intention... oh wait, no.

Edited 2013-10-12 15:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Not good
by linux-lover on Sat 12th Oct 2013 15:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
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Keyboard and mouse fps easy? You clearly don't play FPS at all! Quake 3, UT, counter strike (including the one in the video) are incredibly challenging FPS games. Far more then anything on consoles.

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RE[3]: Not good
by lucas_maximus on Sat 12th Oct 2013 15:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Not good"
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It depends what the pace of the game is, if it is fast like Quake Live / Q3 or UT then it (the controller) is a no go. If it is slowly like Dishonored or Theif, it would probably be fine.

Edited 2013-10-12 15:56 UTC

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RE[4]: Not good
by Speaktrap on Sun 13th Oct 2013 18:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Not good"
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That's right, games like Thief and Splinter Cell benefits much more from analog movement than aiming precision. And while gamepad was OK for Splinter Cell, the trackpad will be much better for playing Thief on the couch.

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