Linked by WereCatf on Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:08 UTC
Games

Valve has been listening to the feedback they've been getting, including the complaints people have had about the lack of a proper digital, 4-way pad, and now they are set to replace the touchscreen on the controller with a set of 8 individual buttons. (source: Gamespot).

In other news, Valve's Anna Sweet tried to alleviate the concerns various parties have expressed and confirmed that their plan is to bring music, TV and movies on the platform in a streaming form, making it suitable for more than just gaming.

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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 17th Jan 2014 20:06 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

I'm skeptical of this new controller as it is -- granted I haven't used one yet. However, now they're adding 8 buttons to it?

So far everything I've seen regarding this new controller might sound ok in theory but seems like it would be crap in practice. I guess we'll see.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Fergy on Fri 17th Jan 2014 20:49 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I'm skeptical of this new controller as it is -- granted I haven't used one yet. However, now they're adding 8 buttons to it?

So far everything I've seen regarding this new controller might sound ok in theory but seems like it would be crap in practice. I guess we'll see.

Maybe wait before you have something to add?

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 17th Jan 2014 21:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Comments and opinions are welcome here. Did you not get the memo?

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