Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Other > Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Razoric's Avatar
Razoric Razoric is offline
Developer
iPhone 4, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 265
Default Dat Valve Controller

Impressions?

I'm excited to play with it. The haptic feedback looks cool and it seems like the first actual 'next-gen' controller we've seen.

Link: http://store.steampowered.com/living...eamController/

Last edited by Razoric; 09-27-2013 at 02:42 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-27-2013, 02:39 PM
slewis7 slewis7 is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 8.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,021
Default

The Steam machine gets more and more interesting to me. Any early interest I had in getting a next gen PS4 or XBone console has evaporated. Instead, I will follow what Valve is doing and wait to see how well the oculus rift will play with it. The fact that Valve went in an unconventional direction for their controller makes it more appealing to me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2013, 03:32 PM
crunc crunc is offline
👮 Spam Police 🚓
iPhone 4
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,102
Default

I'd like to try it. I think it would work well, most likely, for FPS type games, but probably not too good with platformers and things like that (Spelunky). It's probably not better than a mouse + keyboard, though. Hopefully we can use a PS3 or 360 controller or something like that for platformer type games.

I think it's interesting what they are doing, but I definitely do not think they are certain to succeed.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-27-2013, 03:51 PM
MidianGTX MidianGTX is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Default

I'm not entirely convinced it's even better than analog sticks, but I'd be foolish to pass judgement so soon. The button layout looks absolutely horrible though, and the pads are gonna need to be nice and smooth to avoid blisters. It could work, but I imagine in a few years time we'll see an improved version that'll be closer to being the "real solution".
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-27-2013, 05:57 PM
Mene Mene is offline
Senior Member
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,825
Default

First thoughts: What the hell!!
Second thoughts: uh...okay

I have mixed feelings and tbh I'm not really interested.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Connector Connector is offline
Banned
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Default

Looks pretty cool, wish I could try those on my ipad.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-27-2013, 07:48 PM
september september is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,026
Default

Gah, wrong topic.

On topic, I'm interested in giving this a whirl. I have no problems with the current controller default but this could help people like my wife who have major problems with them, if they retain a higher level of accuracy they could be a win.

Last edited by september; 09-27-2013 at 07:54 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-27-2013, 07:58 PM
MidianGTX MidianGTX is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Looks pretty cool, wish I could try those on my ipad.
Shut up.

Loving this:

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-28-2013, 04:36 AM
Teknikal Teknikal is offline
Senior Member
iPod Touch (3rd Gen), iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,022
Default

My impression at first sight is it looks like two circular laptop trackpads stuck on a controller. I don't know if that would work for me or not to be honest it might be good or a nightmare I think I will personally just keep to analogues.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-28-2013, 11:33 AM
Haruhi Haruhi is offline
Senior Member
iPhone 5, iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,744
Default

One of the creators of Super Meat Boy approves of the controller, which is a good sign.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent