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Dat Valve Controller

09-27-2013, 01:33 PM
#1
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/

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Last edited by Razoric; 09-27-2013 at 01:42 PM.
09-27-2013, 01:39 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,290
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.

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09-27-2013, 02:32 PM
#3
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.
09-27-2013, 02:51 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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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".

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09-27-2013, 04:57 PM
#5
First thoughts: What the hell!!
Second thoughts: uh...okay

I have mixed feelings and tbh I'm not really interested.

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
09-27-2013, 06:37 PM
#6
Looks pretty cool, wish I could try those on my ipad.
09-27-2013, 06:48 PM
#7
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 06:54 PM.
09-27-2013, 06:58 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Looks pretty cool, wish I could try those on my ipad.
Shut up.

Loving this:


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09-28-2013, 03:36 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
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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.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out