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I see this:

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamController/

Really?  Can someone explain to me what Valve is thinking here?  Are fire buttons on the front old news?



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richardhutnik said:

I see this:

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamController/

Really?  Can someone explain to me what Valve is thinking here?  Are fire buttons on the front old news?

Seems pretty clear to me. What's the confusion?



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Looks very ergonomic from the shape. And either it's the best controller ever or the worst one.

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it is a reversed controller..you dont know which is the front or back



That looks horrific.


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Only valve has the balls to try some innovation like this. Not sure how it will work, but it could be brilliant, or fail. I wouldn't count valve out. Typical people judging too quickly.

I might give this gamepad a try, just for the simple fact that it has buttons for Quick Save and Quick Load. For example, I currently use a 360 controller while playing a game like Skyrim on PC, but still have to use my keyboard whenever I need to make a Quick Save/Quick Load. I'm also interested in how the trackpads will work out.

iamdeath said:
Only valve has the balls to try some innovation like this. Not sure how it will work, but it could be brilliant, or fail. I wouldn't count valve out. Typical people judging too quickly.


Whose judging.  I said it looks horrific and to me it does.  It may function very well, but it won't stop it looking horrific.



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Probably the third best shooter controller design after wiimote and Move. Awkward placement of face buttons sucks for nearly every other genre.

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Mythmaker1 said:
richardhutnik said:

I see this:

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamController/

Really?  Can someone explain to me what Valve is thinking here?  Are fire buttons on the front old news?

Seems pretty clear to me. What's the confusion?

Fire buttons are spread across both sides of the controller, making me wonder how the heck you do a fighting game, and other things people play.