OS Neutral Steambox Controller Gameplay Video

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by malman89, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/11/4828512/valve-demonstrates-steam-controller-video

    Pretty interesting first release of what the controller can do. I feel better about it after my initial "huh?" response.

    The only main hesitation I have is still regarding FPS play and as some comments stated, RTS play would probably be impossible. FPS seems fairly responsive, but not good enough for mouse/keyboard aiming. Movement does seem better though. It also could have been more of the user's limitation than the hardware, but it looked at least as good as a traditional console controller.

    Looking to see more videos like this.
     
  2. Renzatic Suspended

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    I sort of agree with you when it comes to RTS games or anything that relies on a cursor, like Civilization or Fallout. It works, as in it does the job, but it seems like it'd be a chore to use for those types of games.

    The FPS games, though? They looked pretty damn good to me. It doesn't seem quite as accurate as a mouse, but much more fluid and quick in comparison to an analog pad. The way the guy would flick his thumb to do a quick 180...that's not something you can normally do with a stick. To me, it looked like they were playing with an oldschool trackball.

    I was pretty impressed myself. No, it's not perfect, but it's still pretty damn good.
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    This just might be the first controller I like and is finally a true match to the mouse and keyboard. Might.
     
  4. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I might pick one of these up eventually. Still won't replace a 360 controller for some games though (sports games in particular).
     

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