Neoseeker : News : Steam Machine controller reworked, touch screen removed and button diamonds added
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Mikau Kahn Jan 15, 14
I'm loving this controller more and more.
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THM Jan 15, 14
what's the function of having the two sets of four buttons? But, Still,
Looks interesting.
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Slash Jan 15, 14
quote THM
what's the function of having the two sets of four buttons? But, Still,
Looks interesting.
I think it's to make it comfortable for left handed people...
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Shadow of Death Jan 15, 14
bluexy - Ahhh, ummm "...more expensive versions of the game could come..."

I sort of miss the touchscreen. See, even if most games wouldn't use it, there are some games that do and it might make porting those games a bit of a bother.
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Chris Jan 16, 14
It doesn't look too bad at all tbh. It looks like it's quite comfortable to hold and the design is very sleek.
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Northern49 Jan 16, 14
quote THM
what's the function of having the two sets of four buttons? But, Still,
Looks interesting.
We're dealing with PC gamers here. Obviously the more buttons the better. Also, I like the idea of it being ambidextrous, as well as the versatility of it being used for games needing two trackpads, 1 trackpad and 4 buttons, or just 8 buttons...

I think removing the touchscreen was a great thing. It did seems relatively useless, and if we were dealing with a wireless steam controller, it would drain the controller's battery. The 4 button set is also necessary for Steam's daisy wheel typing.

However, I have to make one observation: Wouldn't it make better sense to have 1 trackpad and 1 joystick? It would defeat ambidexterity, but I feel like controlling strafing and forward/backward movement in FPS games a lot easier. I can't even imagine how movement would work with a mouse setup.
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Shadow of Death Jan 16, 14
quote Northern49
Looks interesting.
However, I have to make one observation: Wouldn't it make better sense to have 1 trackpad and 1 joystick? It would defeat ambidexterity, but I feel like controlling strafing and forward/backward movement in FPS games a lot easier. I can't even imagine how movement would work with a mouse setup.[/quote]Actually, early reports suggested that the controller's pad system was somewhere between a joypad and mouse in terms of accuracy, or something like that.

So yeah, it might take some getting used to but it's supposed to have a pretty good feel to it.
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dilute Jan 17, 14
Personally, I liked the touch screen. Kinda disappointed, but I won't be getting this, so I'm not bothered much.
quote Northern49
However, I have to make one observation: Wouldn't it make better sense to have 1 trackpad and 1 joystick? It would defeat ambidexterity, but I feel like controlling strafing and forward/backward movement in FPS games a lot easier. I can't even imagine how movement would work with a mouse setup.
Touch pads would be more accurate imo. Also for mouse movement convenience.
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