Neoseeker : News : Steam controller receives another update, drops touchscreen for colorful buttons
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S-I-E Mar 14, 14
that touch screen never stood a chance, everybody is used to buttons. maybe in the future?
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Epoch Mar 14, 14
I just want one of theses for the track pads tbh, very much looking forward to playing a buncha diff games using it.
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DedValve Mar 14, 14
The touchscreen had haptic feedback didn't it? Either way it just looked uncomfortable to use. Also two...hactic tracks on the top AWW YEAH. WiiU style.

Also

Haptics?

....Haptics!?



....HAPTICS!!!!!
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THM Mar 14, 14
Looks like XBone controller.
Staff
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tekmosis Mar 14, 14
Using buttons for a D-Pad is a bad idea. I'd have to try it but that looks really awkward
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harbin Mar 14, 14
Looks a bit better, though still looks strange.
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Epoch Mar 14, 14
I'm not convinced they are supposed to be a "D-pad" I am under the impression the buttons on the controller are customize-able as far as functions.
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ashantiqua Mar 14, 14
That dpad looks like pure aids. Imagine playing a fighting game with that...

its like the guys who made the original controller were forced to add a traditional dpad, and, with butts full of what some may call hurt, crapped this dpad on it and said "...there" with a hmph and upturned lip.
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snowgim Mar 15, 14
Short Rant:
I will despise Microsoft 'till the day I die for their controller layout. I grew up playing SNES, and then microsoft comes along and says "let's not get sued copying nintendo's layout, lets use the same colours and letters but swap them around to confuse the #%@$ out of everyone."
And now Steam is forced to use the same layout because all PC games are only designed to support xbox controllers. GRRR!!!
I haven't used a snes controller for years, and I play pc games with a controller all the time, but those formative years of gaming on the snes has burned the layout into my brain at I still get confused every time I'm asked to press a specific button, makes quick-time events a waking nightmare (not helped by the fact that I use a PS3 controller for PC games, press X to attack, that's top right?, no cross is bottom?, NO! Arrgh! *dead*). At least Sony came up with something original that could be learned independently.
Rant Complete.

Looks good, I want one. I only ever use the d-pad as an extra 4 buttons, but it wouldn't hurt me at all if they made it a proper d-pad for everyone else who wants it.
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Shadow of Death Mar 15, 14
Gotta say, I'm not fancying the changes much.

For one thing, the touchscreen, whilst more costly, invites customization in terms of functionality. IE: Game-specific buttons/macros. Not to mention its loss effectively decreases the number of buttons on the device.

That button-based D-pad really does look awful too. There is no real reason for it, except maybe they intend to make it programmable and it just defaults to D-pad otherwise?
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dilute Mar 15, 14
This thing does not look appreciable at all. The d-pad and the face buttons(A, B, X, Y) look awkward, though I appreciate the removal of the touch screens. I mean, how would one even use these? We use the thumbs for the joystick and the fingers for the face buttons, but with this, how're we gonna even use the face buttons?
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DedValve Mar 15, 14
quote Shadow of Death
Gotta say, I'm not fancying the changes much.

For one thing, the touchscreen, whilst more costly, invites customization in terms of functionality. IE: Game-specific buttons/macros. Not to mention its loss effectively decreases the number of buttons on the device.

That button-based D-pad really does look awful too. There is no real reason for it, except maybe they intend to make it programmable and it just defaults to D-pad otherwise?
I think they wanted to keep the ambidextrous design so rather than a dpad they just made 2 sets of abxy buttons.

It still has the two buttons in the back which is awesome.
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Epoch Mar 15, 14
I agree with dedvalve
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Ripplewaves Mar 15, 14
Epoch
You don't have to tell DedValve that you agree with him, he just assumes that everyone does.
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