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ASUS stick an OLED display into a controller, Dell want to reinvent it

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A new real controller from ASUS is on the way with the ROG Raikiri Pro that features an OLED display, plus Dell get weird with the Concept Nyx from CES 2023.

Let's start with the real stuff shall we? ASUS have made the ROG Raikiri Pro, while it's for Xbox you know how it goes — Linux ends up supporting it anyway (and Steam Input no doubt will too). This has a built-in OLED display for some reason, with customizable animations, status indicators and more. It can also connect via USB-C, 2.4 GHz RF or Bluetooth, multiple buttons on the back and triggers that can have the triggers with short or full range modes.

Could be quite interesting? Although all the special extras would no doubt need someone to come up with a way to do it all on Linux too.

Then we have the really weird with the Dell Concept Nyx. It's not actually a real thing, although they have made and shown off some prototypes at CES. This is not really a controller you would use with a normal PC or even on another console, as it's designed to go along with the whole Concept Nyx system which is sort-of like a shared server that does everything for multiple people across different screens.

With the Concept Nyx Game Controller they added a finger print sensor to the middle of it, added dual-thumb scroll wheels to the bottom of it, put some paddles on the back and replaced the D-pad with what they call an Omnipad.

With the finger print reader, they suggest it's a way for it to quickly read your print and load everything up. Not exactly wild, since finger print readers exist for PC right now but on a controller to quickly get you into something when sharing the same controller with others? Interesting.

Dell also said they're experiment with "haptics and self-adjusting variable resistance thumb sticks" that can be adjusted to your liking, or be specific to each game. The touch pad sounds a little bit more like what we've seen on the Steam Deck, giving you access to a lot more options that can be configured.

The way they talk about it honestly makes it sound like something from a sci-fi film, with it being able to do entirely unique split-screen modes with each side having a different game and more. Sounds like something that in reality, will never become a real product, at least not any time soon.

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Wait, lemme grab my controller...
Lofty 6 Jan
Steam controller 2 enters the arena... makes all other controllers for PC obsolete.


(so long as it has proper dual shock vibration and not the terrible fly trapped in a plastic thimble haptic they used as a costs cutting excuse on the first gen model)


Last edited by Lofty on 6 January 2023 at 5:10 pm UTC
Klaas 4 years 6 Jan
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Makes me think of loot boxes. Well done ASUS.

Quoting: Loftyso long as it has proper dual shock vibration
Integrate a Fein Multimaster for vibration purposes. From start to numb hands in 5 minutes.
Lofty 6 Jan
Quoting: KlaasFein Multimaster for vibration purposes.

That sounds too sexy.. im not searching for it just incase
Not what I am looking for right now. Since I'm riding the indie wave, what I need is a decent D-Pad. And those that are under the analog simply wont do, no matter how good the actual pad is. Location location location. I have a Dual Shock 4, but the D-pad is unbearable for those of us that had tasted Nintendo's finest.

I was about to get a 8bitdo Pro 2, but after their recent releases, I have the gut feeling a "Pro 3" is in the works. So for now I'm using a original N64 controller with a USB adapter. Those things have great D-Pads that nobody used back then, so mine is like new, despite having been manufactured 25 years ago.
Klaas 4 years 6 Jan
Quoting: LoftyThat sounds too sexy.. im not searching for it just incase
It isn't. It's a multi use tool that only works well for removing grout between tiles. Everything else starts to vibrate so that it doesn't do anything.

The thing was invented as a saw to cut casts in a hospital without a chance to hurt anyone. You definitely cannot cut skin with it.
Lofty 6 Jan
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: LoftyThat sounds too sexy.. im not searching for it just incase
It isn't. It's a multi use tool that only works well for removing grout between tiles. Everything else starts to vibrate so that it doesn't do anything.

The thing was invented as a saw to cut casts in a hospital without a chance to hurt anyone. You definitely cannot cut skin with it.

Now im slightly disappointed that it isn't sexy
Lofty 6 Jan
Quoting: [email protected]Not what I am looking for right now. Since I'm riding the indie wave, what I need is a decent D-Pad. And those that are under the analog simply wont do, no matter how good the actual pad is. Location location location. I have a Dual Shock 4, but the D-pad is unbearable for those of us that had tasted Nintendo's finest.

I was about to get a 8bitdo Pro 2, but after their recent releases, I have the gut feeling a "Pro 3" is in the works. So for now I'm using a original N64 controller with a USB adapter. Those things have great D-Pads that nobody used back then, so mine is like new, despite having been manufactured 25 years ago.

My advice is to not get the pro 2, i have this and the buttons stick and creak. the triggers are too easy to press (like almost no resistance) the dpad is meh. not only that it has not been very compatible for me at all even on xinput mode, some proton games will not work even when its supposed to be set as an xbox controller. Oddly only the switch emulation works well in these cases but then the buttons are mapped incorrectly. Ohh and i cannot get anything to recognise the back under side paddle buttons.. and .. yes there is more .. the rumble barely works on most games if at all. If you want a controller like an xbox controller get an xbox controller.

However its not all bad for 8bitdo if your after a retro/indie game wave where you only need a really good d-pad and a decent set of face buttons (no analogue or rumble) then the M30 model (that looks like a megadrive controller) is much better built and the d-pad is excellent.


Last edited by Lofty on 6 January 2023 at 6:01 pm UTC
Termy 6 Jan
I'm still amazed those high price controllers still use potentiometer sticks.
After trying out the Gulikit Kingkong, hall effect sticks just are on a whole other level and there is no excuse to not use them on anything that costs more than 30 or 40 bucks. If only the Kingkongs would work better on linux :/


Last edited by Termy on 6 January 2023 at 6:03 pm UTC
elmapul 6 Jan
Quoting: TermyI'm still amazed those high price controllers still use potentiometer sticks.
After trying out the Gulikit Kingkong, hall effect sticks just are on a whole other level and there is no excuse to not use them on anything that costs more than 30 or 40 bucks. If only the Kingkongs would work better on linux :/

this is like the dreamcast controller that use magnets to "work forever without drift" ?

i wonder if you can use the magnets to make the stick harder or softer to move without wearing it out, it would be a cool haptic feedback feature.
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