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Valve have put up the Steam Controller and Steam Link for sale for the next few days and the Steam Link has a pretty big saving.

The Steam Controller is 30% off. I'm still a very happy customer with mine, as I find many great uses for it. SC Controller is pretty much essential for games and applications outside of Steam. I actually own two, one for my main gaming computer and one for the TV PC.

The Steam Link has a huge 60% off, which is actually pretty amazing. I'm seriously tempted by that, for £15.99 it's pretty hard to resist such a useful device. Their returns policy has me worried from the top negative review though.

Or there's the bundle with them both together.

Be sure to share your thoughts on both in the comments, especially the Steam Link. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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shigutso 11 May, 2017
nice! any chance to get this discount on amazon?
melkemind 11 May, 2017
I picked up the Steam Link during the last sale (it works great even over my WiFi). I wish the percentages were reversed there so I could get a second Steam Controller on the cheap. :D
edo 11 May, 2017
The SC its on amazon too. But if I want it on my country I would have to pay $63 because taxes and etc.


Last edited by edo on 12 May 2017 at 2:26 am UTC
jamesc359 11 May, 2017
For anybody in the US with Prime or if you meet the $25 minimum it's cheaper to buy it from Amazon since Valve charges us $6-$8 S&H.

https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Controller/dp/B016KBVBCS
https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Link/dp/B016XBGWAQ

I don't have the controller, but I absolutely love my Steam Link. It's an awesome way to play PC games on the big screen. Wifi works great, even with three or four other devices being used simultaneously. The only time I've had any kind of issue with it is when somebody else has a access point on the same channel, which is usually easy to fix. A wired network is definitely a better option, but I'm still happy with the wireless performance.
M@GOid 11 May, 2017
Quoting: GuestAnyone playing tw:warhammer, hollow knight, tomb raider etc. with it? What is your experience? Is it easier to set the vertical and horizontal camera angle with it compared to an xbox-like controller? I'd problems with controllers at 3rd person action games and I'm interested if the sc could solve that.

I find it great for Tomb Raider like games. But I warn you: the first five minutes using it will be very confusing and uncomfortable. Just relax and be patient. After you are over the steep learning curve (a few days to a week), you will find it a nice tool for the job of playing certain types of games.

And if you find yourself feeling handicapped in some games for using it, remember that the PC platform allows you to use just what you like for whatever game you are playing, a luxury not available on the consoles.


Last edited by M@GOid on 11 May 2017 at 11:51 pm UTC
GloriousEggroll 12 May, 2017
Quoting: shigutsonice! any chance to get this discount on amazon?

Amazon is price matching it right now :o
Hori 12 May, 2017
The SC is an amazing piece of hardware. But I already have one :) And I wouldn't get a second one because it's quite expensive to ship to Romania (or at least it was so when I bought mine ~1 year ago)

Unfortunately, I have no use for the Link in my setup.


Last edited by Hori on 12 May 2017 at 6:01 am UTC
GoLBuzzkill 12 May, 2017
Talking about Steam crap, I miss overly optimistic Steam survey articles :(
Alm888 12 May, 2017
Eeww... What does Steam-link have to do with Linux?
MagicMyth 12 May, 2017
In the UK you can get them at those prices at Game.co.uk and with free delivery. I picked up the Steam Link for that price the last time it was on sale at Game. One of the best bargain purchases I've made as its worked out great for my girlfriend and I on the couch (though mostly for Pacman :D ). It's a shame that AMD hardware video encoding still does not work on Linux for Steam In-Home streaming. Come on Valve. VA-API encoding has been around for ages.

Oh and as this is my first post on GOL, Hello to the GOL community!


Last edited by MagicMyth on 12 May 2017 at 7:56 am UTC
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