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The big Steam Autumn Sale is now live, time to nominate for the Steam Awards

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Valve have today started the big Autumn Sale with tons of ridiculously good deals. On top of that, the Steam Awards have returned so it's time to make your nominations.

Far too many games on sale, here's a few fun picks:

Another incredible deal is the Steam Controller, which has gone down to £4.00 / $5.00 / €5.50 and they only have a limited amount left so it looks like this is the last run. We've emailed Valve to see if they care to confirm this is the end of the Steam Controller.

Honestly, the Steam Controller has been incredible to the point that I confessed my love of it in an article before. Highly versatile too, with the help of SC Controller. At that price, I might have to pickup a spare, I will be quite sad whenever mine die.

If you wish to show your appreciation to certain games, you can nominate them for the Steam Awards here. You get one of those fancy profile badges if you do, you all care about those right?

You have until December 3rd to pick up your cheap games.

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Tags: Game Sale, Steam
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Mohandevir 27 November 2019 at 9:49 pm UTC
SalvatosAre you guys saying that you can control the camera by just tilting the SC sideways?

Exactly! Right thumb on the trackpad activates the gyroscope (even that is configurable). You may even make it a steering wheel for a racing game! Did it for Dirt and Grid games.

Edit:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/353370/discussions/0/496881136922527792/

Thing is, there are many community created templates that you don't need to tweak... Just a quick search should be enough to load one that fits your needs.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 27 November 2019 at 10:11 pm UTC
lectrode 27 November 2019 at 10:18 pm UTC
Did Valve run out then find some more? Or maybe it's region specific...

Despite reports on here that there were no more controllers, I was able to get one for $5 ($15 after shipping) just now. The page for it still says "Limited stock available"
sub 27 November 2019 at 10:43 pm UTC
lectrodeDid Valve run out then find some more? Or maybe it's region specific...

Despite reports on here that there were no more controllers, I was able to get one for $5 ($15 after shipping) just now. The page for it still says "Limited stock available"

Here it says "Limited quantity remaining" but
"Out of stock" on the buy button.

Maybe they assign you to a certain logistics center depending on your location
and that stock is what counts?
BielFPs 27 November 2019 at 11:52 pm UTC
chr
BielFPs
chrI'm pretty sad I missed the SC carrying case.

Could be worse, here it costs R$450,00 (used of course)

Sorry, neither DDG nor Google is being helpful in this. What currency is that? Also I presume "450,00" is 450 money units, but I wouldn't be surprised for cultural differences and 45000 actually.

Something like $105,62 (Brazillian "Reais")
Bertie 28 November 2019 at 7:59 am UTC
CFWhitman
Sojiro84I bought the Steam Controller again a few months ago with Sekiro to give it another try. The first one went to the trash after I was unable to play a game with it.

Unfortunately, after trying and giving it a honest try, I still just cant play with the Steam Controller. I lack feedback with the touch thingy and therefore shooters and third person games are impossible to play.

Maybe if I tried for days on end for 3 months I might get used to it, but that is way too much time to learn a new controller.

So I went back the the XONE controller in the end. Don't fix what ain't broken IMHO.

I know a common issue people have with the Steam Controller is not taking proper advantage of the accelerometer. People try to use the touchpads to take the place of mouse control in situations where the accelerometer works better. Of course it doesn't seem to be for everyone, and it takes some getting used to.

I once had a Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike controller, and other people tried it and thought I was crazy to use it. I played through Half-Life in its entirety with that controller, though. I actually quite liked it. The digital thumb stick (which I used for movement, like WASD keys with a mouse/keyboard set up) broke on it, and I repaired it. I continued to use it until the microswitches for the buttons started to go bad. Of course there was no replacement available. I think controllers with an accelerometer to take the place of mouse aiming, like the Steam controller, are probably the closest thing to a replacement for it now.

Edit: I wanted to add that I haven't really used a Steam Controller because I haven't taken the time to set it up and get used to it. I've now used a mouse and keyboard so much that I don't have the same degree of desire to have a controller to control first person shooters that I had back in 1999. I still plan on trying it though because there are certain advantages to playing by feel with a controller over a keyboard (i.e., you're less likely to hit the wrong button when under pressure with a controller).

Yeah, the gyro aiming is so nice with the steam controller. When I built my first gaming pc I bought the steam controller because I didn't think I'd get used to mouse and keyboard for games having used nothing but controllers before. The first game I tried it with was Doom 2016. At the start it was very difficult to get used to, but I could see it was a matter of learning the skills needed and it was actually enjoyable learning how to use the controller and getting better with it. Learning to use the controller was like a game in itself. And by the time I'd completed Doom I was in love with the controller. Sad to see it's demise.
Salvatos 28 November 2019 at 3:02 am UTC
Mohandevir
SalvatosAre you guys saying that you can control the camera by just tilting the SC sideways?

Exactly! Right thumb on the trackpad activates the gyroscope (even that is configurable). You may even make it a steering wheel for a racing game! Did it for Dirt and Grid games.

Edit:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/353370/discussions/0/496881136922527792/

Thing is, there are many community created templates that you don't need to tweak... Just a quick search should be enough to load one that fits your needs.
Huh, I never realized that while I had one. Pretty nifty feature.
buckysrevenge 28 November 2019 at 5:32 am UTC
Lcs006
buckysrevengeI think I might have to pick up a third steam controller, that's an incredible price
Already out of stock, sadly.
I lucked out and got one before they sold out
sub 28 November 2019 at 7:19 am UTC
I was just able to purchase a SC.

Today it said Limited quantities but the buy button was not greyed out.
The first attempt failed as it still said "Out of stock" late in the process,
when you have to enter your shipping address.
So this did not work and I basically gave up.

It was still in the cart because I forgot to remove.
I bought a game from the sale and left the SC in the cart.

This time it worked.
Take it with a grain of salt. I'm not sure this was pure luck
(maybe it's a statistical thing how they distribute the stock left)
or has really something to do with having something in the cart.

Good luck!
TheSyldat 28 November 2019 at 9:02 am UTC
MohandevirBut I have to admit that the Steam Controller's Joystick emulation, with a trackpad, is garbage... Much better to start with a standard Xbox controller setup and modify the right trackpad to be used as a mouse or a joystick in mouse mode, imo.

Joystick isn't so much garbage as it higlights what kind of weird stupid funky things devs are doing to make aiming with a joystick semi tolerable.

Hell that's why Dishonored 2 templates reverted back to KBM modes because of the weird behavior of the aim correction of the gamepad mode.
Liam Dawe 28 November 2019 at 9:34 am UTC
Liam DaweHave emailed Valve about the Steam Controller, awaiting a response.
No reply to us, sadly.
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