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Valve show the Steam Controller being built, and future software updates

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The Steam Controller excites me, you all know that, and their plans for it sound great! They also showed a really cool video of it being built.

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Pretty awesome video really!

As for the software, being able to take your selected configs with you sounds like a fantastic idea.

Another good thing they are planning is to actually allow some configuration of it for desktop use, with an on-screen keyboard. They specifically mentioned people using it for a media PC, so it's good to see them taking in feedback on how people are using it. That's going to be pretty awesome, but what I really want is the ability to have it fully useful in desktop mode as well as big picture mode, but it sounds like this is a step in that direction.

You will also be able to select and share community configs for non-Steam games soon too, and that's fantastic. So, games you buy on GOG and other stores could be run through Steam, and you could pick an already fine tuned config for it.

See their full update about it here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Eike 11 December 2015 at 9:40 pm UTC
minj 11 December 2015 at 9:58 pm UTC
They did not skimp on the PR costs either it seems
Linas 11 December 2015 at 10:09 pm UTC
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EikeAperture.

I think I will sign up for their testing initiative. Seems legit.
GustyGhost 11 December 2015 at 10:16 pm UTC
Reconstructing More Science was the perfect score to accompany this video.
ElectricPrism 12 December 2015 at 12:17 am UTC
"You will also be able to select and share community configs for non-Steam games soon too"

Well, hot dog.
Segata Sanshiro 12 December 2015 at 12:57 am UTC
AnxiousInfusionReconstructing More Science was the perfect score to accompany this video.

I think Iggy Pop's "Mass Production" from The Idiot

Also, love watching videos of things being mass produced. So dystopian, so cool.
Cybolic 12 December 2015 at 8:59 am UTC
QuoteAnother good thing they are planning is to actually allow some configuration of it for desktop use, with an on-screen keyboard. They specifically mentioned people using it for a media PC

Well, the on-screen keyboard already works in desktop mode (press the stick) and I think the media controls buttons on the key select screen are new, so it's pretty much here already

Better config sharing and community configs for non-Steam games is awesome; access to a joined pool of all your configs would be great as well, so one can have, for example, the same config for all one's FPS games.
mao_dze_dun 12 December 2015 at 9:49 am UTC
ElectricPrism"You will also be able to select and share community configs for non-Steam games soon too"

Well, hot dog.

Actually you can do that now, as well, but it's a bit of a fiddle: http://www.steamcontrollerdb.com/
MayeulC 12 December 2015 at 10:44 am UTC
EikeAperture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCgnWqoP4MM#t=13

Just wait until one of these asks for neurotoxin


Last edited by MayeulC at 13 December 2015 at 12:27 am UTC
burnall 12 December 2015 at 1:09 pm UTC
Nice robots.


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