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Old 16th Jan 2014, 10:40   #1
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Valve drops touch-screen from Steam Controller

Looks to add D-pad, too.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...w-controller/1
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 12:09   #2
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Nice move. I'd hate to have to look at a touche screen, and thus getting my eyes off of the screen. Trust your fingers, they know where they are without relying on your eyes (no hidden meaning in this sentence ).

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Old 16th Jan 2014, 14:38   #3
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Nice move. I'd hate to have to look at a touche screen, and thus getting my eyes off of the screen. Trust your fingers, they know where they are without relying on your eyes (no hidden meaning in this sentence ).
Agreed, it'd have been a pointless expense. SteamOS computers are already going to be a bit on the expensive side (and if not expensive, mediocre) so I don't think one of these controllers will really have an appeal if they end up costing more than $100 due to a touchscreen.
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But wasn't this a selling point? The premise was good and a lot here including myself would have liked to see it.

Is it just me or are the stand out benefits of a SteamBox/Machine/OS starting to look a bit thin on the ground?
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But wasn't this a selling point? The premise was good and a lot here including myself would have liked to see it.

Is it just me or are the stand out benefits of a SteamBox/Machine/OS starting to look a bit thin on the ground?
No, the touch screen controller was the selling point of the Wii-U. The Steam controller's selling point was being able to play games that require a mouse and keyboard, and the fact there are no physical joysticks. Unless I misunderstood something, it seems the functionality of the steam controller's touchscreen is there, it just simply isn't a screen.
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Would like to know if the change from touchscreen to touchpad is going to have the same haptics as the circular ones.
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Old 18th Jan 2014, 08:52   #7
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I'm pretty sure they were selling it as a revolution in game controlling with the touch screen and the circle things that nipple twist gabe.

Kinda feels like an AMD scale let down to me.
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