The lights are on
The last of Valve's trio of announcements regarding the expansion of Steam has finally landed. The company's thumbstick-less proprietary controller joins the other news about the Steam Machine and SteamOS. Now that you know all about Valve's strategy to infiltrate your living room, are you interested?
The Steam Machine is a gaming-focused PC that comes equipped with Valve's new SteamOS. The Steam Controller is being custom designed to work with the new platform, and offers unique track pad-centric input. The Steam Controller is by far the the most unusual aspect of Valve's new push. With these new revelations in mind, are you interested?
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I think I'm going to give it a try and then make up my mind from there. So far I'm not excited about the track pad, to use to joysticks. I will continue to follow this and see where it goes.
I am. My laptop is falling behind in the gaming spectrum and I think it will be neat to have a sort of pc/console type machine to go along with a ps4 next year. I'll be happy to play Dota 2 on a big screen natively, but I'm interested in how the controller will work. As someone who prefers a controller over mouse and keyboard in games outside of MOBAs, I'm interested to see if it can compete. Hopefully the prices aren't bad and that the console is upgradeable throughout its lifespan. Being a college student that is about to get married, price will play a large role in buying it. No matter how much I want Titanfall.
I am 2/3 excited. The controller doesn't thrill me.
I am excited for all of it. I have multiple computers with multiple OS's. I use my windows box for games and this seems like an awesome way to play, especially on my couch. Would love to replace that windows with steamOS. I am also a fan of controllers with games and am excited to see where this goes.
hardware, yes. controller, no.
I still have no gaming PC or controller to use with it.
So yeah, I'm interested.
The controller is the most intriguing announcement for me. Would definitely like to give it a try and see how it compares to other controllers and the keyboard/mouse. If it comes close to mouse and keyboard control I may want one to use with my Rift...eventually.
Not at all.
I am not excited by any of them in the least. Steam Machine and SteamOS...nah. And I'd rather hook up my PS3/4 controller to my PC than anything else.
I am interested in the "steam os" but that's it.
Pretty much anything coming from valve will peak my interest
If that controller actually works out, then I might buy one and just hook my laptop up to the TV. A Steam Machine would be cool, but as long as my laptop still works, I suppose I don't need one.
No. The controller is hideous.
If it works with my windows pc and can truly replace/emulate a mouse and keyboard then:
I am super excited about the controller. I hope it works well because I will get one for sure. As for the steamOS and steam machine... no because to me it looks like another thing to hog exclusives. I like PC gaming because having a gaming PC not only lets you play games but it also lets you do all your work and web browsing on one device. Maybe having the steamOS and windows OS on the same computer would be cool but I'd rather them just make the controller and then have easily customized PCs that they help fund. I don't think I will be a big fan of SteamOS, even though it is free