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  • Blog Post: Here’s A Look At The New, Improved Steam Controller

    Valve is going to be at GDC next week in San Francisco, and they are bringing a new version of the Steam Controller with them. The new version drops the central touchscreen and adds buttons that are more consistent with what’s present on other platform input devices. The new version of the controller... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Starts Home Streaming Group In Advance Of Beta

    Valve has started the first step towards starting a beta for its in-home, computer-to-computer streaming initiative tied to its Steam Machines. Interested gamers have to sign up for the In-Home Streaming Steam group , and the company will start picking people from the group for a beta later this year... More
  • Blog Post: The Steam Machine Prototype Looks Like A Console

    Last month, Valve announced a new game-focused operating system (SteamOS), a plan to put PC-like devices under the television (Steam Machines), and a new controller more capable of handling genres previously relegated to mouse and keyboard control (Steam Controller). The first images of the Steam Machine... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Shows Off Strategy, First-Person, And Mouse-Driven Steam Controller Gameplay

    The Steam Controller is different than the gamepads we are used to using with consoles. The trackpads are designed to mimic mouse movement with additional, mappable functions intended to give users access to keyboard functions. Unfortunately, when Valve first announced the controller, there was no example... More
  • Blog Post: Team Meat's Tommy Refenes Offers Extensive Steam Controller Impressions

    Team Meat's programmer Tommy Refenes has spent time with Valve's unique controller playing games like Super Meat Boy and Spelunky, and has written up a lengthy blog detailing his impressions of the new device. You can check out the full blog here where Refenes begins by explaining how picky he... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Stories Of The Week (September 28, 2013)

    If last week was all about GTA V, this week was lorded over by Gabe Newell. Valve's trio of announcements definitely stole our attention all week long, which makes it no surprise that we're leading off the recap with them. A trio of scenarios for Valve's trio of announcements My biggest conundrum... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Excited For Valve's New Hardware, Controller, And OS?

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Final Steam Living Room Announcement Is The Steam Controller

    As we reported on Wednesday, Valve has developed a controller intended for use with SteamOS (and Steam on other platforms) and the Steam Machines coming in 2014. The Steam Controller isn't exactly like a console controller, though. Instead of thumbsticks, the Steam Controller features track pads... More
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