Here's a quick look at some games being played with the prototype version of the Steam Controller -- the same version that we'll be shipping to 300 Steam use...

Comment by Aussie Legend on October 11, 2013 at 12:37pm
Civ with a controller... I thought I'd never see the day (or want to). I think for FPS it actually might be pretty nice, not sure what other genres though... I'd have to imagine stuff like fighting games would be pretty terrible on it
Comment by Talis12 on October 11, 2013 at 2:36pm
yeh id imagine fighting games would be a pain but its good to see developers can basically map anything they want to the circle pads(?). They requested consumer feedback of what to see next so give them a shout to show some Street Fighter :)
Comment by Amrit Randay on October 11, 2013 at 4:27pm
But the thing is Mitch, I don't think the Steam controller is trying to replace the controllers we already have. It seems like it's another alternative to certain genres of games that tend to control better with mouse and keyboard compared to the controllers that are currently available. It actually looks really darn cool.
Comment by Aussie Legend on October 11, 2013 at 10:32pm

Well it kind of is, because they want this to be the go to Steam in the living room controller. What this controller is meant to provide is a (arguably superior) keyboard and mouse experience on the TV, and whilst it may not replace those who already have their favourite controllers its definately designed to transition M&K users over to the land of us controller uses. That's the long goal anyways, but it looks nifty I just question its usability in certain situations that is all.

Comment by Ian - Alexander Arts on October 12, 2013 at 5:08am
It answered some questions I had, but I still need to try before I buy, hopefully a lot of store will have it set up...

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