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Valve announces Steam Controller

Valve has designed a unique input device for computers: the Steam Controller, the company announced today.<p>Built over the course of the past year, the Steam Controller features no analog sticks; in their place sit two high-resolution circular trackpads for the player's thumbs. The pads can be …

Valve unveils the Steam Controller

A gamepad designed to work with the entire Steam library<p>Today Valve revealed details for its very own gamepad — the Steam Controller, designed to work with the company's Steam Box console. The device features two circular, clickable trackpads with a touchscreen in the middle. "Driven by the …

Valve's Final Steam Living Room Announcement Is The Steam Controller

by Boyzby Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM<p>The controller looks fine, to me. I know they've likely spent a ton of time with R&D on the …

Valve reveals the unorthodox Steam Controller: Has touchscreen, ditches control sticks for trackpads

Valve has unveiled the controller for its upcoming Steam Machines, and it’s full of surprises. The Steam Controller features two trackpads, a central touchscreen, and 16 buttons — a significant departure from standard gamepads found on home gaming consoles such as the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation …

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Valve's Final Announcement Is A Controller, Not Half-Life 3

Valve has made its third and final announcement about its big push into living room PC gaming, and it’s not the much awaited Half-Life 3. It’s a controller designed to work with all PC games, past and present, from the comfort of your own couch. And it is a curious beast indeed.<p>Right away, the …

So what's the big deal with Linux?

Valve's announcements this week about its living room plans for Steam, including a new Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, have connected Linux with games more intimately than ever before.<p>Gabe Newell, Valve's boss and a genuine industry visionary, has made no secret of his preference for …

Here's what you need to know for Saturday, Sept. 28

Valve announces Steam Controller<p>In its last major announcement for the week, Valve shared that the company has been working for the past year on a Steam Controller, which will be compatible with games built for regular controller use as well as designed for keyboard and mouse controls. The …

Finding The Audience For The Steam Machine

I’ve sat back and let the rest of Forbes gaming tackle the various Valve announcements this week from the SteamOS to Steam Machines to now their odd-but-innovative thumbstick-less controller. They all add up to one obvious whole: Valve has its own console, and that could potentially change …