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Steam Controller Concept Demo-What does CAG think?


#1 brian_fin   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

Mentioned in last episode, but here's a follow up for Shipwreck.  What do you think CAG??  It shows some great potential and has incredible versatitilty compared to mouse & keyboard or standalone controller.  Can't wait to try it out myself.

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#2 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

We need to see it used with games in every genre out there.


So far, it looks okay. It does show it is leagues ahead of using silly analog sticks in a first person shooter. The guy even mentions how you don't need autoaim anymore (you scrubs). You don't have to "guess" with sticks, you can pretty much go exactly where you want to aim.


But we must see how it performs with other games. Yeah, we've heard it'll do Spelunky and Super Meat Boy just fine, which is a superb baseline for 2D platformers. Though what about 3D platformers, like Sonic Generations or A Hat in Time?


What about fighting games? Driving games? Puzzlers? Various RPGs like Deus Ex or Baldur's Gate? Can users come up with viable configurations since there are going to be user-made control bindings distributed through the Steam Workshop?


There's lots of unknowns. The potential for this is looking good for now, at least.

#3 DurbanBrown   to the MOON CAGiversary!   1645 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  


Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

this got me pumped for steam box. prob gonna grab one if they are not too expensive.

#4 shipwreck   CAG Reviews Editor Super Moderators   7576 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:43 PM

After watching the video, I'm convinced that's not how I want to play games. Too much thumb flicking.

#5 Nohbdy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2212 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:42 PM

Too much thumb flicking.

That would depend on what you're playing in the first place, wouldn't it?

#6 cvarta   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

I can't really judge the controller without having had the chance of trying it out myself. However the steambox itself is really interesting. The machine  (different configurations were shipped to the beta testers) has really high-end specs. We are talking about a core i7 with a GTX 780 in such a small box. I know, it's a bit larger than a xbOne but compared to a PC it's relatively small. I would love to put something likes this beneath my TV.

Currently I have an old mac mini which can barely handle the latest games but it works for Portal 1/2 and HL 1/2 which are the only games that I play on PC.