Submitted by Valay 949d ago | rumor

Rumor: Xbox 360-shaped controller with built-in screen spotted at Valve

An image was supposedly taken at Valve's offices and distributed by a Reddit user. (Valve, Xbox 360)

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Relientk77  +   949d ago
Are you sure about that? It looks like a mirror. I guess the screen could be very reflective, and in the 'screen' is a light that's on the ceiling

maybe it's just me
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ATi_Elite  +   949d ago
Dam that stupid controller!
Do you see the:

Keyboard shaped guitar?

HL2 Magnet Mine Plush toy!

Star Wars Droid with the Robotic arm on top of it!

Microscope.....Why do they need a Microscope?

The entrance to his office is gonna be a Portal

Several books on Theoretical Sciences and

The Chalk Board has a design on it for a controller

Something in the back looks like a Grey Wii

Portal Hazard sticker on the Portal door!

Something that is either a Black Tie Fighter or a Man Hack! (I can't tell)

....and what's with that huge mirror? is it a Screen or something?
NewZealander  +   949d ago
wow you picked up on so much! i went meh strange controller whoopdedoo, omg hire a cleaner that place is filthy! then closed the page.
No Way  +   948d ago
NewZealander -
Lmao, same here! I looked at the red circle and was like, I can't tell.
Like, I didn't even catch the big things, like the door or the television.

Abdou23  +   948d ago
The whole photo looks like someone is toying with Photoshop.
hkgamer  +   948d ago
The white board has a controller and says something about ___ display.
Next to it has few circles and says keyboard?
maybe that is the onscreen keyboard created for the Big screen thing they are working on.
Actually they have a massive monitor right there so it is probably all about that big screen project they are working on.
I can't remember what it was called.

Guitarkeyboard looks quite funky.

isit just me or does that mouse next to the controller look massive.
xPhearR3dx  +   948d ago
That's a friggin' guitar with a computer keyboard attached to it lol
andibandit  +   948d ago
is it me or does it say "Time Machine" on the chalk board?
FamilyGuy  +   948d ago
This guy is obviously someone that modifies hardware, that's not a new 360 controller, it's a mod.

Just look at the room itself and all the things in it, like you did, and it's easy to tell, even his chair is modded.

His doorway alone lets you know he's a gaming enthusiast that's serious about modding.
subtenko  +   948d ago
Huge Mirror = Portal 3

Oh, but anyone else thinking of the pre-portal game with actual mirrors? :)
Feralkitsune  +   948d ago
THIS greater than actual article. lol
Stephen5543  +   949d ago
"403 Forbidden"
DeadlyFire  +   948d ago
guys really??? that is not a game controller. Looks more like a dev tool to draw and fine tune things.
iamnsuperman  +   948d ago
I can see how people are getting excited however just look at the dam thing. I agree with you it looks like a mirror/very reflective screen also this mirror/screen is in a really uncomfortable and odd place if it was to have touch screen (pointless having another screen without it). My guess it has something to do with developing games and not a new controller/console/box
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Syntax-Error  +   948d ago
Dude relax, the article even mention the Commodore 64 guitar, so what's the big deal. Second, the robotic arm is Armitron which was sold at Radio Shack back in '84. I still have mine and it still works. Just looks like they have fun at valve. Love the Portal door entrance. That must be the new Sharp Aquos 90 inch TV. Thing goes for 10K
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FanboyPunisher  +   948d ago
clearly a controller, use a bigger screen like a tv view the image in full size.

Conclusively a controller with a LCD by the looks of it. Could be a touchpad too.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   948d ago
Well.. well.. well.. JUST LIKE I'VE BEEN SAYING ON THIS SITE! Check my comments. I have a 360 insider on my site, and he has told me about this. Also, the new controller will have rumble on the analog sticks, and the trigger buttons.

I HAVE FORETOLD THIS! BELIEVE IN MY INSIDER! He has never been wrong with me so far. Look at my comment here 41 DAYS AGO!!! http://n4g.com/news/1049612...
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zeddy  +   948d ago
looks awful whatever it is.
DaThreats  +   949d ago
Doesnt look like a controller
Looks like a screen with a weird shape having buttons and a pad on top.
attilayavuzer  +   949d ago
Xbox shaped? You mean it's shaped like the console right? Fucker's a brick with a gameboy screen...
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rpd123  +   948d ago
Hahahahaha, that comment made my day.
attilayavuzer  +   949d ago
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Carl_Shocker  +   949d ago
Imagine what that would feel like in your hands...ew :|

The first thing that caught my eye though was the women in back the background with how bored she looks, not to mention the "Keyboard" guitar :)
ninjabake  +   949d ago
Probably wouldn't feel too different from the Xbox 360 chat pad, maybe a little longer. I'm sure its only a prototype tho...
DivineAssault  +   949d ago
if that happens, its game over for Wii U.. Damn, they showd everyone what they were up to way too early.. Now MS & Sony have a chance to 1 up them.. I hope if its made that way that its detachable like the keyboards.. It could happen tho.. detachable digital touchscreen keyboards for messaging & a real time map or hud during gameplay.. Only difference then would be games being fully playable on it which no1 cares about anyway
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sikbeta  +   949d ago
Smartglass was made to "compete" with the wii-u, though, it's in another level, more for people who use twitter and FB on their phones and want to have everything "connected" with their console, than a gamepad with screen

Vita is supposedly the answer coming from Sony, but no one is going to pay $250 for a controller with screen for their PS3s
MaxXAttaxX  +   948d ago
That's not "Sony's answer". That feature was announced along with the Vita before we even knew what the Wii U was.

And it's not a $250 controller because that's not its only feature. It's an entire multimedia gaming system on its own that can be played anywhere at any time, not just in front of the TV in the same room. The Wii U gamepad is nothing like it.
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blue_flowers  +   949d ago
looks a bit bulky lol, i feel like any controller with a screen should stay away from the Wii U design and just be modeled after the Vita. the vita or anything similar seems to be a good place to start when it comes to making controllers with big screens, still not sure why Wii U's controller is so big.
linkratos  +   948d ago
Because the WIi U pad is designed ergonomically to feel comfortable in the hand, and handle full console controls with full joystick, triggers, and a larger screen.
3GenGames  +   949d ago
I see a C64/Heathkit guitar...that MUST mean there's something coming out with that too!! /s

Who cares?
Hicken  +   949d ago | Intelligent
That's probably something like a devkit controller. Let's use our heads here, people.

Edit @DivineAssault: I don't think it's for use with any game in particular, but rather that it lets them access dev tools while directly inside the game on-console.
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vortis  +   949d ago
For a guy with one bubble that was the most sensible comment in this entire thread. Bubbles to you, sir.
Irishguy95  +   949d ago
Low bubbles often speak the truth
hkgamer  +   948d ago

says the guy who has 2 bubbles.
but I agree, I lost a bubble because i said mgs5 makes mgs4 look like a ps2 game.


that second screen maybe used for text and other things.
DivineAssault  +   949d ago
Yessir.. But a dev kit controller for what?? a prototype more than likely but that shows someone somewhere is using a 2nd screen for a game.. Wonder if all the companies are going in for this in one way or another
ronin4life  +   949d ago
That makes sense if this rumor has any solid ground about it.
kcuthbertson  +   949d ago
My guess is that it's some sort of debugger controller or something along those lines. Valve is a smart company, and there is no way they would produce something so hideous, and what looks to be very uncomfortable.

Oh and also, they're not a hardware company...yet.
ronin4life  +   949d ago
What the HELL is that? O.o;;
Dovahkiin  +   948d ago
o;;..o; WHO knows?

baldulf  +   949d ago
Seems like a custom built pad recycling pieces from a 360 pad. It doesn't have to be related to Microsoft.
bligmerk  +   949d ago
It looks like it fits in the same space as the add-on keyboard. More likely, it is a small touch screen display that can provide a virtual keyboard as well as other interactive graphics.
Raider69  +   949d ago
wtf journalism!
Dunpeal  +   949d ago
next gen can't come soon enough. if only to end all these dumb speculation articles
sandman224  +   949d ago
I hope not. Let's focus on making a powerful console first. We already have kinect. That's plenty. Don't be a nintendo.
duff916  +   949d ago
The next gen kid in me sees a second controller under the guys office chair on the right. Also note the 720 dev kit right under the flat screen.
Straightupbeastly  +   949d ago
Sony better hurry up
AngelicIceDiamond  +   949d ago
Doesn't look like an Xbox pad at all. From the angle it looks like a Wii U pad.
XB1_PS4  +   949d ago
It looks uncomfortable, but when I hold my 360 controller, it seems that the spot where the screen is wouldn't hinder the "comfortablyness". I don't know if it's a prototype for their new console. However I do have faith in Valve, and in whatever they're attempting.
Neko_Mega  +   949d ago
Even if Xbox 360 gets one, who cares? I mean at best it will offer people to do the same thing that Wii U is offering to do with its screen on controller.

I like the Dreamcast with the VMU card in the controller, it was fun because when playing Tony Hawk 2. If you mess up, it told you that you suck or something else, don't think any games will do that now.
dee-ecks  +   949d ago
Look at the reflection on the tv..... Very telling.
YoungPlex  +   949d ago
That's the ugliest brick I've ever seen! One thing that's noticeable is that its on top of a PC which could be some type of mod or home-brewed portable console. People jump to conclusions real quick but never take in the facts. Fact is that anyone can build any type of mod in this day and age. Whatever tickles your fancy!
Incipio  +   948d ago
Ugh. Great. If true, then welcome to the next-gen gimmick, everyone.
3-4-5  +   948d ago
This is what I was thinking the Xbox 720 controller would be.

Microsoft better not change the 360 controller more than 5%, or at least make 360 controllers playable on the new system.

This controller looks awesome though.

It's like Dreamcast + Xbox360 + Wii U gamepad = awesome.
Angainor7  +   948d ago
is this your house or what?
guitar_nerd_23  +   948d ago
Anyone else notice what looks like a computer keyboard with a bass guitar neck on it?

IAmLee  +   948d ago
No one cares..
Sorry but valve would make a better console than anyone! They figured how to quickly type with a controller and created the first good browser for a controller! When a pc company can do this better than a console company They are ready!

Also the fact that they don't have to answer to shareholders is a nice touch.
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Perjoss  +   948d ago
you obviously cared enough to make this post :)
IAmLee  +   947d ago
... you sir an idiot. Just because someone comment's on something doesn't mean they care.
Moncole  +   948d ago
Someone at Valve made this. They made it because they like combining things.
PAYNEinc85  +   948d ago
Why is the TV so tall?
Looks like about a 60 - 65 inch but it's way taller than most tvs that size.
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