An image was supposedly taken at Valve's offices and distributed by a Reddit user.
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
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 Physics 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?
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.
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. Hmph.
The whole photo looks like someone is toying with Photoshop.
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.
That's a friggin' guitar with a computer keyboard attached to it lol
is it me or does it say "Time Machine" on the chalk board?
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.
Huge Mirror = Portal 3 Oh, but anyone else thinking of the pre-portal game with actual mirrors? :)
THIS greater than actual article. lol
guys really??? that is not a game controller. Looks more like a dev tool to draw and fine tune things.
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
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
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. Badass!
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looks awful whatever it is.
Doesnt look like a controller Looks like a screen with a weird shape having buttons and a pad on top.
Xbox shaped? You mean it's shaped like the console right? Fucker's a brick with a gameboy screen...
Hahahahaha, that comment made my day.
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 :)
Probably wouldn't feel too different from the Xbox 360 chat pad, maybe a little longer. I'm sure its only a prototype tho...
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
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
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.
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.
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.
I see a C64/Heathkit guitar...that MUST mean there's something coming out with that too!! /s Who cares?
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.
For a guy with one bubble that was the most sensible comment in this entire thread. Bubbles to you, sir.
Low bubbles often speak the truth
@irishguy95 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. @divineassualt that second screen maybe used for text and other things.
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
That makes sense if this rumor has any solid ground about it.
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.
O.O; ... What the HELL is that? O.o;;
o;;..o; WHO knows? .... o,;;OO.;
Seems like a custom built pad recycling pieces from a 360 pad. It doesn't have to be related to Microsoft.
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.
next gen can't come soon enough. if only to end all these dumb speculation articles
I hope not. Let's focus on making a powerful console first. We already have kinect. That's plenty. Don't be a nintendo.
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.
Sony better hurry up
Doesn't look like an Xbox pad at all. From the angle it looks like a Wii U pad.
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.
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.
Look at the reflection on the tv..... Very telling.
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!
Ugh. Great. If true, then welcome to the next-gen gimmick, everyone.
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.
is this your house or what?
Anyone else notice what looks like a computer keyboard with a bass guitar neck on it? Weird!
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.
you obviously cared enough to make this post :)
... you sir an idiot. Just because someone comment's on something doesn't mean they care.
Someone at Valve made this. They made it because they like combining things.
Why is the TV so tall? Looks like about a 60 - 65 inch but it's way taller than most tvs that size.
If we have to have controllers like this next gen, Sony should just do a psvita re-design, that is a slightly bigger version with bigger more DS3-like analogue sticks, also big-a-fy the face buttons more to ds3 standards, add either 2 more buttons to face or 2 extra shoulder buttons, & then just work it out so no compatability issues whatsoever....and importantly, a bigger, better, longer lasting battery, & possibly some kind of battery saver mode when using it with PS4.....Not sure how, but maybe screen turns off until you need it for something & then you just touch screen to turn on when needed. Otherwise, 1.5-2hrs playtime. And, a slightly bigger psvita is still a better size than a tablet, or that biggish looking Wii-U thing.
It does somewhat resemble a 360 controller on top, but gawd the screen looks like an old crt SD tv. Hope they shrink that thing down, when i throw it at my tv, it's def gonna break it now.lol
a solution to your controller throwing rage is to stop playing COD...I did it and have had my tv for 2 years now with out replacing it : )
LOL u are probably right, but then who would i give my money to blindly year after year for map pack expansions and great services like elite? /s
Most likely just a prototype, but that's one fat bulky controller.
Xbox 360 shaped and has a built-in screen? Dreamcast anyone? Although that would be the first Xbox, not the new one.
How this becomes news is anyone's guess...
Worst article ever!!!!