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Submitted by MultiConsoleGamer 1171d ago | opinion piece

Valve Steambox Controller Revealed?

It has been rumored that Valve, the company behind the Half Life series and Steam, is making their own video game console. A new picture showing the possible controller for the system has just been leaked to the web. Learn the truth about this controller and find out why it was leaked to the web. This story gives you the "big picture" you won't find anywhere else.

Please Note: This is not the same story you have seen on other sites. This opinion piece exposes the motives and the marketing behind this controversial leaked image. (PC, Steam, Tech, Valve)

abzdine  +   1171d ago
Only the future will tell.
ZidaneNL  +   1171d ago
"the company behind the Half Life series and Steam"

Thanks for that. I honestly had no idea who Valve was before I read that.
Fishy Fingers  +   1171d ago
Perhaps it was written with more than just you in mind?
camel_toad  +   1171d ago
I would be very interested in it if it turns out true considering the research valve has been putting into tech like biometrics.

Having a console that's reading our emotional responses could direct the ai to behave accordingly making for some extremely unique gameplay.

I think better graphics aside consoles need some major game-changing tech and not just gimmicks like motion controls which are generally less effective than a good old game pad.
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da_2pacalypse  +   1171d ago
Or maybe it's just a controller? You know PC's can use controllers also....
BX81  +   1171d ago
I only know valve from LFD and counter strike. I didn't know they did half life. I played it once and thought it sucked, so I guess that's why I didn't link the both.
Saryk  +   1171d ago
I'd buy it!
Ryto  +   1171d ago
I read that valve weren't happy with current pc inputs, maybe it's just a peripheral for the pc gamers, the technicians job advertisements mentioned reinventing the controller.

I honestly have no idea of valves capita or worth, but could they really afford to release a console? Their main 'fans', I would imagine are PC gamers, who prefer that set up, why would valve alienate them in a crowded market against a (sadly fan boyish) market.

That's my opinion and thoughts, obviously I've just generalised all valve gamers are pc dedicates, I imagine most in reality have consoles too :P
I just can't see and think why they would take such a risk.
Hicken  +   1171d ago
... it's a developer controller.

They're developers, right?

They make games on 360, right?

Why wouldn't they have a controller built specifically with the needs of a developer in mind? You know, one that allows them to access their tools or see the code running real-time while in the game? Something that would be directly connected to the game running on its intended system, instead of having to run it through a PC?

Why does it seem like it's so difficult for people to look at such a controller in a developer's possession and come to the most logical conclusion? Why do people instead come up with the craziest ideas?
Sketchy_Galore  +   1171d ago
You fools, it's clearly a robot giant's severed toe resting on top of a sexy lady's shoe.
maelstromb  +   1171d ago
Oh, I hope not! That thing looks like a Dreamcast controller on steroids, and it's probably way too heavy to boot.
sprinterboy  +   1171d ago
It's the controller for the new steam tv app. People are so dumb.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1171d ago
Yeah that's kinda the point of the article...

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