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Submitted by Galifrey13 281d ago | news

Valve delays Steam Machine controller to 2015

Valve has delayed the launch of its Steam Machine video games PCs until next year at the earliest.

The US-based firm said it needed more time to work on the system's controllers, which feature two haptic-feedback trackpads. (Industry, Steam, Steam Machines, Tech)

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Future_2015  +   282d ago
Dont realy care, I have a gaming pc but i can see the demand for people who dont want to build their own system or know little on gaming pcs to get a steam machine
jackanderson1985  +   282d ago
even then surely you can buy pre-built machines now that are costing less than what I've seen as the pricing for these some of the steam machines
Future_2015  +   282d ago
A lot of console peeps can be alienated to even the look of pcs so the steam machines with the console style designs will draw them in. Also steam os or steam big picture will help the simplicity that console peeps like
Jonny5isalive  +   281d ago
yeah only noobs who dont know they can barely play any games on it would buy it. Lets hope they can get alot of games that run on it by the time it comes out or it will flop harder than it already is gonna .

Im not trying to be a steam machine hater, but it would be much better to just buy a PC. Then it can be an actual computer and play ALL PC games. I also think any pad without sticks sucks and although ive never tried it, just looking at it makes me say MEHH.
user5669510  +   281d ago
seeing how new gpus is launching later this year i dont see how these machines isnt going to be able to out perform next gen consoles. the more the better. im sure they are some people that dont want to be bothered building a pc. me i just want the controller.
Volkama  +   281d ago
This is the Steam Controller though, if it turns out to be brilliant it will be brilliant for any PC gamer with or without a Steam machine.

Not counting on it being brilliant, but you never know.
KentBlake  +   282d ago
In other news, Christmas was also delayed to 2015, just as everything else.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   282d ago
2015- Will the be the year of Games confirmed!

Steam Machine getting delayed might as well been a good thing!
choujij  +   281d ago
I don't blame them. The controller needs to be stellar and so far a lot of the reviews are mixed.
90Supra  +   281d ago
Traditional buttons incoming...
BattleAxe  +   281d ago
I think they need an analogue stick on the left side, but I can see the track pad being great for aiming. Honectly though, I'm happy using my Xbox 360 controller on my PC from time to time when I'm playing single player or co-op games that support Xinput.
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DVAcme  +   281d ago
This controller will never take off. They're trying to reinvent the wheel. They said the controller's meant to basically provide an experience like a mouse on a controller, but you can already use a mouse and keyboard with the Steam Box, so why even bother?
Ben_Rage_3  +   281d ago
I think one of the benefits is for people who prefer a controller. Having a controller that acts as a mouse can in theory make the aiming of a gun more accurate. But it will also allow those people to play real time strategy games, which do not work on a traditional controller.
tamulmol  +   281d ago
Maybe developer needs to stop announcing release dates if they know that their product needs tons of improvement. They're embarrassing themselves everytime they do this thing.
Kribwalker  +   281d ago
It is valve, eventually it will become like half life 2 episode 3 and just....disapear
Grave  +   281d ago
I don't think most people care. I've got KB/M, X360 and PS4 controllers all hooked in to my rig. No way Valve's will be better than those without actual sticks.

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