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WiinUSoft Allows Pro Controllers On PC, Steam-Friendly

The time of a great change is at hand! Wii U controllers may soon be the new standard in quality gaming on your PC with the release of WiinUSoft.

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SidebarTalk3443d ago

Thank GOD. I'm stoked to try out Skullgirls using the Pro Controller, this is going to be awesome!

wonderfulmonkeyman3442d ago (Edited 3442d ago )

That'd be an awesome thing to use with Dust: An Elysian Tail and Bastion.
Now if only someone could find a way of enabling the Game Pad to allow off-screen play on Steam games.
Dust in my hands...

Big_Game_Hunters3442d ago

yay! i'll be honest the pro controller has become my favorite.

wannabe gamer3442d ago

so why is this controller any better than an xbox360 controller for PC? looks the same as far as amount of buttons and functions. just has stick and face buttons in opposite positions.... not a big deal unless you dont own a controller and just want to try something different i guess. but with xbox 260 controllers going so cheap now i dont see the point in switching over. amazon had them for 25$ yesterday

syne493442d ago

I like the bumpers a lot more on the Pro and the d-pad is actually useable.

wannabe gamer3441d ago

i can see the Dpad thing for sure. MS has never been able to get Dpad right

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Valve facing £656,000,000 lawsuit over claims Steam is ripping off players

The owner of Steam has been accused of overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the UK and 'shutting out' competition in a new lawsuit.

Dan508d ago

Overcharging? Have these people never heard of sales?

just_looken8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

"Valve, the owner of Steam, is being sued for £656m over claims it is abusing its dominant market position to overcharge players.

The collective action claim has been filed with the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal by digital rights campaigner Vicki Shotbolt.

In the lawsuit, Shotbolt accuses Valve of ‘shutting out’ competition when it comes to buying PC games and DLC, which has led to 14m people in the UK being overcharged for PC games as a result.

The claim is seeking up to £44 compensation for every UK player who has bought a PC game or add-on content from June 5, 2018."

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So they are trying to take the apple/sony/xbox approach were there is only one store without ever using a pc for gaming.

Anyone with a ounce of pc gaming knowledge knows steam did nothing when competition and the launcher war happened but now every publisher that had there own launcher with games only available on that platform are slowing coming back to steam.

This "lawsuit" should be directed to launcher's like rockstar's as they have games only available on there like the gta collection or ubisoft with xdefiant heck epic launcher exclusive games. There is no grounds in which steam has locked down content to there platform except there own games though there are disc versions of those except half life alex.

Pc players still have the best choice on game buying with multiple launcher's and site that offers keys like my fav humble bundle but on the same platform we have the worst drm along with those 3rd part launcher's that need to run in the background.

anast8d ago

How about suing them for the game files that the customer should own?

Michiel19897d ago

yes, let's give storefronts the power to decide over properties they don't own, sounds awesome

anast7d ago

I don't understand. Your comment isn't clear.

Michiel19897d ago

I was being sarcastic, 99.9% of games sold on there are not from valve so there's not much they can do about it.

anast6d ago (Edited 6d ago )

Since the customer has agreed not to own, there is nothing that can be done. If customers do not agree, then the landscape looks different.

anast6d ago

In addition, if Steam goes out of business, they have measures to ensure gamers keep their steam games. This seems to be a grey area of ownership, someone has agreed to some kind of perpetuity in the case of this event, which could a possible hole to exploit.

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Goodguy018d ago

Steam allows 3rd party apps (which I hate) and...we all know that egs is the one that keeps buying exclusivity lol. A lot of devs and consumers rely on steam hence it's very heavy support.

VariantAEC8d ago

Imagine a child safety advocate switching gears and targeting how a business sells games, weird right? I could be wrong, and maybe old blonds in England with the name Vicki Shotbolt are a dime a dozen... but assuming this is the same Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone, her company The Parent Zone partnered with MS in 2014. That's a long time ago I know, but apparently Shotbolt has ties with the UK government.

I'm not saying anything, but MS doesn't let partnerships like that die.

paulust20028d ago

If I get 44 pound from them I'll only be spending it in the steam store...fucking absurd ..one of the most ethical companies out there and largely due to them not being a public offering imo