Noah J Nelson on Friday, Sep. 27th
Some things have to be seen to be believed, other have to be held. That looks to be the case with the new video game controller software developer/distributor Valve announced today, finishing out a triptych of hype that included a new freely distributed operating system (SteamOS), a open hardware initiative (Steam Machines), and now the Steam Controller.
The watchword is touch pads and the promise is of high-fidelity, low latency control that meets the demands of gamers who are used to using a mouse and keyboard.
Our first look take: there is no way to know how this thing works without getting our hands on one. It might be the weirdest looking controller in ages, however.
Look for the Internet to be flooded with beta hardware review videos when Valve starts shipping the devices to testers this holiday season.
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