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    Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    There's a SteamOS game sale now on, to celebrate the GDC announcements.
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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Why do I always look at Steam sales? I don't need another game, but I can see another fiver leaving the wallet there.

    At that price I might even give Goat Simulator a try, try and see why my kids have spent so much time on it

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    I'm definitely tempted by the controller and steam link however I'll need to see the final UK price first... Probably £49.99... Sigh...
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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    I want one

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Why do I always look at Steam sales? I don't need another game, but I can see another fiver leaving the wallet there.

    At that price I might even give Goat Simulator a try, try and see why my kids have spent so much time on it
    Its pretty funny!

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Why do I always look at Steam sales? I don't need another game, but I can see another fiver leaving the wallet there.

    At that price I might even give Goat Simulator a try, try and see why my kids have spent so much time on it
    Oh no! I looked at the sale too! I'm probably going to have to pick up Geometry wars 3D! And maybe Torchlight II and FTL. And perhaps Civ V. And perhaps War Game.

    Oh god.

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I'm definitely tempted by the controller and steam link however I'll need to see the final UK price first... Probably £49.99... Sigh...
    no vat in US, with VAT 49.99 is reasonable

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    no vat in US, with VAT 49.99 is reasonable
    Today, $49.99 is £32.81. VAT is 20%, making total a potential cost of £39.37. 25% markup to cover for UK operations is very steep. But that's just the way it is, isn't it?

    I'm still pretty interested in this though, it has some to work well with games that aren't FPS's. I have a 360 remote for that !

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Not going to lie, sick of hearing about Valve's controller antics now. Would rather just know what the final one is when it's announced...

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    I see Ebuyer have a Steam PC section now:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Steam-PC

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I see Ebuyer have a Steam PC section now:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Steam-PC
    Just had a quick look.

    Clicky. Looks good, till you see it's powered by a 250 watt PSU!! That MUST be cutting it fine!

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Just had a quick look.

    Clicky. Looks good, till you see it's powered by a 250 watt PSU!! That MUST be cutting it fine!
    Possibly, but possibly not.

    Looking at the Anandtech R9-270 review...



    they are getting just under 250W at the wall, so allowing for the use of a 1200W psu which is probably going to be really inefficient at that sort of power level so the 239W at the wall for the stock Ice-Q model is probably about 190W delivered (assuming 80% efficient PSU). Then those tests are done with an overclocked i7 on a top end motherboard, so knock off some more for that, the real world power requirement of that steam box is probably about 150W.

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    that controller looks nice

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    still can't see it being significantly superior to the current Xbox Onecontroller that I use on both Xbox One and my PC - be nice if it was though.

    and I agree with cheesemp - if it's 49.99 USD it will probably be 49.99 GBP (or near enough)

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    Re: Probable final design of Valve's Steam Controller shown at GDC

    Quote Originally Posted by cps1974 View Post
    and I agree with cheesemp - if it's 49.99 USD it will probably be 49.99 GBP (or near enough)
    At that price I presume the cheap clone models will be on ebay within weeks.

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