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    Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    And the Steam Autumn Sale is underway (ends on Tuesday 3rd Dec at 10am PST).
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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    The "huge price cut" might actually have made me buy one. Alas, other people have had the same idea ...and sooner, since it seems to be out of stock here as well.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    First the Steam Machines, then these, guessing the O.S. will be next?
    Gabe must have dug himself a massive hole to hide, gotta be near the Earths core by now?


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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Its a shame really. Seemed like a good idea. I picked one up during the last sale (with a steam link) and to be honest its just sat there. I just prefer Keyboard+Mouse at my PC and don't bother streaming using the steam link as I purchased an xbox for the front room soon after...
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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Still use my Steam Controller and Steam Link from time to time. They have been a HUGE success in my view. You now have the Steam Link app built into devices like Samsung Smart TV's or build-your-own-devices like the Raspberry Pi. There is fully customizable controller layouts for most of the popular controllers - including the XBOX and Playstation controllers. And SteamOS has pushed forward Linux gaming to the point we are starting to see a few select games running better on Linux then Windows.

    Valve has been so successful at massively expanding its own ecosystem by bringing in support from hardware and software partners. That it basically has obsoleted it own hardware because it now has others doing that work for them, bringing new hardware into the Steam Platform.

    Amazing transformation of the Steam Universe by Valve.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The "huge price cut" might actually have made me buy one.
    Indeed, heck they would have had me at a fiver. Not that my existing game pad gets much use at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    First the Steam Machines, then these, guessing the O.S. will be next?
    Don't think so, there has been a massive improvement in ability to run Windows games under Linux recently. To kill SteamOS now when the hard work seems largely done would be odd.

    OTOH, the "Microsoft is an evil walled garden where it will be impossible to install games" that kicked it off seems even more remote a threat now than it did when SteamOS started. Not that I think it ever was a real threat.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Noooooo

    That explains why it went so cheap lately

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Like most Valve hardware...a solution in search of problem

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Don't think so, there has been a massive improvement in ability to run Windows games under Linux recently. To kill SteamOS now when the hard work seems largely done would be odd.
    Indeed, while SteamOS may not be the most popular disto the improvements across the Linux ecosystem have been pretty substantial.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Hate to say it but im not surprised. A PC controller should literally just be a copy of one of the console controllers. Xbox 360 controller or ps5 etc. It's playtested, familiar and a ton of games will work great with it since a they will have been designed with that controller in mind.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by maxp779 View Post
    Hate to say it but im not surprised. A PC controller should literally just be a copy of one of the console controllers. Xbox 360 controller or ps5 etc. It's playtested, familiar and a ton of games will work great with it since a they will have been designed with that controller in mind.
    The point of the Steam controller is that it works well with games that haven't been designed with a controller in mind, but a keyboard and mouse. It does a good job of it too, but it requires a learning curve that put a lot of people off.

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The "huge price cut" might actually have made me buy one. Alas, other people have had the same idea ...and sooner, since it seems to be out of stock here as well.
    I all ready did LoL

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Bagged myself one also just before stock ran out

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    I have had one for 3 years - never got used to it... My most used controller is the XBox 360 on PC...

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    I hope I like it now, used to the PS4 controller and the Xbox one but I like the idea of the steam controller

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    Re: Valve discontinues its Steam Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The "huge price cut" might actually have made me buy one. Alas, other people have had the same idea ...and sooner, since it seems to be out of stock here as well.
    Keep checking, it goes in and out of stock all day long.

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