Involvement a new level of precise control for your favorite games. The Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your TV—even.
And it’s that learning curve that might be terribly off-putting to anyone who wishes to make the jump to the Steam Controller. It’s capable of extreme customization, but it also takes an extreme amount of patience to actually have it usable in any favorable fashion. It’s akin to using a trackpad on a laptop to control your character, and that’s not easy to get used to, despite being highly accurate and using your thumbs (far higher precision than using your fingers). And using a trackpad for gaming is never recommended, though here, with enough patience to get acclimated, it might work.
Play your Steam games on any TV in the house with Steam Link. Setup is easy. Just connect your Steam Link to your TV and home network, where it will automatically discover any computer running Steam. Then grab a controller and play your collection of games from the comfort of your couch.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an example of a game with a ton of user options, yet it"s also one where Steam explicitly contradicts its compatibility with Steam controller use and thus shouldn"t be played with one at all.
Valve announced a few years back that it wants to take over the living room with Steam, and that it won't settle only with the desk. It started working on all sorts of features, like the Steam Big Screen that enables users to use the application on big screens and control everything with a gamepad.
Unboxing do novo controle da plataforma Steam - O Steam Controller. Unboxing também do novo produto Steam Tie up para jogar a Steam na televisão.
PC gaming steps away from the sofa.
Also interesting is the hi-res display in the center of the controller. According to Valve, it “supports all games in the Steam Catalogue” and “allows an infinite number of discrete actions to be made available to the player, without requiring an infinite number of physical buttons”. The screen is touch sensitive, but it can also be pressed like a regular button. Pressing it in-game will trigger an overlay that’s displayed on screen so you don’t have to move your eyes off of your TV. Additionally the LCD on the Steam Controller is also hackable. Steam will allow modders and software developers to customize the LCD display in any way imaginable.
For a couple of years now Valve has been developing and promoting the concept of what has become their Steam Universe. The Linux-based SteamOS running on top of console-sized Steam Machines for the living room, controlled with the Steam Controller . Now after becoming subject to Valve Time and delayed from 2014 , today Valve and their partners are announcing that Steam Universe is finally launching later this year.
As soon as you remove the controller from its packaging, you"re immediately reminded of the chunky old controllers that dominated the gaming world. Surprisingly, the Steam Controller is comfortable to hold and mostly everything feels of good quality. You don"t press buttons and swipe the pads thinking you"ll only have a limited time with your new companion.
The Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your PC, but is that good enough to make it worthwhile?
When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room , I didn't believe it. When the rumors came true , I didn't think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last fall, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it's happening. I've tried them. I'm about to eat my words.