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Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled

Valve sends along an image of the redesigned Steam Controller, showing an array of buttons in the area formerly occupied by the touch screen display. They say they will be giving hands on demonstrations of this at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.

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27. Re: Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled Mar 15, 2014, 16:30 jdreyer
 
deqer wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 10:35:
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 05:01:
Man the dpad should be a dpad, not buttons. Valve are idiots.
Wouldn't buttons be the same as dpad, but better? Since they are buttons, it would be easier/better to use them as a dpad.

The buttons are positioned close enough to eachother that you thumb can use them as a dpad. Your thumb can still press top and left buttons do a top-left angle.

It increases the lifetime of the dpad. Pressing left will still go left, where as a worn out dpad would sometimes go up-left, or down-left.

Valve is smart for doing this, because they know a dpad can be worn out over time and become loose.

I don't think you can replace a d-pad with four buttons. They feel and are used completely differently. That being said, I almost never use my d-pad so this doesn't really matter to me much.
 
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