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Thread: Valve Announces Its Open Steam GamePad / Controller

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Yes, that's what I said. It sucked and it was wireless. Thereby forever tainting my view on wireless control devices.

    There I was, a bright-eyed young lad, full of hopes and dreams. I saw a wireless logitech mouse in a store and though "wow, a wireless mouse, how cool!" and bought it and plugged it in. It was fun. A few weeks I was enjoying the pure joy and exhilaration of using a wireless mouse. Alas, one day, it failed me. The mouse turned out to be total crap. It broke my heart. How could they betray me in such a way? That day, something broke inside me. I felt violated. Something I had had such high hopes of, had turned out to be just another backstabbing whore. I can never, ever trust wireless mice again.
    Get ahold of yourself, man. It's not the 1990s anymore. Tech has improved a bit since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    Get ahold of yourself, man. It's not the 1990s anymore. Tech has improved a bit since then.
    You don't understand my pain. How could I once more open up my heart to wireless mice, when they so cruelly betrayed me? No, leave me be. I'm just a broken, old man, with too many scars. Too many bad, old memories. That wireless mouse haunts my dreams. Every night I wake up in cold sweat, from terrible nightmares where wireless mice chase me and I can't run away because my batteries are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    You don't understand my pain. How could I once more open up my heart to wireless mice, when they so cruelly betrayed me? No, leave me be. I'm just a broken, old man, with too many scars. Too many bad, old memories. That wireless mouse haunts my dreams. Every night I wake up in cold sweat, from terrible nightmares where wireless mice chase me and I can't run away because my batteries are out.
    You still have a rotary phone, don't you?

    It's okay. You can admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    You still have a rotary phone, don't you?

    It's okay. You can admit it.
    I would but there are no landline phones in my country anymore. They all got destroyed in the 1998 bear calamity.

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    Yeah this controller better not be shit. This is an age old console debate. Ie sega vs nintendo... I remember loving the sega controller much more than what nintendo had to offer. A controller will make or break a console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Oh please. You kids these days don't know what "playable" means. Back in my day, we had games that didn't coddle you with hint systems and hold your hand with help modes... it was 3 lives, then you start over from the beginning. No cheating from the internet either, we had to figure out everything by ourselves because the internet didn't exist. That is, if we had time to play any videogames after working 18 hour shifts in the salt mines.
    Don't make assumptions. I used to load my 16 color games from tapes to run them on my Commodore 64 back then. And the game I told you about had no hint or help modes because the game was simply a port of a 1995 Amiga 500 game. And I tell you, those hard 3-lives-no-saves games of the real gamers are playable on touch controllers if the controller is made right. Steam Controller definitely seems promising in this regard. Obviously if you don't want to accept any learning curve then this will most probably not fit you.
    But I admit, working 18 hour shifts in a salt mine is something I haven't experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Try playing a fighting game where you have to do accurate combos, or a fast-paced platformer, and you'll be very happy for a proper d-pad to play it with.
    Because forward down quarter-circle forward is clearly impossible to do on a gamepad... you dumb fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi_berra View Post
    Because forward down quarter-circle forward is clearly impossible to do on a gamepad... you dumb fuck.
    Either you really have serious problems understanding what you read (which would make it extremely ironic that you call others "dumb fuck") or you're once again attempting some shitty trolling, like is your wont. I hope the mods ban you because you're nothing but a nuisance to everyone here. Go do us all a favor and join a cult or something, get some content in your life, everyone is tired of your bullshit here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    Don't make assumptions. I used to load my 16 color games from tapes to run them on my Commodore 64 back then. And the game I told you about had no hint or help modes because the game was simply a port of a 1995 Amiga 500 game. And I tell you, those hard 3-lives-no-saves games of the real gamers are playable on touch controllers if the controller is made right. Steam Controller definitely seems promising in this regard. Obviously if you don't want to accept any learning curve then this will most probably not fit you.
    But I admit, working 18 hour shifts in a salt mine is something I haven't experienced.
    All of the games you want to play are also playable with this new invention of mine, the asspad. It's a kind of joystick which you plug up to your anus, then you control the games by wiggling your butt around in complex patterns. I tell you, games are entirely playable on an asspad if the asspad is made right. Of course, if you don't want to accept any learning curve (or skimp on the lube) then this will most probably not fit you.

    I've given plenty of reasons why the d-pad is superior in any game requiring quick, accurate movements, and your response to it is "well, the touchpads can work too if you just learn them"... that's kind of the point - you're not supposed to have to "learn" them. Remember the 8-bit nintendo? The controller was intuitive. Even a 4-year old kid who had never seen a game console before could grab that controller and instantly, instinctively, figure out how it works. It's perfect - control the d-pad with one thumb, push buttons with the other. This basic concept has lived on to this day (with various extra attachments to the side) because it works: it's intuitive, it's ergonomic, it's easy to use.

    The touchpads may be a good replacement for the analog sticks, but they will never be a good replacement for d-pads.

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