expired Steam Controller (and 2 Games: CS: GO and L4D2) US $59.47 Shipped (~AUD $81.57 Delivered) @ Amazon

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Steam Controller (and 2 Games: CS: GO and L4D2) US $59.47 Shipped (~AUD $81.57 Delivered) @ AmazonAffiliate

Controller for use with Windows, Linux, Mac, SteamOS

Description:

  • Experience 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 the ones designed without controller support in mind.
  • Features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Find your favorite mappings in the Steam Community, or create and share your own.
  • Dual trackpads allow for 1:1 absolute position input via virtual controls like a trackball, adaptive centering joystick, or steering wheel
  • Dual-stage triggers can be used as analog, digital, or both types of input at the same time. Put your iron-sights on the sweep-in, and then fire with the reliable feel of a tactile switch, all on the same trigger.
  • Each of the Steam Controller's input zones and buttons has been positioned based on frequency of use, required precision, and ergonomic comfort.

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  • +1 vote

    Whoa, they finally shipping to AU! Tho this is the RRP, I'm torn.

  • -1 vote

    android???

  • +3 votes

    How come everything is being described as "HD" now days?

    How the hell is hd relevant to haptic feedback.

    • -2 votes

      Because there's a difference, compare it to SDTV vs HDTV. There's more discernible vibration effects.

  • +1 vote

    Steam Link also ships for around the same price, put an order through last night.

  • +1 vote

    Better off with an xbox or ps4 controller.

    • +7 votes

      I am 99.8% certain you have not tried one….

      • +3 votes

        You been stalking me or something?

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        99.8% of gamers who have, say (while its interesting) it isn't as good as a typical controller for most games.

        Great for games that don't support controllers (strategy, simulators etc) but no comparison in most others.

        Still, a decent enough price to find out for yourself.

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          Wrong. 83% positive reviews on steam. That's higher than Fallout 4. Let that sink in for a minute.

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          @Neo:
          Any interface is better than Fallout 4's interface.

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          @Neo: Positive doesn't mean it works better than a regular controller.

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          @Neo: Ummm, what you said could easily mean that Fallout 4 was received badly and this one is received slightly better than Fallout 4?

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          If you do some research you will find people saying what you repeated above are do so after a short test, most have years of muscle memory invested in their controllers, plus the it is extremely configurable which takes time.
          The reviews and users that have persevered with them seem to be very happy with them and suggest a normal controller is inferior and especially so in accuracy.

          Time will tell, I will grab one when they release in Oz to test.

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      Completely disagree, I have my PC connected to my TV in the lounge room and the steam controller has opened up a bunch of FPS games that I wouldn't have even bothered with my Xbox controller. In fact over theasr couple of weeks my Xbox controller has been gathering dust.

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    So when it says allows you to play any game on your TV, this can't be the only thing that you need to do that surely? not sure what else would be required though?

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      PC, basically it's a controller for PC games that supposedly can be used for PC gaming on your couch (without resorting to traditional keyboard and mouse combo).

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        It's a bit of a stretch I think to say "lets you" when really what let's you is a long hdmi or DVD cable. Anyone could pick up a 15 buck wireless keyboard and mouse that lets you

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          Eh, what they are offering is "PC gaming on a couch like console gaming". This controller's supposedly be a reasonable replacement of a keyboard and a mouse in a controller form (which, from what I've read, apparently do not work well as they present themselves to be). A happy medium between using a keyboard and a mouse that can be awkward on couch and a console controllers that don't really work well with certain games is what I think they were going for.

          There are a lot of game streaming devices nowadays, even Steam released theirs called Steam Link. I think that's what they want it to be used with. Though a PC would be a bare minimum requirement.

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          @Oversimplified: yeah I know about the game streaming as was looking at the shield console, but I would say that is what let's you rather than the controller.

          I don't PC game any more but nearly everyone I speak to who does prefers a keyboard and mouse over any controller they have ever used.

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          @Jackson: And this was supposed to be Steam's answer to those people. I like my keyboard and my mouse, but I wouldn't take them to couch for gaming (too bulky, I'd need something to lay those onto, which is not how I'd like to game on my couch). This was supposedly be a happy medium. :P

          If you've noticed my constant usage of "supposedly", you'd see that I have my doubts on the claim. The controller looks cool though, I might try it when it comes to EB games or something.

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      I think that is when combined with their other product, the Steam Link, which streams games from your PC to the TV.

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    I'm keen once Steam Link support HOTAS configs and not just a standard gamepad configuration.

  • +1 vote

    Got one, I like it. Been playing a lot of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Rocket League with it, it's pretty nice. The mouse control for shooters of course isn't as good as a real mouse, but it's definitely better than a traditional controller. A huge benefit comes from the customisability of the controller - you can make it do pretty much whatever you want. I got mine through Amazon too, I think it was a week from when they sent it out to it's arrival.

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    Hmmm, pretty tempted by this; I was hoping to see the controller make it onto the Steam store page during this most recent sale but no luck. Might just bypass that altogether and grab this bundle, even though I give no socks for the bundled games.

    Thanks OP!