Valve Fends off Hollywood, and Files Several Patents Hoping to Improve on Gamepad Design

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dgrmouse

For reasons I can't fathom, gaming and tech industries have been way too favorable towards all things Valve in the past. A Linux-based Steam console is pretty much doomed to failure, and packaging it with a rotten homebrew controller is certainly not going to help Valve's cause. This should be an interesting story to follow.

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Nixon

I hope the gamepad will have an accurate D-Pad, like the PS controller.
None of that round disc crap.

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Ghok

If Valve can give PC developers a controller to make games for, that'd be kind of cool... especially if it actually had some cool features. Games that use controllers aren't typically my favourite, but there are some, and I'm always willing to keep trying.

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Electrik

He sure doesn't look very enthused. And what the hell is that thing he's holding? Megatron's eyeball?

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PDX-1337

He is holding the portal gun used in the game Portal and Portal 2.
Easily identifiable to anyone familiar with Valve's game catalog.

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Electrik

Now that you've pointed that out, yes, that's exactly what it is.

I bow to the gaming overlords. :)

Now I want one.

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mdjasek

valve box will splinter the market

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Peanut Fox

What market?

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PhaQue

We'll see "Half Life - The Movie Part 3" before we see HL3. Hell, even Duke got his "Trifecta", for what it's worth.

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slibinz

To hell with Half Life 3, I'm still waiting on Episode 3 of Half Life 2!

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Ghok

You probably aren't old enough to remember having to wait for Half Life 2, are you?

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PhaQue

I'm at least twice as old as you are - fools and their assumptions. I remember watching the moon landing on TV. Do you? The Vietnam war?

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dgrmouse

hahaha, nice.

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Incognito

That's a long stretch to compare HL3 to DNF.

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Peanut Fox

Yeah. It's pretty insulting to DNF. HL3 is kinda boring :/

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