#1 Edited by gkhan (417 posts) -

The Xbox One controller:

The PS4 controller:

The Wii U controller:

The new Steam controller:

All four of these motherfuckers have an X button, but in they're all in different god-damn places! It's like they're doing this on purpose!

This is anarchy! Madness! Were I a superstitious man, I'd say this is a portent of the end of civilization. It's the Four X Buttons of the Apocalypse.

#2 Edited by chiablo (906 posts) -

Someone get the UN on the line... we need to standardize this nonsense. I've owned a PS3 and PSP for several years now... I still get confused as to which side is square and which is circle in QTEs.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10507 posts) -

Everything about that Valve controller is anarchy.

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#4 Posted by falserelic (5333 posts) -

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

#5 Posted by Pie (7058 posts) -

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

#6 Edited by CaLe (3912 posts) -

Why am I the only one that seems to think it's strange that the grips are backwards? They turn in towards the palms, not away from them. That looks uncomfortable to me.

#7 Edited by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

It looks....I don't know, weird design. X button is least of my worries, more the fact that the 4 buttons are spread around the middle of the controller.

#8 Posted by Pie (7058 posts) -

@cale said:

Why am I the only one that seems to think it's strange that the grips are backwards? They turn in towards the palms, not away from them. That looks uncomfortable to me.

You're big old fat palms do all the gripping and leave your thumbs to reach further across the pad to the touch screen and buttons

I think that design does look to give your thumbs more maneuverability

#9 Edited by Video_Game_King (36051 posts) -

@pie said:

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

[ATTEMPT TO START A CONVERSATION]

"FUCK YOUR ATTEMPTS TO START A CONVERSATION!"

#10 Posted by mrfluke (5093 posts) -

@pie said:

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

[ATTEMPT TO START A CONVERSATION]

"FUCK YOUR ATTEMPTS TO START A CONVERSATION!"

and that right here is the rawness of internet conversation folks,

someone should show danny o dwyer this, as this is pure essence of a big problem with internet discourse

#11 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

I'd just say it just looks very different from current controllers. I think it's far less ridiculous than the WiiU putting a screen on the main controller.

Generally Valve knows how to make stuff. If they put it out, they have tested it and find it better. They aren't just trying to make a console controller, they are trying to make a mouse & keyboard substiture for people who've been married to that scheme for close to 2 decades.

#12 Posted by Pie (7058 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@video_game_king said:

@pie said:

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

[ATTEMPT TO START A CONVERSATION]

"FUCK YOUR ATTEMPTS TO START A CONVERSATION!"

and that right here is the rawness of internet conversation folks,

someone should show danny o dwyer this, as this is pure essence of a big problem with internet discourse

Alright here is your conversation

But really now, are you gonna start defending "Is it just me or..." comments?

#14 Posted by Pie (7058 posts) -
#15 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I'm not even sure I know what I'm looking at.

#16 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4580 posts) -

In Europe it's called the Royale with Cheese

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#17 Posted by Hailinel (23928 posts) -

@youngfrey: Valve knows how to make software and knives. Their hardware design skills need to be judged seoarately since this is their first attempt.

#18 Edited by chiablo (906 posts) -

@pie said:

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

If you go to a site that is primarily PC users (Rock Paper Shotgun) then the majority of comments are positive, praising the design and understanding how important this is to the platform. Go to a console-oriented site (Destructoid, Giant Bomb to some extent, etc.) and you'll find that everyone is shitting all over it like Valve personally insulted them.

I find it both hilarious and disturbing that opinions on this thing are so polarized. And maybe it shows how much of a shake up that is needed in the gaming industry. It's honestly not that extreme, but people are acting like it is.

#19 Edited by Morningstar (2142 posts) -

@pie said:

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

Have you tried looking at any other comments on the internet because damn it is just you

Hahaha!

#20 Posted by falserelic (5333 posts) -

@falserelic said:

Is it me or that Steam controller looks ridiculous?

I'd just say it just looks very different from current controllers. I think it's far less ridiculous than the WiiU putting a screen on the main controller.

Generally Valve knows how to make stuff. If they put it out, they have tested it and find it better. They aren't just trying to make a console controller, they are trying to make a mouse & keyboard substiture for people who've been married to that scheme for close to 2 decades.

To me it seems like the Steam controller will be uncomfortable to use. I just don't like the whole layout of the buttons, and how wide the pads are placed. I know Value is trying to do something different, but I'm skeptical that people will welcome it. Then again I'm pre-judging, for all I know the controller might work well.

#21 Posted by Andorski (5197 posts) -

That isn't an "X" on the Dualshock; it's a "Cross." Get your shit right.

#22 Posted by Capsicum_Homie (28 posts) -

I'm into it. I wanna grab that thing and let it confuse the hell out of my hands. Even better if it's a decent controller.

#23 Posted by RupertTheBear (179 posts) -

The most important question for me is "Can I play Divekick with the valve controller?"