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This is the final design of the Steam Controller (prices and date inc)


Today at GDC, Valve displayed an image of the final design of the Steam controller on a large poster. The so called, 8 way NeoGeo CD micro-switched joystick, is just an analogue joystick. The left track pad appears to have grooves on it to tell your thumb where north, south, east and west are. Apart from that, it remains pretty close to the previous design that sported a dpad rather than an analogue stick.


I’ll admit, I do prefer this design with a dpad. Even if it uses a PlayStation style dpad with a gap in the middle, it’s better than no dpad. Maybe the grooves on the final design make it really easy to find true up, down, left and right; but I thought the controller software allowed you to totally customise the track pads such as dead zones and positions. Continue reading

Whine, whine, bitch-bitch, whine. (part trois)

Turns out that IGN’s Code generator was messing up! Now I got my code! Thanks IGN! Here’s a Picture with another Meme in it, lol!


Now I might not be blogging for a week or two ūüėõ LOL! OK OK I’m joking, I’ll do my best to blog even with this distraction!

Whine, whine, bitch-bitch, whine. (part deux)

Reminder: We’re sending out #SimCity beta codes in batches throughout the day today and into the weekend. Keep checking your e-mails.
‚ÄĒ SimCity (@simcity) January 25, 2013

Hopefully I’ll be getting my damn Beta code through Origin… ¬†Though I will have to remember that it’s still a closed Beta! I might not get in, but at least there’s some hope!

Whine, whine, bitch-bitch, whine.

OK, I do¬†apologise¬†for the lack of blog yesterday, but I’m putting this down as I’m quite annoyed about something¬†
So… I got home early today,¬†in fact¬†I go home early once a week due to the fact I have to work an extra half hour each day and my job doesn’t want to pay for it, so they’re happy to let me go home a little early.¬†When¬†I got home I found this email on my phone!
Oh yeah! New Sim City here I come!
So I got on my PC, went to my IGN account, went to grab the Sim City Beta access code to find this…
Let’s say I was terribly chuffed with this… I mean OK, it’s a closed Beta and all. But when you see this when the email was only sent to me 15 minutes before I tried to grab the code, wither IGN did something wrong, or a billion people tried to grab codes.
I’m annoyed, because I would love to actually try out this game as I love the SimCity franchise. But I began to read into more of the Beta code stuff, and I realised it may have not been my fault after all. Reading some of the small print, the idea is that you apply for the code, and you have to wait until 9:00 AM Pacific¬†Standard Time, West coast American time to us Brits.¬†Pacific Standard Time, or PST, is 8 hours behind GMT (Greenwich¬†Mean Time to you yanks out there), but here’s something I noticed…
They sent the email to me at 5:02 PM. Take 8 hours away from that, and it’s 9:02 AM. Meaning that they sent this email 2 minutes after SENDING OUT THE FINAL CODES OUT TO PEOPLE! D:< *RAGE*
How can they send emails out like this so damn late! If I had it sent sooner I might have had a chance. Plus I had no idea that IGN were handing out beta access codes for the New SimCity, I honestly thought only Origin were doing that. But of course… ¬†my email gets¬†sloppily¬†sent bloody late and now I can’t play the New SimCity!
Good thing I¬†cancelled¬†my next IGN Prime subscription anyway… ¬†Screw you guys!
First world issues yo…