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 →
Late last night, Valve announced the Steam Link Micro console. A tiny little machine similar to that of the PlayStation TV where you can stream your Steam games from your PC to a bigger TV over your home network.
I’ve been keeping an eye on PC gear for the last year or so, seeing what’s new and what the prices are like. Our own, Aaron “Diagamblic” Hickman built himself a PC with a bit of help from yours truly. Granted, I might not “NEED” a new PC yet. My machine that’s been going on since 2010 is doing fine, but I am a little tempted in building a new PC just like how a car enthusiast wants to own a sports car.
Nice, but no thanks…
Originally, I wanted to build a machine with multiple graphics cards to get a SLI set up. This is where you run two or three of the same graphics card and make them work together to perform better. Continue reading →
OK, I know, to most of you, you may have already heard of the stuff that Valve is making with the Steam trademark. There’s Steam OS, the Steam Controller, and Steam Machines. I like Steam! So let’s have a look into this! Continue reading →
So yeah, being a PC gamer for a few years now, I try to keep up with the latest PC tech. Graphics cards in particular. ASUS announced on Tuesday announced their latest addition to their family of NVidia Graphics cards. Not a new card, but an improvement.