​The Newest Steam Controller, Detailed

Seems like Valve's Steam Controller has been evolving since the minute they first showed it to us. The latest version adds more conventional face buttons along with the big, already-iconic touchpads. It's being put through its paces at GDC this week. Let's see how this puppy performs, shall we? » 3/20/14 5:00pm 3/20/14 5:00pm

Steam Controller Ditches Touchscreen For Real Buttons

The strange-looking Stream Controller Valve introduced to us in September was innovative, ambitious, and unworkable from a backwards compatibility standpoint. Today Valve announced the release version of the controller will drop the screen in favor of a d-pad and standard controller buttons. » 1/15/14 5:21pm 1/15/14 5:21pm

How Valve Is Building A New Way To Play Games

Valve has been in the software business for a long time, and they've gotten pretty good at it. In 2014, the PC gaming giant will be launching their first official piece of hardware: The decidedly odd, innovative Steam Controller. What will happen when a company steeped in software releases their first piece of… » 1/08/14 6:00pm 1/08/14 6:00pm

Eight Fun Facts About Valve's Steam Machines

Steam Machines will start launching next year. One of Valve's proprietary Steam Controllers will ship with each one. And you shouldn't expect to get your hands on any of Valve's prototypes... unless you're one of the 300 lucky people selected for the beta this year. » 11/04/13 4:00pm 11/04/13 4:00pm

This Is Valve's Steam Machine Prototype

Via The Seattle Times, here's your first look at Valve's Steam Machine prototype—a super-high-end machine that will be sent out to 300 beta testers later this year. (Those are Valve employees standing with it: from left to right, Eric Hope, Anna Sweet, Greg Coomer and D.J. Powers.) » 11/04/13 10:34am 11/04/13 10:34am

Valve Announces A Steam Controller With No Thumbsticks

We've got the operating system, we've got the hardware, and now we've got the human interface device. The third prong of Valve's all-out attack on living room gaming is the Steam Controller, a hackable gamepad with dual trackpads, haptic feedback and a touch screen. » 9/27/13 1:03pm 9/27/13 1:03pm