Here's our first live-action look at the joystick-free Steam Controller, being used to play games like Portal 2 and Civilization V. Valve says they've got more live-action demos planned over the next few weeks and months.

Valve's Steam Controller, announced two weeks ago, might be one of the most interesting elements of the company's living-room-takeover initiative. It's the first mainstream controller to use haptic feedback instead of thumbsticks, which is an unorthodox choice to say the least.

It does look bizarre. I imagine this will require some mental adjustments to use.

The controller will ship with prototypes of Valve's Steam Machine computer when the company begins their 300-person beta test later this year.