A total of sixteen buttons are arranged around the Steam Controller's body and have been placed mainly for ergonomic comfort and ease-of-use
Game developer Valve has announced the Steam Controller, a wireless gamepad that sports a touch screen in the center flanked by two large trackpads
The Steam Controller uses a tool that maps the trackpads and buttons to keystrokes and mouse movements, essentially tricking some games into thinking it's a regular keyboard and mouse setup
Valve also plans to release an API to developers later this year, followed by tools that will help gamers hack the controller physically, right down to its electrical configuration
After more than a week of buildup, Valve finally completed its trilogy of announcements by revealing the upcoming Steam Controller, a wireless gamepad that sports a touch screen in the center flanked by two large trackpads. Along with the upcoming SteamOS and Steam Machines announced earlier this week, gamers may soon be able to enjoy a full library of games, all played with PC-like controls from the comfort of their living room couch.
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