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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Looks like Friday is going to be some sort of controller or other input device.

    I guess "( ) + ( )" can sorta be a controller if you squint a bit.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    So

    if ( ) is the OS, software essentially

    and [ ( ) ] could be considered the hardware which contains that software

    then ( ) + ( ) could actually feasibly be another piece of software specifically designed with the OS in mind

    Namely, a video game.

    Obviously, this means Half Life 3, finally

    Hmm yes agreed

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    well I got agarest. it's only $16 even if I don't like it. granted that's $16 that could be going towards gone home, but that isn't on sale yet

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Legba wrote: »
    Oh boy, a quest.

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

    With badges.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    it's actually [ 0 + ], with the blank space implying the missing piece of hardware, namely the controller

    so [ 0 + 0 ] would be missing piece, plus it looks like duel analog sticks

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    a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    So

    if ( ) is the OS, software essentially

    and [ ( ) ] could be considered the hardware which contains that software

    then ( ) + ( ) could actually feasibly be another piece of software specifically designed with the OS in mind

    Namely, a video game.

    Obviously, this doesn't mean Half Life 3, as valve has different franchises, but it's still interesting

    Maybe. Could also be a companion app or something designed to interface with the software, like a controller.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Why would they make a controller

    The perfect PC controller already exists in the 360 controller

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    LegbaLegba He did. Registered User regular
    Well, there might be some issues getting the 360 controller to work properly with their Linux distro.

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    it's actually [ 0 + ], with the blank space implying the missing piece of hardware, namely the controller

    so [ 0 + 0 ] would be missing piece, plus it looks like duel analog sticks

    Prime your genitalia, because it's the Oculus Rift.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    it's actually [ 0 + ], with the blank space implying the missing piece of hardware, namely the controller

    so [ 0 + 0 ] would be missing piece, plus it looks like duel analog sticks

    The hardware would be the [ ] part, not the software, which is what the O would be, given the first announcement

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    a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Why would they make a controller

    The perfect PC controller already exists in the 360 controller

    Because they don't make any money on it and MS isn't going to make them forever?

    Also, having a direct competitor making a critical piece of your platform is problematic. Ask Apple how they feel about having to buy their chips and storage from Samsung sometime.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    So

    if ( ) is the OS, software essentially

    and [ ( ) ] could be considered the hardware which contains that software

    then ( ) + ( ) could actually feasibly be another piece of software specifically designed with the OS in mind

    Namely, a video game.

    Obviously, this doesn't mean Half Life 3, as valve has different franchises, but it's still interesting

    I can't make sense of these glyphs:

    3===D ~~~ (o Y o)

    what could it mean

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    So

    if ( ) is the OS, software essentially

    and [ ( ) ] could be considered the hardware which contains that software

    then ( ) + ( ) could actually feasibly be another piece of software specifically designed with the OS in mind

    Namely, a video game.

    Obviously, this doesn't mean Half Life 3, as valve has different franchises, but it's still interesting

    I can't make sense of these glyphs:

    3===D ~~~ (o Y o)

    what could it mean

    Rolo I think you might be on the wrong page

    but uh

    you should give me a link to it just in case, I'll verify it for you

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Software was () on monday, today was [ () ] which was the box, friday is "() + ()" which could be dual analog sticks or goggles or a game or some kinda fancy multiplayer / networking junk (probably not the last one but that was my first theory so I'm leaving it in there).

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    Why would they make a controller

    The perfect PC controller already exists in the 360 controller

    Because they don't make any money on it and MS isn't going to make them forever?

    Also, having a direct competitor making a critical piece of your platform is problematic. Ask Apple how they feel about having to buy their chips and storage from Samsung sometime.

    Well they are making the One controllers which are essentially the same but ok let me rephrase

    Why would anyone buy a Valve controller

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    Legba wrote: »
    Well, there might be some issues getting the 360 controller to work properly with their Linux distro.

    also they would be the laughingstock of the industry if they went to all this trouble to create a proprietary console and then told their customers "go buy the 360 controller it's better than anything we could come up with"

    my dream? gamecube controller 2.0

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Gamecube controller is the most comfortable one to hold I've ever used but functionally it was awful

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    LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Actually the 360 controller works natively in most modern Linux distros, at least I know the wired one does. But yes, tying themselves to MS for an input device when the rest is designed to get away from MS is not wise.

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    a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    Why would they make a controller

    The perfect PC controller already exists in the 360 controller

    Because they don't make any money on it and MS isn't going to make them forever?

    Also, having a direct competitor making a critical piece of your platform is problematic. Ask Apple how they feel about having to buy their chips and storage from Samsung sometime.

    Well they are making the One controllers which are essentially the same but ok let me rephrase

    Why would anyone buy a Valve controller

    If it's good, why wouldn't they?

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    ArangArang HUEY LEWISRegistered User regular
    Steam headphones

    you heard it here

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    I don't like the 360's shitty dpad

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I would be more excited if those steam machines were actually run on steam

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Friday is Source 2 because there are TWO circles IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Also, aside from just being 100% expected, this isn't a very good announcement. It's basically an announcement for a beta, and verifying that the idea of a steambox exists. No specs at all seems like not the best idea necessarily. Even just a price point for the low end and the high end would've been something for people to grab on to.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Dammit pac-man's sound doesn't work and the UI is kinda mostly fucked.

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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    Variety of machines? Multiple partners?

    I hope there is a Valve branded reference device, like Google's Nexus approach, and it's not a whole bunch of Xi3 third party devices

    because whooooooo caaaaaares about that shit

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    The controller is actually your mind.

    SteamTelepathy

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    LegbaLegba He did. Registered User regular
    Actually the 360 controller works natively in most modern Linux distros, at least I know the wired one does. But yes, tying themselves to MS for an input device when the rest is designed to get away from MS is not wise.

    I had a hell of a time trying to get my wireless to work on Ubuntu. It's one of the few times when I've given up getting something to work on Linux. (Looking back I probably should have just bought a wired controller.)

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    ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Clearly Valve will announce support for the Phantom Lapboard on Friday.

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    Scosglen on
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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Friday is Source 2 because there are TWO circles IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

    Source 2 makes a lot of sense as well, actually. I think only announcing Source 2 would be a huge mistake though. They need to bring a game with it. HL3 would generate the most hype, though.

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    a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    Scudo wrote: »
    Variety of machines? Multiple partners?

    I hope there is a Valve branded reference device, like Google's Nexus approach, and it's not a whole bunch of Xi3 third party devices

    because whooooooo caaaaaares about that shit

    I'd bet that there will be a Valve-branded model for the streaming-focused one (maybe ARM based? Linux handles that platform really well thanks to all the mobile work from Android), but they might not do anything besides a blueprint for the higher-end options.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Nintendo makes the best controllers

    Solid enough dpads and the eight notch analog gate so you can feel the eight triggers

    Non of that rounded xbox shit around the analog

    The Cow King on
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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    I would be more excited if those steam machines were actually run on steam

    Console in question:
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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Gamecube controller is the most comfortable one to hold I've ever used but functionally it was awful

    Comfortable if you have tiny baby hands.

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    for some reason steam is telling me 43 friends own this game for every game

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    Mr. ButtonsMr. Buttons Registered User regular
    Same, I'll assume it's just that they're being overwhelmed with people trying to earn the beta badge

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    Gamecube controller is the most comfortable one to hold I've ever used but functionally it was awful

    Comfortable if you have tiny baby hands.

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    FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Enc wrote: »
    I would be more excited if those steam machines were actually run on steam

    Console in question:
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    ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    I think it'd be kind of interesting if someone like nvidia tried to get into the Steambox game, they already have pretty robust mobile GPU solutions

    or AMD, bringing some of that APU stuff to bear, but I'd bet they wouldn't want to jeopardize their sweet sweet console deals

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I mostly liked how each button press felt on the Gamecube controller

    Also the analog stick just had the right amount of resistance

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