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The official Steam Controller is headed for the wild!  



The Steam Controller features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, gyroscope and accelerometer sensors, and fully-customizable control schemes.  It has a wireless range of about fifteen feet with the option to use it wired, and up to 80 hours of play on a pair of AA batteries. 

Want to buy one?  You can pre-order a Steam Controller for $49.99 here.  A limited set of controllers will be shipped out on October 16th, with a wide release to follow.  

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In an update to the Steam Universe group, Valve's Eric Hope has announced an expected delay for Steam machines and controllers:

We're now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.

Can you wait another year for pseudo-console gaming?

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Pictured above are the old Steam controller prototype and the new mockup with buttons from Valve's Steam Dev Days conference.

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