Steam Controller

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I have been using my Steam Controller for a couple of months now, I can hands down say it is my favorite controller that I have used for several reasons. The touch pad controls work wonderfully and make for the easiest typing experience on a controller out there to my knowledge. A keyboard is brought up onto the screen while you use your thumbs to point and click your way though whatever you are typing, and I think its one of those things you just have to try for yourself to understand. the paddle controllers in the back are a great touch and have come in very useful for me thus far. If a combination of buttons you need to press are hard to access at the same time you can substitute one for a back paddle, I did this in Guacamelee and it came in very useful.

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Being able to set your own controller layouts is something that in itself comes in very helpful in many games. I don’t support ripping off game developers and studios, so if there is a game that is available for purchase and easily accessible I believe that you should do the right thing and give the developers what they have earned by creating a game that you want to play. However, if the video game is dead and hard to find in any other format I think that playing the game on an emulator is a great way to keep the spirit of that game alive, for inspiration and pure enjoyment and I am sure that I am not alone in believing that. That being said, this controller also works great for emulators and is an all around great tool for PC gaming.

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If you have been on the fence about grabbing yourself one, as I was,  I would urge you to buy the thing and give it a shot. It feels in your hands almost like an OG XBOX controller, but with more innovations on the game pad front than I had previously given it credit for. Its definitely just one of those things you have to experience before realizing how much you have always needed it, and I am thoroughly pleased with the experiences my Steam Controller has delivered thus far.

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