Steam Controller

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.wikipedia
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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.
The success of the Steam platform has led to the development of a line of Steam Machine microconsoles, which include the SteamOS operating system and Steam Controllers, and various virtual reality devices using SteamVR such as the HTC Vive.

Steam Machine (hardware platform)

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Although the controller is designed for the Steam Machine platform, it can also be used with Steam on existing PCs.
To support the Steam Machine and SteamOS, Valve released the Steam Controller, a customizable game controller with touchpad-based haptic feedback.

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

Valve Corporation

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

Microsoft Windows

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

MacOS

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

Linux

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

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The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation to be used with personal computers running Steam on Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux or SteamOS.

Haptic technology

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The trackpads include haptic feedback, which can send tactile feedback to the player in reaction to events within the game; Chris Kohler of Wired described using the controller while playing Civilization V at a press event at Valve, and noted that as he used the trackpad to move the mouse cursor, electromagnets within the controller created audio and tactile feedback as if he were using a trackball.

Wired (magazine)

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The trackpads include haptic feedback, which can send tactile feedback to the player in reaction to events within the game; Chris Kohler of Wired described using the controller while playing Civilization V at a press event at Valve, and noted that as he used the trackpad to move the mouse cursor, electromagnets within the controller created audio and tactile feedback as if he were using a trackball.

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The trackpads include haptic feedback, which can send tactile feedback to the player in reaction to events within the game; Chris Kohler of Wired described using the controller while playing Civilization V at a press event at Valve, and noted that as he used the trackpad to move the mouse cursor, electromagnets within the controller created audio and tactile feedback as if he were using a trackball.

Gyroscope

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The controller also included gyroscopic sensors to detect the relative orientation of the controller.

3D printing

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Valve went through several iterations for a controller that would be able to mimic keyboard and mouse controls, using prototypes made with 3D printing to test ergonomics.

Flex (company)

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, Valve is working with Flextronics robotic assembly line in Buffalo Grove, Illinois to assemble the machines; jokingly, the machines have been given Aperture Science branding, the fictional company from Valve's Portal series.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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, Valve is working with Flextronics robotic assembly line in Buffalo Grove, Illinois to assemble the machines; jokingly, the machines have been given Aperture Science branding, the fictional company from Valve's Portal series.

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, Valve is working with Flextronics robotic assembly line in Buffalo Grove, Illinois to assemble the machines; jokingly, the machines have been given Aperture Science branding, the fictional company from Valve's Portal series.

Portal (series)

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, Valve is working with Flextronics robotic assembly line in Buffalo Grove, Illinois to assemble the machines; jokingly, the machines have been given Aperture Science branding, the fictional company from Valve's Portal series.

Virtual reality

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This update also enabled the ability to customize the motion-sensing controls to be used for virtual reality games.

DualShock

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Valve is planning on supporting similar controller customization features and user interfaces to other compatible controllers, and released the first such update in the Steam software for Sony's DualShock 4 controller in December 2016, and beta support for other controllers including Xbox One in January 2017.

Xbox One

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Valve is planning on supporting similar controller customization features and user interfaces to other compatible controllers, and released the first such update in the Steam software for Sony's DualShock 4 controller in December 2016, and beta support for other controllers including Xbox One in January 2017.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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Support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller was added in May 2018.

Bluetooth

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In May 2018, Valve updated the controller to enable its Bluetooth communications, allowing it to pair with mobile devices.

Steam Link

Steam Link is a stand-alone hardware device to enable streaming of Steam content from a personal computer or a Steam Machine wirelessly to a television set, including integration of Steam Controller gamepad.

Atari Vault

The games have been tuned to use the Steam controller, enabling precise controls for the games, particularly for games that used trackball input devices, like Centipede.

The Lab (video game)

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The majority of movement within the game uses full 3D motion via the HTC Vive camera system and two hand-held motion controllers (or an attached Steam controller).