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Valve Honcho Gabe Newell want gaming controls!

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by gp32rich, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. gp32rich

    gp32rich Never been accused of being subtle

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  2. gadgetoid

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    What's stopping him wearing his phone right now? Huh... huh...


    Tablets and gaming controls shouldn't come within a thousand miles of each other. We already have something to fill that niche; it's called a PS Vita.


    The Pandora is an open game system, why isn't he writing any software for it?


    Got to agree on the DRM and pirates view, though. DRM has only ever been a hassle. GoG.com are on the right track, and thus I buy frequently from them. Steam, slightly less so.


    Blizzard... should be burned by a thousand suns. But they send me the games anyway... soo... yeah... loopholes ;)
     
  3. Stradian

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    Gabe does read his e-mail, maybe we should see if he is aware of the pandora? I know the odds are a million to one for steam support, but still... Gabe can make miracles happen.
     
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  4. Caine

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    The lack of sold (and shipped) units, I reckon. Until the Pandora ships several hundred thousand times, it won't be commercially viable to develop software for it.
     
  5. -Tj-

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    The guy says "you know" a lot lol. I used to know a guy who said that a lot, started counting how many times he said it instead of listening to what he was actually saying, but I digress.


    Gabe's a smart guy, and I agree with a bunch of the stuff he's said, especially on the DRM. Sounds as far as hardware goes he wants a tablet that has games targeted to it that has game controls and no DRM. I think the Vita will test some of that market (DRM aside), and I'm not entirely convinced people want a tablet with gaming controls. Maybe he wants it, but I'm not sure I do.


    What I think would be ideal hardware would be something like a Pandora and a Vita mashed together with wireless output to a monitor or TV. Tablets are a bit too big to game on, and phones, most of them anyway, are a little too small for certain types of touch screen games. I don't have my Vita yet, but I've heard it's on the larger side of "pocketable," so perhaps around the 5" mark might be the screen size holy grail. With a tablet you're stuck with the screen size you bought it with. At least with wireless video output you can have a larger screen if you wanted to. Dunno about lag, tho, but I'm sure in the future, if there is any lag at all, it will be solved.


    And I'm pretty sure he already knows about the Pandora. :p


    Edit: I found this interesting:


    "... if we have to sell hardware we will."


    I'm not all that interested in seeing yet another console on the market (hell, I have a hard enough time dealing with what's already out there), but a Valve game system perks my interest quite a lot.
     
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  6. Stradian

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    I have wrote this letter to Gabe, I am interested to see how he replies...

     
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  7. Binky

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    A major game firm publishing titles for P2 would be awesome, as long as they let ED, Craig & the team run the hardware side of things.
     
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    Excellent letter, lets hope he sees the potential here if he was unaware of Pandora :)
     
  9. craigix

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    You know it might be worth keeping all these people in places of power who think like this in a list.


    Then when/if the Pandora2 is ready to explode on to the scene we contact all of them and ask for just a tweet or a link.


    An explosion of publicity like that could be what pushes the P2 beyond the P1 user base.


    If we go with Kickstarter and do all this publicity over a two week period then it could really help make things work.
     
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    Excellent point Craig. A handful of such people can create a tremendous buzz.
     
  12. gp32rich

    gp32rich Never been accused of being subtle

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    Looks to me like someone had a speech-to-text on and didn't bother to edit for readability. Gets a feel dor the person but the message can get lost.

    Ah-hah! When he talks about wearable computing he's not just talking portable... he talks game pixels overlapping realworld pixels in a headsup display. I'm thinking GoogleGoggles™ with gesture and wink controls (and funny looks as I shuffle down the street with wild eyes shooting combine infantry in HL3 ;)
     
  13. -Tj-

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    Augmented reality! It would be interesting to make a game that overlays images onto the real world that isn't confined to a phone or tablet or something. It could give "go outside and play" a whole new meaning.
     
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    What Gabe wants is a JXD S7100 :p


    Seriously though...he wants a WikiPad.
     
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    gp32rich Never been accused of being subtle

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    you wouldn't catch me making an angry forum post in these ...


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    just wrong Wrong WRONG!!1! (ow!)


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    Too... many... jokes... .... must... resist..!!
     
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    Jokes like : Where's the third picture with the joystick ?


    ^^
     
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    Do these have hand-less support?
     
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    I bet it has a rear touch pad like PS Vita has? :p
     

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