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User Info: ECOsvaldo

4 years ago#1
We’ve struggled for a long time to try to think of ways to use motion input and we really haven’t [found any]. Wii Sports is still kind of the pinnacle of that. We look at that, and for us at least, as a games developer, we can’t see how it makes games fundamentally better. On the controller side, the stuff we’re thinking of is kind of super boring stuff all around latency and precision. There’s no magic there, everybody understands when you say "I want something that’s more precise and is less laggy." We think that, unlike motion input where we kind of struggled to come up with ideas, [there's potential in] biometrics. We have lots of ideas.

I think you’ll see controllers coming from us that use a lot of biometric data. Maybe the motion stuff is just failure of imagination on our part, but we’re a lot more excited about biometrics as an input method. Motion just seems to be a way of [thinking] of your body as a set of communication channels. Your hands, and your wrist muscles, and your fingers are actually your highest bandwidth — so to trying to talk to a game with your arms is essentially saying "oh we’re going to stop using ethernet and go back to 300 baud dial-up." Maybe there are other ways to think of that. There’s more engagement when you’re using larger skeletal muscles, but whenever we go down [that path] we sort of come away unconvinced. Biometrics on the other hand is essentially adding more communication bandwidth between the game and the person playing it, especially in ways the player isn’t necessarily conscious of. Biometrics gives us more visibility. Also, gaze tracking. We think gaze tracking is going to turn out to be super important.


It's going to be a controller for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. It's not going to be Half-Life 3, Portal 3, Team Fortress 3 or whatever. End of story!!!
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User Info: Emi-Lemons

4 years ago#2
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User Info: CaptainKatsura

4 years ago#3
This will be Valve's 3rd announcement.
It will be the 27th on Friday.
The cube root of 27 is 3.

Herp-a derp

User Info: claytonbuckley

4 years ago#4
Half Life 3, SteamOS timed exclusive
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User Info: AMDZFan

4 years ago#5
This will be Valve's 3rd announcement = 3^1
It will be in September, the 9th month = 3^2
It will be held on the 27th day = 3^3

My ****ing God.

Half-life 3 Confirmed.
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User Info: Ch3wy

4 years ago#6
Friday is also the sixth day of the week.

There have been two previous announcements.

6/2 = 3.
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4 years ago#7
TC can you use your time machine to go back a few days and pay my phone bill on time
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User Info: Conker

4 years ago#8
AMDZFan posted...
This will be Valve's 3rd announcement = 3^1
It will be in September, the 9th month = 3^2
It will be held on the 27th day = 3^3

My ****ing God.

Half-life 3 Confirmed.

Why does this s*** never get old?

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FuRiOuS 198774623 4 years ago#9
Honestly, I do think it will be some sort of controller or interface device. Hell, the ending of the Steam Machines announcement even alluded to it.
Am I going to be using a mouse and a keyboard in the living-room?
If you want. But Steam and SteamOS work well with gamepads, too. Stay tuned, though - we have some more to say very soon on the topic of input.
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