The claims seem suspect; how exactly can a Steam Controller replace a mouse and keyboard when gaming? That suspicion is being tested over at The Tech Report who recently tried out Valve's new Steam Controller, comparing it not only to a standard PC input setup but also to a XBox controller. For the test they used Rocket League, Team Fortress 2, Just Cause 3, and Helldivers with mixed results. In the end the Steam Controller was just not as useful as the Logitech M570 trackball, wireless keyboard, and Xbox 360 controller the reviewer is used to. That said, with a lot of practice and time spent tweaking your input profiles you could find the Steam Controller is for you … if you want it.
"Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam Controller's twin trackpads and took it for a spin to see whether it does the job."
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