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#1 Thain Esh Kelch

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:52 PM

Press release.

This is quite significant. I might actually pick up a tvOS controller now.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

An obvious step for Valve, but I am utterly disinterested.

I also question Valve's ability to maintain three mobile apps when they can't maintain one.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Cool in theory, but not sure why I would use it vs. sitting in front of my gaming PC, which is only one room away from living room.

Because, you know, it's all about me.

Or something.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:13 AM

View PostAtticus, on 09 May 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

Cool in theory, but not sure why I would use it vs. sitting in front of my gaming PC, which is only one room away from living room.

Because, you know, it's all about me.

Or something.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm also interested in picking up a controller for my Apple TV upon hearing this.

90% of the time I will still be gaming at my desk, but sometimes I just want to lay on my couch and play a casual game.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

For those of you wanting to buy an AppleTV controller, I think you’d be better off just buying a Steam Link so you can use a real console controller. Valve practically gives them away during Steam sales these days.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

View PostCougar, on 10 May 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

For those of you wanting to buy an AppleTV controller, I think you'd be better off just buying a Steam Link so you can use a real console controller. Valve practically gives them away during Steam sales these days.

To me not having an additional device that I have to change inputs for is worth paying for the appletv controller. AppleTV is already the main TV input for Netflix/Plex/Sports and my Apple TV remote controls the TV+Speakers as well.

The SteamLink's are quite cheap though. Definitely a good option for some people. I've seen them on sale for as low as $20 or so.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 10 May 2018 - 05:13 AM, said:

much larger screen

But it's usually much farther from your eyes. So the viewing angle, unless you have a small monitor or a huge TV in a small room, should be larger with the computer. That's the reason console FPS ports have so often this horridly small FOV.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:23 AM

Interesting, according to the Steam Link app page, the app supports any Bluetooth controller, including the Steam controller. Hopefully it's not a typo and Valve managed to change Apple's minds regarding MFI certification.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:20 PM

Awesome, but I wish it was available on the go like NVIDIA's competing GameStream tech is. If I want to take my PC with me and play on it halfway across the country, I just chuck one of my two Shield devices in my bag (I have the Portable and the Shield TV) and I'm good to go. Can do the same with the PS4 on my MacBook Pro or Vita, although Sony's streaming tech is a lot laggier so I never used it much as a result.

In-home streaming is great though regardless. It IS also nice to fire up a game in another room (for example in your home theater) without running HDMI through the wall and plugging and unplugging cables, or physically moving your PC back and forth. This will add that capability.
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Posted Today, 02:19 PM

https://9to5mac.com/...-ipad-apple-tv/

I read this that I can buy any Bluetooth controller and use it on my Apple TV and play my Steam games from my Mac, correct? Almost worth getting a Switch Pro controller now then.
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