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Four years after Valve released its oddball Steam Controller, it's not making any more. The controller is on sale today for $5 -- that's 90 percent off its list price of $49.99 -- and a note in the Steam Store warns that there's a limited quantity remaining.

 

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The Steam Controller initially launched back in 2015 (after much revision), as part of Valve's rather half-hearted Steam Machine initiative. Valve has confirmed to The Verge that the current lot of Steam Controllers will be the last ever batch to be produced.

 

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The Steam Store says the controller ships within 4-8 business days but "Delays are expected on new orders due to very high volume."

Source: PC Gamer

Source #2: Engadget

Source #3: EuroGamer

Source #4:The Verge

 

It is a pretty disappointing thing to hear that there would be no more Steam controllers produced, meaning that the price of these controllers would go up in the coming years as a collectors item. I personally don't really find these controllers to have the best layout since I'm more used to the Playstation controller layout. But if you are looking to get a Christmas gift for someone this year, then this would be a great deal if you exclude the shipping costs.

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7 minutes ago, Rainbow Dash said:

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Source: PC Gamer

Source #2: Engadget

Source #3: EuroGamer

Source #4:The Verge

 

It is a pretty disappointing thing to hear that there would be no more Steam controllers produced, meaning that the price of these controllers would go up in the coming years as a collectors item. I personally don't really find these controllers to have the best layout since I'm more used to the Playstation controller layout. But if you are looking to get a Christmas gift for someone this year, then this would be a great deal if you exclude the shipping costs.

yees, Hopefully i can get one as my mother and I are more used to the controller layouts


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32 minutes ago, Rainbow Dash said:

Four years after Valve released its oddball Steam Controller, it's not making any more. The controller is on sale today for $5 -- that's 90 percent off its list price of $49.99 -- and a note in the Steam Store warns that there's a limited quantity remaining.

I click that link in Australia and steam says to go here:

 

https://www.ebgames.com.au/product/pc/222648-steam-controller

 

ha how about no.

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never really considered this controller at its normal price point. but for $5(plus $8 shipping), its hard to turn down.

did the same thing when they discontinued steam link.


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8 minutes ago, Tsuki said:

never really considered this controller at its normal price point. but for $5(plus $8 shipping), its hard to turn down.

did the same thing when they discontinued steam link.

I picked up a link for my oldest

daughter when they went on sale so she could play games while I’m gone without having to risk messing up my system. Worked pretty well for the type

of games she played (mostly old lego

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22 minutes ago, Hugh54321 said:

Dont buy one. They suck and they dont work in rocket league. Better to buy an xbox controller

It's literally $5. Find me a better controller, used or new, for $5.


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28 minutes ago, Hugh54321 said:

Dont buy one. They suck and they dont work in rocket league. Better to buy an xbox controller

They do work, rocket league even has its own controller profile from the devs. The issue is its not a standard controller when people expect it to be. Its a tinkerer's device more than a generic plug and play type of device. I love mine and its been my standard controller since launch. From what I gather in a quick search it looks like rocket league had a beta implementation of the steam input api and it wasn't working correctly and the fix was to change input settings from steam input back to steam controller. I could be wrong but I've not touched the game in years.

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1 hour ago, TrigrH said:

I click that link in Australia and steam says to go here:

 

https://www.ebgames.com.au/product/pc/222648-steam-controller

 

ha how about no.

They bumped the price of my Logitech F310 from $25 to $50. And new PS4 controllers...still $100. My 3DS (new but not new if you get what I mean) was fucking cheaper than that.
Then again, EB also sells second hand consoles at higher prices than other retailers sell them new with games so they really should be avoided. Limited Battlefront 1TB PS4 for $50 less than a second hand 500GB...
 

29 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

It's literally $5. Find me a better controller, used or new, for $5.

Ever had a friend go to throw out an Xbox controller...then you spend around $5 on an adaptor for it?


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maybe i should get one for shits and giggles

 

edit: or not, fucking eb games

@Dabombinable @Spotty i sent an equiry to EB to see if they would reduce price of their own stock, or honour the new prices on an individual basis. i can let you know the reponse if you like?

i'm not holding my breath though

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11 minutes ago, Arika S said:

maybe i should get one for shits and giggles

 

edit: or not, fucking eb games

i did

thinking about ordering another just for another shit and giggles

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I really want one. :(


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2 hours ago, Hugh54321 said:

Dont buy one. They suck and they dont work in rocket league. Better to buy an xbox controller

I played over 700h in Rocket League with it, what do you mean they dont work in RL? :D

 

I got it when it launched, never touched my XBOX controller since. Batteries last ages, has both wi-fi dongle to PC or Bluetooth to TV/Phone and even cable if you run out of batteries.

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36 minutes ago, Arika S said:

maybe i should get one for shits and giggles

 

edit: or not, fucking eb games

@Dabombinable @Spotty i sent an equiry to EB to see if they would reduce price of their own stock, or honour the new prices on an individual basis. i can let you know the reponse if you like?

i'm not holding my breath though

Nah. Just checked my local EB stores stock and they're all sold out anyway. Probably haven't been stocking it for a while.
Not that I would have went to get one anyway. Looks a little janky and I don't really play a lot of games that would benefit from a controller.

Still stupid that they were charging $90 for it though, especially when full price was $50 USD which is $70 AUD.


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Unfortunately it looks like in the UK it sold out on Steam so UK peeps will need to buy one off a 3rd party. Found some on Amazon starting at £37.95 used or £70 ish new.

 

what a scam.


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That's a shame, I felt the controller worked well. It was not as groundbreaking as intended but still a solid alternative to mouse and keyboard for AAA games.

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1 hour ago, Arika S said:

edit: or not, fucking eb games

@Dabombinable @Spotty i sent an equiry to EB to see if they would reduce price of their own stock, or honour the new prices on an individual basis. i can let you know the reponse if you like?

You can import the ones from steam cheaper than EB will ever lower their price thats for sure.

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time to buy a third one

one of the best controller i've ever used

sad to see them go though


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Yeah right, as if these will ever be a collector's item. They're decently built, but my god, are they annoying to use.

Source, own one. Tried to play TF2 and various emulated games with them. It sucks.


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4 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

Unfortunately it looks like in the UK it sold out on Steam so UK peeps will need to buy one off a 3rd party. Found some on Amazon starting at £37.95 used or £70 ish new.

 

what a scam.

keep on refreshing. it was out there of stock for me too, kept on refreshing, ordered 2 of them. 

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4 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

Unfortunately it looks like in the UK it sold out on Steam so UK peeps will need to buy one off a 3rd party. Found some on Amazon starting at £37.95 used or £70 ish new.

 

what a scam.

I just bought one just now so must have restocked.

 

Don't know why I bought it mind you, I have no use for it...but hey ?


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