Steam Controller – Perspective of a computer science student

I really got excited about the Steam Controller and the kind of gaming it could enable, when Valve first announced it and stated that this thing should be as hackable as possible.

My excitement didn’t change through all the revisions it went trough, but I’m still disappointed that the touchscreen was scrapped, for better or for worse.

I recently received mine, and no doubt, it’s an amazing piece of hardware Valve has put together.
And I’m pretty sure the lack of a touchscreen is for the better.

In this blog post i will give a general review in terms of gaming, address some issues, also regarding emulators, and finally touch on the more technical developing side of things and the inner workings of this piece of hardware.

Going to be a lot to read, so make yourself comfortable and maybe grab some coffee.

To clarify: computer science student means, I am currently getting a degree in computer science at a university of applied sciences.
The title is meant to indicate that I’m not afraid of tinkering and that I will also touch on a bit more technical side of the Steam Controller.
As it stands right now, there isn’t all that much to say about this, though.

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Welcome to the “behind flatspot-pictures” blog.
Contrary to what the name might let you predict, this is not a behind the scenes blog about some artist / art-project named “Flatspot-Pictures”.
It’s a tech-blog.
A tech-blog from a computer science student (I hope the super awesome blogpost-title let you guess this…) who incidentally is a photography and photoshop nut and does his art by name of Flatspot-Pictures.
To clarify: computer science student means, I am currently getting a degree in computer science at a university of applied sciences.

I created this blog because I wanted some place, where I feel home, to talk, rant and ramble about stuff that interests me in the tech-world
and also share some of my tech related projects that I do when not pretending to be an artist.
So that is pretty much what you can expect here.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see any artsy stuff here. But I don’t know for sure yet.

I’m relatively new to blogging myself, so please bear with me. It can only get better from here.