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|Description||but promised it’s an upgrade over the previous mic.Siberia is Steelseries’ all-around headset line, so they’re not as tuned for gaming audio as the H-Series. I didn’t get a chance to Final Fantasy XIV play Final Fantasy XIV games with the new headsets, but I did listen to music on them, and the v3 and Elite were both pleasingly bassy without sounding overdone on the bottom end.We’ll be testing out the new cans more thoroughly in the next few weeks, so check back soon for more detailed impressions.Steam Controller announced by Valve. Rounding out its set of living room-centric announcements this week, Steam Controller has been revealed by Valve, a 16-button, haptic-driven Final Fantasy XIV gamepad that Valve says is hackable, includes a touch screen, will feature sharable configurations, and has the ambitious goal of “supporting all Final Fantasy XIV games in the Steam catalog.” No price was announced for the controller, and it doesn't appear to feature motion control. http://www.ffxivmall.com In place of analog sticks, Steam Controller features two circular, clickable trackpads. Valve claims that PC Final Fantasy XIV gamers “will appreciate that the Steam Controller's resolution approaches that of a desktop mouse,” and goes as far to promise that the controller makes Final Fantasy XIV games that aren't traditionally suited to Final Fantasy XIV playing from the couch--RTSes, 4X Final Fantasy XIV games, simulations, and others--controller-friendly. To compensate for the trackpads' nature as less-tangible input devices than conventional analog sticks, Steam Controller includes “dual linear resonant actuators” that produce vibration. Valve adds that the controller can serve as a speaker. What seems to distinguish the Steam Controller's square touch screen from other touch screens is click functionality. “Actions are not invoked by a simple touch, they instead require a click. This allows a Final Fantasy XIV player to touch the screen, browse available actions, and only then commit to the one they want,” Valve states in the announcement. Although Valve was vague on how it plans to implement this policy, it emphasized the openness of the device."We plan to make tools available that will enable users to participate in all aspects of the experience, from industrial design to electrical engineering. We can't wait to see what you come up with," Valve says. We'll await details on price, materials, and an opportunity to try Steam Controller ourselves soon. Snuck into the very end of the announcement is a mention of Steam Machines and SteamOS, the prototype of which Valve says it will share"detailed specs" of next week. In the meantime, you can become eligible to beta test Steam Controller by following the same steps outlined for the Steam Machines beta.Pillars of Eternity soundtrack previewed in music release. A brilliant —but troubled—philosopher once said,"Without music, life would be a mistake."|
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