Hands-on with Valve’s latest Steam Controller

We get to grips with the latest controller build from Valve – how does it compare to Xbox and PlayStation pads, and why is it so damn big?

Hardware headlines

  • Hardware: debut trailer for Homeworld spiritual successor

    It’s been a long time coming but Blackbird Interactive is pleased to unveil Hardware today. The former Homeworld development team has big plans for what it calls “the world’s first planetary-scale social strategy game”.

  • Japanese games industry see sales shrinkage in 2008

    Famitsu’s published its Japanese sales figures for 2008, clearly showing an industry in decline. Hardware and software sales combined were worth ¥552.42 billion in 2008, compared to ¥676.95 billion in 2007. Hardware sales fell from ¥317.47 billion in 2007 to ¥231.52 billion last year. Software sales from ¥359.58 billion the previous year to ¥320.91 billion […]

  • Sony: PS3 and PSP sales to rise "10-15%" globally in coming year

    SCEA marketing boss John Koller has told VG247 that Sony expects both PS3 and PS3 sales to rise up to 15 percent on a global level in the coming year. The company has yet to confirm complete hardware figures for its fiscal year – its fourth quarter ended in March – but said both consoles […]

  • SCEA confirms new hardware SKUs for the US

    In light of a string of SCEE PS3 and PSP announcements in Leipzig this afternoon, SCEA has confirmed that the 160Gb PS3 SKU and PSP 3000 will both hit the US this year. Also confirmed for American launch is the PS3 controller key-pad. There’s a ton of detail on the US PlayStation Blog.