Convinced Valve’s Steam Controller revolutionizes gamepads as we know them? Me neither. But the video above goes some distance toward making me a believer (or Steamlieber). That, or the guy playing’s some kind of ninja touchpad wizard.
That guy would be Valve engineer Jeff Bellinghausen, giving us a look at what it’s like today to play several different types of PC games on a prototype version of the Steam Controller (the same version, says Valve, that it’ll ship to 300 lucky Steam users before year’s end).
First up, Portal 2, the company’s space-bending puzzler, which seems to control like a dream in Bellinghausen’s hands (I’m assuming those are Bellinghausen’s anyway and not a hand model). Notice how precisely and quickly he’s able to turn and stop precisely when finessing the view, acing 180-degree turns while jumping and dropping objects right where he wants them or hurling them onto platforms just…
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