Editor's note: This article originally published as an impressions piece on October 16, 2015, but was updated to review status on November 10. Use - Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller Combat Tech Special Edition - Microsoft Xbox Duke Controller Needs remapping on Steam Link. Logitech F310 Gamepad Stiff triggers This controller is my favorite if you're on a tight budget—say, if you want two controllers for the price of one. In short: Pretty damn well, with the occasional hiccup. The triggers and bumpers are housed on outcroppings that the knuckles of my middle fingers rub against uncomfortably, and the analog sticks, while pleasantly springy, have a convex shape that isn't great for sweaty hands. So why is it listed here, instead of at the bottom with the rest of the controllers we tested? Once in Steam Big Picture mode, the experience is identical to Steam streaming to any other device. When I squeeze the handles with as much force as I can, I can barely hear the strain.
At the start of the beta, we are supporting Android 5. The Steam controller, at least for me, was unusable. Can the Steam controller help you achieve higher accuracy than you normally do with a corded mouse and keyboard? The concave thumbsticks design ensures that you will not accidentally slip off no matter how you hold the thumbsticks. Razer Wolverine Ultimate Expensive Although we'd prefer to have a choice in the matter, Razer does has a point with its Wolverine Ultimate controller. Steam has rolled out for Sony's DualShock 4, which works instantly with most games on the platform and features the same insane amount of custom configuration options found on Valve's own. Valve—not even known for producing hardware—hits it on the first try.
I tested it out, and I was able to get the controller working without any hassle. For starters, the face buttons — the ones labeled A, B, X and Y — click in like a mouse. I've had an Xbox 360 controller since 2006 which, aside from desperately needing a cleaning, still works great. However, the affordability does not come at the cost of poor build quality. How do I use the Steam Controller with the app? On mobile devices you can use two-finger pinch and pan gestures to zoom in as needed. Want the DualShock 4's touchpad to behave like a mouse? Other than that, this is a high-end wireless controller that works equally well with Windows and Android-powered devices.
Buttons need to be mapped after pairing but no issues in function. Needs adapter, works natively with Steam Link. It doesn't look as durable as the Xbox One controller, but it's durable. You can also create game-specific control schemes by simply launching a game, pressing the PlayStation button and selecting Controller Settings. With the app still in beta, I imagine it's only going to get better. Logitech is a manufacturer I associate primarily with mice and keyboards, but they have some really cool controllers that work with the Steam Link like a charm.
Some pieces of hardware are well-worth the purchase, others are not. What is Steam Link and How Does it Work? But as a media center with a growing list of titles, this is the perfect purchase for a bedroom alternative or something you could take with you on a vacation, if you were worried about getting bored. The other huge problem is that game streaming is just broken. However, rather than integrating it into the existing Synapse 3 app for Windows, Razer decided to develop an app specifically for Xbox One. I don't use it every day, but that's mostly because I don't enjoy mouse and keyboard-style games from the couch. You cannot use more than one device via the VirtualHere. Still, even bigger games run pretty well.
It is a way different from all controllers you have ever put your hands on and the overwhelmingly different design may be the dealbreaker for some of you guys. Steam Link immediately starts scanning for computers on the network that are running Steam. I can confirm that this one don't work with 637. Natively supported wired and wireless since beta build 554. The Xbox One controller is a refinement of the 360 gamepad, so you have a familiar design here — two thumbsticks, a D-pad, an offset, four face buttons, two middle buttons, and an Xbox Home button. Now, a few words about the major setback you will probably stumble upon.
Coming from a standard Xbox controller, this seemingly minuscule detail makes a world of difference. The Quick Charge kit also comes in handy. You can adjust the mouse sensitiveness anywhere in the range between 200 and 3,500. The F510 has a hard switch on the bottom which lets you choose between xinput the Xbox 360 controller input standard and DirectInput the other standard so you don't have to screw around with third party mapping software. From previous post: Can anyone try this again on 637 firmware? Other than that pretty much every other game I tried on my Link worked fine, even Doom 2016. I like a bit of weight in my controllers and mice, but it might not feel good on tiny wrists after a long play session.
The big question mark for me is controller support, particularly for wireless controllers. By the way, if you manage to add a non-Steam game, you will be able to enjoy Overwatch in Big Picture mode, but keep in mind that it requires some exhaustive tweaking. The Turret combo is fully customizable via the proprietary Synapse software. My fingers tense up after a few minutes of play, which leads to a few too many accidental back paddle presses and thumb cramps. Try temporarily disabling it to see if its your problem.