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Valve's New Portal Demo Shows off Knuckles EV2 VR Controllers

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

It's been some time coming now, but Valve appears to be ready to ship its first big VR controller redesign in years. Having shown off the prototypes to several developers recently, Valve has now made public a brand new Moondust demo, which takes place in the popular Portal universe, and shows off several new features of their Knuckles EV2 controllers. This new demo will have players driving RC cars on the moon, assembling their own space stations, crushing rocks with their bare hands, and even lobbing grenades at targets. Each scene in Moondust is specifically designed to showcase...
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Valve revamps its next controller, should make using hands in VR feel way cooler

Valve revamps its next controller, should make using hands in VR feel way cooler

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Valve's march toward launching new virtual reality video games- perhaps up to three of them -got more interesting on Thursday with the announcement of an update to the company's next official piece of VR hardware. After a quiet 2016 unveil , the "Knuckles" controller is back with a major revision.
Dubbed Knuckles EV2, the mold-to-your-hand controller is still a developer-only prototype, but a huge dump of official information reveals how far Valve has gone to craft what might be the ultimate VR controller: a smart twist on how hands work in virtual space and a bonus slew of buttons for...
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Valve's Moondust Demo Puts Knuckles Controller To Full Use

Valve's Moondust Demo Puts Knuckles Controller To Full Use

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Gaming giant Valve has put out a new VR demo , dubbed Moondust, that uses every single input on its new Knuckles EV2 controller. The game is more of a tech demo, but it does actually have a storyline and multiple gameplay modes that make up a cohesive experience. The game is available for free via a Steam install link found in Valve's post, but you won't be able to find it by searching in your Steam client or the browser. The demo is obviously meant as an example for Knuckles controller developers, though it can be a fun tech toy for gamers, and a bit of a tease for Half-Life and Portal...
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