Google's Game Streaming Console Controller Potentially Revealed

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,004
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Google won’t be officially announcing its new game streaming service until next week’s Game Developers Conference, but Twitter user Reps has gone ahead and provided an early look at the "Yeti" console’s controller. Many believe these are merely renders based off a patent uncovered over the weekend, but they do give an idea of what the final product could look like.

    The patent indicates that the controller provides for a “seamless activation of a game of other application on a host device” and that a “game may be launched on the host device in a response to an activation signal that is dispatched from the game controller.” The game controller itself has a built-in notification system that can notify a player of various game-related responses (i.e. chat notification, leaderboard changes, etc.).
     
  2. glutto

    glutto Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    396
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    The added delay of wireless headphones bothers me, and now they'll add delay from internet streaming?

    I'll pass.
     
    Armenius, Skull_Angel and GSDragoon like this.
  3. seanreisk

    seanreisk Gawd

    Messages:
    884
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Amazing how they've innovated, it looks just like a game controller.


    /s
     
    Armenius and Uvaman2 like this.
  4. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,084
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    So...just like a Dualshock...but cheaper and less comfortable. Got it.
     
    Armenius, HoffY and Skull_Angel like this.
  5. Dekoth-E-

    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,600
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    It's they wanted to copy Sony, but decided to implement the worst of Nintendo's designs. Holy that thing looks awful.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  6. focbde

    focbde Gawd

    Messages:
    546
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Cheaper and less comfortable? How do you figure that? Not possible to know from the render.
     
  7. blkt

    blkt Gawd

    Messages:
    666
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    I'm gonna stream all over this like R. Kelly, or maybe not.

    Looking at the picture gives me boneitis.
     
    Armenius and JDiesel like this.
  8. DukenukemX

    DukenukemX [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,394
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Wait, that doesn't look like a keyboard and mouse. What blasphemy is this?
     
    Armenius likes this.
  9. Dahkoht

    Dahkoht Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    432
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    How long before they abandon this project ?

    What is their going average on shit they come up with them quit on ?
     
    Armenius likes this.
  10. Soulmetzger

    Soulmetzger [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,307
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    From the picture it looks like the same quality as those Chinese knockoff peripherals.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  11. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,084
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Sure it is. Just LOOK at the thing.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  12. ryno9100

    ryno9100 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Probably somewhere on par with Valve, and that's saying something...
     
  13. ryno9100

    ryno9100 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    217
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    A couple of things. I've used a couple cheap third party controllers that looked like this one, and they all were super uncomfortable. For one thing, near 90 degree angles don't make for a comfortable grip. Look at both the Ps4 and Xbox controllers and you'll see a bit more of an angle on the grips. The biggest thing for me, though, is the size of the grips. I have somewhat large hands (not abnormal, but above average). Those grips are short, compared to the rest of the body. This leads me to conculde that either A.) the controller will be so massive as to be completely unwieldy and make travel times between buttons too long or B.) the grips will be so short that I can't fit my pinky and half of my ring finger on it, which will cause my hands to start cramping after like 20 minutes of use.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  14. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,055
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    As a pad aficionado, that doesn't look very comfortable to me. Either it's really large and wide or the buttons are really small. I also favor a layout with the left analog stick and d-pad being swapped. Far more games use an analog stick than a d-pad.
    Hopefully those R2 and L2 buttons are analog triggers. Impossible to tell from this render, but Nintendo didn't bother.
     
  15. Seventyfive

    Seventyfive [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,346
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Kind of reminds me of the very first xbox controller

    379.jpg
     
    jnemesh likes this.