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Steam Link and Steam Controller £27.99 each (Game.co.uk) Online and Instore
Steam Link and Steam Controller £27.99 each (Game.co.uk) Online and Instore

Steam Link and Steam Controller £27.99 each (Game.co.uk) Online and Instore

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Steam Link £27.99

Steam Controller £27.99

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Cheapest I could find anywhere.

This was seen at the Birkenhead store for those interested but as its online as well I guess its nationwide.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "WozzaX" 28th Sep 2016

Heat - the steam link is a well made bit of kit.

Heat but when was the Steam Link ever £99.99!

Fibs from Game I think...

Original Poster

spudbynight

Heat but when was the Steam Link ever £99.99!Fibs from Game I think...


The price on the box was due to the fact they were selling both the controller and link as one for £99.
The box on the shelf was mean to represent both as a bundle.
But they didnt have a larger box or seperate ones for the controllers in that store.
Definately still misleading Joe Public who dont realise the rrp.

spudbynight

Heat but when was the Steam Link ever £99.99!Fibs from Game I think...



​if I already have a nettop PC that can stream steam is there's anything that the link would do better ??

Seem to be going for near this price 2nd hand on eBay so great price for new

Elder Scrolls Online - £34.99

Can always rely on GAME when you need a chuckle.

love the steam controller, but for fps games no matter how much I fiddle around with the setting the right "analogue stick" space moves so slow. so if you need to turn fast it's just impossible, anyone know a fix for this or is it never gonna be good enough for that type of game ? for cities skylines type games it's brilliant though

WozzaX

The price on the box was due to the fact they were selling both the … The price on the box was due to the fact they were selling both the controller and link as one for £99.The box on the shelf was mean to represent both as a bundle.But they didnt have a larger box or seperate ones for the controllers in that store.Definately still misleading Joe Public who dont realise the rrp.



Even £99.99 for both is a markup on the Steam price though?

Just bought the link off ebay for 36 damn it

Is the controller good? Thinking of picking up 2

Original Poster

praevalens

Is the controller good? Thinking of picking up 2


I have about 4 Xbox One controllers in the house, all of which I know wont work wirelessly with the Link (without additional software called Virtual Here), so will have to use a long usb cable, but I am also temped to get the Steam Controller as this is natively wireless with the Link but I have seen bad reviews about it.

Very tempting at this price. I'd like to get the Steam controller to make playing strategy and point n click adventure types games in the living room more comfortable as I've heard it's good for these kinds of games that regular controllers just aren't designed to handle.

Also considering the Steam link as I'm looking for a really simple easy to use solution for steam game streaming. At the moment I use a Nvidia Shield TV box, which is fine mostly, but sometimes it just inexplicably decides one day it won't connect or sometimes downscales the resolution to 640*480 for no apparent reason. I suspect it's down to bugs in the Geforce experience software link on the PC and Shield TV.

I'm thinking the Steam link might be a more robust system with less software layers that can go wrong?

One more thing, does anyone know what controllers work with the link (apart from it's own Steam controller). Do PS4 or Xbox One controllers work?
Edited by: "ST3123" 28th Sep 2016

WozzaX

I have about 4 Xbox One controllers in the house, all of which I know … I have about 4 Xbox One controllers in the house, all of which I know wont work wirelessly with the Link (without additional software called Virtual Here), so will have to use a long usb cable, but I am also temped to get the Steam Controller as this is natively wireless with the Link but I have seen bad reviews about it.



​The Xbox one s controller has Bluetooth but is 44.99. I have controllers coming out of my ears but nothing suitable for wireless play with this.

Great idea, poor execution. Sold mine within a month due to random drop outs, even over a gigabit ethernet switch.

GAME, misleading the public? Say it ain't so GAME...

don't buy the steam link without a steam controller. two go hand in hand.

chrisredmayne

​if I already have a nettop PC that can stream steam is there's anything t … ​if I already have a nettop PC that can stream steam is there's anything that the link would do better ??



Cost less?

alpagot

Great idea, poor execution. Sold mine within a month due to random drop … Great idea, poor execution. Sold mine within a month due to random drop outs, even over a gigabit ethernet switch.



I've seen several reports of this from people. On the other hand loads of people rave about how stable it is.

I think this will vary depending on ones own network. Certainly something to buy online from Game so it can be returned under DSR if one has problems.

I had problems with the steam link over TP-Link Powerline adapters, frequent slow downs, was quite frustrating, changed to Edimax 600Mpbs Powerlines and has all been ok. I didn't get the controller, just use a wireless xbox 360 one.

Nice, I've ordered a Steam Link. Been considering them for a while so I can play some came more suited to a controller in the front room. Hot.

ST3123

One more thing, does anyone know what controllers work with the link … One more thing, does anyone know what controllers work with the link (apart from it's own Steam controller). Do PS4 or Xbox One controllers work?



Generally yes, definitely over USB.

steam.wikia.com/wik…ink

Ordered, thanks. Great way to get a Steam controller without having to pay delivery, assuming you can get to a GAME store.

spudbynight

Cost less?



​i already have the PC though ? I'm asking if it works better through the link or is it just the same

spudbynight

I've seen several reports of this from people. On the other hand loads of … I've seen several reports of this from people. On the other hand loads of people rave about how stable it is. I think this will vary depending on ones own network. Certainly something to buy online from Game so it can be returned under DSR if one has problems.



I've tried Link at a few different houses (all with good broadband speed) and it seems to work amazingly well at some and too laggy to really enjoy at others, I was never able to figure out why exactly. Luckily it works great at my house so is perfect for living room gaming.

Pretty good, take it these aren't selling so well.

Controller seemed very cheap plastic to me

spudbynight

Even £99.99 for both is a markup on the Steam price though?


They're £39.99 each on the Steam store but I believe the Game deal also included £20 of Steam credit so £99.99 made sense - in fact, considering the Steam store postage costs you would have saved about £7-8 getting that deal from Game. I just think the RRP is a bit steep for the controller and Link. £27.99 is about right.



chrisredmayne

​if I already have a nettop PC that can stream steam is there's anything t … ​if I already have a nettop PC that can stream steam is there's anything that the link would do better ??


It would probably consume less power, if that's a concern. Otherwise it is basically the same as streaming between two instances of the Steam client on two different PCs.



WozzaX

I have about 4 Xbox One controllers in the house, all of which I know … I have about 4 Xbox One controllers in the house, all of which I know wont work wirelessly with the Link (without additional software called Virtual Here), so will have to use a long usb cable, but I am also temped to get the Steam Controller as this is natively wireless with the Link but I have seen bad reviews about it.


Maybe just get an Xbox 360 controller for it then? They're still great controllers and will work with the Steam Link with a USB wireless adapter. Or the PS4's DualShock 4 will work natively over Bluetooth, and the new Xbox One S Bluetooth controller probably will as well.

Well worth it imo and tempted to buy another.

I've got mine connected to VM SuperHub 2 (I think) and then through eBuyer extra value homeplugs and a TP Link switch.

No problems gaming although sometimes get a slight audio delay if I'm using it to stream the football to downstairs.

OFI

Pretty good, take it these aren't selling so well.Controller seemed very … Pretty good, take it these aren't selling so well.Controller seemed very cheap plastic to me



I think it was just Games ridiculous bundle offer, you couldn't be the Steam Link by itself or the controller, you had to buy it with Steam credit and other things. I asked them if they would be doing them separately and was told no so I bought direct from Steam.

Bought a steam controller on release, load of crap!

Towelie

Well worth it imo and tempted to buy another. I've got mine connected to … Well worth it imo and tempted to buy another. I've got mine connected to VM SuperHub 2 (I think) and then through eBuyer extra value homeplugs and a TP Link switch.No problems gaming although sometimes get a slight audio delay if I'm using it to stream the football to downstairs.



How do you use Link to stream stuff other than games like football streams?

Original Poster

I think I will be picking up the controller tonight as well.
Cex will give you £26 credit or £22 cash for the controller so if it is cack I can always trade it back in to Game for £1 less than I bought it.

I bought The steam controller mainly for xcom 2 thats it, for anything else any xbox 360, xbox one controller on the pc will be better
I guess that xcom 2 is coming now to consoles the price is dropping on the steam controller

I remember a time these were supposed to be the next big thing in gaming.

**** bought a second hand controller for £30 the other day

Often see the controller and link bundle for £60 in Steam sales so it could work out cheaper to get steam credit from cdkeys and buy it that way (assuming you want both).

EDIT: Forgot about the ridiculous postage that Steam charges, so this deal probably works out cheaper anyway!
Edited by: "bccben" 29th Sep 2016

great deal thanks op

gamestraderjames

How do you use Link to stream stuff other than games like football … How do you use Link to stream stuff other than games like football streams?



Just minimise Big Picture and it becomes your desktop pal. Thats all i use it for, cant get used to the pad at all for gaming.

bccben

Often see the controller and link bundle for £60 in Steam sales so it … Often see the controller and link bundle for £60 in Steam sales so it could work out cheaper to get steam credit from cdkeys and buy it that way (assuming you want both).Either way, definitely the best price around at the moment. Voted hot.


but remember that steam add some ridiculous postage charge on top too though....
This means the bundle of Steam Link and Steam Controller for £79.98 has shipping of £14.80 applied, making it a steep £94.78.

i just went for the steamlink... was tempted by the controller, but i have loads of Xbox360/XboxOne pads so cant really justify another.. especially as i'll probably prefer the XO pad.

Edited by: "neosalad" 28th Sep 2016

Love my steam link! May grab the controller now
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