Personally I don't find this that useful, but I know a lot of people have been wanting this for quite a while.
So, do you care? Think this is going to draw in more console players? Discuss.
I'm looking forward to testing this out. Even sitting at my desk it would interesting to navigate Steam with a controller. Don't really have the internet connectivity to test it out on a TV at the moment.
Well it's definitely still a beta, it's constantly crashing for me, hopefully it all gets ironed out for the full release.
@JamesRockley: Same here, def. still a beta!
Seems fine to me!
I really, really like that they have a screenshot function built right into the controller profile, and that a press of the guide button takes you into Big Picture. I'm working on setting up a fresh new Windows 7 install + auto startup Steam + load straight into Big Picture with a wireless Xbox 360 pad for my girlfriend to play Borderlands 2 on.
With regards to stability, I've had no problems with it during my 3/4 hours of use, I'm on Windows 7 + i5 2500k + GTX 570 with latest beta drivers, so far it's behaved just fine with The Witcher 2, Half Life 2, SHOGUN 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.
Heh, maybe Steam just doesn't like Windows 8 RTM ;)
Overall, I'm pretty excited about it. The first step to the Steambox :) Took a bunch of Screenshots for pcper but encourage you guys/girls to check it out for yourself, just enable the steam beta update in Steam's Settings menu! :)
I love that you can now access the steam overlay with a controller.