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Sixense announces Valve and Steam integration for new STEM motion controller

Sixense is teaming up with Valve to bring compatibility for its new STEM motion controller to Steam.

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According to a recent press post on the official website, motion tracking developer SIXENSE has teamed up with Valve to make the company’s newest motion controller, STEM, compatible with Steam integration. The company has been demoing the device at GDC 2015, and many outlets – Like The Verge, Gizmodo, and Pocket Gamer -- all over the web can’t stop talking about it.

This device was previously licensed and paired with the Razer Hydra, however, the newest edition of the motion controller is now wireless and will be integrated within Steam to allow compatibility with games like Portal, and all the other titles that have supported the Razer Hydra up to this point.

Check out a demo of their controller's power below.

For more information about STEM check out the official SIXENSE website.

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    March 5, 2015 1:05 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Sixense announces Valve and Steam integration for new STEM motion controller

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      March 5, 2015 1:11 PM

      Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education has taken an odd turn lately.

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      March 5, 2015 1:26 PM

      After Lighthouse I'm wondering what advantages STEM still has.

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        March 5, 2015 1:56 PM

        Yeah after hearing about how well Lighthouse works my interest in stem plummeted. My hydra is janky as fuck. There's no way I could put my dk1 on and pick up my hydras based on their positron in vr.

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          March 5, 2015 2:06 PM

          By all accounts the STEM is highly improved over the hydra system.

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            March 5, 2015 2:08 PM

            I think the tested guys tried it and said it still freaked out once in a while.

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            March 5, 2015 2:15 PM

            STEM is great but from what I've heard can have magnetic field problems. It's also limited to about 8 feet or so.

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              March 5, 2015 4:18 PM

              Huh. 8 feet from the transmitter does not give a you a really large volume to play around in.

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                March 5, 2015 9:42 PM

                Apparently there's a Tested video upcoming, but in the most recent podcast the guys mentioned they'd had a demo and were really impressed.

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      March 5, 2015 4:08 PM

      I can't find a source on this, anyone?