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Post by Norlond on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:59 pm

SteamOS
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/23/4762370/steam-box-os

SteamBox
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/valve-steam-box-release-date-news-and-features-1127072

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SteamBox Gamepad
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamController/
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/27/4762318/valve-steam-box-controller

"The Steam Controller was designed from the ground up to be hackable."
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Re: Valve's SteamOS and SteamBox

Post by Dwailing on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:00 pm

Ten virtual bucks says someone posts the neutral response within the first 15 posts.  Also, I think it looks pretty awesome.  The streaming feature in particular could be a huge boon for people without the money to spend insane amounts of cash on an awesome rig or five.

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Post by MaximizedAction on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Here's wondering how it'll compete with the Xbone.

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Post by lex0r on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:20 pm


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Post by RavenEyry on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:26 pm


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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:31 am

I am interested but in no rush to get it.

Would be useful in my living room situation, potentially.

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Post by Rankincountry on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:40 pm

RavenEyry wrote:
Go to beige alert!

This sounds like a cool development, especially the ability to stream from another PC - I could see building a cheap, small PC for the living room to accomodate it. In fact if it's any good, I'd think twice before getting a PS4 - I mostly game on PC, but like to have a Playstation around as well.

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Post by BlueLogic on Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:45 pm

I think this could be a positive for PC gaming, if for no other reason than to provide an alternative to Windows. The problem with Linux has always been a "chicken and egg" one where developer support is limited because consumer interest is limited because developer support is limited. Valve may have just laid a massive egg with SteamOS in combination with their other announcements this week.

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Post by BansheeOwnage on Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:08 am

This sounds cool! Happy

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Post by Ghost Of Kesak11 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:34 am

Not sure what to make out of this personally. Valve makes pretty good products so will have to check it out once it comes out.

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Re: Valve's SteamOS and SteamBox

Post by Norlond on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:46 pm

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/

http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/valve-steam-box-release-date-news-and-features-1127072

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Post by Dwailing on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Between Steam Machines (One could almost say... Steam Engines?  I'll get my coat.) and SteamOS, I think Valve is poised to give consoles one whacking big kick up the back side in the living room.  Will this kill consoles?  No, of course not.  The only thing that will kill consoles is the time when they are no longer cost effective to make, which is a long way off.  However, what this WILL do is boost PC sales and bring the power of PC gaming to a wider audience whom might have been turned away by the frankly kind of daunting nature of the PC.  It will be good for existing PC gamers because it will give a more open platform for them to work on and also might encourage developers to put more effort into their PC versions.  Plus, I think it might be good for indie developers since it will bring Steam Greenlight to a wider audience.  Overall, this is a great day for PC gaming.

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Re: Valve's SteamOS and SteamBox

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:04 pm

lol steam engine

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Re: Valve's SteamOS and SteamBox

Post by Norlond on Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:13 pm

edit: nvm, I edited the first post

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