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Farted by Thor, January 06, 2013, 06:26:41 AM
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Quote from: MafiaMettaurWhat the hell is with that shit you posted? You know what, I'm joining the Locks, just to stop stuff like you!
Quote from: polyhedronclockYou're a fucking clock, what else do you have?To be fair, you don't have anything. Clocks are just machines that tick.
Quote from: Thor;1936052http://vglens.com/2013/01/steambox-is-linux-based-and-launching-this-year/It will probably fail. Why would anybody want a steam box when they could just have a gaming PC?
Quote from: ScrewdriverClock;1936062I'll start this with this is old news Thor.OLD. HOW COULD YOU BE SO LATE.And secondly, you have to factor in a few things. Typical PC manufacturers have to purchase parts, and purchase the OS. They lower the cost of OS slightly by adding bloatware, and then sell it onto the consumer. Considering the lack of liscensing fees for Ubuntu, they can use that as a base, then modify the steam program to automatically open up to the big picture mode on boot. Running a barebones linux OS that uses xORG solely for Steam would likely boot in a few seconds (2-5) and would provide a standard level of power that would be on par with their work and encourage others to meet to it (My guess is a i5 processor with an Nvidia card or two) to power through a generation or two of gaming. Given the supposed close proximity to a new source engine, I could see the "STEAMBOX" as being a "bar" set to let pc game studios know what they're setting the bar at. Given the popularity of Steam, I could see more games being made to that standard.And we can also consider the idea that they take the alternate route of "steam OS" being liscensed to 3rd party manufacturers ala windows phone. Set a base requirement list to what it means to be a SteamBox, and then these companies can release their own gaming computers without Windows, charge less and gain a higher profit margin on each unit.No, I could see steam boxes being quite popular Thor.
Quote from: Thor;1936052It will probably fail. Why would anybody want a steam box when they could just have a gaming PC?
Quote from: pop-tart;1936067I think Thor's main point is that many gamers will turn their noses up at it. They have to do a damn good job marketing it... so it doesn't become poser fodder.
Quote from: RobClock;1936068Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Exclusively for Valve's Steambox!
Quote from: Thor;1936084I know that rumors about steam box have been flying around for a long time, but this is the first really solid proof I've seen that it will actually be released. Previously there have just been speculation based on valve hiring hardware engineers.Plus there isn't a thread about it yet so EAT IT
Quote from: MiracleFruitClock;1936090can you play with PC users while on steambox or will it have its own network