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2 years ago#1
It was announced back at GDC in March iirc and since then we haven't heard jack squat. I was wondering because as someone who definitely could not build a pc, even if i could afford one, I feel like this could be a good option for me to finally be able to play games via steam.
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2 years ago#2
Valve is pretty bad at keeping the public informed about ongoing projects.
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2 years ago#3
Released next spring bundled with HL3.
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2 years ago#4
I forgot how much valve time equates to real time
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2 years ago#5
I don't recall the SteamBox ever being anything more than a rumor.
2 years ago#6
SinisterSlay posted...
Valve is pretty bad at keeping the public informed about ongoing projects.


I'd rather have a company keep their focus on making quality games vs a company who hypes it forever and makes a pile of crap.

Out of all the Valve games I've ever played I can't think of one I dislike.

I'll take that over knowing every step they make any day.

Bungie and Rockstar both have similar approaches.
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2 years ago#7
TheOpposite posted...
I don't recall the SteamBox ever being anything more than a rumor.


Same here. I didn't think they actually made an official announcement about it at all.
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2 years ago#8
SpacedDuck posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Valve is pretty bad at keeping the public informed about ongoing projects.


I'd rather have a company keep their focus on making quality games vs a company who hypes it forever and makes a pile of crap.

Out of all the Valve games I've ever played I can't think of one I dislike.

I'll take that over knowing every step they make any day.

Bungie and Rockstar both have similar approaches.


I wasn't complaining, just stating a fact.

It's because they have no shareholders to report to, that we get very little information.
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2 years ago#9
Theres no logical reason why they would release it before Source2 engine comes into play / the newest Valve game to show it off and be a system seller.

The day you see the official Steam Box is the day HL3 is confirmed.
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2 years ago#10
People talked about it more than 3 times so they killed it.
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