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Do you think Valve could deal the death blow to Xbox One with a Steambox?

#1MilesTeg420Posted 9/10/2013 10:47:29 AM
Before I didn't think it was a good idea. Now, with the bone floundering, and Wii U largely treading water, I think the time is right to go for the Xbox kill. PS4 and Microsoft themselves have already done enough damage to reveal the weak spot.

There is arguably a big market out there that isn't being satisfied. A box that is most powerful on the market, at $399-$499 in 2014, could perform well. Steam perks, Left 4 Dead, DOTA, Half Life 3, Team Fortress is enough to put the hurt on Microsoft and gain marketshare.

With PC being lead this gen they will get heavy support. As Xbox One market share will be small initially, now is the time to strike. You have most of the same games as Xbox One and some exclusives and they will perform better and cost less. Scream that as loud as you can.

Nintendo will be around next gen anyway but Microsoft could just exit if they lose enough money, which right now is possible.

PS4 will be winner far and away but a fourth player in the console space has big opportunity in the near future to gain marketshare, and potentially squeeze out Microsoft if the cards are played right.
#2SinisterSlayPosted 9/10/2013 10:48:56 AM
Why would you want a steambox anyways?

Your getting a cheaply built machine with limited to no upgradability, and a premium price.

By an Apple computer if you want that.
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#3Ch3wyPosted 9/10/2013 10:50:01 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Why would you want a steambox anyways?

Your getting a cheaply built machine with limited to no upgradability, and a premium price.

By an Apple computer if you want that.


Apple computers can't play any games other than The Sims.
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#4Knight2520Posted 9/10/2013 10:50:23 AM
From: MilesTeg420 | #001
with the bone floundering,


Have a source?
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#5triple sPosted 9/10/2013 10:50:44 AM
No and I really feel the Xbox One will do just fine despite what Sony fanboys seem to believe.
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#6SinisterSlayPosted 9/10/2013 10:52:33 AM
Ch3wy posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Why would you want a steambox anyways?

Your getting a cheaply built machine with limited to no upgradability, and a premium price.

By an Apple computer if you want that.


Apple computers can't play any games other than The Sims.


So that's the key difference?

Why not just build your own? You can still do the easy mode version of building your own by just getting the parts and screwing them together. You can buy motherboards with processors and cooling prebuilt for nearly the same cost as separate, then just screw them into a case and plug in stuff.

To me it defeats the purpose of a gaming machine if it's not upgradable.
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#7SteamsterPosted 9/10/2013 10:54:44 AM
Hell no.
#8Ch3wyPosted 9/10/2013 10:56:29 AM(edited)
SinisterSlay posted...
Ch3wy posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Why would you want a steambox anyways?

Your getting a cheaply built machine with limited to no upgradability, and a premium price.

By an Apple computer if you want that.


Apple computers can't play any games other than The Sims.


So that's the key difference?

Why not just build your own? You can still do the easy mode version of building your own by just getting the parts and screwing them together. You can buy motherboards with processors and cooling prebuilt for nearly the same cost as separate, then just screw them into a case and plug in stuff.

To me it defeats the purpose of a gaming machine if it's not upgradable.


The target audience for the device is not people who build their own PCs.

Also do we even know how much it's going to cost yet? Or if it even exists?
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 9/10/2013 10:57:52 AM
Ch3wy posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Ch3wy posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Why would you want a steambox anyways?

Your getting a cheaply built machine with limited to no upgradability, and a premium price.

By an Apple computer if you want that.


Apple computers can't play any games other than The Sims.


So that's the key difference?

Why not just build your own? You can still do the easy mode version of building your own by just getting the parts and screwing them together. You can buy motherboards with processors and cooling prebuilt for nearly the same cost as separate, then just screw them into a case and plug in stuff.

To me it defeats the purpose of a gaming machine if it's not upgradable.


The target audience for the device is not people who build their own PCs.

Also do we even know how much it's going to cost yet? Or if it even exists?


But that targets a market that is already extremely over saturated with consoles.
Sounds like a bad idea to me.
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#10MilesTeg420(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 11:06:34 AM
Knight2520 posted...
From: MilesTeg420 | #001
with the bone floundering,


Have a source?


Pre-orders well lower than Wii U?