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Are you going to buy a Steambox?

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2 years ago#1
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/

It would be interesting just to use it for simple games like indie games but if it runs Linux since Gaben has a huge crush on Linux right now, I really think it will flop. PLEASE GABEN, DON'T MAKE THIS A LINUX PROPRIETARY DEVICE. IT WILL FLOP AND THE PC MASTER RACE WILL BE HUMILIATED :(
2 years ago#2
Then what do you want?
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2 years ago#3
It's a glorified pre-built, so no.
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2 years ago#4
No poll? Fail topic.

This thread is now about Pop Tarts vs. Toaster Strudels.
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2 years ago#5
Strawberry Pop-Tarts
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2 years ago#6
Depends on the price but I might consider it.
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2 years ago#7
I can't create a poll and also I want to see the Steambox succeed and be a basis for developers of what type of hardware hardcore PC gamers use. If they are able to put a quad core and a gtx 770/ radeon 7950 equivalent card in there at an affordable price, I think pc gaming master race will get the recognition we deserve. If good hardware is put in the Steambox and developers have a basis of how they should create and optimize a game, we would see better graphics/frame rate/better optimization/etc. for newly releasing games and more PC exclusives.
2 years ago#8
aPCplayer posted...
I can't create a poll and also I want to see the Steambox succeed and be a basis for developers of what type of hardware hardcore PC gamers use. If they are able to put a quad core and a gtx 770/ radeon 7950 equivalent card in there at an affordable price, I think pc gaming master race will get the recognition we deserve. If good hardware is put in the Steambox and developers have a basis of how they should create and optimize a game, we would see better graphics/frame rate/better optimization/etc. for newly releasing games and more PC exclusives.


a 7950 is not on par with a 770.
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2 years ago#9
I personally don't want one. However, my wife seems kind of interested. So, maybe.
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2 years ago#10
TheFeshPince posted...
aPCplayer posted...
I can't create a poll and also I want to see the Steambox succeed and be a basis for developers of what type of hardware hardcore PC gamers use. If they are able to put a quad core and a gtx 770/ radeon 7950 equivalent card in there at an affordable price, I think pc gaming master race will get the recognition we deserve. If good hardware is put in the Steambox and developers have a basis of how they should create and optimize a game, we would see better graphics/frame rate/better optimization/etc. for newly releasing games and more PC exclusives.


a 770 is not on par with a 7950.


I know but its the 2nd to first flagship card with a number scheme from both sides that is a single GPU.
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