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SteamOS will flop.

#11RPGMattPosted 9/24/2013 12:37:10 AM
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I don't even understand what SteamOS does. Hell, I don't even understand how you can play PC games on a TV.


By switching the display to your TV and easily launching the game from Windows... That's why I don't get the point of this.
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#12EternalWolfPosted 9/24/2013 1:06:41 AM
If SteamOS requires the Video Output to be connected to the TV, what is the point of Big Picture or vice versa?

Are they just trying to make SOS the must-have Linux OS?
#13BogePosted 9/24/2013 1:13:49 AM
It's all about support, and Linux doesn't have the support. That's why it will flop.
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#14claytonbuckleyPosted 9/24/2013 2:03:52 AM
It'll be as successful as Steam was it's first couple of years. Then like Steam did it'll get better and be successful. Basically when more games get Linux support it'll be successful. IMO Steam controls so much of the PC market it can and will force developers and publishers to put in Linux support.
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#15EM_MegaPosted 9/24/2013 2:53:17 AM
Like nearly all new things Valve tries to introduce, like Steam itself or Greenlight, it will completely suck at first. Thankfully, they're one of the few companies that takes criticism quite well and make some smart decisions on how to fix them.
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#16sonicteam2k1Posted 9/24/2013 2:56:29 AM
Solid---Steak posted...
I don't even understand what SteamOS does. Hell, I don't even understand how you can play PC games on a TV.


lmao...seriously???
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#17TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/24/2013 3:02:47 AM
I'd like to see it do well.

They've already said what they want to do, they've already successfully tried some features they want to implement. They're trying to get developers to optimize upcoming games for it.

If it sucks at first, I hope it gets some of that Valve magic and gets massively better as time goes on.

At least try it (on a virtual machine at least) when it comes out. Then, try it again every once in a while to look for improvements. If the reason it doesn't do well is because people just assume it sucks, then that's not giving it a fair chance. Valve will also need to know what's wrong with it in order to fix it, so by saying why it sucks (if it does) it helps them improve it.

If this goes well, it could be a big part of the future of PC gaming.
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#18ZeraphLordSPosted 9/24/2013 3:23:53 AM
totally misses the point

trash article
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#19temgunPosted 9/24/2013 3:30:08 AM
I don't get what it's for. Right now you can hook up your PC to your TV with a HDMI or wirelessly and play with a wireless 360 controller.
#20ConkerPosted 9/24/2013 3:51:05 AM
I like the author info:

Author: Lars Housholder
Lars spends a lot of time on the back-end of the site, but also contributes articles here and there. He apologizes for their content.


At least they made it aware without us actually having to think he could be serious.
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