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2 years ago#1
Why are they acting like no one knows you can hook your PC up to your TV in the living room right now? I've been doing it for years using an Xbox controller. I really feel like they see us as fools when they act like we are dying for a way to play PC games in the living room...
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2 years ago#2
YOUR DARE INSULT GABEN!!!!

BLASPHEMER!!!!!
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2 years ago#3
It is not aimed at PC gamers...
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2 years ago#4
From what I gather it is aimed at the console derpists who think PC gaming is too much <insertpoorexcusehere>.
2 years ago#5
ajko000 posted...
From what I gather it is aimed at the console derpists who think PC gaming is too much <insertpoorexcusehere>.


I like the way you think.
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2 years ago#6
50inchDLP posted...
I really feel like they see us as fools


No, they see the console players as fools. Not everything is about you.
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2 years ago#7
You are not the target audience... I know crazy. I thought the world revolved around me too.
Steam boxes are just pc's in a box. People are always trying to buy their pc's at best buy and other horrible big box stores instead of buying their own. Only thing we can hope is that Valve offers their boxes at close to cost so that we can easily recommend them to those that are too lazy to build their own.

Steam OS can have some decent benefits to the hardcore gamer. Imagine an OS that is console like only better. Dedicated to gaming and none of the other normal os overhead. Games could run a bit better and the boot times could be even less than windows 8.

The biggest hurdle is compatibility and support by third party developers. I think most of the bigger developers will take note though and might play along with this experiment for a while anyways. Depending on adoption rate, might become the future of pc gaming. Windows complicates gaming with so many possible issues, and steam os could possibly minimize those complications. There is a whole lot of stars that need to align for it to really take off, no doubt but, at least valve is trying to make waves. I trust Valve with gaming more than I trust microsoft.

Also the new controller is also something that I'm quite interested in.
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2 years ago#8
Just because they are openly trying to bring a PC gaming experience of sorts to the living room, doesn't mean that they are acting like no one knows they can use just about any PC with a TV. Big Picture mode has been out for some time now. Don't assume you know what they are thinking just because they are selling something based in part on a feature that has been around for a while now.

I don't understand all the negativity towards the steambox. Just because valve is trying to expand its install base and make things easier for people to enter the PC gaming scene doesn't mean they have forsaken the current market. If it's not for you, then it's just not for you. Every product released to market doesn't have to be made for everyone in the world. There will be people that get a lot of enjoyment from the device. If your not one of them then who cares? Just fire up Steam on your current PC and play your game of choice and be happy about it.
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2 years ago#9
What would be nice, is if this inspired places like BestBuy and companies like HP, to start selling affordable gaming PCs, instead of the horribly designed, overpriced and underpowered crap they currently sell.
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2 years ago#10
50inchDLP posted...
I really feel like they see us as fools


You're right, that's why the Steam OS is exclusive to the Steam Machines, and not available for free for all computers.
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