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2 years ago#1
still cant get my head around this silly steambox.

typical pc gamer use mouse, keyboard or gamepad depending on game.

I have never heard of a pc gamer saying they want to play on the sofa in a big living room.

windows 8 is not a walled garden, it still has desktop apps.

windows 8 doesnt even have 10% of the market.

windows 7 is not end of life for nearly a decade.

in short citing a walled windows 8 as a reason to make the steamos and steambox isnt valid, there is another reason I am sure of it.

Are steam sales dropping, is steam struggling on the pc, why arent they happy selling to windows pc customers?

PC hardware sales arent relevant, they dropping due to casual users not needing to have a pc to use twitter, email anymore. Gamers arent selling pc's just that a certian part of the market (non gamers) no longer need a pc, or their existing pc doesnt need upgrading as now days modern pcs are too powerful for basic tasks.

So I am confused as to why gabe/valve are putting all their effort into this and we know the what they want the end result to be, games native run on linux meaning those of us invested in windows pc's are screwed over when we were lotal customers to steam.

He trashing what was a unique good point of pc's very long BC, but now the underlying OS is been changed.
2 years ago#2
THE END IS NIGH MY BROTHERS WE MUST ABANDON PC GAMING AND SWITCH TO CONSOLES!!!!!
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2 years ago#3
I guess irrationally hating on Windows 8 is the cool thing to do, but Gabe just went insane with it.
2 years ago#4
Gabe: Windows 8 is bad cause it has a store built in!
I'm gonna go make my own OS that has MY store built in

Valvedrones: GENIUS! WE LOVE YOU GABEN-KUN KAWAII UGUU~~
2 years ago#5
If Valve wants to try new things, they can try new things. You can't just baby them forever. You have to let them be themselves.
2 years ago#6
There is no such thing as a "Steam Box" what exactly is TC referring to? Can someone clear this up?
2 years ago#7
The__Q posted...
There is no such thing as a "Steam Box" what exactly is TC referring to? Can someone clear this up?


I know you're playing dumb and all, but meh

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/
2 years ago#8
You have no idea what you're talking about or what Microsoft is about and how it runs if you think that Windows 8 isn't a sign of where they intend to go.

Microsoft's motto has always been "create need by blocking out competitors" since the day Microsoft was created.
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2 years ago#9
lol Microsoft isn't going to wall off their OS anytime soon. Their biggest strength is their massive backward compatibility and they know it.
2 years ago#10
Steamster posted...
The__Q posted...
There is no such thing as a "Steam Box" what exactly is TC referring to? Can someone clear this up?


I know you're playing dumb and all, but meh

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/


That is a Steam Machine it even strictly says so in the link you gave me. I am aware of the Steam Machines, I am wondering what the Steam Box is that TC referred to.

Can anyone clarify this for me? Thanks!!
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