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If Steambox wants console gamer's to use it, why are they allowing KB/M?

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2 years ago#1
From what I understand, the Steambox will allow both KB/M and controllers. Am I the only one who sees this as a hardcore fail?

They want to cater to the hardcore console audience yet any FPS multiplayer game will now favor anyone who comes from a PC background and uses the mouse for aiming. Aside from the Halo games where there are numerous non-shooting controls and frequent jumping, controller playing gamer's will be at a severe disadvantage.

So basically, Steambox is just a ploy to get gamers to switch to PC.

- Get them to buy a steambox
- Get them to realize the mouse is better for aiming
- Get them to start using KB/M
- Get them to realize they are now PC gamers




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2 years ago#2
FPS and RTS are the only two genre's that I use KB/M with.
Everything else I use a controller for.

FPS and RTS are also my two least played genre's
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2 years ago#3
Not allowing it would be worse IMO. One solution would be a filter for "gamepad only" servers.
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2 years ago#4
Tyranius2 posted...
Not allowing it would be worse IMO. One solution would be a filter for "gamepad only" servers.

They should have that for CoD Ghosts, gamepad players are almost always top of the server in TDM/FFA.
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2 years ago#5
I seriously don't understand why people have such a hard time grasping the concept of the Steambox. Instead people spend about 5 seconds thinking about it and then post a moronic knee-jerk reaction topic.
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2 years ago#6
r7gerrabbit posted...
FPS and RTS are the only two genre's that I use KB/M with.
Everything else I use a controller for.

FPS and RTS are also my two least played genre's


Except, FPS multiplayer is THE highest played genre among hardcore players. The one's Steambox is supposedly targeting, right?

Halo, COD, and Battlefield's multiplayer user's are in the millions.


mrCube posted...
I seriously don't understand why people have such a hard time grasping the concept of the Steambox. Instead people spend about 5 seconds thinking about it and then post a moronic knee-jerk reaction topic.


Please, educate me on how this issue will play out on the most popular multiplayer games.



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2 years ago#7
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Please, educate me on how this issue will play out on the most popular multiplayer games.

People will join a server, and play together.
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2 years ago#8
wizardmon posted...
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Please, educate me on how this issue will play out on the most popular multiplayer games.

People will join a server, and play together.


That's only the beginning, my friend...
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2 years ago#9
This thread is hilarious. You're mad because they're allowing keyboard/mouse because it won't be fair for gamers with a controller to play online. You do know who steambox users will be playing with/against online right? In case you don't, I'll tell you. Hold onto your hats folks. They're going to play against.... drum roll please! PC gamers with keyboard/mouse!! Woa. Let's limit everyone with a Steambox. Because we all know PC gaming is about limiting people.
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2 years ago#10
Da Hui posted...
This thread is hilarious. You're mad because they're allowing keyboard/mouse because it won't be fair for gamers with a controller to play online. You do know who steambox users will be playing with/against online right? In case you don't, I'll tell you. Hold onto your hats folks. They're going to play against.... drum roll please! PC gamers with keyboard/mouse!! Woa. Let's limit everyone with a Steambox. Because we all know PC gaming is about limiting people.


Implying that I am mad or that I will actually buy a Steambox is what's hilarious.
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