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One advantage of the steambox that is overlooked often is that

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2 years ago#1
Access to the steam ecosystem means tons of games at much better prices. Over time, if you are a big gamer, the box will pay for itself.

This topic brought to you by looking at the Xbox HOliday sale and laughing at the prices.
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2 years ago#2
That's an advantage for console gamers, which the system is targeted towards.

For those of us who already have PC's, the thing is still useless.
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2 years ago#3
From: Forever Shadowed | #001
Access to the steam ecosystem


As if you couldn't do this with a computer.

As if the steambox itself isn't just a prebuilt PC in a small case.

As if there's really anything that special about a prebuilt PC in a small case with Linux installed on it.

As if there are really that many Linux games to choose from right at this moment.

So then the one advantage of the steambox is that it does everything a PC can do except play Windows games right out of the box (streaming doesn't count since it requires a 2nd computer).

Yeah... I can see now why it's so often overlooked.
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2 years ago#4
...and that you can't rent/trade/resell your games, like most console gamers do.

Steam only works on PC because it's dominated by casuals who are uninformed and practically have little in the way of alternatives.
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2 years ago#5
That's an advantage PC gaming has over console gaming. Steamboxes have very little to do with that .Steam Machiens are just another entry point to PC gaming for console gamers who want to remove the training wheels and graduate to real games.
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2 years ago#6
I save just as much gaming on consoles as i do on pc. They both have sales, consoles have new and used game sales. Ive gotten month old games for $30 on consoles plenty of times. Gamefly also has great used game sales that rival steam sales and these used sales happen frequently and even without their sale their used games are reasonably priced. I also save alot renting games that i know are short, this has allowed me to beat 4-6 games a month at a $30 price.
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2 years ago#7
Majoras_pants posted...
...console gamers who want to remove the training wheels and graduate to real games.


The butthurt is strong in this one.
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2 years ago#8
lol @ the pc elitism in this topic

no kids, the steambox is NOT targeted at you. its cute you are so defensive you think it is though

jesus
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2 years ago#9
Forever Shadowed posted...
lol @ the pc elitism in this topic

no kids, the steambox is NOT targeted at you. its cute you are so defensive you think it is though

jesus


What are you even talking about? We know it's not targeted at us. They're a new entry point to PC gaming. It's literally just a prebuilt PC. Why would it be marketed at people who already have experience building our own?
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2 years ago#10
Bellum_Sacrum posted...
Majoras_pants posted...
...console gamers who want to remove the training wheels and graduate to real games.


The butthurt is strong in this one.


You're the one who sounds butthurt to be honest
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