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Is it safe to say the Steam Machine is gonna end up as a huge failure for Valve?
I understand that steam boxes will be fully modular, meaning that you can upgrade them just like you can a PC. To people who build PCs already, it seems like a good idea.
Its gonna be another 2 years at least before I build a new rig, but I might end up just building a custom steam box.
If Valve will just sell me the case and OS, and allow me to select the other parts, then I'd definitely consider a steam box. But one thing I will not do is pay them a premium for a steam box consisting of second rate components that I could improve on for cheaper by building my own rig.
Valve itself isn't taking a huge risk. The only hardware Valve is developing is the controller, and Steam OS is based on Debian.
The "risk" will be on the companies making the pre-built Steam Machines.
But primary PC users just can't go with Steam OS, because that means abandoning support for the vast majority of current games. And for console users, it's not as easy to use as a console.
But Steam OS is a long-term plan. And Valve has the resources to support it.
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I don't know what you mean "game the way I do".
I wasn't aware you needed to move your whole desktop just to play a game lying down. I kinda just pop it up on my TV and play without moving the tower from my desk.
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It may not succeed but it will be a foot in the door.
just look at the first xbox vs the xbox 360.
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king_madden posted...YukitoRambo posted...king_madden posted......and bedroom since most of my gaming is done while laying down across the couch or on the bed.
Analogue controllers are not supported by even close to every game. Good luck playing rts, tbs, grand strategy, moba or isometric rpgs/arpgs. And good luck staying competitive in anything that requires precision like an fps. Steam controller will help a lot for that but the 360 controller is useless for a lot of games.
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