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Will the Steambox have a disc drive?

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User Info: 1337toothbrush

1337toothbrush
3 years ago#1
The disc drive is a typical point of failure in consoles, removing it would also go a long way toward making the system smaller.
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User Info: iscareu13

iscareu13
3 years ago#2
I highly doubt there will be a disc drive in the steam box.

You could buy an external / usb disc drive if you needed one.

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#3
That would be silly. It's built around Steam, it's going to be 100% Internet-based distribution.
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User Info: PathlessBullet

PathlessBullet
3 years ago#4
1337toothbrush posted...
The disc drive is a typical point of failure in consoles, removing it would also go a long way toward making the system smaller.


Bro go tell that to the XBOX ONE.
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User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
3 years ago#5
PathlessBullet posted...
1337toothbrush posted...
The disc drive is a typical point of failure in consoles, removing it would also go a long way toward making the system smaller.


Bro go tell that to the XBOX ONE.


Well luckily Valve won't have the excuse of 'keep using your last gen steam box then'. They can in good faith say, take it or leave it, this is what it is.
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User Info: FaPaThY

FaPaThY
3 years ago#6
It won't even be big enough to house a disc drive If they're going for the palm-sized little cubes that will just plug right into the back of your tv like I thought they were planning on doing.
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User Info: Tommy2GoGo

Tommy2GoGo
3 years ago#7
PathlessBullet posted...
1337toothbrush posted...
The disc drive is a typical point of failure in consoles, removing it would also go a long way toward making the system smaller.


Bro go tell that to the XBOX ONE.


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User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#8
Shub posted...
That would be silly. It's built around Steam, it's going to be 100% Internet-based distribution.


You can buy physical copies of Steamworks games, though. Like Skyrim.

However, I do agree that people should just get a USB optical drive if they need one. There are computers that are much smaller than optical drives, so a built-in one would really get in the way of possibilities.
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User Info: LostHisHardcore

LostHisHardcore
3 years ago#9
Well if SteamOS takes off any computer can potentially be a steambox, like a console only with this one you can upgrade and choose the parts for it...
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User Info: g7g7g7g7

g7g7g7g7
3 years ago#10
I would imagine that a $40 optional drive would be available.
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