Talk about all things Steam related.
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By MadManCK
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#10517
A "new" player on the consoles market that will use linux based SteamOS for games.

Don't know about the controller, but this project can become huge.

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.ign.com/wikis/steam/Steam_Box" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/27/47623 ... controller" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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By Bezrider
Rank: Website Owner
#10605
I've been keeping an eye on this as well and it looks interesting but I've got to say I hate that controller. :(
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By MadManCK
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#10612
I want to try it first before i can give an opinion. But it looks kinda weird. Definitely something to get used to.
They will probably make it compatible with other controllers, wheels etc, so i don't think that will hold it back.

If the Steam Box will be capable of taking on the big 2 has to be seen. But it looks very promising. Games on Steam will be more affordable for sure.

The new SteamOS is also definitely worth a try. I will build a dedicated PC for it, have some spare parts laying around. Just to see what happens.

Gaming without windows interfering..... :banana-dance:

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By grimx133
Rank: Apprentice
#10615
Been thinking of this too, have a pc laying around, hooked up to my tv. Barely use it, so wouldn't be a big deal to slap on another OS.
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By MadManCK
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#10847
The "official" Steam Box will be equipped with a Core i7 and GTX780.

That is some serious horsepower, even more than the PS4 and XboxOne.
It seems that Steam will take on the big ones. I like that attitude. And with their experience in game distribution and support they might have a winner here.

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By Bezrider
Rank: Website Owner
#10851
Sounds awesome the only thing that would put me off are those funny looking controllers, but as a PC player anything other than a keyboard and mouse looks weird :lol:
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By MadManCK
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#10854
They made a few prototypes before ending up with that design. I really want to try them first before i can give a verdict.

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You can probably hook up other controllers as well.
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By MadManCK
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#11134
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This is how one version will look. 8-)
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By MadManCK
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#11607
IFixit has torn down the Steam Box :mrgreen:

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http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Steam_Machine" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks like a lot of power in a small box. Much more powerful than the PS4 and XboxOne.
With a lot of games becoming available through SteamOS this might be interesting.

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