Valve announces Steam Machines

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What do you think it will be?

  1. SteamBox announcement.

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  2. Half Life 3 announcement.

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  3. Something Oculus related.

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  4. Anything else? Let us know below.

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  1. mon0
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    steammachines-announced.jpg

    Valve has just announced:

    The SteamMachines!

    A powerful new category of living-room hardware is on the horizon.
    Join the hardware beta now.
    Choose the model right for you in 2014.

    Source: http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/


    Say Hello to the future of gaming:

    2-more-valve-announcements-coming.jpg

    The next Announcement: Will it be Half Life 3?

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    Let´s all hope it will blow us away.

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    SOURCE: http://nforush.net/forum/offtopic/valve-say-hello-to-the-future-of-gaming/
     

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  2. Arras

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    Just look at that icon in the image for the second announcement. The first announcement, SteamOS, was an O. This one is [O] => SteamOS in a box => Steambox. This makes me think the last one might be connectivity/multiplayer/community related.
     
  3. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    Steampowered will now become Gaspowered. Twice the power in half the time. Combined with SteamOS will bring life into the living room.

    Wait...

    Half Twice = 2-1 = 1 + 2 = 3

    Half 3 + steamos life....

    Half Life Vice city or Half Life Ghosts confirmed.
     
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  4. mon0
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    hehe lets see if you are right.

    So you dont give Half Life 3 even the slightest chance?
    Not to mention anything related to Oculus wich is loved by Gabe...
     
  5. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    No, not a chance. I give a myspace revival a better chance then this.
     
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  6. mon0
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    haha pwnd. That one was good. Myspace revival. gotta keep that one in mind.
     
  7. Arras

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    I don't think there will be any game announcements here either. If there are, then as a side thing. This'll probably be all about SteamOS, the Steambox and whatever else they come up with.
     
  8. mon0
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    Maybe true. But what if the announcement that is made today is already SteamBox... what could the final announcement be?
    Half Life 3 certainly would be a huge driving force in terms of downloads/installs/sales of SteamOS/SteamBox if its, lets say prior to hitting stores, only available via Steam/SteamOS.

    I love the speculations :)
     
  9. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I bet the announcement is going to be: "GABEN IS GOING ON A DIET"




    ...I'm sure that by saying this I postponed HL2 Episode 3 by another 6 months.
     
  10. Vengenceonu

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    Lol, tbh i think they never had any intention of going to episode 3 just to avoid the number 3. It probably would have been Half Life: Season 2, Episode 1
     
  11. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    My own quote from just above:
    "Just look at that icon in the image for the second announcement. The first announcement, SteamOS, was an O. This one is [O] => SteamOS in a box => Steambox. This makes me think the last one might be connectivity/multiplayer/community related."
    That's what I think :P
     
  12. mon0
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    1 and 2 could be true, yea, makes a lot of sense :)

    but the third image doesnt show the box at all, what now? hehe
     
  13. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Since when was reserving threads in the USN allowed?
     
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  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Usually there's some for big conferences but not like... Valve stuff.

    Also anyone thinking they're announcing a game is pretty dumb. It's just gonna be Steam OS, something relating to user interaction with Steam OS, and Steamboxes. The announcements are about Steam in the living room, not games.
     
  15. Foxi4

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    ...don't we already have two threads about this, this being the third?

    Just because Valve is putting 48 hour breaks between each announcement doesn't mean that each announcement deserves a separate thread - just update the main thread, guys. ;)
     
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  16. Taleweaver

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    Shouldn't this be moved to the general gaming section? :unsure:

    I like speculating...but I check this forum section for forum news. Not...y'know...speculations.


    That said: I'm with that leak that's floating around. The reason is that it makes sense: with steamOS, valve has created a demand for semi-console pc's. It would be stupid of them NOT to fill the gap as soon as possible.
     
  17. Foxi4

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    Because, y'know, a semi-console PC (HTPC?) couldn't run Steam before... right? Right? :rofl:

    It's really a mirracle what a little bit of marketing hype can cause. A powerful HTPC with Windows 8 on-board already blows your average console away and thanks to the use of tiles, the GUI is perfect for on-TV use. ;)
     
  18. frogboy

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    The third announcement is obviously Half Life 3 because it is.
     
  19. mon0
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    The news will follow in 1:45 (most likely via just another thread).
    Creating some tension til the news arrive aint a bad thing if you ask me.

    Fyi, i wont open another thread. I will include the update i post #1

    See you in 1:45.
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    They're announcing the cancellation of Half Life 3's development.



    Just kidding; I have no idea. I'm not even going to fast forward this one. I want to wait along with the rest of you.