Valve Is Going To Release It's Own Living Room Hardware

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  1. AlanJohn
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    SURPRISE: VALVE WILL CREATE ITS OWN CAREFULLY MANAGED PC ECOSYSTEM
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  2. Foxi4

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    IT'S BEEN SUCH A TOP SECRET RUMOUR THAT NOBODY HEARD ABOUT IT BEFORE! OMG!

    Seriously though... yay?
     
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  3. Rockhoundhigh

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    Valve: bringing the PC to the couch... wait, what?
     
  4. Satangel

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    YAY

    Especially after some Big Picture games, really can see it work out. I might just buy one even later!
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Y'know, most higher-tier graphics cards already have a TV-Out of sorts... And with a Bluetooth module, you can connect a gaming pad to your PC even now... so this is hardly a revolution.
     
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  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Steam Box master race represent.

    Seriously though, I would buy this as my next console if it has the Steam library behind it with more streamlined support (like controller support).
     
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    Since DVI and HDMI are pretty much identical, any card with a DVI-Out basically has a TV-Out.
     
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  8. Celice

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    I'm guessing that latest controller update to several Valve games was a precursor to this (not withstanding the other rumours).

    As long as STEAM can keep the user-control, in terms of game controls, mods, access, and reliability, this could be pretty big competition.
     
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    Given many "post SD" TVs have VGA ports and probably had Svideo (which kind of went to scart) before that.....


    Anyway after so much "no were aren't" I am glad they said something. I do not use steam but I would be interested to see how this plays out- people have been trying stuff like this for years. If they can persuade a TV maker to stick one in a TV then that would be awesome.
     
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  10. triassic911

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    This is definitely something worth buying once it comes out.
     
  11. Bobbyloujo

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    Finally some new competition in the console race. I was getting bored with just Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.
     
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    I hear this opinion on and on again, and all I have to ask is... Why? Why is this going to be worth buying once it's out?

    Valve is planning to release a PC. An average, everyday PC. All that differentiates it from the usual PC setup is a controller and (probably) the size - for all intents and purposes, you can make your own "SteamBox" right now. How is this "desirable"?

    Can someone please explain in terms other that "but it's Vaaaalve..." which I don't think is a satisfactory argument?
     
  13. triassic911

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    Uhhh, it's Valve. That's my argument. :)
     
  14. Ikki

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    It's more likely than not going to be a console that boots into Steam. That alone makes it better than any console out there at the moment.
    It's not necessarily "desirable", specially if you have a decent PC already, it's just better.
     
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    it's just a pc plugged into a TV....BIG DEAL

    I doubt it, especially when most pc games are damn console ports anyway!
     
  16. Veho

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    Because it will probably be cheaper than a self-made PC of equivalent specs.
     
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  17. Lanlan

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    This is gonna suck...it'll be a mediocre PC, if it's successful it'll cause devs to stick to Valve's specs for PC development, which will stagnate innovation even more than the previous generation did. PCs' hardware limit should be the sky, not whatever Valve feels like selling us.
     
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    Pretty much that, we knew about this for a while now.
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    hmm, for some casual people it may be a good option since they don't like keeping multiple hardware or fussing about with the settings
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    It's price that counts though.

    Everyone goes "Who cares?" but if it can play like every game on Steam and comes at an affordable price then you're damn right it's worth it. I'm not made of money, even at $600 if this does play every game on Steam it's leagues cheaper than a $1500 PC.

    Also it'll probably more tailored for the TV. That doesn't just mean big picture mode.

    Wasn't Valve working on some type of Oculus Rift-esque hardware as well?