Valve to announce SteamBox next Monday?

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  1. T-hug
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    Games media site Kotaku has posted up a press release from the guys at Steam:


    So 3 announcements to come next Monday (23rd)!

    Are you interested in the SteamBox?[​IMG]
     
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  2. lokomelo

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    If it will be a "complete solution", I'm in, but if it something that still will require a powerfull PC, then I'll not look at it.
     
  3. Arras

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    If Big Picture Mode continues to be this much of a resource hog, then no. It eats about 25% CPU when I'm not doing anything with it, even during games.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Interested mainly to see how it will end up dealing with the likes of the video streaming services that insist on gimping their non PC offerings. Granted it will probably be running on linux and that pretty much answers that question right away (unless virtualisation) but I can always hope.
    On the other hand I would welcome a target to aim for in PC specs, "needs steambox 1 or better" works for me.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    We all know what it's going to be - a Ubuntu-powered HTPC. For all intents and purposes, you can "make" a Steambox yourself already.
     
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    Ha, nice try. You had me going there, ruseman, but you tipped your hand.
     
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    Well they kind of have to unveil what they are planning before the Xbox 1 and PS4 hit the store, now is the time.
    Looking forward to it, Steam is just so epic and the more I hear from them, the more I regret not using this service 5 years ago :(
     
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    I'm...conflicted. On one hand, if this turns out to be a low-cost solution that plays PC games at high quality with low-cost upgrade-able parts, cool. Good for Valve. I might buy one.

    On the other, if it's got a price similar to the XBone/PS4 that can only handle mid-quality games and costs a bitch/the same as PC to upgrade to the latest parts (or doesn't even upgrade at all), fuck it. I'd rather build a gaming PC myself that'll last me a few years than to have something like this.
     
  9. ShawnTRods

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    3 announcements :D!?
    WHAT!? 3!?
    Anyone?
     
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    You have to search a bit, or did when I last ran the exercise, to do it but parts wise you can build a Xbone/PS4 equivalent for about the same price as the Xbone/PS4. I imagine they realise their audience, being at least marginally tech savvy, would crucify them if they tried to pull a fast one here.

    Time to wait and see then.
     
  11. tbgtbg

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    Not even a little.
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Do elaborate. Other than my general dislike of Steam and their approach to things that I care about like second hand games I am struggling to think of a reason to be truly pessimistic at this stage.
     
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    HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED.
     
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    Lol Half Life 3 SteamBox exclusive!
     
  15. tbgtbg

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    General dislike of Steam an their approach to things isn't reason enough?
     
  16. EyeZ

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    Yeah i'm interested in this, wanna know exactly what this piece of kit can do, the pricing & what other features it may have integrated with Steam.
     
  17. Maxternal

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    I think we should vote on this. Where's my poll :angry: ?

    I hereby refrain from answering while I have to actually type it out (ignore the effort I'm taking to complain here) I want a two-click solution.
     
  18. PityOnU

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    Don't forget the Microsoft Surface announcement on the same day!
     
  19. FAST6191

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    Is the speculation of the announcement too early to announce my speculation of there being tumbleweeds?
     
  20. Luhof

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    If it comes with Big Picture, it's a no for me (for a while ;)). If I can do almost the same by plugging my PC to a TV...
    I'd be happier if they announced a Steam Controller, to be honest.