Topic: New Steam based gaming console?

http://segmentnext.com/2013/09/29/xi3-a … e-steambox

Sounds like Valve/Steam will be making their own console...and people wonder why there hasnt been a sequel to Half Life 2... dude these guys are making BANK with Steam, they dont have time for a sequel... and now a console? Holy crap. Supposedly teaming with NVIDIA but they have a disagreement on which engine to use as a base.

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this interests me sir...in the good way.

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How they can make a sequel of Half Life as they are busy in making New Console?

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http://m.techradar.com/news/gaming/cons … es-1127072

Honestly, other than the controller and os i.dont see any appeal.
I can build a $500 pc thats miles ahead of those boxes and just plug it into my tv.
Admittedly, its probably the compact size thats.most.appealling to me.
Micro cases and parts are expensiiiiiiiiiive.

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addicted wrote:

http://m.techradar.com/news/gaming/cons … es-1127072

Honestly, other than the controller and os i.dont see any appeal.
I can build a $500 pc thats miles ahead of those boxes and just plug it into my tv.
Admittedly, its probably the compact size thats.most.appealling to me.
Micro cases and parts are expensiiiiiiiiiive.

For non PC gamers, its worth it, Steams distribution has WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY more games than xbox live and ps put together, and many for a very affordable price tag. They have a large bit of the same games Xbox/PS has, are obvioulsy angling for the games they dont, and in their corner, they have pretty much the entire PC digital distribution under their umbrella outside of EA games and Ubisoft.

Almost any game Ive played, its cheaper on launch day on Steam than buying a copy for Xbox/PS3 on launch day, sometimes by as much as 20+ dollars.

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True steams great. But what about older disc games that arent on steam atm? Backward compatibility is the best part of pc's.

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addicted wrote:

True steams great. But what about older disc games that arent on steam atm? Backward compatibility is the best part of pc's.

yes and no. it is getting harder to run a windows 95 or 98 game, even using windows own emulator. in my instance i was trying to play pizza tycoon form like 1999 or something, and it ran, but my graphics card didnt understand that old shit and I had graphical issues

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