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Barely any games run on Linux though, how exactly is this going to work?

Or will it be good for just source games and that's it. And what about my vast Steam Library of games that work only on Windows?


I don't get this Linux hype. I really did wish that I could just run all my games on Linux, just because I love how customizable Linux is, but alas I cannot.
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Barely any games run on Linux though, how exactly is this going to work?
Or will it be good for just source games and that's it. And what about my vast Steam Library of games that work only on Windows?
I don't get this Linux hype. I really did wish that I could just run all my games on Linux, just because I love how customizable Linux is, but alas I cannot.

It's probably only going to run Steam games that have been ported over to Linux. Forget about BF3, SC2, and every other non-steam game.
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Well you'd essentially be paying for a tightly controlled PC (what we used to take the pee out of xbox 360 for being), so that you can play some PC games.

If you'd like to play BF3 or presumably any game not on Steam (FC3, AC3, ME3....3.....3..4.5, SC2, Simcity, Minecraft, FIFA, NFS:MW, etc), you'll be right back at your PC desk, or just be buying them for the console you already had.
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And it's also probably only going to support one player at a time, not up to 4 players at a time like current console games. It's most likely useless if you want to play games with friends over.
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post #135 of 260
What's the big deal, a Developer & Distributor who are apparently sick of Sony and Microsoft decide to make their own Console.
At the end of the day that's all it is, just another console. More competition, I wish them well.
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"Consoles=8 letters, Valve=5 letters, 8-5=3 HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED"
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Guys... They're not targeting the ones that knows PC hardware already, they're going for the console gamers, those who knows consoles only and nothing else.

And it is NOT a full-blooded console, it's a PC in a box with customized Linux on it. It's still a PC through and through, they had to market this just right, like, STEAM SALES! STEAM WORKSHOP MODS! See where I'm going with this?
     
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THAT'S WHAT A CONSOLE IS FOR buttkick.gif
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If you make Steam a game console you have the end of Windows gaming I'll tell you that right now. Blind STEAM fanboy's have already sold their soles to this stupid platform and lost all ownership, control and rights to their games. So, Valve pretty much now owns PC Gaming through a bastardized console interface and have a enormous following of tards throwing their money at a company that hardly ever even makes a game but pushes DRM and sell's others work. A Steam box is a Control Box.
A dedicated console would only further tear down Windows gaming as developers target a one size fit's all machine like Xbox and PS. PC is already a minority and the blind Valve fan's are helping them push PC right over the edge into a console only world. Windows gaming would end. PC gaming would end. What's left will likely be mostly Linux only (for a time) and that comes with it's own problems.
Windows 8 was a scape goat. It in no way affects Steam as a platform but offers it abit of competition. That's why Mr. Gabe is so quick to tear down Windows now. He don't want to lose his ridiculously tight grip on PC gaming and the plans they have for the future. Sales are showing Windows 8 isn't even that big of a threat to Steam.
I think sometimes OCN forgets just what exactly a PC is. It's about personalization, customization and Control over every aspect of the experience. Hardware and Software alike.


Agreed.
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Guys... They're not targeting the ones that knows PC hardware already, they're going for the console gamers, those who knows consoles only and nothing else.
And it is NOT a full-blooded console, it's a PC in a box with customized Linux on it. It's still a PC through and through, they had to market this just right, like, STEAM SALES! STEAM WORKSHOP MODS! See where I'm going with this?

Except PC games are missing a major feature of consoles:

The ability to invite friends over and have them play with you on the same screen. Which, frankly, is an extremely big part of console gaming.
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i probably would just to free a massive amount of space on my hdd
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