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linux is free so they dont have to hassle with microsoft using windows as their base
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why would anyone that owns a PC capable of gaming buy this thing?

I won't be buying one. Sorry Gaben.
 
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post #33 of 161
Depending on the price point, I may buy one so I can just chill on the couch and play some of the controller-oriented games sometimes. I could just split off of my PC, which I've done before, but a small, quiet, stand-alone box would be simpler if the price is right.
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post #34 of 161
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HardwareDecoder View Post

I guess the steambox is going to have an nvidia gpu because amd linux drivers are TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE (for sure) and closed source (I think)?

Last I checked their drivers were annoying to maintain and worse than nVidia's but not that bad.

I reckon it'll be nVidia though.
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why would anyone that owns a PC capable of gaming buy this thing?

I won't be buying one. Sorry Gaben.

Just so you know, that's like a Ferarri owner wondering why Ford is still releasing low end cars.
It's aimed at console gamers who want more of a PC experience while keeping the benefits of console. (And visa versa, but I'd imagine its mainly aimed at console gamers)
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i think whats the incentive of getting a steam box for someone who already owns a gaming pc and uses steam ?
i think its more for the console gamers to bring them to steam and cloud based services. lets see how that goes. it certainly wont be easy
    
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i think whats the incentive of getting a steam box for someone who already owns a gaming pc and uses steam ?
i think its more for the console gamers to bring them to steam and cloud based services. lets see how that goes. it certainly wont be easy

 

You nailed it right there, Valve is looking to take the current console generation players and go:

"Hey look, we know your systems cost a lot on the games side and are getting old, with some problems as well. We've basically got a PC here for you, that you can use your Xbox controller with, and enjoy better quality games that may cost you less."

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You nailed it right there, Valve is looking to take the current console generation players and go:
"Hey look, we know your systems cost a lot on the games side and are getting old, with some problems as well. We've basically got a PC here for you, that you can use your Xbox controller with, and enjoy better quality games that may cost you less."
And one you can hopefully upgrade with a better GPU down the road.
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I'd rather shoot myself.
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Depends on cloud support between their platforms. It's already a hassle when most of my games won't properly use save games between my mac and PC. But if I can play on my PC, then later load the same saved game and continue playing in the lounge room and vice versa, then Gabe, you sir have yourself a deal thumb.gif
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The arrival of Steam Box is the death of consoles. In Gabe Newell We Trust.
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