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Will we be able to use our existing Steam accounts?? Buy the game on 1 be able to play on both?
    
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i seem to remember something called occulus rift and valve were interested in this.

if the steam box was just 'minimum specs required to run steam box are as follows' kind of thing it could be really interesting.

think about it. They lay down a hardware standard then! not the console folk. So they could call their machine tier 1 but allow for you to build a machine that meets tier 1, but being pc games that doesnt stop you from having a tier 2 or 3 machine that is even more poweful. Just like a linux distro it will be downloadable and you could run as an ISO as the sole purpose of the machine 'console like' OR run as an icon within a windows (or more specifially a Linux O/S)


I for one am looking forward to this. They can create solid standards this way for PC gamers thumb.gif
post #43 of 161
After this they may be working on the whole half life series.....

IN THE NEW ENGINE D:
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It would be nice if the hardware is based on the numerous surveys, and information they have on their users' machines. Could be epic with a Steambox based on current, or even last gen's hardware. Imagine a console with i5-3570k and 7850 2 Gb. Dreams. I am allowed to have them.
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Will we be able to use our existing Steam accounts?? Buy the game on 1 be able to play on both?

Yes you will. Just like how mac+pc or pc+linux supported game work.
post #46 of 161
The most exciting part is that it runs Linux tongue.gif. I don't care about the hardware 'cause I'll never buy it.
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wow so a console that plays 10 year old pc games on an outdated engine.....yay...good job guys...let's just take the next couple of days off...there's a sharma place down the street.
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Give this thing an I3, an AMD Radeon 5770/6770 or an Nvidia 650 and this thing will be pretty cool.
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Console HL3 exclusive? What a selling point thumb.gif
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wow so a console that plays 10 year old pc games on an outdated engine.....yay...good job guys...let's just take the next couple of days off...there's a sharma place down the street.
Riiiiight, because they won't bring in other developers and Source 2. rolleyes.gif
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