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post #11 of 54
I would bet intel or amd. Something x86-64. I can't imagine they would want the incompatibilities of ARM. The vast majority of their library will be difficult to get to work on linux. Why would they also layer recompiling for ARM on top? Unless the steambox turns out to be glorified phonegames for your TV, in which case I'm not interested.
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Steam Box won't be using ARM. Only recently is Ubuntu expanding to ARM and ARM would completely contradict Valve idea of open platform. Valve already stated Window will be able to be install on Steam Box and last I check window 8 RT isn't going retail.
post #13 of 54
I would buy this if the hardware is good.
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if only it can play the entire steam library = HOLY SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET
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I guess it will probably be running on Linux, if it would've been Windows it would just be another OEM computer. But if it runs on linux it would only be able to play certain games that are either developed for Linux or ported and thats like 5% at max of the enitre steam library? I dont see a reason why any pc gamer would buy this next to his normal PC. it isn't any different than a normal computer like the PS3 or Xbox360 is( exclusive game titles etc. ) People that aren't familiair with linux won't buy it either. Also I wonder if hardware can be upgraded or not.

Tbh, I predict a complete faillure for the Steambox. I dont see how it could become a a successful Product.
post #16 of 54
Well, I think the Steam Box idea and concept in itself will sell extremely well. But, I'm kinda thinking they're going to marry it up with their own kind of OS.Something that pretty much boots up either straight into your Steam account or a login screen..
 
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People that aren't familiair with linux won't buy it either.

People buy Android that aren't familiar with Linux. Any user-friendly GUI you put on top of Linux requires nothing more than common sense (just like Windows). Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, Unity are all just read, point, click.

Steambox may not take off like the other consoles, but it is a good step for Linux gaming. A main reason gaming companies don't make games for Linux is because it isn't stable in terms of compatibility. What works on one kernel might not work on another, that is why having 100 distributions is a pain to support for companies and they don't even want to venture down that road. It is also why Valve only officially supports Ubuntu.

Having a Development platform that is locked down where one company has control over the OS and game makers work with that company on compatibility will lessen the burden of game development on Linux.
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My money is on an AMD APU in the thing.
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post #19 of 54
I cant see how this is going to work? don't get me wrong i want it to in a fashion (as long as i can alt tab out or customise the hardware and desktop) but using big picture there is still a long way to go with regards to ease of use. With big picture "play games on the big TV" yea, ok.. but then a lot of games have a launcher where you choose resolution, refresh, graphical settings and you need a mouse for that!
funnily some of the PC's biggest games have an intermediate launcher like most if not all of Bethesda games
post #20 of 54
Steambox is going to be the new windows phone.

They should be focusing on making PC exclusive games. Valve isn't going to make a huge impact on the gaming market with their steambox as x86 and AMD are going to do towards gaming as a whole in the next generation of consoles. Steam isn't a hardware company and them getting involved in hardware is not exactly "involved". They are merely acting like a Dell with a personal OS and throwing dated games on the platform. Good for them, bad for us.
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