Originally Posted by Hexa
Now folks we get to see Overclock.net and the rest of the PC gaming world show off their true hypocritical colors!!!
Oh yes we will, oh yes we will.
As far as I'm concerned the ONLY people who have a right to show any happiness about this are the few people like myself who didn't bash Onlive to death saying it wasn't possible. The few people like me who didn't bash Microsoft to death over using the cloud for Xbox One.
I'm sure some of you will try to point out that "this" or "that" is different. It won't matter. It will be pure and obvious bias towards Valve.
For the record I think this is GREAT and awesome news. I think it's freaking amazing. I just know though I'll be sick to my stomach seeing so many people praise this all the while blasting similar attempts by others.
Take a chill pill, hombre.
You basically said, "You're biased fanbois for saying one company's product is better than another, when both are completely different! I don't care if you point out the differences! You're still biased! Waah!"
Allow me to retort. Streaming from one device to another over a Local Area Network is very different from streaming from a remote server, over the internet, to a home network.
It's the difference between playing LAN mode versus your buddies in another room, and playing online multiplayer vs. someone across the planet. Maybe you don't remember the 90s, but there used to be a lot of problems with online gaming. Unplayable lag levels. LAN, however, was stable.
Likewise, the internet infrastructure is not yet up to task for streaming games over the internet. It is, however, possible to do so over a LAN, which is what SteamOS does.
I know you've already said you don't care about the differences, but I hope this helps elucidate the situation for you at least a little bit.