Originally Posted by Lifeshield
For this to really work I think games are going to need to have control pad support as a standard. I wouldn't want to play with a keyboard and mouse on my sofa.
Don't most games work pretty well with an X360 controller? All GFWL titles do at least.
Originally Posted by Hexa
Yes people I understand that it's streaming over LAN and not the internet. I agree that makes it much easier to do. That is only one side of it though. Since this is streaming over your own LAN you will still need a powerful enough PC to render the games well to start with.
If you already have a PC that strong why not just hook it up to your TV directly?
As far as Onlive and other similar things, yes it's harder b/c it's streaming over the internet but you don't have to have a powerful PC at all. In fact you don't even need a PC at all.
They both have upsides and they both have downsides. My issue is that with Steam fans they never see a down side to anything, unless it's from another company.
Because SteamOS isn't meant to replace the desktop PC. OnLive was meant to replace the need for expensive hardware. The SteamOS native games will still require expensive hardware, the Os will just be different. However for many OCN users, in-home streaming means that they can set up a PC somewhere hidden and play the games anywhere. For me, it means that I can take my laptop to the living room and keep playing. It also means that your laptop or media PC (something a lot of people own) won't need an expensive graphics card to play your games, thus saving you money.
Build an expensive desktop PC, place it somewhere hidden where the noise won't bother you and it won't heat up the room, hook up your laptop to any display in the house, play your games.Edited by B!0HaZard - 9/23/13 at 10:38am