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Originally Posted by Sannakji View Post

Doubt these boxes will push 4K's worth of pixels.

In streaming mode...possibly. We haven't seen what Valve has planned yet, but I'd think that if it was just streaming it should be working no harder than playing a video...without decoding anything. So if the original machine can, I'd think the Steambox could.

...but yeah...it takes a pretty mean machine to do 4k with any real quality. It would be unfounded to even think a little $200 collection of hardware could do it.
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Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

serious question for those with a gaming rig and wanting to try out the streaming feature:

Unless you see yourself buy a 4K TV soon, is there a reason why you would wanna play PC games when you have a 1200p/1440p/1600p/surround/eyefinity setup? The comfort/relax factor of a couch taken out...is this something that's really going to be revolutionary for this demographic?

I'm very interested in the streaming option but I'm trying to think why I'd pick a couch and a 1080p TV over a Nvidia Surround setup at a work desk. Possibly for controller friendly indie games but that's about it?

I have 3x 1080p monitor set up, but only game on any one at a time. I use them for the productivity aspect, not gaming. So really it wouldn't be hurting me any.
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hmm
Edited by Tcoppock - 9/26/13 at 7:44am
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post #124 of 172
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Originally Posted by Sannakji View Post

Doubt these boxes will push 4K's worth of pixels.

They did not release very much information with this announcement, but one of the ten or so sentences they DID manage to eke out made mention of end users being able to throw their own hardware at the problem if the pre-builts fail to address every esoteric whim the market can generate.
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What do u have to do with "Play a game using a gamepad in Big Picture mode?"

Do i have to play a game with something like Xbox 360 controller?
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post #126 of 172
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What do u have to do with "Play a game using a gamepad in Big Picture mode?"

Do i have to play a game with something like Xbox 360 controller?

Or something similar. You can get software that will make any old gamepad emulate a 360 controller with ease. I use Big Picture mode alot on my 58". Works great and games that support full joystick work just as if it was console. I have been playing tons of Sonic Racing, Strike Suit Zero, Trine 2, Witcher 2 (heck all games I bought this last Steam sale I started using Big Picture and love it.)
   
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post #127 of 172
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Or something similar. You can get software that will make any old gamepad emulate a 360 controller with ease. I use Big Picture mode alot on my 58". Works great and games that support full joystick work just as if it was console. I have been playing tons of Sonic Racing, Strike Suit Zero, Trine 2, Witcher 2 (heck all games I bought this last Steam sale I started using Big Picture and love it.)

Do you know how I can check if I got in the Beta?
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go to your steam badges (it's in steam cummunity tab i think
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post #129 of 172
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Do you know how I can check if I got in the Beta?

Go to this URL, replacing the stars with your steam display name.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/**********/badges/15
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I see everything about this as a step in the right direction. Competition, innovation, and options. It's a win-win.

Personally, I look forward to in-home consolidated entertainment. We already have it with TV and digital cable systems. Imagine having your Quad-SLI/Xfire rig sitting in your office providing you with a top-of-the-line gaming experience and you build a simple $250 node for each television in your house. You can then access the power of a high-end gaming rig at any TV in the house via SteamOS streaming. Each of these nodes also functions as a diverse multimedia hub with full web browsing and potentially even digital cable support. If you're not comfortable build PCs, you can simply buy 1 Premium-class Steambox, and several of the streaming-class Steamboxes to provide you with the same experience for an additional cost. Whether this is at all possible is yet to be seen, but this is ideally what I would like it to become; and by the sounds of it what they would like it to become as well.

Paying $250/node to add enthusiast-class gaming to any location in your house sounds like a pretty good deal to me, but maybe I'm just out of touch with reality.
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