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I bet its not even real steam, the fully invisible gaseous state of water, its probably just mostly water vapor, like out of the kettle or a pot with enough water


When building a steam turbine, make sure the to feed it with gaseous steam for best results
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If Valve thought the portion of the gamer crowd that cannot walk and chew bubblegum at the same time was going to jump on this they deserve to take a loss.
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Originally Posted by DR4G00N View Post

Still more sales than the Ouya, I guess that's something at least. biggrin.gif
OH MY GOD, I forgot about that trainwreck. rolleyes.gif My one friend was really selling it hard to me for the longest time until its release and when he got it, we messed around with it for a bit and now it collects dust on his shelf, and no one really talks about it anymore. But, yes on the upside at least its not as bad as that sold, lol.biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 65
I think what's missing here is the idea that the steam os was really just a a good way for steam to exist.....

Valve can make their own steam os and internally design it to foss standards. If your distro wants it to work you either adhere to those standards or lose desktop credibility.

It was geneous, now development happens on their terms.

What? Nobody realizes all distros have to either run the steam os binaries on their terms or it doesn't run. All the while the major distros have to comply or risk losing base.

Fedora, Gentoo, slack, Debian, they all complied quick but you wouldn't notice this bit unless you knew Linux. This was how valve said get ur stuff in gear or get out.
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I don't think the issue is hardware. It's software... linux software.
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post #26 of 65
Pretty sure anyone with sense (AKA OCN) called this 2 years ago when they announced this stupidity. SteamOS has made nudges for Linux gaming which is great - but the concept of SteamOS and Steam Machines was doomed to be a colossal failure from the start.
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I really don't know what they where thinking! Lol

Grab console user's.! Hum
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post #28 of 65
This was old news before they launched.
 
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post #29 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post

I don't think the issue is hardware. It's software... linux software.

the xbone and PS4 only had like 3 games when they first became gaming platforms. Why would linux be any different?
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Tbh i don't think these companies lost very much money, if any. They were just low power pc's after all... Pretty much all they did was design a new case, then let valve advertise it through their channels. They sold like crap, but not a huge gamble.
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