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Steam Link, Valve’s adorable, $50 set-top box, is currently the easiest way to stream games from the platform straight to a TV. But during a Steam Dev Days presentation yesterday, the company announced it was doing streamers one better: by integrating the technology directly into new smart televisions.

Valve is partnering with Samsung to make Steam Link capabilities available straight from the manufacturer’s upcoming TVs, according to tweets from Sergey Galyonkin (a.k.a. SteamSpy) and developer Dave Oshry, who was in attendance at the developer-only event. There are few other details available beyond that, including when to expect these to go on sale, but it’s enough to give Steam-loving, potential new TV buyers a reason to hold off.

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Do PC gamers want to game off a T.V.? Personally, I don't know anyone that is a PC gamer would use their T.V. as a monitor. I'm probably just stuck in my little bubble but I don't think people really want this. Great feature to have.... but not something I really want in my next T.V.
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Do PC gamers want to game off a T.V.? Personally, I don't know anyone that is a PC gamer would use their T.V. as a monitor. I'm probably just stuck in my little bubble but I don't think people really want this. Great feature to have.... but not something I really want in my next T.V.

It is good for games like Third Person shooters where you can lay and play with your controller on Big Screen.
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I personally love playing on my big ole 42 inch.  Nothing like kicking back with my controller in bed playing some CS GO.  Feels great! :D   /troll

 

On a serious note,  I think this is a cool step to take.  Nifty little feature for those who do play on their TV's.  I myself use the streaming capability for playing local co-op and driving games.  Other than that, its all on my VG248qe.

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I used to have a PC Setup with a 42" Panasonic TV, and it was pretty damn good, cause well there was no 1080 or 1440p monitor that size and it was actually hard enough to get a good 32" at the time as well, I changed to the Asus PG348Q On release pretty much. and its been great, Plus theres more big monitors about now that are under 4K

Personally i only see this good if you want to play indie games or CRPGs like i do, Sword of the stars the pit needs to be on every platform.
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Do PC gamers want to game off a T.V.? Personally, I don't know anyone that is a PC gamer would use their T.V. as a monitor. I'm probably just stuck in my little bubble but I don't think people really want this. Great feature to have.... but not something I really want in my next T.V.

It is good if you have some friends come around to play it in a bigger room. Light games like Gang Beasts, Overcooked, Monaco would suit this really well.
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Do PC gamers want to game off a T.V.? Personally, I don't know anyone that is a PC gamer would use their T.V. as a monitor. I'm probably just stuck in my little bubble but I don't think people really want this. Great feature to have.... but not something I really want in my next T.V.

 

I would love to be able to play games such as Civilisation or Tropico from my TV in the living room.

 

They are games where I don't really have to pay as much attention.

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Every game is better on a Gaming Monitor for me.. However there are games where I dont need 144hz or incredible fast movement... And I do prefer bigger screen for immersion in those games.
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Samsung TV? Pass. I have enough tech spying on me as it is.

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Samsung TV? Pass. I have enough tech spying on me as it is.

Ooh, don't cut yourself on that edge there!

Almost every company in the world tracks you. OCN tracks you too.
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