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by MahoneyRed - September 25, 2013, 03:20:38 PM
So it's not the greatest of fanfare that I was hoping for. I was hoping to actually see a picture of the new Steam Box, but I guess it can wait. This is the point where some would argue that I already have a Steam Box, and it's called my PC.
What was interesting about this is Steam has stated that in 2014 "there will be multiple SteamOS machines to choose from, made by different manufacturers." So they already have manufacturers of hardware lined up. Steam is, on their own, achieving the "one console" world that many gamers have asked for. No more excluding some of your friends because they own a different console. Now, you can all play your favorite games together across a variety of machines from different manufacturers.
I see this as a benefit to consumers. Hardware manufacturers get to focus on their hardware, and what makes them unique. Some people can go for performance; others for style; and others for quiet operation. More choice has typically been great for consumers. Software companies now get to focus on their titles. It lessens the drive to become an "exclusive title" for any one console, although I don't doubt people will find a way.
I'm not excited about the super limited beta run, but I've never been much of an early adopter. I'm hoping the idea catches on long enough for my kids to get their own Steam Boxes gift wrapped and under the tree. The question is, can we count on Steam OS and Steam Box to have LAN support? (I think so.)
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by MahoneyRed - September 24, 2013, 10:27:24 AM
It's going to be a TF2 night this Friday night, and I want some full blown silly out there people. Combo together the most outrageous and ridiculous strategies you have never dared to try.
No mods, and no special maps. Just straight TF2. I want to return to the giggle factory damn it!
9 p.m. in the Teamspeak; server info coming soon.
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by MahoneyRed - September 23, 2013, 12:15:07 PM
Before I continue, there is a lot more to the upcoming announcements, and for some people today's Steam OS announcement could be pretty cool, but for me... meh.
In large part this is because I don't own any kind of "smart TV". Let's be honest, I still use a "dumb phone", so don't expect me to go all out on a TV that can connect to the internet. Do you think I want my kids to turn on the TV and find my browsing history that one day I forget to erase it.
Anyway, for some people this is great news as it will be a way to bring your gaming completely into that awesome home theater set up you might have. And to those people I ask, "How's the kid free life?" There are still announcements to be made, and I for one am saving my hopes for a Steam Box that could act like a Roku box, but with games. And I still want mouse/keyboard support damn it.
Also, this is just announcements about things to come in a vague timeline of 2014. Things might get a little more specific over the next couple days, but for now we will have to settle for "next year".
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