HUGE: SteamBoy revealed. R.I.P. 3DS and VITA

#1 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4970 posts) -

Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card, and a 5-inch 16:9 touchscreen. Internet via WiFi and 3G.

Will play the majority of current Steam games.

Slated for release in 2015.

RIP 3DS adn ViTA.

#2 Posted by MBirdy88 (8576 posts) -

probably 3x the price of a vita.

#3 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4970 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

probably 3x the price of a vita.

If it´s compatible with my Steam library, I don´t care.

#4 Posted by freedomfreak (41877 posts) -

freedom does not evolve.

#5 Edited by UnbiasedPoster (939 posts) -

Fuckin thing looks huge. You'll need to break out your 90s JNCO's to carry it anywhere. AKA pointless device. And besides, we all know hermits don't leave the house, this will sell 0 units.

#6 Posted by MBirdy88 (8576 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@MBirdy88 said:

probably 3x the price of a vita.

If it´s compatible with my Steam library, I don´t care.

good point. I assume it is otherwise what purpose does it serve?

That being said.... I till don't this new controller touchpad nonsense....

#7 Posted by faizan_faizan (7867 posts) -

The price is going to be ridiculous.

#8 Posted by Newhopes (4646 posts) -

Another flop.

#9 Edited by AmazonAngry (945 posts) -

Lol. What garbage. It doubles as a circa late 80's mobile phone.

But suites garbage Steam just fine.

#10 Posted by Blabadon (27640 posts) -

I'm pretty sure my thread was posted here, but if it wasn't, I'll reiterate. Sweet stuff.

#11 Edited by MEOWWW123 (867 posts) -

@amazonangry: explain how steam is garbage

#12 Edited by BldgIrsh (2888 posts) -

@MEOWWW123: He tends to try hard to get a reaction. Just ignore the Amazonian.

#13 Posted by Vatusus (4872 posts) -

lol is this a joke? Another failed Valve experience? Even the name of the thing is bad... I seriously hope that is fake

#14 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

ooo snap is this real?

#15 Posted by handssss (1837 posts) -

goddamnit. use some real thumbsticks. its not like pockets are going to be a problem since that thing already looks like you'd need to keep it in a backpack.

#16 Edited by melonfarmerz (1228 posts) -

I feel like if Valve just worked on finishing a few trilogies instead of investing in handhelds and controllers, we'd all benefit.

#17 Posted by lostrib (40000 posts) -

Let me guess, this looks dumb?

#18 Posted by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Umm yeah. LOL NO.

#19 Edited by sSubZerOo (43416 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

I feel like if Valve just worked on finishing a few trilogies instead of investing in handhelds and controllers, we'd all benefit.

... If their steam controller proves to be successful, hell no.. The gamepad literally hasn't changed since the inception of the dual shock controller.. And it still sucks ass for certain genre of games, if the steam controller does what it promises, then it will benefit every one..

That being said I don't understand the mentality of sticking it in your pocket any more.. If your a adult chances are you already have your cell phone, keys and wallet.. Why the hell would I jam a 3ds or vita in my pocket? I just don't understand the rationale of this any more..

#20 Edited by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

Garbage. Lack of actual thumbsticks alone already makes it a fail to me.

#21 Edited by OhSnapitz (18498 posts) -

Translation = $999.98 Retail.

I'll pass..

EDIT: Btw, they haven't even released the "Steam Box" yet.. maybe they should pace themselves. You see what happened to Sega.

#22 Edited by StrifeDelivery (1724 posts) -

Plays the majority of Steam games? I doubt it, unless we're talking about the all the indie stuff.

Internal 32 gb card? Again seems so so small for what would be needed to play Steam games, unless of course it is just the indie stuff. Actually, this is all digital, so you're going to have to go get more cards.

#23 Posted by UnifiedConsole (37 posts) -

RIP VITA...... How can you kill something that's already dead?

#24 Posted by sSubZerOo (43416 posts) -

@StrifeDelivery said:

Plays the majority of Steam games? I doubt it, unless we're talking about the all the indie stuff.

Internal 32 gb card? Again seems so so small for what would be needed to play Steam games, unless of course it is just the indie stuff. Actually, this is all digital, so you're going to have to go get more cards.

If it's playing at a lower resolution it can easily do that for the majority of games.. Very few games out there comparatively require a beefy machine to play.. As for the sd chips, those are extremely cheap to get now..

#25 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2177 posts) -

Well that's random and cool.

#26 Posted by Maroxad (8517 posts) -

@sSubZerOo said:

@melonfarmerz said:

I feel like if Valve just worked on finishing a few trilogies instead of investing in handhelds and controllers, we'd all benefit.

... If their steam controller proves to be successful, hell no.. The gamepad literally hasn't changed since the inception of the dual shock controller.. And it still sucks ass for certain genre of games, if the steam controller does what it promises, then it will benefit every one..

That being said I don't understand the mentality of sticking it in your pocket any more.. If your a adult chances are you already have your cell phone, keys and wallet.. Why the hell would I jam a 3ds or vita in my pocket? I just don't understand the rationale of this any more..

Because they have the pockets to support it?

I have no problems carrying my keys, my wallet, my cell phone and my 3DS.

#27 Posted by uninspiredcup (10032 posts) -

#28 Edited by farrell2k (6675 posts) -

No Nintendo IPs = Not killing the 3ds any time soon.

#29 Edited by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Gotta make it epic even when it not.

#30 Posted by uninspiredcup (10032 posts) -

Gamegear best.

Chakan.

#31 Edited by GreySeal9 (24910 posts) -

@sSubZerOo said:

@melonfarmerz said:

I feel like if Valve just worked on finishing a few trilogies instead of investing in handhelds and controllers, we'd all benefit.

... If their steam controller proves to be successful, hell no.. The gamepad literally hasn't changed since the inception of the dual shock controller.. And it still sucks ass for certain genre of games, if the steam controller does what it promises, then it will benefit every one..

That being said I don't understand the mentality of sticking it in your pocket any more.. If your a adult chances are you already have your cell phone, keys and wallet.. Why the hell would I jam a 3ds or vita in my pocket? I just don't understand the rationale of this any more..

I also think putting a video game system in one's pocket is weird. I bring my portable systems with me to school because I have an two hour long commute on the bus, but go in my backpack. Seems like putting something like a 3DS or Vita in one's pocket might damage it.

#32 Posted by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

@GreySeal9 said:

@sSubZerOo said:

@melonfarmerz said:

I feel like if Valve just worked on finishing a few trilogies instead of investing in handhelds and controllers, we'd all benefit.

... If their steam controller proves to be successful, hell no.. The gamepad literally hasn't changed since the inception of the dual shock controller.. And it still sucks ass for certain genre of games, if the steam controller does what it promises, then it will benefit every one..

That being said I don't understand the mentality of sticking it in your pocket any more.. If your a adult chances are you already have your cell phone, keys and wallet.. Why the hell would I jam a 3ds or vita in my pocket? I just don't understand the rationale of this any more..

I also think putting a video game system in one's pocket is weird. I bring my portable systems with me to school because I have an two hour long commute on the bus, but go in my backpack. Seems like putting something like a 3DS or Vita in one's pocket might damage it.

Yeah or scratch it at the very least. I definitely prefer to have it in a bag/backpack.

#33 Posted by Daious (1803 posts) -

I did not see this coming. I am a tad bit interested. Looks way bigger than pocket size. If it has similar streaming capacities to shield, I am interested.

#34 Posted by IgGy621985 (4855 posts) -

So this isn't Valve's project?

#35 Posted by SolidGame_basic (18656 posts) -

nvidia shield called they want their system back

#36 Edited by SakusEnvoy (4342 posts) -

The handheld market is strongest in Japan and with children, two audiences this thing isn't going to reach. This will be a really niche product.

#37 Posted by Bigboi500 (30409 posts) -

@jhonMalcovich said:

@MBirdy88 said:

probably 3x the price of a vita.

If it´s compatible with my Steam library, I don´t care.

Yeah and neither will dedicated handheld gamers who like Japanese games. RIP Steamboy.

#38 Posted by trugs26 (5737 posts) -

Awesome idea, but it looks disgusting.

#39 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14072 posts) -

So, basically another Nvidia Shield?

#40 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14737 posts) -

Gabe just make half life 3 and stop wasting time on this bullshit.

#41 Posted by MonsieurX (31167 posts) -

Will be a huge success like Nvidia's Shield I guess.

#42 Edited by remiks00 (2139 posts) -

If the price is not huge, and I'm able to play PC/steam games mobile without having to stream them, color me very interested to be honest. It could be an awesome thing.

#43 Posted by remiks00 (2139 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

So, basically another Nvidia Shield?

I think it may run steamOs instead of android. That could be awesome if they do it right :P

#44 Posted by GhoX (5166 posts) -

@IgGy621985 said:

So this isn't Valve's project?

It seems to be the project of one of the teams Valve partnered up with, just like how all the Steam machines are being made by those partners instead of Valve itself. However, this dev decided to try handheld instead.

I see a lot of potential, if it allows me to use my existing Steam library. Hundreds of low hardware requirement games would be playable on launch. While Vita is bragging about a few indie ports, this Steam handheld will allow access to games like FTL, Recettear, Bastion, Transistor, etc. The list of available games is simply too massive.

Valve will be interested as well, since this extra platform opens up a new way for people to be interested in Steam games.

#45 Posted by vincent380 (2243 posts) -

No thanks.

#46 Edited by ChronosChris (317 posts) -

Wait is Valve actually making this? They're not just handing it to companies to make? I don't know they just didn't do this with an official steambox console. Playing PC games on a handheld sounds nasty.

#47 Edited by foxhound_fox (89812 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Fuckin thing looks huge. You'll need to break out your 90s JNCO's to carry it anywhere. AKA pointless device. And besides, we all know hermits don't leave the house, this will sell 0 units.

I find it funny how people complain about the size of portable devices and then carry around 10.1" tablets, 17" laptops and 6" cell phones.

The last "pocket sized" portable gaming device was the GBA SP.

As for the Steamboy:

#48 Edited by starwolf474 (783 posts) -

No thumbsticks = no buy

#49 Edited by JangoWuzHere (16957 posts) -

That thing is so fake.

If it is real, then I bet it would be unreasonably expensive. When people buy a portable gaming system now a days, they want exclusive games to come with it.

#50 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17342 posts) -

I'd rather just use my laptop.