OFFICIAL Steambox Discussion (The thread is not a lie, keep it here)

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#1 Posted by AdobeArtist (22747 posts) -

companion_cube

Okayyyyyyyyyy, seems like everybody wants to talk about it. And so you shall. Right in here, and the rest of System Wars can debate the PS3 vs 360 sales, AAA libraries, is PC a gaming system or not, which series are overrated, and all that SW deliciousness :)

Think it's a great idea? Express that here.
Think it will flop? Express that here.
What games will be on it? Discuss it here.
How much does Gabe Newell weigh? Yeah ok, keep that here too :P

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand COMMENCE!!

#2 Posted by freedomfreak (38306 posts) -
Much love, Adobe.
#3 Posted by charizard1605 (54563 posts) -
Hi
#4 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8689 posts) -
If it looked like the Companion Cube, it'd be a day 1 purchase for me.
#5 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -
Thank you!
#6 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
If it looked like the companion cube i'd buy it day one heh
#7 Posted by verbtex (8486 posts) -

This thread is bad and you should feel bad. ;)

I actually like the idea of a steam box. Just hoping for a good controller if we don't use M/KB.

#8 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

Uncalled for

#9 Posted by hoola (6422 posts) -

I really can't tell if this will be a success or not. Need more info like price and games lineup before we can decide.

#10 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.
#11 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

This thread is bad and you should feel bad. ;)

I actually like the idea of a steam box. Just hoping for a good controller if we don't use M/KB.

verbtex
Its a PC so it will use both.
#12 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

is PC a gaming system or not, AdobeArtist

why would that be left open to debate? :?

#13 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -
Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.carlisledavid79
Hermits. Its the same as a PC.
#14 Posted by hoola (6422 posts) -

Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.carlisledavid79

"Confused Hermits"

#15 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.clyde46
Hermits. Its the same as a PC.

Good point.
#16 Posted by DaBrainz (7610 posts) -
Ah the sticky, the easiest way to kill any discussion.
#17 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.carlisledavid79

Let's just throw them in with all the other peasants.

#18 Posted by AdobeArtist (22747 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

is PC a gaming system or not, CaseyWegner

why would that be left open to debate? :?

ahhhh, just throwing that out there as the general rhetoric of System Wars. Just like "360 haz no games", "SONY is doomed", and "Wii U is not next gen" :P:P

#19 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

If Valve treats it like a console and does a good job at it, then it could really take off and give the competition real trouble. It just depends on the games that are ready for launch.

#20 Posted by topgunmv (10068 posts) -

Unless it's specifically aimed at being a niche item, it'll likely crash and burn 3do style.

#21 Posted by me3x12 (1765 posts) -

This thread is a LIE!!!

#22 Posted by Heil68 (42747 posts) -
If the price is right, I'll get one for my 2nd living room.
#23 Posted by Heil68 (42747 posts) -
Love the poll too. #legendary.
#24 Posted by MrJack3690 (2227 posts) -

Very interested in what the Gabecube will have to offer. :P

#25 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
Thank you, Adobe.
#26 Posted by AdobeArtist (22747 posts) -

Ah the sticky, the easiest way to kill any discussion.DaBrainz

Going with your plan, why don't we just rename the board "Steambox Wars" while we're at it? :roll:

#27 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

[QUOTE="DaBrainz"]Ah the sticky, the easiest way to kill any discussion.AdobeArtist

Going with your plan, why don't we just rename the board "Steambox Wars" while we're at it? :roll:

That sounds like a mighty fine idea.
#28 Posted by AdobeArtist (22747 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

[QUOTE="DaBrainz"]Ah the sticky, the easiest way to kill any discussion.clyde46

Going with your plan, why don't we just rename the board "Steambox Wars" while we're at it? :roll:

That sounds like a mighty fine idea.

Don't you even.... :evil:

:P

#29 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Going with your plan, why don't we just rename the board "Steambox Wars" while we're at it? :roll:

AdobeArtist

That sounds like a mighty fine idea.

Don't you even.... :evil:

:P

/g/ does it all the time so why cant we?
#30 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I voted Day 1 but I don't know if I would actually get it day 1.

It depends on the specs because my PC can't play most of the Steam games I have with stable framerate so I if it could play all the Steam Games I have with Stable framerate and I don't have to repurchase them I would definitely purchase the Steambox.

#31 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Guessing there needs to be an official name for the fanboys as well.carlisledavid79
Steambots or Steampunks.

Punks are baby elephants so it goes with the Animal naming convention.

#32 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Worst hype thread ever.
#33 Posted by MK-Professor (3638 posts) -

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

#34 Posted by lawlessx (46288 posts) -

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

MK-Professor

It's not made for PC gamers..it's made for people that want to get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig.

#35 Posted by Cheleman (7616 posts) -

LOL

#36 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

lawlessx

It's not made for PC gamers..it's made for people that want to get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig.

True, though I'd also like to add, there are plenty of PC gamers around who game on prebuilds, so they can be the target audience too...

#37 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

lawlessx

It's not made for PC gamers..it's made for people that want to get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig.

Or maybe it's actually just a console that'll play console games, but employs many ideas of PC software distribution that'll allow developers to easily put freeware, subscription, DLC, patches, MMOs, etc in order to be enticing to software developers.

That's my guess because we all know how outspoken Gabe Newell is about the restrictions put in place by the other console developers. He just wants to make an environment that breeds game development.

You can already get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig, so to assume that's all it is just seems kinda.........dumb? :P

#38 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

[QUOTE="lawlessx"]

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

Rocker6

It's not made for PC gamers..it's made for people that want to get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig.

True, though I'd also like to add, there are plenty of PC gamers around who game on prebuilds, so they can be the target audience too...

My friends do. As much as I tried to get them to let me build them rigs, they bought Alienware.
#39 Posted by DarkLink77 (31684 posts) -

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

#40 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

DarkLink77
Its not a console idiot.
#41 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="lawlessx"]

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

I am having hard time to see how this "Steambox" can be usefull to pc gamers...

Rocker6

It's not made for PC gamers..it's made for people that want to get into PC gaming without buying a gaming rig.

True, though I'd also like to add, there are plenty of PC gamers around who game on prebuilds, so they can be the target audience too...

I have a prebuilt PC and it can't really handle a lot of the games I purchased through Steam.

Like Mass Effect 1 and The Witcher 1 both had framerate problems; S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SoC and CoP both don't even work on my PC so I want to finally play all of those games without framerate issues and I want to finally play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

#42 Posted by DarkLink77 (31684 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

clyde46
Its not a console idiot.

Then what is it, fool?
#43 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

DarkLink77
Its not a console idiot.

Then what is it, fool?

Its a PC. Tool.
#44 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

clyde46

Its not a console idiot.

Consoles are computers without a full OS. If Valve markets it as a console with a full list of games designed for it, then it is definitely a console.

#45 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

DarkLink77
Its not a console idiot.

Then what is it, fool?

A console which is a PC like this http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29337385/so-its-official.-the-best-console-of-all-time-is-the....
#46 Posted by Jankarcop (8871 posts) -

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

DarkLink77

They actually are. Steam has more concurrent users than xbl/psn combined.

#47 Posted by DarkLink77 (31684 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="clyde46"] Its not a console idiot.

Then what is it, fool?

Its a PC. Tool.

It's a pre-built PC that runs an OS specifically for games. Sounds like a console to me, son.
#48 Posted by PannicAtack (20864 posts) -
I don't really see the point...
#49 Posted by DarkLink77 (31684 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

Jankarcop

They actually are. Steam has more concurrent users than xbl/psn combined.

I still don't see a reason for it to exist. But hey, I have a gaming PC.
#50 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

lol Valve thinks they're important enough for a console.

Barujin

Its not a console idiot.

Consoles are computers without a full OS. If Valve markets it as a console with a full list of games designed for it, then it is definitely a console.

Why would Valve make it like a console? Gabe said he hates the fact that consoles are so closed off...