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#1  Edited By IgGy621985
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So here it is folks. Not exactly boxy like those first assumptions but it sure looks like a... console.

What do you think? Will Valve conquer console market?

UPDATE:

Valve will announce hardware partners on CES 2014 in January.

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#2  Edited By deactivated-58e448fd89d82
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Controller= POS

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#3 silversix_
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Cable Box 3.0

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#4 inggrish
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Looks like the Xbox One.

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#5 SKaREO
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@_Matt_ said:

Looks like the Xbox One.

Yes, I like their console design. Very nice work Valve, you are now a valid System Wars competitor.

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@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

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#7 IgGy621985
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@AMD655: Yeah, but it's just a prototype. Remember this?

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#8  Edited By inggrish
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@SKaREO said:

@_Matt_ said:

Looks like the Xbox One.

Yes, I like their console design. Very nice work Valve, you are now a valid System Wars competitor.

Yeah, it's how I imagined a slimline Xbox One would look.

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#9  Edited By deactivated-58e448fd89d82
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@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

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#10  Edited By deactivated-59b71619573a1
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They really like that circle design don't they?

It's pretty boring but it IS a prototype. The form factor is nice and I wonder what hardware is in that model

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#11  Edited By SKaREO
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Ever hear the old adage: "Never judge a book by it's cover." ?

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@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

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#13 Heil68
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About what I expected. Not sure if I would get one or not.

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#14  Edited By Sushiglutton
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Hope it goes well. Have a hard time seeing the massmarket appeal, but all competition is good.

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@seanmcloughlin said:

@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

LOL sure, this is why next gen consoles have not gone to touch controls, it is just common sense.

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#16 IgGy621985
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I'm not sure how will this play out for Valve since you can build Steam Machine by yourself. You just need their controller, SteamOS and you're good to go.

I guess they won't go straight to brick-and-mortar stores, but you'll probably need to order it online.

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#17 chikenfriedrice
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gross controller

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#18 SKaREO
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@chikenfriedrice said:

gross controller

But when you have an Oculus Rift on your head you won't be looking at the controller, silly.

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#19  Edited By AmazonTreeBoa
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@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

Translation = I am talking out my ass and have never used it or any controller even close to it to form a valid opinion. I know not to take your post serious in the future.

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#20  Edited By GodspellWH
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@SKaREO: its a pc so the only think it will compete against are consoles

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#21 R4gn4r0k
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That looks fuglier than the Xbone. But it is a prototype and it's pretty amazing how they managed to put PC hardware in there.

Am looking forward to seeing more.

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@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

Translation= I am talking out my ass and have never used it or any controller even close to if to form a valid opinion. I know not to take your post serious in the future.

You are just a fanboy who makes the exact same post in every thread when someone disagrees with you.

Let alone how bad the controller actually looks, it is hideous.

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@godspellwh said:

@SKaREO: its a pc

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed for consumers to use for playing video games on a separate television in contrast to arcade machines, handheld game consoles, or home computers.

Source

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#24  Edited By IgGy621985
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@AMD655 said:

Let alone how bad the controller actually looks, it is hideous.

Dude, it's just a prototype...

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#25  Edited By GodspellWH
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@SKaREO: still a pc like the alienware x51 unless you consider that a console as well and lol wiki

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#26 AmazonTreeBoa
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@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

You have played with it or just talking out your ass?

No need to even use it, look at it.................................

Touch pad, well sure it may be great to keep looking ta the pad instead of the games, you may as well use a damn ipad for a controller.

Translation= I am talking out my ass and have never used it or any controller even close to if to form a valid opinion. I know not to take your post serious in the future.

You are just a fanboy who makes the exact same post in every thread when someone disagrees with you.

Let alone how bad the controller actually looks, it is hideous.

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I'm mostly interested in the price

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#28 SKaREO
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@godspellwh said:

@SKaREO: still a pc like the alienware x51 unless you consider that a console as well

I don't understand the denial. Something is wrong with you, lol.

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@SKaREO said:

@godspellwh said:

@SKaREO: its a pc

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed for consumers to use for playing video games on a separate television in contrast to arcade machines, handheld game consoles, or home computers.

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We schooled you in the last thread you created about this. Valve have never said it was a console. Its always been a small form factor PC designed for the living room.

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@SKaREO said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

gross controller

But when you have an Oculus Rift on your head you won't be looking at the controller, silly.

Now that's a good look

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#31  Edited By GodspellWH
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@SKaREO: valve never said it was a console it isn't anything different from what you can get from cyberpower or alienware. They also said you can build your own steam machine if you wanted. I guess your trying hard to troll or just can't accept it.

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#32 mems_1224
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so.....they made an Xbox One?

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#33  Edited By uninspiredcup
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The control pad looks cool. The actual steambox looks... well.... like a box.

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#34 NFJSupreme
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Judging a controller before actually using it is stupid

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#35 Sushiglutton
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If the controller turns out to have more precise aiming than the thumbstick ones, I will def get one. Would be great for some types of games for sure.

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#36  Edited By LegatoSkyheart
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@silversix_ said:

Cable Box 3.0

Gabel box.

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@AMD655 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

LOL sure, this is why next gen consoles have not gone to touch controls, it is just common sense.

So you write off a controller before even trying it?

Common sense is not so common it would seem

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@seanmcloughlin said:

@AMD655 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

LOL sure, this is why next gen consoles have not gone to touch controls, it is just common sense.

So you write off a controller before even trying it?

Common sense is not so common it would seem

I hate anything that is a touch device, so apparently you are mocking my opinion, so it is now my right to do the same to you no?

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#39  Edited By AmazonTreeBoa
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@seanmcloughlin said:

@AMD655 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

LOL sure, this is why next gen consoles have not gone to touch controls, it is just common sense.

So you write off a controller before even trying it?

Common sense is not so common it would seem

Don't bother. It is like talking to a brick wall, only this one will call you a fanboy.

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@clyde46 said:

@SKaREO said:

@godspellwh said:

@SKaREO: its a pc

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed for consumers to use for playing video games on a separate television in contrast to arcade machines, handheld game consoles, or home computers.

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We schooled you in the last thread you created about this. Valve have never said it was a console. Its always been a small form factor PC designed for the living room.

Sony calls their console a Computer Entertainment System. What's your point?

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#41 uninspiredcup
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@NFJSupreme said:

Judging a controller before actually using it is stupid

We have had demonstrations and seen it running. Most people agree it is really good.

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@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@AMD655 said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

You're just talking shit at this point. There's a full demo video on the controller for how it works, go look at that

LOL sure, this is why next gen consoles have not gone to touch controls, it is just common sense.

So you write off a controller before even trying it?

Common sense is not so common it would seem

Don't bother. It is like talking to a brick wall, only this one will call you a fanboy.

Yup because my opinion makes your arse sting so much, fanboyism does this, PC/Valve/Steam.

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@SKaREO said:

@clyde46 said:

@SKaREO said:

@godspellwh said:

@SKaREO: its a pc

A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed for consumers to use for playing video games on a separate television in contrast to arcade machines, handheld game consoles, or home computers.

Source

We schooled you in the last thread you created about this. Valve have never said it was a console. Its always been a small form factor PC designed for the living room.

Sony calls their console a Computer Entertainment System. What's your point?

Both MS and Sony have referred to their machines as consoles, something Valve has never done.

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#44  Edited By GodspellWH
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@SKaREO: the word "computer" can refer to many things

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Gaming in your living room is Godlike.

Lol hunchback gamers are missing out so much

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#46 uninspiredcup
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Good article, has better pictures and shows a bunch of prototypes. Has reading too but thats boring.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/4/5063760/we-try-the-steam-machine-valves-video-game-console-of-the-future

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#47  Edited By lundy86_4
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@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

Based on?

Ahhh, never mind. Just a post based on assumptions, and one very skewed opinion. All's good.

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#48  Edited By deactivated-58e448fd89d82
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@lundy86_4 said:

@AMD655 said:

Controller= POS

Based on?

Looks and usability, i do not have eyes in my chin.

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Actually, seeing it from this angle, it doesn't look half bad.

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@uninspiredcup said:

Good article, has better pictures and shows a bunch of prototypes. Has reading too but thats boring.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/4/5063760/we-try-the-steam-machine-valves-video-game-console-of-the-future

Lots of info in that article. Thanks for the link.