Whatever happened to the Steam Machines?

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#1 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

What happened? weren't these things supposed to "End" Consoles, bring PCs to the living room and bring more people back to the PC market that's being completely taken over by tablets, Macs and Netbooks.

This was just like a year ago and now nothing,,,,,,,,,, They were all on the front pages and mysteriously disappeared.

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#2 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

It got the miserable death it deserved.

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#3 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

No they were never supposed to do that, a few fanboys might have said that, but Gabe was quite clear that is not the goal of SteamOS.

Steam Machines? I'm not to bothered by them. However SteamOS is available, and the Linux on Steam library is growing quite rapidly.

All in all, considering it's goal, SteamOS is on it's intended path for success.

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#4 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

they were only officially announced in Sept 2013, and the beta only started in Dec 2014

Also, do you not have google?

From Wikipedia: "Based on feedback from these testers, Valve announced in May 2014 that they have pushed back the anticipated release until 2015"

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#5 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

They're still being developed...

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#6 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@CrownKingArthur said:

No they were never supposed to do that, a few fanboys might have said that,

Your memory is short and selective unless of course by few you mean rampaging herds of hermits..................

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#7 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:
@CrownKingArthur said:

No they were never supposed to do that, a few fanboys might have said that,

Your memory is short and selective unless of course by few you mean rampaging herds of hermits..................

prove it

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#8 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

They're still being developed...

You mean they're still getting sacrificed.

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#9 Posted by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

Last i heard they had to re-make the controller that is why steam machine is delayed to 2015 or something...

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#10 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

They're still being developed...

You mean they're still getting sacrificed.

wtf is with your font? it's black on black

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#11 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:
@CrownKingArthur said:

No they were never supposed to do that, a few fanboys might have said that,

Your memory is short and selective unless of course by few you mean rampaging herds of hermits..................

actually, most herms here are SteamOS detractors.

i'm one of the few who sees any potential in it.

how've you been anyway?

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#12 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14406 posts) -

Killing consoles was never their goal . Steam Machines are designed to protect open platforms from closed platforms such as tablets by making PC gaming accessible to more people . Steam Machines are part of long term goal and still being developed . We'll see actual stuff in 2015 and it'll be years until we see final results of it . Valve is taking baby steps , just like Steam .

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#13 Edited by GamingTitan (657 posts) -

who knows if they will ever happen. Apparently they did bring a bunch of different versions of it to the 2014 CES. the whole thing is confusing and tbh I really don't care much.

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#14 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -

They're Windows Machines now.

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#15 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@lostrib said:

they were only officially announced in Sept 2013, and the beta only started in Dec 2014

Also, do you not have google?

From Wikipedia: "Based on feedback from these testers, Valve announced in May 2014 that they have pushed back the anticipated release until 2015"

Why would I when I can get my little hermit puppets to look it up for me? Thanks puppet.

Based on feed back from testers hum. Anyone want to bet that was negative feed back? FYI Valve that's not going to change no matter how long you wait a turd covered vomit is still a turd covered vomit no matter how much air freshener you spray on it.

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#16 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

A "Steambox" was nothing more than just a pre-built PC.

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#17 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

besides, ubuntu with the steam client is probably a more sensible choice.

you can spreadsheet!

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#18 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

They're still being developed...

You mean they're still getting sacrificed.

wtf is with your font? it's black on black

Looks pink to me.

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#19 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

@lostrib said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

They're still being developed...

You mean they're still getting sacrificed.

wtf is with your font? it's black on black

Looks pink to me.

hmmm, now it's pink. Weird

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#20 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Why did it deserve it ?

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#21 Edited by iwasgood2u (831 posts) -

because it's not a console and is still being labeled as a pc. im sure people can crack it open and upgrade the cpu and ram etc. steambox should have been built exclusively by Steam and not put together by other companies who want in on it for $. it beats the purpose of it being unique as other consoles in the market. their controller sucks and it makes me wonder how are they going to make it work with FPS games without the aimbot. PC gamers are used to the mouse/keyboard + no aim assist. Without aimbot while using a gamepad it would be as difficult as playing killzone. I think steam should focus heavily on their gamepad making it worth replacing keyboard/mouse. I think that will make it stand out from the rest. They have the talent to do this and the mods community should get involve. i would buy a steambox if they can achieve this.

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#22 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@sam890 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Why did it deserve it ?

Did you not see what they were charging for them?

@lostrib said:

hmmm, now it's pink. Weird

Better! :)

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#23 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@Cloud_imperium said:

Killing consoles was never their goal . Steam Machines are designed to protect open platforms from closed platforms such as tablets by making PC gaming accessible to more people . Steam Machines are part of long term goal and still being developed . We'll see actual stuff in 2015 and it'll be years until we see final results of it . Valve is taking baby steps , just like Steam .

Yeah and the Goal of the PS4 was never to beat out the Xbox One and the Goal of the Xbox One was never to beat out the PS 4. When a company states something isn't their Goal odds are it's their Goal.

Well the way 99% of hermits go about it PC gaming is accessible to everyone and anyone so why would the all knowing Valve try and accomplish what hermits say is already accomplished?

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

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#24 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

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#25 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

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#26 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

Shielder doesn't know what he says most of the time.

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#27 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

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#28 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

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#29 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

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#30 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

yes

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#31 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

yes

Even if they gave you a 50$ rebate for steam OS that cost 0$ I'd still bet on PCs being cheaper.

In other words I'll believe it when I see it and not a second before.

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#32 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

yes

Even if they gave you a 50$ rebate for steam OS that cost 0$ I'd still bet on PCs being cheaper.

In other words I'll believe it when I see and not a second before.

wait, what?

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#33 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

yes

Even if they gave you a 50$ rebate for steam OS that cost 0$ I'd still bet on PCs being cheaper.

In other words I'll believe it when I see and not a second before.

wait, what?

Basically if you bought a Steam Machine and when you logged on to steam they sent you 50$ in the mail.

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#34 Posted by 22Toothpicks (12540 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

@lostrib said:

@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

When was I ever talking about Steam OS?

I was referring to the Steam machines vs PC.

no

pc includes the cost of windows, steamos cost is free. therefore, prebuilt windows vs prebuilt steamos of identical specs - steam machine will be cheaper.

Pfffff LMAO ok if you say so...............

yes

Even if they gave you a 50$ rebate for steam OS that cost 0$ I'd still bet on PCs being cheaper.

In other words I'll believe it when I see and not a second before.

wait, what?

Basically if you bought a Steam Machine and when you logged on to steam they sent you 50$ in the mail.

I...what...errm....


?

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#35 Posted by xhawk27 (10349 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

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#36 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

bring more people back to the PC market that's being completely taken over by tablets, Macs and Netbooks.

The PC market makes more than all 6 consoles combined currently.

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#37 Edited by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

You're not fooling anyone.

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#38 Posted by xhawk27 (10349 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

You're not fooling anyone.

I am now 90% hermit.

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#39 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

You're not fooling anyone.

I am now 90% hermit.

Is the remaining 10% lunacy?

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#40 Posted by xhawk27 (10349 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

You're not fooling anyone.

I am now 90% hermit.

Is the remaining 10% lunacy?

No it is really 70% hermit and the remaining 30% is Consoles/handhelds.

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#41 Edited by cainetao11 (33481 posts) -

got mine

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#42 Posted by LadyBlue (4943 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

@xhawk27 said:

@ladyblue said:

It got the miserable death it deserved.

Poor peasant.

You're not fooling anyone.

I am now 90% hermit.

Is the remaining 10% lunacy?

No it is really 70% hermit and the remaining 30% is Consoles/handhelds.

Why the sudden change of heart?

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#43 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

Yes, PCs are still around.

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#44 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
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got mine

nice steam machine dude. very tasteful aesthetic.

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#45 Posted by foxhound_fox (97004 posts) -

People realized they can build one for cheaper than either the retail ones or the "next-gen" consoles.

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#46 Edited by Dasein808 (790 posts) -

Consoles will die out on their own. Steam doesn't need lift a finger.

The writing was on the wall when both Sony and MS announced that they were making walled in PCs for their final generation.

R.I.P. consoles. Your industry retardation will not be missed.

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#47 Posted by Basinboy (13366 posts) -

Some are supposed to be releasing this year in spite of the fact that the Steam controller has been pushed to 2015

Alienware's SM, for example, is still slated for 2014

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#48 Posted by cainetao11 (33481 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@cainetao11 said:

got mine

nice steam machine dude. very tasteful aesthetic.

Regina steamer carpet cleaner!

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#49 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@Shielder7 said:

Regardless it's a lost cause and it will never do what it set out to do because there's something better that already does that for cheaper.

steam os costs zero dollars.

Which is why I hope it takes off.

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#50 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

lol it died before birth.