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Beware of that company, they're basically a one man show, riding along on a hype train, it's not the SteamBox you're waiting for and for 1000 USD is way overpriced for what is basically a notebook CPU with integrated graphics.

On their buy page (http://xi3.org/buy_now-piston.php) they mention the AMD R464 chip, which if you do some searching and check out benchmarks doesn't even cut butter, so don't expect to be able to run anything on it besides some very casual games that don't require much processing or graphics power.

Back at the CES Valve invited multiple hardware vendors to show off their ideas, it's just that this Xi3 guy went way over himself by boasting that he's working "closely with Valve" even though that was absolutely not the case.

Only positive thing is its size, but you can build a small formfactor PC yourself for about 700 EUR that can run anything currently out there smoothly. (or wait for the real SteamMachine hardware announcements)

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That's a funny thing to say, considering that the XBone only does first and foremost TV, spy on people, some social media and maybe games somewhere down that long list of contradicting, constantly changing "features" list.

We'll see post release, but those few timed exclusives aren't going to cut it because they're released on other platforms when that time is up anyways and the permanent exclusives are pretty much uninteresting because of customer milking plans (DLC, microtransactions, forced social nonsense, ...).

That increase of 53 MHz for sure won't make any difference what so ever - They screwed up on the hardware, on the markting and on communicating with their potential customers, since E3 Microsoft is trying to save their ass with talk, but even that constantly contradicts itself, so this is no horse to put your money on.

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Valve already has a killer app, it's called Steam.
They don't have to prove why their products and services are "must haves", they're just offering an alternative and if it's a good one, people will come by themself - That's a better approach than shoving something overhyped down peoples' throats.

Half Life 3 would for sure be awesome to have, but at this point with all the jokes and hype surrounding it, it wouldn't ever meet that extremely high bar of expectations, so I don't care either way - If it's ever released I'll buy it, if not, that's fine for me too.

Now get back hiding under your rock, Randy Pitchford.
What's he up to at the moment ? Working on more Borderlands DLC or another Borderlands ? (a.k.a. the only thing holding Gearbox afloat)

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I'll be handling this the same way I've been handling previous installments - Once they're available to be picked up for around 7,50 to 10 EUR max, I'll be getting it and put it on my old, already DRM infested, second "casual nonsense" gaming PC.

I kind of stopped caring about revolting against DRM, I'll just buy those DRM infested games dirt cheap instead and put them on a "dedicated" PC, because in my opinion DRM devaluates them immensly and is an unnecessary evil anyways.

In the end I'll get my few hours of enjoyment out of it and the developer / publisher gets almost nothing for it in return, perhaps they'll learn, perhaps they won't.
Leaves me with more money to spend on DRM free games instead, which I gladly buy at full price.

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I'll make sure to get the complete pack in 2 or 3 years then, thanks for the heads up info about the seasons pass nonsense.

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bloody-hell

Analyst says - basically says it all already.
Guesswork, assumptions, estimated prognosis, what a dreamjob.

Example : "could threaten traditional consoles or it might not" - Holy shit, that deeply analyzed, insightful and informative information, that's amazing. (I could've just laughed, I might've not)

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What's the point of all the recent Star Wars 1313 "leaks" ?
Development team is gone, game won't ever see the light of day, so carry on and forget about it.

From what was shown at E3 (2012 if I remember correctly) it was just a linear railshooter filled to the top with quick time events, so the farthest from interesting that it could be.

It had no potential, so it's good they stopped wasting money on its development, it would've just been a money drain with no return of investment.

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If I wouldn't already own this game, that soothing voice would've sold me on it I guess.
Such a nicely done launch trailer.

These developers are doing many things right, one of them being that the base game is being updated for free, year by year and they only charge for the optional additional content upgrade, plus they keep backwards compatibility so everything you already bought will still continue to work.

The amount of DLC available may be frightening at first, but then again you can just choose the few ones that interest you and buy only that, which is nice.
Optionally, don't buy any DLC at all and only download the free addons by the community. (mod tools for the win)

In short, this simulator is awesome if you have at least a slight interest in trains.

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With the "I wash your back, you wash mine" mentality going on in management everywhere don't even consider this will change anything for the better of gaming or gamers.

Change in management doesn't mean anything, they're just puppets of their investors and shareholders anyways.

Everything will stay as it currently is, most likely get worse with even more online-only nonsense, even quicker full game release rotations with no noticable changes and more microtransaction and DLC nonsense.

It's best to just stay far, far away from EA.
Let them do their "thing" and watch them fail from a distance while you're buying games somewhere else to "own" them, to play them whenever you feel like it, free of DRM and forced online nonsense.

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@peteyboi29 Neither, because it's my choice.

Haven't bought anything from EA, UbiSoft or Activision for the past 8 years, I have no problem adding RockStar to that ignore list.

But first I'll wait and see how that develops, because it's stupid to make a decision based on rumors.

If their microtransactions don't break the game or give players an advantage by allowing them to buy their way to success, then I can safely ignore them and still enjoy the game.
If people are into throwing money out of the window, then good for them, they can waste thousands of EUR on worthless items or go broke for all I care.