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News Valve's Newell hints at Steam Box announcement

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 17 Sep 2013.

  1. theshadow2001

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    I like this idea, get to build a mega pc which can handle split screen (or even two monitors) then stream it out to the steam os device.
     
  2. impar

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    Greetings!

    Wednesday it will be the reference design for a Steam Box.
    Friday, the new game engine.

    My guesses.
     
  3. forum_user

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    Does anyone else think that maybe we're heading towards a literal game server located in a broom cupboard in our houses, purely streaming content/gaming to 'terminals' throughout?
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Better to have it in your broom cupboard than some third party's broom cupboard imho :worried:
     
  5. forum_user

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    Mainly for the latency. But yes, I'm all for fireproof safes buried in the garden rather than very public cloud storage!
     
  6. impar

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    Greetings!
    Waiting for the new game engine.
     
  7. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    As much as I wish it to be true, I don't think they'll announce Source 2 tbh. Doesn't really fit within the entire “living room”-theme. The () + () implies something multiplayer or community involvement, I think.
     
  8. theshadow2001

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    Ok, this time the next announcement will be the controller.
     
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    Unless I dreamt it, there has been a mention of Nintendo and Valve in the same paragraph. It's too early to draw conclusions from that but a wild stab in the dark is that Nintendo are making an exit from the console wars, and partnering with Valve some how. Nintendo are going the way of sega, and I doubt anyone wants to see there talent go to waste. A connection being Nintendo's handheld tablet controller, and also Nintendo are kings of making controllers - Gabe has a heavy focus on controllers.

    I wonder if SteamOS is already installed, or ready to be installed on a tablet - therefore today's announcement is the SteamOS and a piece of hardware, coming together right now ...

    :rock:
     
  10. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I think it also hint's on the link that controlling the console/SteamOS could also be the next big announcement or to be announced.

    "Am I going to be using a mouse and a keyboard in the living-room?

    If you want. But Steam and SteamOS work well with gamepads, too. Stay tuned, though - we have some more to say very soon on the topic of input."
     
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  11. theshadow2001

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    Talent? You've got to be kidding. They've been doing nothing but rehashing the same old titles and intellectual property for years. Their consoles are at best a novelty. I hope they don't partner with steam in case they drag them down as well.
     

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