Sigh. I like Valve and all, but it seems like for 5 years they've been working on EVERYTHING game related except Half-Life 3 or episode 3. It's not that they haven't made good games in the mean time, but the lack of info is getting abusive at this point.
sackyhack: it seems like for 5 years they've been working on EVERYTHING game related except Half-Life 3 or episode 3.
You noticed that too?
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At this point I won't hold my breath anymore. When and if it ever gets released I'll wanna play it, but for now outta sight outta mind. Interesting device is interesting, but sounds destined to fail based on the stark divide between console gamers and PC gamers that this intended device would try to bridge.
I don't know if these rumors are even true; I'm thinking about the idea of a Steam based console and it just doesn't work out. For one, if any games that are playable on the PC would be playable on the console then it's just a glorified PC with a console like interface. Examples include the infamous Phantom which after a ton of hype, went and gone in the blink of an eye. All of the talk involving developing for the platform is also confusing because it implies that it's an actual console instead of a glorified PC; it might be resolving around the service itself but why center it around the console?
Lastly; if they wanted to get Steam as the center of a gaming experience then why not get in bed with Sony and release Steam for the PS3; sure, it's a different architecture but you could make money with it and it would give people more incentive to buy a PS3 then an Xbox 360 or a Wii. Besides, Portal 2 for PS3 has SteamWorks integration; if that isn't a sign of how loose Sony is then I don't know what is.
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TaylorKarras:it's just a glorified PC with a console like interface
Yeah,...what I was thinking too. I already have a great way to play Steam games. And is a little Zotac Box gonna have enough under the hood to play some of the more demanding titles out there?
I like the Zotacs for HTCP use. They have a lot of features packed into a tiny enclosure and they're reasonable in price. But wazoo gamers they are not.
Agree with Taylor and Neil, it's just a PC with a fancy dashboard, and I also already can play all their games on a much better rig. The only real plus would being able to play whilst sitting on my couch, which for a lot cheaper I could just do with my current PC.
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