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Yeah, I don't think you can even begin to compare it to current gen or next gen consoles.  Its certainly unfair to the consoles.

 

Well of course!  I mean the Steambox is a modular PC.  You can put your own parts in it (from what I've read online).  So you can put some beastly AMD or Nvidia card, SSD, uber processor.  It's custom, and therefore a different income model.  The mainstream video game consoles are built differently so that M$ and $ony can sell them as cheaply by volume and still get the "next gen" thingie.

 

I am very interested in the steambox platform, but right now with it's lack of mainstream media usage (netflix, pictures, videos from my phone, ect), it's in a different classification from a PS4/X1.  After all, why not just build a gaming rig that hooks up to your TV?  You can still steam it, but also have your regular OS that can do the rest of the stuff that SteamOS can't do.

 

It's going to be interesting to see if the folks behind it are able to differentiate themselves from Sony, MS, and even Nintindo in this current game cycle.  Lord knows, we need more competition!

 

Pardon me while I got play some games on my phone =P

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I was leaning toward PS4 but now will go and get an XBOX1.

I play Madden or what ever football will come out and the new PS4 controllers do not have analog buttons. That is important in Madden bc it a tap of the button will lob the football and holding it down will bullet pass it. The PS4 controller will not be able to distinguish holding or tapping....like ur mom.


Not too many other games utilize the analog abilities of the controllers so PS4 moved away from seeing it as a need.


I am intrigued by the media dedication of the XBOX after they revamped that initial disasterous reveal presentation where the policies were horrible.

XBOX online is so much smoother and if I will have to pay for online play I will go with the better online experience as PSN online has so much lag and unresolved issues.

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Well of course!  I mean the Steambox is a modular PC.  You can put your own parts in it (from what I've read online).  So you can put some beastly AMD or Nvidia card, SSD, uber processor.  It's custom, and therefore a different income model.  The mainstream video game consoles are built differently so that M$ and $ony can sell them as cheaply by volume and still get the "next gen" thingie.

 

I am very interested in the steambox platform, but right now with it's lack of mainstream media usage (netflix, pictures, videos from my phone, ect), it's in a different classification from a PS4/X1.  After all, why not just build a gaming rig that hooks up to your TV?  You can still steam it, but also have your regular OS that can do the rest of the stuff that SteamOS can't do.

 

It's going to be interesting to see if the folks behind it are able to differentiate themselves from Sony, MS, and even Nintindo in this current game cycle.  Lord knows, we need more competition!

 

Pardon me while I got play some games on my phone =P

 

If you want, you can dual boot.  You can build your own Steam Machine and put Steam OS on it.  They're even going to release the CAD specs so you can build a case exactly like theirs.

 

You can also buy a low end Steam Machine to stream games from your gaming rig.

 

Steam Machine will work with netflix, etc. Steam OS will be open source, so there is no limit to its potential.  I don't really use Microsoft Office.  The only reason I'm married to Windows is Direct X.

 

I'm looking for some Steam Machines with AMD processors and Radeon cards that will not only blow away Xbox One and PS4 in performance, but also undercut their prices by 50-100$.

 

Plus Steam Machine will launch with a catalog that's 300 games large.  No other next gen console can claim that.

 

The big obstacle will be getting directx to work on a linux platform, but I'm pretty sure they're going to fix that, which will bring the Steam Machine's catalog to over 3000 games.

 

Also, the ultimate in backwards compatibility.  I can play games that are 3 generations old on my pc, if I choose to do so.

 

Console manufacturers don't use specialized hardware to save money.  It actually costs them extra to do so.  They're taking a loss on the hardware.  They do it so they can keep their share of the market on lockdown.  It won't be just Steam making Steam Machines, it will be multiple manufacturers producing them, and they will be in competition with each other.  I expect there to be Asus Steam Machines, Gateway Steam Machines, etc.

 

And yes, you can upgrade them if you choose to do so.  I won't be buying one, but I will be going dual boot once Steam OS will play Direct X games.

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I use steam as well. Send me ur screen name.

 

I'm in the Carolina Huddle group.  My name right now is Bad Touch.

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I was leaning toward PS4 but now will go and get an XBOX1.

I play Madden or what ever football will come out and the new PS4 controllers do not have analog buttons. That is important in Madden bc it a tap of the button will lob the football and holding it down will bullet pass it. The PS4 controller will not be able to distinguish holding or tapping....like ur mom.


Not too many other games utilize the analog abilities of the controllers so PS4 moved away from seeing it as a need.


I am intrigued by the media dedication of the XBOX after they revamped that initial disasterous reveal presentation where the policies were horrible.

XBOX online is so much smoother and if I will have to pay for online play I will go with the better online experience as PSN online has so much lag and unresolved issues.

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First of all. I would never choose madden to dictate what console I but. Madden is a joke. Is use to be alright. But it's just a nightmare now.

And secondly, that's the reason that psn is gonna be charging for online services now. The online gaming experience will be improved greatly. They were letting online play go on but they didn't really care bc it was a free service to us. Now that they charge they know damn we'll it's gotta be better. And it will be. I think atleast.

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First of all. I would never choose madden to dictate what console I but. Madden is a joke. Is use to be alright. But it's just a nightmare now.

And secondly, that's the reason that psn is gonna be charging for online services now. The online gaming experience will be improved greatly. They were letting online play go on but they didn't really care bc it was a free service to us. Now that they charge they know damn we'll it's gotta be better. And it will be. I think atleast.


Madden, Fifa and occasional other games iis mostly all i play so it dictates which system I am on.

All football games utilize the analog control system so it applies to other games. As for online play I will go with the company that has done the better job over the years...

I am pretty loyal to PS3 as I got a red ring on the original XBOX watching a Bubba Ho-Tep DVD.

Never had issues with PS3 other than having a lower quality version of Madden and laggy online play which is a huge issue. I was at a friends house to play his XBOX360 and it was so much better despite his lower internet connection.

Madden lags on PS3 just scrolling through the menus offline.

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Halo is probably the sole reason I'll buy a Xbox 180

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If you want, you can dual boot.  You can build your own Steam Machine and put Steam OS on it.  They're even going to release the CAD specs so you can build a case exactly like theirs.

 

You can also buy a low end Steam Machine to stream games from your gaming rig.

 

Steam Machine will work with netflix, etc. Steam OS will be open source, so there is no limit to its potential.  I don't really use Microsoft Office.  The only reason I'm married to Windows is Direct X.

 

I'm looking for some Steam Machines with AMD processors and Radeon cards that will not only blow away Xbox One and PS4 in performance, but also undercut their prices by 50-100$.

 

Plus Steam Machine will launch with a catalog that's 300 games large.  No other next gen console can claim that.

 

The big obstacle will be getting directx to work on a linux platform, but I'm pretty sure they're going to fix that, which will bring the Steam Machine's catalog to over 3000 games.

 

Also, the ultimate in backwards compatibility.  I can play games that are 3 generations old on my pc, if I choose to do so.

 

Console manufacturers don't use specialized hardware to save money.  It actually costs them extra to do so.  They're taking a loss on the hardware.  They do it so they can keep their share of the market on lockdown.  It won't be just Steam making Steam Machines, it will be multiple manufacturers producing them, and they will be in competition with each other.  I expect there to be Asus Steam Machines, Gateway Steam Machines, etc.

 

And yes, you can upgrade them if you choose to do so.  I won't be buying one, but I will be going dual boot once Steam OS will play Direct X games.

 

I don't disagree with you at any point, but the question I have is how well it will compete in the living room space.  PC gamers are going to continue to be PC gamers.  Will the steambox open a new avenue for non-PC gamers?  Will it offer enough compelling reasons for folks to by pass the PS4/X1 for a PC centric system, which lacks a lot of the side features that have become console standards?

 

I love the idea of the steambox and system, but if valve & co are trying to compete with the console guys, how long before their boxes can compete as seemlessly as the consoles not only to games, but also to the lifestyle (netflix, social networking, ect) that people have come to use their gaming systems for.

 

I will probably build a my own steambox/gaming system, but it's still going to be hard for me to use that as a primary when I can tell my xbox "Xbox, find the Panthers game" (which remains to be seen how well that will work, but that's the promise from M$).  I look forward to seeing what kind of features people can create for the steambox.

 

On a side note, I'm really looking forward to the implementation of AMD's Mantle, its deep programming language accessible on AMD hardware.  That could make better use of the resources and hardware in AMD system (including the PS4/X1).  Color me excited right now for the future of gaming.

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I was leaning toward PS4 but now will go and get an XBOX1.

I play Madden or what ever football will come out and the new PS4 controllers do not have analog buttons. That is important in Madden bc it a tap of the button will lob the football and holding it down will bullet pass it. The PS4 controller will not be able to distinguish holding or tapping....like ur mom.


Not too many other games utilize the analog abilities of the controllers so PS4 moved away from seeing it as a need.


I am intrigued by the media dedication of the XBOX after they revamped that initial disasterous reveal presentation where the policies were horrible.

XBOX online is so much smoother and if I will have to pay for online play I will go with the better online experience as PSN online has so much lag and unresolved issues.

 

You realize Microsoft got rid of the analog face buttons during 360 generation and won't have them for xbone right?

 

It was by how long you held it not pressure.
 

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You realize Microsoft got rid of the analog face buttons during 360 generation and won't have them for xbone right?

It was by how long you held it not pressure.


Shut up. Your a dummyface.
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I don't disagree with you at any point, but the question I have is how well it will compete in the living room space.  PC gamers are going to continue to be PC gamers.  Will the steambox open a new avenue for non-PC gamers?  Will it offer enough compelling reasons for folks to by pass the PS4/X1 for a PC centric system, which lacks a lot of the side features that have become console standards?

 

I love the idea of the steambox and system, but if valve & co are trying to compete with the console guys, how long before their boxes can compete as seemlessly as the consoles not only to games, but also to the lifestyle (netflix, social networking, ect) that people have come to use their gaming systems for.

 

I will probably build a my own steambox/gaming system, but it's still going to be hard for me to use that as a primary when I can tell my xbox "Xbox, find the Panthers game" (which remains to be seen how well that will work, but that's the promise from M$).  I look forward to seeing what kind of features people can create for the steambox.

 

On a side note, I'm really looking forward to the implementation of AMD's Mantle, its deep programming language accessible on AMD hardware.  That could make better use of the resources and hardware in AMD system (including the PS4/X1).  Color me excited right now for the future of gaming.

 

they'll be ready to do all of that on launch.  the question is, are microsoft and sony prepared to step up with their consoles and bring things to the table that the steam machine will?

 

as far as voice recognition...yeah.  i can see that totally not working well at all.

 

really, you don't think Steam OS will include a browser?   Valve is actually working on it as a counter measure to Windows 8, not ps4 and xbox1.   but it will compete with them anyway.

 

how does not paying for your online service sound?   a more functional online experience already awaits on steam compared to what you have on the consoles.  group chat with 50 people, voip included.   private voip chats.

 

there are things that Steam already does that consoles won't do for another 3 generations.

 

if they would integrate guild competition, they'd rule the world

 

but as far as competing with xbox and ps4...there will always be some people that are too stubborn and set in their ways to embrace something as radical and progressive as the Steam Machine

 

everything that works on Linux will work on Steam OS.

 

as far as building your own gaming rig or steam machine, valve just cut the cost of the OS out of the overhead, since Steam OS will be free

 

Steam OS will also be open source.   so as far as what it will bring to the table, the sky is the limit on potential

 

even the controller will be hackable

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