Submitted by Dms2012 951d ago | opinion piece

Will Valve’s Steam Box replace Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo in Gaming?

In Star Wars, Yoda famously said that there were only 2 Sith Lords, “No more, no less; the Master and the Apprentice.”

His words held true for the game industry for several years. Sega and Nintendo PINK: NTDOY successfully prevented Panasonic NYSE: PC, Philips, NEC Corporation and other manufacturers from making headway. (Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PC, Sony, Steam Valve)

PeaSFor  +   951d ago
did my pc gaming replaced nintendo/sony/ms in the last 20years? nope.

want steambox? go on steam and press the "BigPicture" fonction.
Zuperman  +   951d ago
If anything Valve's Steambox is more for the PC audience. I'll forever purchase a SONY product because of the GAMES.
fluffydelusions  +   951d ago
*Sony and Nintendo*
valve box would mean valve games would most likely be exclusive for valve box. so unless you don't think games like portal 2, and half-life 2 are awesome, it would probably have games too
raytraceme  +   951d ago
I buy PlayStation because of gaming experiences I can't find elsewhere. Now that ps4 will support self publishing indie devs. this will bring more pc gamers who love indie games to the PlayStation brand. MS are the only one imo who would be threatened by SteamBox.
Blackdeath_663  +   951d ago
the steam box is a niche product that has many non gaming applications. it is also an open platform that allows for many opportunities and is not a dedicated gaming device even though it is very competent at carrying out that task. valve sees the steam box as machine that can be plugged into the tv basically giving you a living room pc with a massive screen this opens a range of multimedia possibilities that way you don't need to buy a smart tv you can easily make any tv smart by adding a steam box to it. this is why valve said they are competing with appleTV and NOT sony+MS.
badz149  +   950d ago
I still think the Steam box thing is kinda redundant?
why are PC gaming enthusiast want something "console-like" like this?? what's the point of the box itself when every @c in existence can already run Steam?? I still don't get it!
Knight_Crawler  +   950d ago
N4G is going to be a war zone now that we will have a new faction the Steam Boxers!
ATi_Elite  +   950d ago
Will Valve’s Steam Box replace Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo in Gaming?
This is the LAST GEN of Gaming hardware from MS/SOny as we know it!

I know I'll get a trillion disagrees but seeing how Tech power advances every 6 months and Tablets will be as powerful as a PS4PC 6 months after release.......

There is NO reason to continue losing 100's of Millions of dollars making Gaming Boxes.

Sony/MS Gaming divisions will basically be Publishers and you log into PSN/XboxLive and buy console games and play them on what ever hardware you have i.e. iOS, android, PC, tablet, etc..

This is evident by being able to run Crysis 3 PC on a Tablet, the Razer Edge with a Nvidia 640m. Now in 6 months this will be leaped by something else!

also with plans on sticking PC's inside TV's is really the console Killer.

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pissed999  +   951d ago
Valve are the future suckersz, Game over,
Bladesfist  +   951d ago
Not sure what you said, I disagreed because you can't spell.
Blackdeath_663  +   951d ago
not everyone in the world speaks English as their first language please keep that in mind before having a go at someone for spelling across the internet. just sayin'
pissed999  +   950d ago
GreenRanger  +   951d ago
I don't think the majority of console gamers give a flying crap about the Steam Box.
I sure as hell don't.
Relientk77  +   951d ago
Agree, I have no interest in the Steambox
SatanSki  +   951d ago
As a pc/console gamer i dont either.
krisq  +   951d ago
If it'll cost 300$, why not. The problem here is brand awareness. My mom doesn't know what Steam is, but knows exactly what Playstation and Xbox are. They need to gather to casuals, not us. It won't cost 300$ though, and my mom will probably never know nor care what Steam is. And who'll buy this? Certainly not people with high-end PCs and Steam on them.
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SpartanGR  +   951d ago
Depends on the hardware. We'll see
abzdine  +   951d ago
nothing will replace a SONY exclusive from their first party studio.
ninjahunter  +   950d ago
First party multiplats could probably replace First party exclusives :P

I can dream cant I?
ninjahunter  +   949d ago
Please take note of how voted down i got on something that would have no negative effect on consumers and would in fact be a very positive things for all consumers interested in said games.

Call me crazy, but are sony executives on N4G or something?
Relientk77  +   951d ago
For this console gamer, no it will not, but I'm sure some PC gamers will enjoy the Steambox.
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Intentions  +   951d ago
No, there will always be playstation, xbox, pc, nintento product, until one of them decides they don't want to do it anymore.

Remember consumers are the ones that keeps things going, there are people who are multi console owners. =P

So these articles are kinda irrelevant.
Brucis  +   950d ago
>No, there will always be playstation, xbox, pc, nintento product, until one of them decides they don't want to do it anymore.

People said the same thing about Sega back in the day.
a_adji  +   951d ago
I am sure they said this thing will cost around £1000.

Anything over £300 is a danger, which is why I worry how bigger loss Sony will take on the PS4 in order to make it mass market friendly.

After their concept conference I think MS will pull the Wallet out to cock block them out of a few exclusives.

So they may cancel each other and it will have sod all to do with the steam box.
wotta  +   951d ago
Steam Box will be lucky to shift 10 million overall, very lucky. What people forget is that everything is not available on steam. No EA games, etc etc.
Indo  +   951d ago
Is Steambox a gaming console or gaming PC?
wotta  +   951d ago
it's a PC you plug into your TV. It runs steam tho so no EA games and many other titles are missing too.
Bladesfist  +   951d ago
it runs linux and you can do whatever you want with the hardware. It is not a console, install windows 7 on it if you want.
hellvaguy  +   950d ago
"it's a PC you plug into your TV"

You can plug anything into a tv. Its called an hdmi port. New stuff they say.
urwifeminder  +   951d ago
If anything sony seem to be banking the whole company on ps4 so i think it will be their last hurrah.
xursz  +   951d ago
Because you think the PS4 will fail, right? Keep dreaming. SONY hasn't released a console yet which hasn't hit 70million players. Just saying.
ElementX  +   951d ago
Not going to happen. Steam only has around 100 games for Linux and supposedly the Steam Box runs Linux. If developers don't release the game on Linux it'll be disasterous for the Box
CapsLocke  +   950d ago
You can install Win7 on it and than you could have any of thousands games that available on Steam.
krisq  +   950d ago
Then it's a PC.
You throw ease of use, which SteamBox really needs, out of the window.
Mikefizzled  +   950d ago
Valve as a brand does not resonate with casuals which is cutting out a large chunk of market. So no I do not think Microsoft or Nintendo will get overtaken by a first time hardware manufacturer.
darx  +   950d ago
Steam for me. More variety of games.
Ps3-PCgamer  +   950d ago
Genuine-User  +   950d ago
I rather make a PC instead of a "steambox".
KillrateOmega  +   950d ago
As a console gamer, I honestly haven't paid any attention to the Steam Box. I mean, if I was going to take that route, I might as well just get a full gaming rig.

I just don't have any interest in it; however, it will interesting as a new faction is introduced into the N4G warzone :D
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Brucis  +   950d ago
Can someone explain to me what the point of this is? PC gamers already have something (likely) more powerful than it, and console gamers could just use the money to get a decent-to-good PC. There can't be any exclusives as that'd mean cutting out the PC fanbase, which would go horribly. The only use I could honestly see for this thing is if it can play both console and PC games, which is unlikely as most multiplats end up on PC anyways and exclusives are called such for a reason.
MilkMan  +   950d ago
I have zero interest in this device. I cant think of any reason to own one. I was never blown away with Half-life and Team Fortress.
Are these the pillars in which this device will be built. I had no Idea these series sell $500 million a year.

Who would of thunk it?

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