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Steam Box: How Valve Ended The Console Wars

In a near future, Gabe Newell has announced the Steam Box that will end the console wars and put gaming back into the hands on the gamers.

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ltachiUchiha1140d ago

What is that? His portable lunchbox? Lol just kidding, hope its a cool device.

LAZL0-Panaflex1139d ago

Article is fail. They cancelled the linuxbox/steam box/piston when Ms announced the new Xbox. They even backed out of e3. Google it people!

Linsolv1139d ago

Piston was not SteamBox. Confirmed within like a week of the initial reveal. It is not and was not ever the "steambox." There were, I think, some initial talks between Steam and the guys behind Piston, but they ended up going their separate ways.

nick3091140d ago

No console will ever end console wars, no matter how good itll be or having great hardware, console exclusives will always exist.

Jek_Porkins1139d ago

No offense to Gabe or people that like this sort of thing, but I'll never buy a device for gaming that doesn't take physical discs. I don't play PC games for many reasons, but this thing doesn't seem appealing to me in the least, and the $1000 price point is something that most people will probably pass on altogether.

-GametimeUK-1139d ago

I used to feel the same, but digital titles seem like a step forward for me. Thanks to Valve I have full trust in digital only, but only if it improves.

Jek_Porkins1139d ago

The problem is, licenses expire, so digital content expires and you never actually own anything. All of my games from childhood and my teenage years I can still play, I still own them, and as long as I have a working console I can play them, online or off. That is why I like physical media, aside from those reasons, my internet is capped at 150 gigs a month, I use most of this with simple Netflix/Hulu ect... I couldn't imagine having to download every single game I wanted to play.

NastyDaddeh1139d ago

but we dont even know the price of the steambox cause its not out yet

Jek_Porkins1139d ago

We've heard it isn't going to be competitively priced with game consoles though, and as much as $1000, so that puts it absolutely out of the question for me, I can get a PS4/Xbox 720 for that price.

TidePride1139d ago

It may be cool but damn a $1,000 for it? And we thought consoles would be high at launch.

NastyDaddeh1139d ago

we dont even know the price of the steambox cause its not out yet

brave27heart1139d ago

No thanks. Just doesnt work for me. Maybe Im too ingrained in console tradition but Steambox, Ouya and their ilk just dont do it for me. Consoles are consoles, with all their good and bad points, Steambox is a Pc masquerading as a console and seems to be neither really.

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