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Submitted by StillGray 869d ago | news

Nvidia Announces Collaboration With Valve on SteamOS

Gameranx: "Nvidia and Valve have been working together for SteamOS." (NVIDIA, PC, Tech, Valve)

DA_SHREDDER  +   869d ago
whatever comes out if it aint cheap it wont sell.
animegamingnerd  +   869d ago
or if valve decides to make half life 3 exclusive
frankiebeans  +   869d ago
won't happen not no way in hell valve is not the type of company that is just going to turn on the people that made them what they're today and they have too large of a pc install base already , same reason why gta came out on ps3/360 and not on next gen
zeal0us  +   869d ago
That would be a big gamble for Valve. Sure all people would have to do is download SteamOS and dualboot but Valve is bound to catch some backlash for cutting out Windows platform if they made HL3 exclusive for SteamOS.
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Eonjay  +   869d ago
So I guess this means Titan Fall isn't Xbox Console exclusive anymore. EA played everybody.
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nirwanda  +   869d ago
Making it exclusive wouldn't be such a big deal, it's free to download the os and give a performance boost too.
It's more likely to be a choice though, I.e you can play it on on windows for x amount or you play it on steam os for less as we don't need to pay ms and you will also get a framerate boost.
frankiebeans  +   869d ago
I wont spend more than 500 and at 500 I want it to be as good or better than a ps4 but I highly doubt that will happen but I would by it in place of an xbox one because all I play on xbox are multi platform games anyways.
jeffgoldwin  +   868d ago
The article was about SteamOS, had nothing whatsoever to do with Steambox.

The OS is based off of Linux and will most likely be free.
frankiebeans  +   868d ago
I JUST GAVE MY OPINION DEAL WITH IT :)
ITS OVER HYPED ANYWAYS.
zeal0us  +   869d ago
I believe its about improving the open source drivers such as Nouveau. In the past Nouveau had problems mainly due Nvidia not releasing documentation. 3 days ago Nvidia finally agree to release documentation for Nouveau.

Better understanding: http://i.imgur.com/7XrnX9O....
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kingduqc  +   869d ago
That's why there are multiple steam box at multiple price point dumbfuck
jeffgoldwin  +   868d ago
True, but people over the age of 15 (assuming they have the kind of money for a steambox), should really just build their own pc.

By build, I mean you literally just plug in about 8 essential components (which are retarded proof because of the plug in shapes). You save around 50% by just doing that. But we live in a very lazy society, so I guess steam box could be an option for those people.
adorie  +   869d ago
This is big. The linux push is moving full 'steam' ahead. :P
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DA_SHREDDER  +   869d ago
you already have steam, lol, i dont get you pc guys
frankiebeans  +   869d ago
I said the same crap and got attacked by the pc guys, thy're a bunch of knuckle heads. the "pc master race" as they like to call themselves is getting a console type of experience (maybe) and they're getting excited but yet they always said consoles were inferior....

@monkeyninja anybody can install steam os it will be a free download its not just on the box they're selling.
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MonkeyNinja  +   869d ago
People are excited to move away from Windows. Plus, Valve said that they are getting a noticeable performance boost from using Linux.
gamernova  +   869d ago
We never settle. That is why we are PC gamers. We want more!!!!
Perjoss  +   869d ago
Some of us dont want to game on windows anymore, microsoft have not embraced PC gamers at all, instead they constantly try to push us onto the xbox.
NateCole  +   869d ago
Dude. Nvidia Linux support sucks monkey balls so this is big.
Finalfantasykid  +   869d ago
Ever since Steam was announced for Linux, NVIDIA started to actually put some decent effort into their Linux Drivers (and I think AMD did as well). But SteamOS should make the push for better drivers even more and that will make me happy :)
Giru017  +   869d ago
Ohhhh, no wonder Nvidia had been so aggressively been targeting AMD with their comments, they have their own vision of the living rooom future... This is gonna be VERY interesting
DeadlyFire  +   869d ago
This also means SteamOS could have more Linux Ubuntu ARM in it as NVIDIA's APUs are all ARM based with full 64-bit ARMv8 CPUs launching by 2015. First batch is coded Project Denver. This likely is the main reason for them announcing collaboration. So they get their CPUs in some machines in the coming years. :)

NVIDIA isn't the only one AMD also has hardware in Steam Machines or they wouldn't both be racing to improve Linux drivers.
pennywhyz  +   869d ago
Here we go
wtopez  +   869d ago
Oh yeah. Tell me more please.
akaFullMetal  +   869d ago
This sounds like Steam OS will get great support, hopefully with amd's Mantle, we will have a full package, without any worries.
Hufandpuf  +   869d ago
and all of the claims of Nvidia being butthurt are silenced.
ATi_Elite  +   869d ago
Nvidia is always on the ball and will pump out great Drivers.

AMD's work with DICE for Mantle is Awesome as Devs can program to the Metal on PC GPU's now.

all this with NO interference from Microsoft who pretty much got Booted from PC gaming this week.

Yippie...Good Times ahead.
Perjoss  +   869d ago
I say good luck to all companies trying to sidestep windows, good times indeed.
DeadlyFire  +   869d ago
Microsoft dropped PC gamers when they invented the DirectX box.

Could be interesting if gamers drop Windows in favor of SteamOS.
jeffgoldwin  +   868d ago
Microsoft has always been a one size fits all OS.

When did you ever think they focused on gaming (other to steath troll hatred for xbox)?
DeadlyFire  +   867d ago
They used to develop games for Windows then they drastically reduced that down to less than 1 title a year. They focus on many things yeah, but gaming they completely wrote off to the console industry.
Rageanitus  +   869d ago
all I can say is Nvidia Steam has brought much to the PC gaming. This is where true backwords compatablity comes to play at discount gaming prices.
XtraTrstrL  +   869d ago
Maybe Valve should have teamed up with AMD, with this new AMD GCN tailored Mantle API coming out, it's gonna get even more funky for Nvidia soon. I like how they say Nvidia is all about open platform innovation, yet on the graphics features side they've been holding onto tons of tech greedily that's been holding back the gaming industry from using alot of it more widely because it can only be used or fully implemented on Nvidia cards.

I believe Physx, though being able to be used on next gen consoles and such, can only be used through CPU implementation, while on Nvidia cards it can be used through GPGPU. This is just gonna cause new middleware tech to come out sooner that'll rival Physx and be fully GPGPU implemented.
Feralkitsune  +   869d ago
No idea why you are getting disagrees. There's a reason Linux users hated Nvidia.

If you use an nvidia graphics card, you likely will end up using fan made drivers for your card since Nvidia never releases open source driver on Linux. AMD has been releasing them for AGES.
XtraTrstrL  +   869d ago
Yeah, people don't like hearing the truth nowadays I guess.
jeffgoldwin  +   868d ago
What incentive has their been for NVidia to support Linux when less than 1% use it? Makes no sense to invest resources into that and I don't blame them.

However, now that Steam is pushing their Linux OS, the financial incentive/consumer base will be there.
qzp  +   869d ago
i was hoping to see AMD mantle on SteamOS :(
Saryk  +   869d ago
All of this is only good for gamers.

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