Like everybody else I did expect Valve to move in with Steam OS and when it was introduced it did not surprise me except the fact that it was a linux based system.
The only thing that really did surprise me was their Steam gamepad.
Something that I see over and over in websites and forums and comments is how fellow pc gamers think Steam Box and Steam OS are going to bring an end to consoles.
Well pal, you could not be any more wrong than this.
Gabe is as close as I can get to worshipping a God so I am not a hater, also I am a PC gamer and Valve is the only PC gaming company that I trust.
I am not any hater and I have no reason to hate on Valve, I have nothing but love for them.
The problem here is that the people do not realise that Steam Box and Steam OS (Linux) are not going to hurt consoles.
Steam Box as innovative as it might sound (although it is not really, it is just like Alienware premade PCs) and Steam OS as cool as it might sound they are not geared towards console gamers.
The real problem is that they are PC and PC components.
The console gamers get their news from GameStop and stores like Gamestop while us PC gamers are much more liberated from retailers.
We barely even buy our games from retailers anymore and our PC parts are bought from online retailers.
We are living differently and that is the reason that Steam Box is not a competition for consoles.
Sony and Microsoft know how to do their advertising for their systems and they are doing a fine job.
Tvs, Fast food restaurants, game stores, billboards etc.
PC world doesn't work like that, first of all the idea of Steam Boxs is way too complicated for average console gamers, the cover for it is also thin, Steam Boxs are not going to be sold in GameStop and Game and other gaming retailers, they will not be advertised in TVs, they are not going to get the same treatment as consoles.
I also do not believe that Valve is actually trying to have a comtetion with consoles, they are aiming for PCs and Windows share.
They will not be moving user numbers from Consoles to steam Boxs, what they will be doing is moving user numbers from Windows based pcs to Steam Boxs, and a lot of people will be moving away from Windows to Steam OS although I would not be one, at least not for now.
Steam OS and Steam Boxs are good ideas but not game changing ideas for the Console industry.
They will change the balance in the PC gaming drastically and that is something that I would actually enjoy to watch happen.
Thanks for reading this post.