The Steam Box: Potentially Revolutionary

Somewhat of a holiday gift from head honcho and centerpiece for internet trolling Gabe Newell, the Steam Box has indeed been announced and has a release date set for roughly Q1 2013. Despite no real solid details being given regarding set-in-stone plans or structural context of the project, the future looks extremely bright.

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The-Batman2346d ago

I personally believe that the "Steam Box" is a major mistake. I don't see many people purchasing this unknown relic over the other big name platforms.

Jinkies2346d ago (Edited 2346d ago )

Well it is Valve and Steam is a pretty well known "thing" so them coming out with this is going to grab peoples attention

It just depends on what it can do at the end of the day and if they want to lure people in they better start revealing it soon since it would be coming out this Summer.

I mean it's really for console gamers who would want to play on there PC with games but can't because of how much gaming PCs cost and I mean good PCs the ones which will last you for a few years without upgrading.

If the Steam box has great storage for downloable games and has a place to store mods then it's a buy from me. Playing L4D like you would on the 360, controler and all, BUT with would be amazing. Hell imagine TF2...the FULL game like on the PC, all the updates and new features for it, lets not forget all the FREE DLC for games. I could finaly play Skyrim but with all the great mods out there.

I personaly believe this is a proper console, they're trying to say it's some PC/Hybrid but I think there just saying that incase some PC gamers thinking they are "abandoning" that audience when there not...they are just trying to expand and widen there audience. I mean it is there first console...anything after could be easily improved or added with a Steam update

The-Batman2346d ago

Those were some really good points. Though I am also a PC gamer with a decently high quality gaming rig. I honestly believe that any PC gamer or someone that wants a PC gaming experience should just build a gaming PC. There are far too many console releases just over the hill, and one already out in stores.

Too many consoles will probably force one of the players out of the game early, and I believe that casualty will be the Steam Box.

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Godmars2902345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Valve is pretty well known among PC gamers, not the general public. I don't understand why PC gamers don't understand this - that they are no the general public or that the general public does not have basic understanding of PCs.

This is probably not going to matter since the Steam box is being aimed at PC gamers, but still.

While already having a 40 million user base is a very good point, still have to ask how many those -

Wait: Half-Life 2 Episode 3. Sh*t, that's probably 10 million sales first month if not day one which then gives them tons of credit with 3rd party devs. Again - sh*t.

Question is will there be any backlash if its a Steam box exclusive? Not on PC.

BattleAxe2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Steam has over 40 Million users, so that alone should give them a better launch than the first Xbox had. Steam is also getting exposure with their deal with GameStop to distribute Steam Cards, similar to Microsoft Points Cards or PSN Cards. More and more PC games like MW3 and Black Ops 2 are being released at retail with Steamworks, which means people have to use the Steam Client to play the game.

Now if you look at the games that Valve has which they can make exclusive to Steam...Portal, Left 4 Dead, Counter Strike, Team Fortress and Half Life. While I'm not a fan of a couple of these games, these are huge titles that will entice people to buy the Steam Box. The last point I'll make, is that when console gamers see the huge sales that Steam offers as compared to the price of console games, gamers will see a huge opportunity just like I did, to save alot of money.

The business case for Steam to move into the livingroom is simple, just look at how many copies of a game like CoD sells on consoles as compared to PC....its obvious. If Steam moves into the livingroom, it becomes more maistream than it already is. Because of the Steam User Interface, it makes PC gaming user friendly. I used to be a hardcore Sonydroid (and I still am :), but Steam has opened my eyes to PC gaming to the point where 50% of my time is spent on my PC these days. Steam is essentially already a console on your PC, so in my opinion the move to a dedicated console for the livingroom is a natural evolution for the Steam service.

Thatguy-3102345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

The common person has no idea what steam or valve are. You will be surprised how many people don't pay attention to what studio makes what. It entering the console market it will be seen as a new kid in town. It will have trouble establishing itself since a lot of ppl are waiting for the next xbox and ps system. Valve has stated that the console won't be aim towards the pc crowed they are basically trying to bring in more people into pc gaming with the console by offering a similar experience.

rawshack2345d ago

@mika whats the point of having Comments if people cant say what they what to say everyone has there own view long or short. im sure your just a troll

Sketchy_Galore2345d ago


"Can you plz keep your post short and simple. Like a paragraph or less should honestly be the maximum. You need to learn how to get your point across with only a few sentences because if you go on. Your post becomes boring and confusing. Most of the time, I honestly don't read your post because it so long and because it so much. Im srry for the mini rant but I just had to get that off my chest. You have really been annoying me lately. "

So basically what you're saying is keep it short and simple?

fei-hung2345d ago

My question would be this, considering all I hear from many pc fans on this site is the talk of amazing graphics and super systems, will the Steambox allow them to upgrade?

What other PC perks will it allow? E.g. Can I watch anything on it and download any game, film and music on it?

Will you be able to install Office or other essentials on there?

In other words, will the price of the Steambox justify the purchase over a dedicated entertainment pc that can do everything.

Kevin ButIer2345d ago

I don't see it as a mistake, but it sure can get messy, specially for costumers. Why? We'll have 3 options with almost the same capabilities. One will try to outshine others with premium 1st party devs support, the other with PC exclusives and the 720... with kinect

MikeMyers2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

This is what it has (potentially) going for them

1. Potentially cheaper software
2. Better platform for indie developers
3. Faster updates and patch approvals
4. Primarily just a game machine (Netflix, cable/movie provider, etc. will not be offered) Some may see this as a negative.
5. Free online service that also supports dedicated servers and mod support
6. The ability to gift and trade online content
7. More powerful hardware than current consoles

This is what it has (potentially) going against it

1. Digital content only
2. Lack of AAA exclusives
3. Marketing and retail outlets
4. High price
5. Not as upgradeable as a PC

What is clear is out of all the other players Valve is the best for partnering itself with actual gamers. They don't have other hardware or other divisions to cater to. They are not overwhelmed with management. They are the less restrictive.

StanSmith2345d ago


I'd rather read one of Jinkies' well thought out posts than one of your trolling, fanboyish posts.

It annoys me that you haven't been banned yet!

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SolidStoner2345d ago

I believe that Steam Box is more of a problem for Microsoft than Sony... Most part of current ps3 gamers will stick with PS4... but I can see some Xbox gamers go for steam box since they both will have similar games and exclusives maybe.. meanwhile sony ps4 with its massive high quality exclusive count should stand out no problem... only reason this not to happen is price difference...

Jazz41082345d ago

Valve better find a good advertising team besides the pc if this thing even has a chance to become mainstream.

ABizzel12345d ago

I don't understand why they don't integrate it as an app like Netflix or something.

iNFAMOUZ12345d ago

no one i know or ever known knows about steam, what are you smoking?

darthv722345d ago

that hasnt been said before? Valve and Steam are well known in the PC gaming segment (as stated before).

The Pc gaming segment is a small percentage of total PC users in the world and it even pales in comparison to that of the home console market.

Ask a 40-60 year old person if they know who Valve is (let alone Steam) and see if they are as aware as asking them if they know who Mario is.

no doubt the steambox is the coming of age of ideas that have been tried before. only now, here we are at the right time and with a company that gamers can relate to. Unlike other attempts at bridging the PC gaming world with the console gaming world.

MS could be considered the runaway success in that before the xbox, most only related MS with windows and their office products. The gaming portion was very small by comparison. Them bringing the idea of a PC in a box to the living room...tried before but not as an actual entertainment platform (think webtv).

others had ideas of trying to do the PC convenience in traditional home electronics. Via and Apex had a unit that was to offer drop in play of PC games (at the time) but of course the names backing the project werent as widely known so the initial backing of others wasnt as strong.

We all know about the Phantom which was the elusive streaming platform that never was but the idea of stream-play went on to be used in services like Gaikai and on-live and a few others.

All good ideas eventually find their way back around. Its a matter time and place that determines success.

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Welshy2345d ago


I wouldn't call the steambox a "mistake", but i would question the market it is going for.

PC's exist to do one thing and consoles exist to do another.

I can't see the PC crowd being too interested, as they will probably have a PC anyway if they are fond of Valve.

But on the flipside, i can't imagine the majority of console players jumping ship over their more familiar brands of Playstation and Xbox as they initially picked console over Pc initially for a reason.

I have always seen PC and console as seperate entities, so the purpose of the SteamBox is lost on me as someone who currently owns a PC and have the consoles too.

All the best of luck and i hope it succeeds and pushes the next console gen to new heights, but it's not filling a market gap i personally see as necessary.

TronEOL2345d ago

The SteamBox does fill a purpose tho. There are tons of people like my brother who WANT to get into PC gaming, but don't want to put in the effort or money to do so.

Consoles have the upper hand to PC Gaming by being so easy to buy and use. All Valve is doing is making an incredibly accessible PC that runs Big Picture mode. They aren't trying to compete with Xbox and PlayStation, they're just trying to allow gamers to get into PC gaming easier.

By that I mean you won't see Valve making all their first party games (Half Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, etc) exclusive to Steam. They'll still pop up on Xbox and PlayStation (possibly WiiU) regardless of SteamBox being released.

ceballos77mx2345d ago

@ Troeol.
I'm on the same boat as your brother, I want to get into PC gaming but I don't want to go thru building or paying for a high end PC so for me this is a day one for me, but I disagree on not making their games exclusives and being on the other consoles.

Knight_Crawler2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Batman - Do not underestimate the power of the following game if the were exclusive to the Steam Box:

Half Life Ep 3 or new Half Life game
Left for Dead 3
Portal 3
New Counter Strike Game
Dota 3
Day of Defeat 2
Alien Swarm 2
Orange Box 2

Imagine not being able to play Half Life on your PS4 or 720.

I will be buying a Steam Box day one and I am a hardcore console gamer.

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the worst2345d ago

half life 1 and 2 is one of the most overrated game in history
counter strike is pure trash
the only game thats ok is portal

modesign2345d ago

if you have a pc you can play these, you going to waste shelve space for games that you can play on computer. you buy a ps3/360 because you CANT play some of those on PC, all those games are on pc,

Tr10wn2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Valve have and will always support the PC community, the steam box is just a PC for the living room nothing else, if valve release HL3, TF3 or anything made by Valve it will be out for PC for sure there is no doubt about it, i love the idea of the Steam Box tho.

Thatguy-3102345d ago

The only series you named that I've played is portal. Really could live with out them. Microsoft has their halo and gears and sony has all the other exclusives im into. Ill just wait and see when it comes out . No point in judging it since it hasn't been shown yet.

hobohunterz2345d ago

How would those games be exclusive to steam box when you can just get them for a regular pc, not to mention how are you going to compete with pc gamers using the quickness of a mouse for first person shooters when your using a steam box controller?

MariaHelFutura2345d ago

Am I the only one confused about the Orange Box 2?

iamnsuperman2345d ago

These games are only really big with people who already have gaming rigs and play them. To the general public it isn't such a big deal

bumnut2345d ago

@the worst

Are you serious? both games were ground breaking when released.

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Bigpappy2345d ago

I am inclined to think that it is a solution looking for a problem. I could be proved wrong, but I don't see PC users leaving PC's and moving to this Linix box. They pretty much own the PC gaming market. I don't see how this venture would attract enough users to keep it viable. It will not use windows and therefore most PC games will not run on it. This will be pretty much like any console, but upgradable. I am sure it will get some 3rd party support (because they are Valve), but will they get enough. If they decide to use windows, the price point is going to be a major selling point.

Ju2345d ago

Wine runs quite a few Windows games on linux incl full DirectX support.Steam on linux already supports this. I would be so sure this won't be a success. It's quite tempting. At least this "box" will have a unified user interface which PC games just don't have. That alone will simplify the
access to PC gaming.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

All I can say is that Valve doesn't have a good record for failing. All your concerns I am 100% sure they are aware of already. They tend to think before they do.

Having a company like this( http://www.computerandvideo... ) make a console is a breath of fresh air.

"Valve has revealed that it has no interest in cashing in on its unique position by going public - because it couldn't handle the interference from shareholders."

why would anyone get a 720 over steam box? this?

plus it will cost $60 more than steam box or ps4 if at the same price.

Unless you only want to play off line in 2013.

hobohunterz2345d ago

So you know the prices of 3 consoles that aren't out yet, interesting.

iamnsuperman2345d ago

Ignoring what hobohunterz said (he is right in what he has said) there is a big difference between failing software wise and hardware wise. It is far easier to fail console wise. My big uncertainty is, is this box digital only. Big issue with being digital only (besides instal base connection issues) how are they going to ship it as retails will get crap future return. For that matter will retailers stock this as its big selling point is steam which is a major competition for retail

FlyingFoxy2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

it's a PC, which is my favorite and best gaming platform.

You do know FPS games were born on PC's and they control best on KB and mouse right?. Give me a mid-high end PC any day over a console for FPS games.

Consoles are ok for adventure/party games though.

Also Valve make much better games than other console games like Halo and COD and the same old crap, Half Life owns both.

Ashunderfire862345d ago

Well if they have Half Life 3 exclusive as a launch title, people would get it. That's their bread and butter man.

liquidhalos2345d ago

I just dont know who they will sell it too. Console casuals wont know it exists and as it doesnt come with kinect, move or the name doesnt end in "ii" they wont be interested. According to the console pc arguments here on N4G. PC users like to upgrade and run max stats with mods and what not, its always been the main point of argument here on N4G used by pc users to point out why consoles are not for them. Plus i dont see the console "fanboys" switching to steam when so many of them are completely blinded by brand, they will get the latest console from either sony or ms.

I hope im wrong because i think that the console market will benefit hugely from another solid contender. Hopefully the Steam Box will force Sony and Microsoft to up their game this time around which can only be a good thing, right?

DA_SHREDDER2345d ago

I would get a steam box over a gaming pc any day of the week, though in saying that, it better do everything a pc can do and more.

Bladesfist2341d ago

Everything a PC can do and more? What can't a PC do? Do you want it to grow arms or something?

Old McGroin2345d ago

"I personally believe that the "Steam Box" is a major mistake. I don't see many people purchasing this unknown relic over the other big name platforms."

Have to disagree man, if Valve's console launches with Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3 or Portal 3 I'll have to demand that Valve shut the hell up and take my money!

GREW50ME2345d ago

Unknown Relic? Steam has grossed nearly a Billion dollars this year. I think you have hem mixed up with that OUYA piece of crap!

josephayal2345d ago

agreed, Valve has no chance

teamevilbunny2345d ago

@ Mika you write a paragraph complaining about another man writing a paragraph. Wow your a winner bro! ugh

bozebo2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Hmmm... they don't have much at stake with it though. It's not a platform that can really fail, any game for steam+linux will work with it (I presume). And any Windows game with an OpenGL renderer or Mac game can be ported a lot better than to/from consoles (presuming that next-gen consoles have very unique hardware).

It also gives developers aiming at Steam a good benchmark for reasonable performance if they want. As the next console generation deepens, I'll wager that higher spec valve systems will be available - eventfully trouncing consoles on price/performance and being far more developer friendly. It'll also have way more exclusives (having the advantages of PC and console with no technical downsides). Might even be able to stick a new graphics card in (which in like 1 year will far outperform consoles for $150). If it also acts as an ordinary Linux machine, that could bring more to the table too.

I can't see it stealing much market share from other platforms. However, it doesn't need to. They announced other vendors will make the machines, so there's no big risk with special manufacturing or anything - most/all of the components will be standard, could even be built on order etc. Oh, and mods.

Wigriff2345d ago

People thought the same thing about the first Playstation when it came out, and said "How does Sony plan to compete with Nintendo?"

BLUElightCory2345d ago

Whoa whoa whoa wait a minute.

Are you saying Valve didn't call you guys for business advice?

Their loss, I guess.

Steadyhndz2345d ago

With the right advertising, it can sell well. Look at Battlefield...They only sold about 5 million copies of their previous game (within a reasonable time, now it's a total of ~10million) but with the right advertising they were able to sell more than 17million in less than a year.

Millions of people know Valve and Steam...all it takes is to advertise to them through the internet, and advertise a bit on television.

Kamikaze1352345d ago

I don't think it is. I know people who have been wanting to play games on PC, but are just too intimidated by the entry price of a gaming rig. If there is a decent amount of storage, decent hardware, and the price is right, I believe this is the start of something much, much bigger.

We might even see more higher quality games get released exclusively on PC if the thing sells well enough.

ZombieKiller2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Batman...with all do respect, please don't whoop my ass. But the first thing I thought about was buying this system. Not a valve or steam fan either, never really played their games. There are a couple reasons why though that I'VE learned this gen.
1. yes 1 NUMBER 1 on the market. giving devs alot more time to spend with it.

2. VALVE/STEAM box... a console VERY close if not CLOSEST to PC. These devs make these games on PC's. Not to mention the xbox/ps3 war about how the 360 has architecture similar to PC's. sorry to say, although I like my PS3 better, I can see the differences in certain games. Framerate/AA and shit like that.

3. Who knows PC's better than Valve/Steam? They MAKE these games for PC's. Through those years Im sure they got a pretty good idea as to what they wanted in a machine as for performance. Not to mention they could make their own launch titles. Left 4 Dead 3 anyone??

4. My personal favorite, and the reason I was about to buy a PC....MODS. Could you imagine enless L4D mods or even Call of Duty mods? Im a fan of COD zombies! But the endless PC mods are just insane and I would love to see them on a console. I bet if any, valve would do that.

My point is that all of this makes me want to buy this system. Not to mention they already have a handle in the console industry so I bet that once it DOES hit, it's going to be one hell of a system that I won't regret buying

Mounce2345d ago

I personally believe. . . .That peoples Beliefs won't mean diddly shit to the future reality.

This hasn't necessarily happened before....a competitor of Valves' nature.

People said the same bloody thing about Xbox 1 when it was just Sega, Nintendo and Sony, and then Nintendo and Sony....Xbox comes in am sure people are like OOHH NO, DOUBT IT'LL GO FARRR, Major mistake Microsoft! GO HOME YOU'RE DRUNK!

Now look at it....

Give or take, Valve makes good fucking decisions when it launches, it can probably mimic that success if they keep away from the mistakes Microsoft had done in their time.

It's a 50/50 chance to me of it could just come and go like Betamax as a format or it could be like Blu-ray as a format and slowly tread in and become a New norm. Anyone who seriously jumps the gun though and just says NOPE ITS GONNA SUCK....With zero evidence like you did Batman? I honestly find your kind opinionated jackasses, it's your opinion yes, but, under what bloody evidence or experience globally can you say your opinion is warranted with logic or common sense? None! It can't be determined until we see literally how they choose to advertise and make it and market it.

DomceM2345d ago

"I personally believe that the "Steam Box" is a major mistake. I don't see many people purchasing this unknown relic over the other big name platforms."

Could have been said for PS1 before it launched.
Could have been said about Xbox 1 and xbox 360 before they launched.

You dont see potential in Steambox which is fine. But that is the reason why you are not the one leading a multi billion dollar company. You dont have vision and you think that the status quo will be the same forever.

Do you think people thought PS1 would get so big? or the xbox brand, which has cannibalized half the marketshare from Sony?

Talk to the people in the past and they will be saying the same thing you are saying here. "I dont see that working".

Depending how valve plays this, this thing has the potential to slaughter other consoles. Doesnt matter if you realize it or not.

otherZinc2345d ago

Valve has a massive mountain to climb. If they think the SteamBox is going to challenge the big boys without Mrs. Soccer Mom, Valve is nuts! Just us hardcore buyers aren't enough to sustain a console.

This will hurt SONY more than anyone. M$ with XBOX Live is established & well connected: Kinect, SmartGlass, and the core games Halo, Gears, Fable, Forza & others is something to be reckoned with.

SONY doesnt have the online community M$ & Valve have and both of them are well established. SONY also failed with motion controls. The only reason they have motion sales is because they packed it into the console box. For proof, see game sales using SONY motion that isn't packed in...

Nintendo will have the 4 to 10year old market and nothing else with this Wii U, I think their hardcore is going to drop them soon.

DeadlyFire2344d ago

Sony has a great online community for games I have seen and played. Move works as well or better than Kinect. There has not been any appealing Move or Kinect motion titles ever released from what I have seen.

Steambox has potential to punch all three big console competitors in the gut and take their market share. Some more than others, but I don't expect Sony to take as big of a hit as Microsoft. Valve could hold HL3 away from other consoles and even the PC platform for a timed period to see it on its own platform first.

Steambox could turn the tide in console over PC development as well. If developers see it as easiest to build a game on then it will become the base platform for ports to other consoles and even the PC. Less PC port problems maybe?

3-4-52345d ago

I'll buy one and get to play 50+ games that cost $5-10

FanboyPunisher2340d ago

HTCPs have been around for well over 20+ years.
Steam console = HTCP.

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Wikki2345d ago

They already make a fortune off of PC gamers... if they can sway ever a few thousand console gamers, they win. They have nothing to lose by trying to entice console games to their platform.

Trekster_Gamer2345d ago

"if they can sway ever a few thousand console gamers, they win"

That is a drop in the bucket whereas revenue is concerned. 3 million to start making a dent towards profit. I don't think they can compete with the Next XBOX or PS.

There are more than enough consoles out there now.

FlyingFoxy2345d ago

Personally i don't care if they don't, the games they make are way better than others.

I can't wait for Source 2 and HL3, L4D3 to come, hopefully this means it will come next year to PC.

Truthandreason2345d ago

as long as they dont sell "consoles" at a loss they dont have much to lose. At worst they break even and walk away. This is the benefit of building a console out of 100% pc stuff. Nothing is custom made and has unforeseen costs. This is why all the next gen consoles will use basic pc parts too.

DEATHxTHExKIDx2345d ago

ill stick with PS4 and 720. Having a 360 and PS3 this gen worked out pretty well for me.

Lord_Sloth2345d ago

Agreed. I'm not adding another console to follow to my list!

bozebo2345d ago

Yeah I think all the games for it will be playable on Steam on PC or Linux (and probably Mac) anyway. I can't see it having many exclusives. So people are only going to buy it if they wanted a PC under the TV. It doesn't enable anything new, but it'd be good to have if spending the money seemed fined.

I don't think it's really going to compete with Sony/MS's platforms. But it doesn't really need to in order to survive as a product.

DeadlyFire2344d ago

I personally don't see a TV as a gaming device. I use monitors for my consoles One for PS3/X360 and one for my PC of course.

bozebo2344d ago

Wow, do you really think the specifics of whether it's a monitor or TV matters that much? Sure, they do when looking at something. But it makes no difference in this discussion at all.

manman62345d ago

I curious why all articles are talking about how this Steam Box supposed to compete with the PS4 and Xbox 720 but did everyone forget that the Wii U, Nintendo console, is still in this so call console war or is the Wii U is not on the same level as them.

The-Batman2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

The Wii U is a fantastic system, but if any rumors are true it will not be on the same level as later released consoles graphically. Nintendo seems to have gone for a more unique approach with the touch screen and MiiVerse stuff. Hopefully Japan catches on with the Wii U so there could be some jrpg support somewhere down the line.

I just got done playing Crysis 2 on PC and the Wii U wont be able to produce visuals on that type of level. Though it will likely make up for the lack of visuals with good Nintendo exclusives. I wont be surprised if the PS4 and 720 come close to mid to high level PC specs.

Jadedz2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Nintendo doesn't have 3rd party support to the level of Microsoft and Sony. Their (Nintendo) 1st/2nd party software content is usually enough of a reason for consumers to buy their (Nintendo) hardware.

If the ''Steambox'' is as powerful as the 720/PS4, consumers might buy into what Valve might be advertizing, and they also have the exclusives gamers want to play.

Nintendo isn't exempt from the competition - it's just that they choose to stay clear of the technical gaming warfare, and focus more on the entertainment aspect.

Trekster_Gamer2345d ago

Wii-U will be an afterthought when the next XBOX and PS hit the market. Wii-U too little too late except for the diehard fans that want more of the same....

tehpees32345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

"except for the diehard fans that want more of the same...."

Yes because its not like Halo 5 or Uncharted 4 won't be more of the same is it? >_>

Sequels are always "more of the same".

Honestly can people go one day without throwing bias at Nintendo?

OT: I think this will do well among the Valve lovers. It has a lot of potential.