Why I Am Not Excited About the Steam Box By Valve

Skewed and Reviewed have posted an opinion piece stating why they are not yet that excited about the pending Steam Box by Valve.

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Garethvk1860d ago

I had a guy write me and say he simply uses an HDMI card with an Xbox controller and he is all set.

PeaSFor1860d ago (Edited 1860d ago )

1- i already own a better pc than the best steambox can offer
2- the games are VERY LIMITED, cant play something else than what steam allow us, no GOG games, no EA games, nothing outside of steam so....its just anemic.
3- want a "steambox"? just start BigPicture mode in steam and mess around for 20min then quit since its futile.
4-go back at playing game like you usually do since SteamOS/SteamBox have nothing more than the "made by valve" aura around it, if it was an other brand would simply flop but since its underwhelming.....but its Valve so its hyped(but yet underwheling Vavle or not)

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1860d ago (Edited 1860d ago )

Were pc falls behind console is not being able to play games while u install.

Ps4: input disk and play games 1 min later while installing.
Steam box: Download game.. 3 hours left till play time.

Sucks if a game is 50gb+ this new generation.

Honestly I don't think steam box will be huge. But who knows. I think steam OS will be huge though. The future of pc gaming is that OS.. IF they get devs to develop for it from now into the future.

cesuf1860d ago (Edited 1860d ago )


This is gunna sound like rocket surgery, but while you install said game you could always play one of a few hundred other games you have, go outside, or just go to sleep for the night. Try it once if you don't believe me.

Hufandpuf1860d ago

The Steambox is of no use. It's just Valves name that keeps it in the news.

Garethvk1860d ago

what I do not get is what part of their marketing reasearch said this was a good idea and there would be a demand for it.