SteamFirst: There are now officially a minimum of 13 partners creating Steam machines, and we assume more will be on the way as well.
Alienware looks the coolest so far.
Daylight on Steam. I like how the PS4 and Steam logo look together at the end of the latest Daylight trailer. http://youtu.be/cWbmSr-l6DY No signs of Xbox.
As much as I would stay away from most everything Alienware, ironically, this one pulls me in the most out of what was shown.
Woooooooo!!!!! Yesss I want one. Take my money!!
Me too. When do these come out? Will they be in stores to try??
They didnt announce dates yet, but I bet you some will be available for sale very soon, as in this quarter.
Lol these things will lose support. Save your money.
@Mike Worst case SteamOS lacks dev support. But then all you'd have to do is install Windows. The hardware (incl steam controller) will still be just as good, so a Steam box isn't really a risky investment.
I dont think they will. I think valve will support them officially if they are labeled steam machine
they are also supporting PC and consoles. more platforms = more money
Steambox and pc is the same thing
The thing that I don't like about steam machine is the gamepad. I would rather use keyboard and mouse
Well, you can.
Awful idea, if they wanted to get console gamers, casuals to take interest with pc gaming, they went about it wrong. Should have had 1 sku, they could be upgradeable. not 14 from different company's.
Also getting other companies to manufacter and sell won't be as cost effective for the consumers (They are not going to be cheap) . Since these companies only get returns from selling the box they need to make a profit (fairly big one) on each box they sell. While console makers have the opportunity to offset costs via their services and third parties paying to be on their platform.
While that's all true it doesn't necessarily doom the Steambox to failure. If SteamOS offers worthwhile performance gains then you will see PC gamers make use of it (it's free after all), in which case the ecosystem for the 'console' will be established regardless of how few sell. So they can sell each one for a profit, and enjoy the one-off revenue for what it is. There are definitely people out there that will pay more for better performance, even if it works out to be less bang for each buck. SteamOS penetration is going to be critical though.
I want them all ign has pics for all them but man the steam machine markets already over saturated i will probably just get the most popular one in 500 range it will probably have the most support
Cyber power is best value and look well done gabe these should do well.
Here's a link to the introduction by Gabe: (go to the last 30 seconds for a quick look at the Steam Boxes) http://www.ign.com/videos/2... and another: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
steam machines is gonna fail
Hmmm free online gaming, fully backwards compatible, bargain bin prices, Steam Workshop (mods one click away with no Google search requirement, no virus/malware with these mods), Steam Green Light allowing gamers to vote for the obscure, diamond in the rough, Japanese indies. Pretty much giving game developers a second chance to getting their games onto Steam since Valve reject say games now is up to the community to get say games onto Steam. Bargain bin game making software allowing the Steam community make their own games and sell say games. Make money by selling game items like TF2 hats, trading cards, etc. So how is it going to fail especially when console manufacturers want gamers to re-buy their last generation games like Tomb Raider definite edition for $60.00 plus tax, Deux Ex Human Revolution wii u edition for $60.00 plus tax. Pay to play online or deal with PS3 launch online network free of charge on the wii u. Day one patch, limited extremely limited when it comes to multimedia like their stone age browsers.
none of that shit matters lol, steam machines is gonna fail no reason for it to exist when pcs can do all the same stuff plus no good games to play, buy it to play games I can play already on my pc lmao, only pc fanboys think it will suceed its the next ouya
hes a hater most likely not even a pc gamer. how can giving console gamers another choice be bad. they love the indie and exclusive pc games thats going to their next gen, but the others thats not going to them their missing out. so valve and a whole bunch of companies put the effort in giving them a taste of pc gaming in a affordable price, not having to build, and not having to move their rig( even tho not much effort), than you say its gonna fail? are you a gamer? seriously!!! the fanboys on this site is ridiculous. i have i good rig and a couple of consoles, but gamers like you are the worst. i want them to succeed. i want all them to succeed give us more option at cheap prices for i can have all systems.
@mys If all of that doesn't matter then why is you counter that PC'S can do the same thing? Here's a curveball for ya Steam Machines are PCs that are more convenient to have next to your TV than a giant rig.
Steam Machines will capitalize on the shortcomings of the video game consoles and the consoles endless fees will drive gamers to buy a Steam Machine instead
nice fantasy you are living in, consoles will always be more popular then pc gaming and steam machines to, simplicity always beats building computers to play ports and indie games all day
That's a very narrow view. Considering Steam has at least as many accounts as PSN or XBL I think PC gaming is healthy and popular. The only way to get the best of all gaming is to be a PC and console gamer. Limiting yourself to one platform is a shame and just means you miss out on some awesome titles.
Steam Machines not being simple what's not simple about it? You buy it, connect, and play games off your steam library. The only things I can see as being confusing is the oh look a new graphics card came out now what to do with my old one in this completely customizable machine.
Simplicity console manufacturers threw that out the window with day one patch, online passes (you are a criminal for buying used games despite the fact it is a legal right under the "first sale doctrine"), pay to play online, re-buy your last generation games. Don't forget console games require patches/updates and be installed to the hard drive like PC games. You are the one that is living in a fantasy still living in the nineties. Wake up non fanboys will see the Steam Machines look at its capabilities and buy that instead of a console. Like Android before it the Steam Machines will prevail.
Are people not aware of the mini-pc's, before the steam machines came out... All they did was just re-brand the mini-pc and stick inside a steam OS. I don't think Valve major target is the living room,but just trying to make their OS available to as many people as they can.
I'm not sure I really get what Valve are trying to achieve with the Steam machine. It's basically a 'PC' that does less than a Windows PC, but costs the same or more. I don't see why people would buy a Steam machine instead of a decent gaming PC, or build their own. Sure they look cool - but there's more to a box than the case. Although, I suppose anything that gets more people in to PC gaming is a good thing, so good luck to them... Now, about Half Life 3!!
I know what you mean, it's not really something I'll be getting, but then I'm not the target audience I suppose. They need to be really affordable and worth the money. If they can get it right then they may well catch on, only time will tell I suppose. As for Half Life 3, well, I get depressed just thinking about HL3. That's the number one thing I want from Valve. Maybe this year we might hear something about it. Maybe :(
I think it is to push Linux as a viable platform (especially for gaming since Value wants to move away from the constraints of being with windows). I don't think it will work since PC gamers have PCs, Console gamers won't move over since they are quite expensive, the average consumer is going to be confused as hell with 13 partners with different specs (game requirements will be an issue here)
I've seen some pretty cool looking Steam machines here. Now the thing I don't get is what in the hell is the selling point? - Devs don't get a standardized system to code for - Consumers really aren't getting any deals on the computer hardware (pretty close to off the shelf prices(I'm not say there is NO savings)) - Will Steam have exclusives I can't purchase on my "standard" PC? I have many more thoughts but this just isn't adding up for me.
Another one would be no disc drive. Now while this would not matter to pc and some console gamers this could prove to be the limiting factor in it adoption among a more causal gamers that rely on a disc base medium.
That's true I agree with that, it feels like when Google released its Android OS and had many third party manufacturers (cell phone companies). It took like a decade or so for Android to surpass the iPhone in terms of popularity, software, etc. Is disappointing due to by having one or four Steam Machines would of being perfect or having multiple Steam machines for $500.00 or less would of being perfect. I understand OEM manufacturers have been on a decline and Valve is trying to bail them out but at some of those prices I am not so sure. It needs to cut down the prices first and foremost.
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