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http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/2/2840932/exclusive-valve-steam-box-gaming-console

>We're told that the basic specs of the Steam Box include a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU. The devices will be able to run any standard PC titles, and will also allow for rival gaming services (like EA's Origin) to be loaded up.
>there won't be a required devkit, and there will be no licensing fees to create software for the platform.
>We're hearing that a wide variety of USB peripherals will be compatible with the boxes, though it will likely ship with a proprietary controller. It's possible that the controller will even allow for swappable components
>The consoles will also take advantage of Steam's "Big Picture" mode


Valve is going to build high-spec barebones gaming machines with OEM Win7, Steam, and driver sets preinstalled, along with a set of desktop links to competing services. Valve will sell these Steamboxes at-cost because they profit from offering the superior download service - thereby allowing them to massively undercut every major PC manufacturer while simultaneously offering a sleek experience on par with Apple and Alienware.

Search your hearts - you know it to be true. Gabe is going to bring back PC gaming.



also i don't have a high end pc machine. so i wouldnt mind having a gabecube. or gabesphere. gabebox. gabestation.
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I'm not seeing how this is bringing back PC gaming.

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**** this ****, wasnt it enough for you ****ing Steam to make nearly any game "Y U NO INTERNET CONNECTION? TO BAD U CANT PLAY 8D" and "Y U NO INTERNET CONNECTION BUT LAN? TO BAD WE WONT ALLOW LAN, YOU SUCKER 8D"
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if you arent connected to the internet, restart steam in offline mode.
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caucheka wrote:

if you arent connected to the internet, restart steam in offline mode.

Nowaday's everyone needs to have Internet, at least that's what Steam think's. U cant get Steam without Internet connection, some Games want's you to be have a Connection 24/7, patches are not accesable without Steam(in terms of getting stuff from a Friend's PC) etc. etc. the only good thing bout this are the price-reduction, which, destroy's at the same time Job's in Gameshop's etc., and they need to do stuff like at Gameshop/stop(or whatever it was called and u created a Thread about) to still be competive.

I dislike the fact that u "must" have Internet nowadays, and thats why i think this is just another "money-getting"method.
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but they never said anything about you having to be connected to the internet at all times.
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Yheah, don't see how this brings pc gaming back..... its hardly been gone.
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Kinda cool? I guess.

I'm at a loss for why they pick Nvidia GPUs though. Everyone with a little knowledge of the GPU market knows ATI is better on most points right now.
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Searz wrote:

Kinda cool? I guess.

I'm at a loss for why they pick Nvidia GPUs though. Everyone with a little knowledge of the GPU market knows ATI is better on most points right now.


They prob made a deal.
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>Cauch hates Valve
>Buy's Valve's gaming rig

>seems legit
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