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Old 10-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #16
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There is no pricing for Valvue's pre-built Steam Machines. But you can always build your own, if all you need it to do is stream your games from your gaming PC to your TV, then you can just make an inexpensive Home Theater PC for less than $300.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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i dont want to. I dont own a pc or mac anymore. But if steam OS is afforable I'd go that route, but I seriously doubt non PC/ mac owners will buy this. There are hardly any linux games and I'm not buying steam os just to play half-life and left 4 dead.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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Yeah, that's my main concern as well. Something tells me that there is more in the works, perhaps an API that removed the requirement of the Windows OS, such as Open GL or AMD's new API-in-the-works, Mantle. Since AMD now provides the GPUs to all next gen systems, something tells me that AMD might play a big role.

Something tells me that Valve's big idea to get into the livingroom isn't just a Streaming PC, because most tech savy people (a large percentage of PC gamers) can easily do this if they really wanted. They need to merge the features of PC gaming with the convenience and pricing of consoles.

I signed up for the Steam Machine Beta testing, so I'm hoping I get selected so I can really see what's going on because I suspect that there is much much more.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #19
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how do i sign up for steam beta testing?
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #20
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how do i sign up for steam beta testing?
http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/

Scroll down to "Here’s how to participate."
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:14 PM   #21
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Newest redesign. Looking a little more conventional now. In fact, the ABXY position and colors are identical to the XBOX's layout and design. I don't know I feel about using dedicated buttons in place of the 'd-pad.' While this works for what the d-pad is used for in many games (Almost like a quick menu), it doesn't seem to be beneficial to 2D fighters. A traditional d-pad would benefit both. At that point, the only difference between that controller and the others is the haptic pads.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:25 AM   #22
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ohhh not another confusing button layout!

Why is it on reverse anyway?!
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