The lights are on
The week of Valve living room gaming announcements is underway. Today we learned about SteamOS, Valve's Linux-based operating system that will not only directly play compatible Steam titles, but also stream games from PCs and Macs.
The catch is that you'll need to install SteamOS alongside or instead of whichever operating system you're currently using. With only one of the three related announcements revealed, we want to take your temperature on SteamOS.
So, what say you, Game Informer readers? Are you ready to pull the trigger on Steam OS right now, or do you need to know more?
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Yes, it will likely be my OS on my primary hard drive as most of my PC activities is gaming and websurfing. I will probably also build a lower-end, small gaming rig for the living room that will run it.
good stream games from PCs and Macs. Interesting used Stream for game download enjoy good stream.
I'd like to know more about it before picking up the OS.
ill check it out it depends on how powerful it is and what games will be on it
Not one bit.
Will it be compatible with the Oculus Rift?
I'm pretty interested since I'm not sold on either one of the new consoles coming out this Fall. But I need to know more about it.
I'd like to know more, but why wouldn't I try it? It's free, and you can always use it alongside your other OS (in my case Windows 7).
Yes, I will use it immediately. I already have an HTPC in my living room that is just waiting for SteamOS. I will be a Day-One user.
It's definitely interesting, and I'm curious to see in what direction they take it, and who as game devs hops on board.
Not really. At least not right now. I have no need since I've got my PC set up on my HDTV alongside my ps3. So the streaming would be redundant to me. I also have a wired 360 controller for my PC, so... they'd need to announce the console so I can take a look at the exclusives. Till then, nothing about the Steam OS catches my eye.