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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I don't see why I would ever need this if they don't give us a Steam Box.
Not 100% sure whether I will or not, most likely no but if some more info about comes out I might.
I would like to know more. I will patiently wait until the next announcement; and by patiently wait I mean play Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix.
I'm not, though at first I was. But game streaming seems like a dead gimmick in videogames, just like 3D was in video overall. Besides, most games still make use of DirectX.
I only like the idea of having more overhead resources available, but that means nothing if optimization falls short.
So, no. I-m not interested. At least not today, and maybe not tomorrow.
Honestly? I'm not that excited. Valve really lost my interest when all they did was make Steam bigger and better. I could care less about Half-Life, I burnt out on TF2, and I really think Portal 2 went too far off the reservation from what really helped sell Portal as both a game -and- a setting.
I want to know more, but I'm officially intrigued.
Yes , i've been intresting to switching to linux in the future since microsoft put out windows 8 , i have win7 atm and its great but i dread the day that they show off 9 and its even worse and then needing to go to it once my pc dies on me or something down the road. this would give me another option and a easy jump into trying linux , and since my pc is connected to my tv ( and tv next to bed) this it probly perfect for me , only time will tell tho
The sharing features alongside streaming has me somewhat interested since it would expand gaming to any part of the house. I would be more interested in a high end PC version that maximizes the PC's potential though. It will be interesting to see how far this OS goes.
I would be more interested if i wasn't a student. I need things that i get with windows 7, and i think its a little ahead of its time. That being said, if i wasn't, or had a second comp i would be more interested. Also, i would like to get the whole picture, as valve isn't making a ton of sense right now.
Meeeeeeeh... part of the reason at least I can justify my PC costing more than my consoles is that is DOES MORE than them (or will... a few parts to go on the Windows box. My Mac however is currently fantastic). Making a beast of a machine and installing a completely game-centric OS on it would lead to a great gaming platform... but I'm not sure I can justify it. Dual booting could be an option, but just seems so bloody inconvenient compared to what we can already do with Steam.
In the end, I'll just wait and see what Valve's other big announcements are first.
I'm interested in how this is going to affect my desktop experience, couldn't give two sits about the whole "living room experience" schtick.
I wouldn't mind at least testing out SteamOS but I don't want to replace my OS. If us PC people who have the hardware to virtualize OS can do this than I wouldn't mind at all.
It's cool they are doing it, but given the fact I am right near my keyboard and mouse and my controller, I don't see a major reason for this. And I am doubtful to hook my machine up to my main television. Which I'm guessing is the main purpose for this OS and such. For those who will be doing that, I am sure it will be pretty awesome.
I trust Valve enough that this is a no-brainer