The lights are on
The last of Valve's trio of announcements regarding the expansion of Steam has finally landed. The company's thumbstick-less proprietary controller joins the other news about the Steam Machine and SteamOS. Now that you know all about Valve's strategy to infiltrate your living room, are you interested?
The Steam Machine is a gaming-focused PC that comes equipped with Valve's new SteamOS. The Steam Controller is being custom designed to work with the new platform, and offers unique track pad-centric input. The Steam Controller is by far the the most unusual aspect of Valve's new push. With these new revelations in mind, are you interested?
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Only thing I have a slight interest in is the OS, and that's iffy as to if it is more prolific for gaming. Other than that, I have no care for the steam box as it just doesn't offer anything I don't already have.
Not planning on getting one anytime soon, but I love Steam itself and can see the mass appeal that this could generate. WAY more so than the Vita TV. Like the article says: a GAMING focused machine. Both the Vita TV and Steam Machine call themselves that, but Steam has the incredibly huge 3rd party support to back that claim up. This could very well bring Valve to domination in the industry and I'm not that upset about the controller.
I sure am! I've been a console gamer my whole life and I think what Valve is trying to do is win over some of the console gaming market to PC by making them compromise as little as possible by bringing the experience to the living room and placing game interaction on a controller. I honestly cannot think of any other reason. I've been seeing strings of comments from others about how redundant this venture by Valve is when the traditional PC already exists - but for me, I think the interest is really aroused by purely console gamers.
The controller and OS are interesting. I'll most likely definitely try out the controller for PC gaming(I'm not a huge fan of mouse and keyboard). And I may give the OS a shot, but I have no interest in buying a Steam box when I already have a PC and am going to buy an Xbox One and PS4 next year.
The person who would buy it is
People who are tired of updating PCs every 2 years. IF the setup is like a console that will work together like a console.
People who are console gamers who want to try out some PC games and STEAM with out worrying about compatibility and upgrading.
It really depends if Valve can get the Linux community to volunteer their time to make a way for Windows games to run natively on Linux.
I follow no steam, all of non-steam, and everything but the steam.
I am if it's somehow cheaper than a PS4. Maybe.