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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Meh. Let's see who develops for it first.
I'm excited for what the community will do with it. It's kind of like a blank slate right now...well, some pictures and a description of a blank slate.
Im curious about it, but will most likely just stick with my gaming laptop and my PS4.
Well, I'm not excited but I'm definitely intrigued. Can't wait to see it in action.
not really. sounds good, but at the same time sounds kind of "meh." where's half life 3?
Curious more so, but time will tell how it plays out.
Not really no.
a little...a lot of pc games i want to play but i can't because of always having a budget laptop...if i'm able to play pc games, i will definitely think about it...
If Valve follows through with the controller being compatible with nearly all Steam games, and if it works as well as they say it will, then it could be huge. If it's priced reasonably then I'd consider buying one.
Not really, no.
I just haven't seen or heard enough to truly believe this will do anything I need it to. I have a PC that I can play games on very well. It already has a connection to a full size TV and Steam installed with Big Picture Mode. I don't need a new OS (and prefer to keep my Win 7 as my machine is not primarily used for gaming). I don't need to change out my keyboard/mouse or current PC gamepad for the Steam one, so they need to reveal more information to prove this is something I need. I am getting PS4, have a Wii, Vita, and a PC. I just don't see the need for this as well.
Out of all those, I'm most curious to see and try out SteamOS. I'm still not sold on a dedicated SteamBox, unless the price is right. And the controller doesn't look too comfortable and hasn't warmed up to me yet.