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#21 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 23 2013 - 10:55 AM

Good info:

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#22 of 158 OFFLINE   Chuck Anstey

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Posted July 23 2013 - 11:42 AM

How much would all those games have cost without the sale but on with their typical common discount?  Now that would have been an interesting number.



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Posted July 24 2013 - 03:28 AM

It was a great sale!  Too bad I don't have the time to play everything I bought!


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#24 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 20 2013 - 06:10 AM

Hate Origin, hope this comes to Steam:
http://www.penny-arc...with-some-strin

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#25 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 20 2013 - 10:31 AM

I am excite:
http://www.engadget....eam-Box-teaser/

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Posted September 20 2013 - 11:32 AM

Interestin'.


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#27 of 158 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted September 20 2013 - 02:39 PM

My prediction:

1 - SteamOS for people to build their own SteamBox.

2 - Retail release of Valve brand SteamBox. (Probably announce other partnerships, too)

3 - Some sort of streaming service to compete with OnLive  SteamStream?  Pipeline?

 

Bonus wishful thinking - SteamStreaming on PS4 using Gaikai tech, allowing PS4 to play all of your Steam PC game library over the internets!



#28 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 20 2013 - 07:44 PM

You forgot:  Halflife 3!


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Posted September 21 2013 - 05:13 AM

My prediction:

1 - SteamOS for people to build their own SteamBox.

2 - Retail release of Valve brand SteamBox. (Probably announce other partnerships, too)

3 - Some sort of streaming service to compete with OnLive  SteamStream?  Pipeline?

 

Bonus wishful thinking - SteamStreaming on PS4 using Gaikai tech, allowing PS4 to play all of your Steam PC game library over the internets!

 

I'd like that wishful thinking one. I really do not like playing games on a laptop or PC. I like to sit on a couch and play games, not at a desk.


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#30 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 23 2013 - 10:47 AM

First of 3 was obvious:

http://www.polygon.c...e-steamos-linux


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#31 of 158 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted September 24 2013 - 03:07 PM

The SteamOS announcement hinted at my #3 above (streaming service) but I imagine it's going to be a nVidia Shield, Wii U, or PS4/Vita kind of local streaming.  Even so, neat.



#32 of 158 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted September 24 2013 - 04:52 PM

Next: Partnerships?
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#33 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 25 2013 - 05:41 AM

Maybe a tablet =p


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#34 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 25 2013 - 09:26 AM

Prototypes this year, big launch next year:

http://www.polygon.c...or-beta-testing


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Posted September 25 2013 - 09:33 AM


Bonus wishful thinking - SteamStreaming on PS4 using Gaikai tech, allowing PS4 to play all of your Steam PC game library over the internets!

 

I like your wishful thinking!



#36 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 25 2013 - 01:49 PM

Sounds like we will see a dedicated controller Friday!

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#37 of 158 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 27 2013 - 08:58 AM

3 minutes to go, many holding out hope for HL3.  Are you ready for a miracle?

http://gaben.tv/


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Posted September 27 2013 - 09:04 AM

No HL3 but the controller looks VERY cool:

http://store.steampo...teamController/

http://www.theverge....-box-controller


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#39 of 158 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted September 28 2013 - 06:59 AM

Eh.  I think modern controllers are what I think of as 95% solutions.  They're not 100% perfect but they're more than good enough so that each new iteration just makes minor incremental improvements while the core design philosophy stays the same.  So I think this new controller is kind of pointless.  I also am really skeptical of no buttons or sticks, even if the early hype (and let's be honest, right now its only hype) is positive.



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Posted September 30 2013 - 04:54 AM

Good article:

http://techcrunch.co...steams-big-bet/

 


For Valve and many other studios the decline and fall of the PC is a slowly dawning apocalypse. Sales of gaming PCs may be up while the rest of the market is down but there’s a point at which the support that comes from the wider PC ecosystem starts to dwindle. Perhaps video cards start not keeping pace. Perhaps driver software becomes less updated. Perhaps commoditized components stop being cheap and PCs become much more expensive. The knock-on effects of this decline could wipe out Valve, Blizzard and a number of others.

However Valve’s second, and largely unique, problem is that a recovery in the PC space implies tighter integration of the platform by Microsoft. With the purchase of most of Nokia and a search for new leadership underway the Wyrm may finally be starting to turn at Big-M. Windows 9 (or 8.5, or whatever) may well turn things around. If it does though it will be for a Microsoft that’s far more interested in device-and-service thinking. It will mean more prominence for the Windows Store. It doesn’t compete much with Steam today but one day it will.


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