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#121 of 151 DaveF

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Posted January 28 2014 - 06:12 PM

I don't get this.  If you are buying a PC just to play games, like the consoles can only do, why do you have to hook it up to crappy speakers at an office desk?  Why not hook it up to your TV and stereo, just like you do with a console?  Don't like mouse/keyboard?  Then use anyone of a hundred controllers, wired or wireless.  Since the Stream box is just a PC in console form, any person can do the same darn thing and you don't need to spend $2K sans monitor to build a kick ass gaming rig that would blow away the XB1 and PS4.  It seems like there is a mental block that if it is a PC, it is a PC first and foremost and therefore has to go on a desk and gaming machine a distant second.  Build a gaming cube that sits next to the TV and is a gaming platform first and foremost that can be used as a computer if the need arises.  You know, like a Steam box (or consoles) but without all the restrictions and limitations.

 

Could be. My formative PC gaming years are the '90s. PC games were synonymous with mouse and keyboard to play StarCraft and Half Life. They cost $2500, required Windows drivers and fiddling, and lived on a desk with a 17" monitor and crappy "computer" speakers. 

 

Consoles were less powerful, but could work in the living room. Consoles had great, purposefully designed controllers and just worked when the cartridge was inserted.

 

I don't really have any experience with a cheap gaming PC, nor how that passes SAF in the living room, nor how it's easier than an Xbox to get running. And I don't know how to play a good Keyboard+Mouse FPS or RTS in the living room.

 

I see these Steam Boxes, and I don't understand how they fit the living room or how they are better than a console. I'm like a dog tilting his head and whining at the cat. There's something interesting there, maybe, but I don't get it yet.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 03:14 PM

Companies are slowly learning from Apple: control the whole stack AND ecosystem


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Posted February 17 2014 - 07:56 PM

Valve is NOT tracking your porn sites.
http://www.reddit.co..._vac_and_trust/

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Posted February 19 2014 - 06:31 PM

I am doing this for my nephews now:
http://www.polygon.c...family-heirloom

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Posted February 20 2014 - 04:45 AM

I had thought of getting my family to just sell my account to help pay for expenses.  Even under the table if there's no other way.  I've never read the fine print on all that.  I'm sure we get the short end of the stick.  One of my earliest game related fears of steam (as well as games that required codes). 


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Posted February 24 2014 - 11:42 AM

Why steam matters:
http://venturebeat.c...tters/view-all/

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Posted February 24 2014 - 05:02 PM

I am doing this for my nephews now:http://www.polygon.c...family-heirloom

You're buying box copies of StarCraft and N64 cartridges for them?

I'm not sure I understood the article or how it relates to Steam. Steam is an online distribution system? They're concerned online game systems will be shutdown and gamers unable to play their games? How does pre-buying Steam games half a decade in advance solve this?

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Posted February 24 2014 - 06:07 PM

No, I'm buying all the cheap games I can get for them for a lifetime of backlog madness!

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Posted March 16 2014 - 06:53 AM

So how about the latest rev of the Steam controller?  It's looking more and more like a 360 controller each time.

 

Aside from the haptic feedback circles...why bother?



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Posted March 16 2014 - 02:49 PM

Can't argue with that currently. I wanna try one myself before final l judgement tho.

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Posted March 24 2014 - 04:34 PM

Indy rant:
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Posted March 25 2014 - 11:53 AM

That is one angry bird.


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Posted May 19 2014 - 10:56 AM

I'm ready to pre-order 2 of these puppies as soon as they go live, hopefully at e3:

http://www.pcgamer.c...fitable-system/


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Posted June 09 2014 - 06:29 PM

Fail 1: 360 Controller
Fail 2, Win 8.1
Fail 3, STARTS at $549 cause of stupid wondows.

Third-party Steam Machine manufacturer Alienware will launch its SteamOS-ready gaming PC, the Alpha Steam Machine, in time for this holiday season beginning at $549 with a Xbox 360 controller

http://www.polygon.c...season-from-549

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Posted June 09 2014 - 06:38 PM

Yeah, that's not at all why it starts at $549.  They are using stripped 8.1.. which adds $79 in bulk.   If they do BIOS certification (which I'm sure they will) they can get it for less.   So the OS is less then many other components.


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Posted June 19 2014 - 09:09 AM

Steam summer sale is go:

Http://store.steampowered.com

Only buy:
Flash sales
Daily sales
Something you HAVE to play today

Or wait for final day, 30 June to buy.
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Posted June 19 2014 - 11:07 AM

My Top 3 on my wish list are 50% off each.  Not flash sales yet.   Dragon's Lair 1 & 2, Space Ace. 

 

*cuts cords of keyboard and mouse*

 

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Posted June 19 2014 - 11:39 AM

Bought Borderlands 2 Upgrade Pack 2 for myself and my son for 50% off.  It wasn't worth waiting for another $1 off, maybe.  I switched back to Borderlands 1 recently and I would so buy a new B1 version that had B2's interface (menu system, backpack layout, shield info, and such), movement during FFYL, and the B2 fixes for explosions, rocket launchers, and shock damage to shields but otherwise is exactly B1 for $30.



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Posted June 19 2014 - 12:03 PM

B1 is definitely one I need to get back to. 

 

 

I just picked up Clans for 44 cents.  lol 


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Posted June 19 2014 - 07:05 PM

I am trying to figure out if I should get Dead Island package at 75% off.  I like Borderlands, Fallout, and Far Cry 3 so it seems like a good choice but many have mentioned bugs and it gets very repetitive.  I also am not clear if it is like Left For Dead 2 where there are always 4 characters so if you play solo the other 3 are controlled by A.I. and that I didn't care for.







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