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#1 ObiWanToby

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:02

http://store.steampo...ngroom/SteamOS/

 

Very odd. Linux based full Steam OS?




#2 Bonfire

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:07

So this was their big announcement for the living room...Linux? When it comes to gaming that's hardly the first thing I think of.



#3 OP ObiWanToby

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:13

I do not think they can compete. I am sure if they tailor the OS correctly, towards gaming, the experience could be great. No hassle with drivers ... etc. Repi (twttier.com/repi) , one of the designers of frostbite says, the best driver is no driver!

 

Titles like BF4 will not come to this platform. I can see a few, but it is hard to succeed when you do not have the games!



#4 George P

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:14

Valve tossing out ideas and seeing what sticks?   Next up is a steam box or w/e and let's all hope it sells!   I'll just get the new consoles and PC game on my PC.



#5 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:15

Well if/when they announce a Steam Box, this will certainly take away the cost of licensing Windows on it.

 

Looks like there are 2 more announcements coming in a few days.

 

Personally, I'm hoping for something involving the Oculus Rift.



#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:21

at least they openly come out and say its not possible to play all games on it, and that you will need a beefy machine in order to stream your games from your computer to the steam OS client.



#7 Growled

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:56

http://store.steampo...ngroom/SteamOS/

 

Very odd. Linux based full Steam OS?

 

If every game developer out there ports to OpenGL instead of DirectX it will be a wonderful thing. Until then....



#8 InTheSwiss

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:07

With Gabe's comments about Windows 8 the past year I think it was safe to assume that a Linux based OS with Steam at the heart of it was going to be on the cards so I don't find this all that surprising. I hope they can make good on what they say about improving graphics and audio performance as these are two areas which Linux is a real PITA.

 

With recent things like the Humble Bundles pushing Linux support for indie games it has shown developers and publishers that they can make money on Linux ports. A nice example is that Sega are publishing Football Manager 2014 for Linux for the first time. It is a small step but at least it is in the right direction :)



#9 +Frank B.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:12

As I wrote as frontpage comment: It's too early to write off SteamOS as DOA yet. Let's wait for Valve to announce which hardware OEMs and which game publishers are on board. 



#10 vcfan

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:17

never knew Valve is getting into the comedy industry.



#11 exotoxic

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:21

Sounds interesting, i wonder if they will have a desktop version, since valve have quite a bit of money they could throw on some polish and make a proper GUI.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:22

I believe the goal of Steam OS is not to compete with Windows or related, but to turn your PC into a multimedia only computer! So any PC with Steam OS will become an instant Steam Box



#13 giantpotato

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:22

I'll probably stick this on a $200 nettop, and use it to stream from my main PC to my living room. I see it as being more useful for streaming than natively playing games. You could even install this on a linux phone mounted to a controller and have something like a homemade nvidia shield.



#14 Growled

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:26

I believe the goal of Steam OS is not to compete with Windows or related, but to turn your PC into a multimedia only computer! So any PC with Steam OS will become an instant Steam Box

 

Anything that takes away from Windows sales is in competition with it. 



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:33

It woudl be great to have an unified platform just for games, windows can get all the programs they want in the professional sector, but as a media and entertainment user I'm tired of their tactics as of late.