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Subject: Valve's "Steam Box" Unveiled

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I'm actually pretty excited that Valve is (sort of) getting into the market for consoles. I think this is the first step to a full fledged console with PC upgradability and quality. This is essentially that, but is still considered a PC from what I understand. But with the release of Steam Big Picture and the use of an HDMI capable television, this can basically be a console.

Thoughts?

  • 01.08.2013 11:11 AM PDT

Subject: If you saw a meteor coming toward Earth, what would you do?Posted by: juniorbandit96
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At that price it's not going to do too well.

  • 01.08.2013 11:12 AM PDT

Why not just get an Alienware X51 or a gaming laptop and hook it up to your big screen?

It's going to be weak as hell at that size

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  • 01.08.2013 11:12 AM PDT

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Posted by: kikashi hatake
Why not just get an Alienware X51 or a gaming laptop and hook it up to your big screen?
Because it's Alienware.

  • 01.08.2013 11:12 AM PDT

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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.

  • 01.08.2013 11:13 AM PDT

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Posted by: Xizor14
Posted by: kikashi hatake
Why not just get an Alienware X51 or a gaming laptop and hook it up to your big screen?
Because it's Alienware.

I'm all against Alienware, and ALL for building your own, but the x51 is BETTER then the steam box

  • 01.08.2013 11:13 AM PDT


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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.

Any cheaper and it wouldn't be able to run minecraft well. What do you expect?

  • 01.08.2013 11:13 AM PDT

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I don't know. I was expecting something, hm, bigger?

  • 01.08.2013 11:14 AM PDT

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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.

This. I'd rather just keep doing what I'm doing and using my TV as a monitor where I have steam set to go on

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:15 AM PST]

  • 01.08.2013 11:15 AM PDT

Coming from someone looking at buying pcs, this is a joke I would never buy an attempt at a console for steam only at 1000. This will be their only console because it will fail so hard.

  • 01.08.2013 11:16 AM PDT

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Posted by: Xizor14
Posted by: kikashi hatake
Why not just get an Alienware X51 or a gaming laptop and hook it up to your big screen?
Because it's Alienware.

I'm all against Alienware, and ALL for building your own, but the x51 is BETTER then the steam box
That's all true. But keep in mind, this is a VERY early prototype and will likely change specs.
Also I think Valve would try to add some degree of customizability. And from the way the article reads, components will be able to be easily changed, which leads me to believe they may also be selling the shell with the most basic components inside for a reasonable and the customer could customize to their heart's content. And then the less tech savvy could buy the overpriced and hyped up version with "everything" included.

  • 01.08.2013 11:17 AM PDT

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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.
Really? The next consoles will probably be close to that price point.

  • 01.08.2013 11:17 AM PDT

Subject: If you saw a meteor coming toward Earth, what would you do?Posted by: juniorbandit96
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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.
Really? The next consoles will probably be close to that price point.
I can't see the xbox being more than $600-700 starting.
I'm pretty sure we remember how bad Sony did with the PS3 when it was that expensive.

  • 01.08.2013 11:18 AM PDT
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Posted by: DEATHPIMP72
Anyone but Foman. He smells like cheese.

Looks pretty weak; unsurprising. I'll reserve judgment but I'm not hopeful.

Next-gen consoles will blow Steam Box out of the water, and that's even assuming that Valve can ever get this thing launched -- which they probably can't. Considering their inability to meet deadlines and actually launch product when it's just software, I can't see how they think they're ever going to succeed in the hardware space.

  • 01.08.2013 11:18 AM PDT

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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.


What? you mean the price that the PS3 was at lauch?

  • 01.08.2013 11:19 AM PDT

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Posted by: catman6
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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.
Really? The next consoles will probably be close to that price point.
I can't see the xbox being more than $600-700 starting.
I'm pretty sure we remember how bad Sony did with the PS3 when it was that expensive.
Yeah, and the top Xbox model was $449, or something. Their prices go down over the years, just like this will. A starting price of $499 isn't unreasonable.

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No way I'm gonna spend that much.

  • 01.08.2013 11:24 AM PDT

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Posted by: Mastergee
No way I'm gonna spend that much.
A 360 with the big hard drive, a controller, and a game will run you about as much. it isn't an unreasonable price.

  • 01.08.2013 11:25 AM PDT

Subject: If you saw a meteor coming toward Earth, what would you do?Posted by: juniorbandit96
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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.
Really? The next consoles will probably be close to that price point.
I can't see the xbox being more than $600-700 starting.
I'm pretty sure we remember how bad Sony did with the PS3 when it was that expensive.
Yeah, and the top Xbox model was $449, or something. Their prices go down over the years, just like this will. A starting price of $499 isn't unreasonable.
Looks to me like it's based on something that costs $999

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Did I just see a $1000 price tag? For something that can only stream games?

  • 01.08.2013 11:27 AM PDT

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Posted by: MadMax888
Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.
Really? The next consoles will probably be close to that price point.
I can't see the xbox being more than $600-700 starting.
I'm pretty sure we remember how bad Sony did with the PS3 when it was that expensive.
Yeah, and the top Xbox model was $449, or something. Their prices go down over the years, just like this will. A starting price of $499 isn't unreasonable.
Looks to me like it's based on something that costs $999

From the article:
Xi3 also offers the entry level X5A, which is priced at $499 with a Linux operating system

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Posted by: Mastergee
No way I'm gonna spend that much.
A 360 with the big hard drive, a controller, and a game will run you about as much. it isn't an unreasonable price.
360 with a 250 gig hard drive , 2 controllers, and halo 4 is 400. 600 dollars less then this thing.

Check your math next time.

  • 01.08.2013 11:27 AM PDT

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Posted by: MadMax888

Posted by: Mastergee
No way I'm gonna spend that much.
A 360 with the big hard drive, a controller, and a game will run you about as much. it isn't an unreasonable price.
360 with a 250 gig hard drive , 2 controllers, and halo 4 is 400. 600 dollars less then this thing.

Check your math next time.
Did any of you read the article?

From the article: Xi3 also offers the entry level X5A, which is priced at $499 with a Linux operating system

  • 01.08.2013 11:28 AM PDT
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Posted by: catman6
At that price it's not going to do too well.

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