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#1 OFFLINE   Wrath of Khan

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:25 AM

Story here about a potential games console from Valve with a reconfigurable controllerhttp://www.edge-onli...eam-box-console True or baloney.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:06 AM

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:08 AM

Well, there goes PC gaming... At least it was a nice run... I could be true as gabe's interview on PA. On the other hand, Valve might be much more better then how sonry and macroshaft handles its customers and developers.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:13 AM

The way I understood it, they were doing Steam-compatible configurations. The way I take that is that multiple manufacturers could potentially make Steam-powered "consoles", which would make more sense than Valve making a game system, imo. The console market is rough, and I think Gabe knows that. A configurable controller would be neat tho.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:41 AM

The way I take that is that multiple manufacturers could potentially make Steam-powered "consoles", which would make more sense than Valve making a game system,

Yeah that's the jist of it.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:43 AM

Spoiler


The original. The best.

Edit: spoilered :)
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

^ Psst, spoilers may be good there.

On topic: Would not buy, I will use my PC for my steam needs. I'm not sure why anyone would buy this if they could get a somewhat decent gaming PC at the same price (depending on the price that is).

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Steam box? Hell yeah! Sign me up! :lol: (but can I get one without the beefcake?)

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I don't know if it would be something so specific. I would think it'd be more like a set of minimum specifications, and the manufacturer can label their pre-configured systems as "Steam-certified" or something like that. Think "Alienware XZ160X9 Laptop, Steam-certified," or "Razer PitBull Desktop PC, Steam-certified." Seems to me like a good idea, actually, since it would mean most non-techie people could just look for that certification if they wanted something that could run the latest games well enough. Then I wouldn't have to help my friends and family look for new computer specs everytime they want to upgrade to something more powerful lol. "New computer, eh? Just look for a configuration that says 'Steam-certified' and you're good to go." :P

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:05 AM

A set of specifications for a PC-in-a-box? That reminds me of something...

Ah! The Infinium Labs Phantom!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:54 AM

A set of specifications for a PC-in-a-box? That reminds me of something...

Ah! The Infinium Labs Phantom!

didnt they release that in siberia or something

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Some wag has apparently named the rumoured Valve 'console' the Gabecube, which is nice.

I can certainly understand the logic of having a standard configuration so that it is easy to see if a game is 'fit for purpose' before it is released on Steam. After witnessing the debacle which was the launch of Arkham City & Rage & misc others where huge swathes of users vented their quite reasonable frustrations on the Steam forums, it seems like a good solution to these problems.

Still no denial of these rumours from Valve which makes me think there may be a kernel of truth in them. Wonder if we'll see the Gabecube unveiled with HL3 as the flagship game.

EDIT : Looks like there has been some kind of official denial

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

"Console"? Sounds more like a PC in disguise. And suddenly I remember "Project Phantom"... :lol:


^ Psst, spoilers may be good there.

Stay cool. Most of us are "european" enough to stand this. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:20 PM


^ Psst, spoilers may be good there.

Stay cool. Most of us are "european" enough to stand this. :rolleyes:


I know, but remember the heat SONY got in for far lesser things? Yeah... me neither.... Goodnight!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

Stay cool. Most of us are "european" enough to stand this. :rolleyes:

Maybe so, but that doesn't help folks who are browsing from their workplaces. ;)


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