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The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014 - SteamOS Announced


Myk JL

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http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/

Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads.

This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room.

Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.

Last week Gabe Newell Said Linux Is The Future Of Gaming at LinuxCon. Which was basically followed by the above website.

But I bet all of this is pointing to Half-Life 4 being confirmed! (You can tell because there's 4 circles.) The one that skipped three! And they'll cast Gordon Freeman's voice actor to be Patrick Stewart!

Although if it is a Steam Box (& said Steam Box is an actual PC) I'll probably cancel my PS4 preorder.

Part One: SteamOS Announced

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/

As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the

environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.

SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.

It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.



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If they ship some steam machines with Intel graphics hardware, expect those ones to be the cheapest.. and exactly what I don't want. lol. While I can play all the games I own on steam on my HD 3000 intel graphics, all the high action and FPS type games must be played on the lowest settings and still might lag or have issues.

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I've noticed people bashing intel in the comments section. lol. I'd probably stick with nVidia since I know what each level of card produces. AMD would be my second choice.

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I think I'll like the controller. With the right customized settings, it looks like it could be very accurate.

 

The biggest problem with the Intel HD graphics is that almost no game company even attempts to get their games configured for it. Its one of the most common integrated graphics in a laptop and game companies treat it like its the Nintendo Wii. If it works, good.. if not they don't support it.

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I agree. A simple box style would be easy to open and put a new video card in. I was worried it was going to be half and inch thick and over heat easily. Then again it is the beta version, maybe this is the equivilant of a developer kit in terms of size and design.

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