Neoseeker : News : SteamOS is Valve's first announcement this week, free OS for living room machines and TVs
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Sonic Chao Sep 23, 13
I still don't quite understand this. Can you actually install games on it to play without streaming?
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bluexy Sep 23, 13
Sonic Chao Yes, though since it's not Windows-based, only games ported to SteamOS will be available to run natively. The rest will have to be streamed from a Windows machine.
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Spook Sep 23, 13
Things just got real interesting.
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DedValve Sep 23, 13
Valves plot to achieve global domination before Microsoft or Google

Phase 1: Create your own OS - Check
Phase 2: Promise a free copy of the blue box (Half life 3, last guardian, FFXV) in every SteamOS
Phase 3: Refuse to give free copy until all gamers shift political views to put Gaben in office
Phase 4: claim that the "enemy" (read countries with oil) have stolen all the blue boxes
Phase 5: COMPLETE. GLOBAL. INSEMINATION.
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Huntereb Sep 23, 13
Ugh, based on Linux? Common Valve, what the *bleep*? (Not sure why I'm saying this because what else would they base something like this one?) At least that means if it ends up being its own console, we can get as much homebrew as possible out of this (Linux fool!).

And I was half right, it's just some dumb streaming device, with a couple crap Linux games built in (I would only play TF2). Bawww.
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Spook Sep 23, 13
That's not... oh forget it. Just wait for the next announcement.
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Huntereb Sep 23, 13
quote ichakasi
That's not... oh forget it. Just wait for the next announcement.
What? You expect more games? If they actually get a jump-start off the Steam box, (AKA, people actually buy it) then hopefully developers will do something with it and port some cool games.
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Spook Sep 23, 13
I don't expect it. It's going to happen, independent of a box unit or not. You make it sound like a stream-ready Ouya, which this isn't. It's a service at this point, similar to what smart televisions already run, only catered to gaming.
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DedValve Sep 23, 13
It's linux because Windows only has one direction going for it. Down.

Linux is open source which means Microsoft can't ever run it into the ground and it will only continue to improve the bigger it's fanbase is. Valve throwing their weight behind it in an effort to get everyone on Linux is going to be a long haul.

But hey so was Steam and everyone HATED that the first few years.
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Petzrule Sep 23, 13
I hope that one of these AAA titles they announce will be L4D3. Come on, we all know it's on the way Valve, so hurry up and give us some meat, huh? Rotten zombie meat preferably.
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Northern49 Sep 23, 13
I don't want L4D3. L4D1 and L4D2 were pretty much the same game with reskins and new levels. No, thank you. I will be content with either Half-Life 3 or Portal 3.

Team Fortress 3 might be neat, but 100% unnecessary since the current TF2 is still very relevant.

God damn it. I just want to see dog rip apart more striders.
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Spook Sep 23, 13
I want to be DOG for a while, or at least have some control over him.
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DedValve Sep 23, 13
The only game they'll announce is Half Life: The Trading Card game. I have accepted this inevitability and so should you.
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 23, 13
Huntereb
You gotta start somewhere, can't get games developed for linux if it isn't wide spread enough to bother with.

If they get the ball rolling then linux's wide net could be their ace in the hole. If people warm up to it through services like SteamOS they might see it as more than just the power user's OS and be more inclined to try out linux on other platforms. They just need to market it right so people understand its pros and cons.
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