Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2012 23:24 UTC
Games Confirming the industry's worst-kept secret, Valve CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed Valve is working on its 'Steam Box', a Steam-powered HTPC geared towards console-like gaming. It'll most likely run Linux. "Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment," he told Kotaku. "If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that's what some people are really gonna want for their living room." Steam has 50 million subscribers, so there's a market here. As a comparison: Xbox Live has 40 million subscribers.
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RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Kivada on Thu 13th Dec 2012 04:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Ah yes, because you actually need a 96 button controller to play a game?

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RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr
by shmerl on Thu 13th Dec 2012 16:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Try putting all your of spells shortcuts on some gamepad. Have "fun" with that, or switch to normal keyboard.

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RE[4]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Kivada on Thu 13th Dec 2012 17:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr"
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2010-07-07

You must be pretty slow since I can get through the spell lists in the games faster then the animations for them can play all without having to actually read them simply because I knew where the spells where in the list.

I have yet to see a game for any platform that lets you cast spells as fast as you can spam the button.

I used to play FFXI on PS2 and could easily beat the guys on custom gaming PCs. Yes, both PC and PS2 gamers where plaing on the same servers

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RE[4]: Comment by kurkosdr
by zima on Mon 17th Dec 2012 13:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

For many people, good gameplay is about a lot more than shortcuts to spells.

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