Linked by WereCatf on Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:08 UTC
Games

Valve has been listening to the feedback they've been getting, including the complaints people have had about the lack of a proper digital, 4-way pad, and now they are set to replace the touchscreen on the controller with a set of 8 individual buttons. (source: Gamespot).

In other news, Valve's Anna Sweet tried to alleviate the concerns various parties have expressed and confirmed that their plan is to bring music, TV and movies on the platform in a streaming form, making it suitable for more than just gaming.

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No only for gaming
by stelios on Fri 17th Jan 2014 08:16 UTC
stelios
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2011-03-03

This got me interested: "their plan is to bring music, TV and movies on the platform in a streaming form"

Of course, consoles can already do that today but it's good to see that they are targeting media as well.

The only thing that would keep me from buying a steam box would be the price. They seem to be expensive, the simpler models (like alienware) doesn't seem to have so good hardware (integrated graphics intel 4000).

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RE: No only for gaming
by Fergy on Fri 17th Jan 2014 10:11 in reply to "No only for gaming"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The only thing that would keep me from buying a steam box would be the price. They seem to be expensive, the simpler models (like alienware) doesn't seem to have so good hardware (integrated graphics intel 4000).

A $500 dollar box with Kaveri would be a nice basis I think.

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RE[2]: No only for gaming
by bnolsen on Fri 17th Jan 2014 19:17 in reply to "RE: No only for gaming"
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2006-01-06

You would think a steambox would be a reasonable platform for a haswell with an iris pro hd5200 (or haswell gt3 or whatever) which is supposed to be a mobile only processor.

Edited 2014-01-17 19:20 UTC

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