Valentine Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:01pm
X13? Piston? Steambox?
I don't really understand what's going on with this.

So...X13 was making the steambox but got fired? So they repackaged it as the piston to be a competing product?

I can't seem to find good info on this.
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Julia Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
Valve was promoting the Piston, giving them their "approval" to let people know that they think it's a good product. Now Valve see's that the Piston is a piece of overpriced crap, and are no longer backing it. Valve doesn't want their loyal fans to think they approve of this Piston because it sucks.

Don't worry, other people will make Steam Boxs.
10Club Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
Originally posted by JonahD:
Valve was promoting the Piston, giving them their "approval" to let people know that they think it's a good product. Now Valve see's that the Piston is a piece of overpriced crap, and are no longer backing it. Valve doesn't want their loyal fans to think they approve of this Piston because it sucks.

Don't worry, other people will make Steam Boxs.

Including Valve.

But yeah pretty much this.
Valentine Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
Originally posted by JonahD:
Valve was promoting the Piston, giving them their "approval" to let people know that they think it's a good product. Now Valve see's that the Piston is a piece of overpriced crap, and are no longer backing it. Valve doesn't want their loyal fans to think they approve of this Piston because it sucks.

Don't worry, other people will make Steam Boxs.

Why does it suck? any particular reason?

I've never understood the whole micro console thing since having a pc fills the same role.
10Club Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
It's just incredibly over priced for what it is.
Spawn of Totoro Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
Originally posted by Mr.Valentine:
Why does it suck? any particular reason?

I've never understood the whole micro console thing since having a pc fills the same role.

It is a $1,000 laptop shoved into a small box with no screen.

The real Steambox is more of a local cloud gaming server that you can connect to several screens with jsut as many games being played at the same time. Think of it a OnLive, but not over the internet.
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10Club Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by Mr.Valentine:
Why does it suck? any particular reason?

I've never understood the whole micro console thing since having a pc fills the same role.

It is a $1,000 laptop shoved into a small box with no screen.

The real Steambox is more of a local cloud gaming server that you can connect to several screens with jsut as many games being played at the same time. Think of it a OnLive, but not over the internet.

Oh is that what they're doing?
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Spawn of Totoro Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
Originally posted by TenClub - Messi:
Oh is that what they're doing?

That is what I gather from the articles I have read. I'll see if I saved the link to one.
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http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3852144/gabe-newell-interview-steam-box-future-of-gaming

"The way we sort of think of it is sort of "Good, Better," or "Best." So, Good are like these very low-cost streaming solutions that you’re going to see that are using Miracast or Grid. I think we’re talking about in-home solutions where you’ve got low latency. "Better" is to have a dedicated CPU and GPU and that’s the one that’s going to be controlled."
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[BS] Leaving Las Vegas Apr 5, 2013 @ 12:32am 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by Mr.Valentine:
Why does it suck? any particular reason?

I've never understood the whole micro console thing since having a pc fills the same role.

It is a $1,000 laptop shoved into a small box with no screen.

The real Steambox is more of a local cloud gaming server that you can connect to several screens with jsut as many games being played at the same time. Think of it a OnLive, but not over the internet.
No one knows what Valve's own internal unit is. Spreading rumors doesn't help. This is nothing but pure speculation and is not based on anything even remotely grounded in reality or verifiable.
10Club Apr 5, 2013 @ 1:29am 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by TenClub - Messi:
Oh is that what they're doing?

That is what I gather from the articles I have read. I'll see if I saved the link to one.
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http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3852144/gabe-newell-interview-steam-box-future-of-gaming

"The way we sort of think of it is sort of "Good, Better," or "Best." So, Good are like these very low-cost streaming solutions that you’re going to see that are using Miracast or Grid. I think we’re talking about in-home solutions where you’ve got low latency. "Better" is to have a dedicated CPU and GPU and that’s the one that’s going to be controlled."

Ahh I see. So they're going for different tiers as well. Interesting, thanks for the link bud.
Spawn of Totoro Apr 5, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by BS Leaving Las Vegas:
No one knows what Valve's own internal unit is. Spreading rumors doesn't help. This is nothing but pure speculation and is not based on anything even remotely grounded in reality or verifiable.

So....did you just stop on that post and not bother to read the other one? Where I provided a link? And even quoted a part?

Quite making assumtions based on a single post and start reading the thread.
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"ITS ME"Mr.Pro Apr 18, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by BS Leaving Las Vegas:
No one knows what Valve's own internal unit is. Spreading rumors doesn't help. This is nothing but pure speculation and is not based on anything even remotely grounded in reality or verifiable.

So....did you just stop on that post and not bother to read the other one? Where I provided a link? And even quoted a part?

Quite making assumtions based on a single post and start reading the thread.
LOL Toronto my links from my old thread you where on I thought it was something else.
Well anyway i have the official vidoe interview and prototype pick on my thread.
You can find it on the steam community section.
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The Doctor Apr 18, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
let me sum this up steambox=alot of money
vlave=thinks is over priced
overpriced=peace of crap
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