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DreaMz. Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:32am
Anyone hear about the "Steamboy"?
So does anyone know anything about the Steamboy?
I think it is something that is going to be amazing, what are your thoughts? I might consider buying this than any other handheld out there, hope it can run CSGO and Left 4 Dead c:

Image: http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/06/steamboy-100312789-large.jpg

E3 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UM63RuEhgHU

What are your thoughs? Have fun.
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UberFiend Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:33am 
Have you heard about the Steam Controller...?

Wait and see.
DreaMz. Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:37am 
Originally posted by UberFiend:
Have you heard about the Steam Controller...?

Wait and see.
Yes I have, to me it looks exactly like this, but with more things into it.

I hope they do well on the Steam Controller and the Steam Machine.
Spawn of Totoro Jun 19, 2014 @ 5:44am 
I think it isn't even associated with Valve and only a 3rd party concept, trying to cash in on another companies success.

It also will lack storage (from the current spec listing). I don't see this working out they way they want.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/135381-SteamBoy-Aims-To-Be-The-Handheld-Steam-Machine-Update
Katjajett Jan 20 @ 12:56pm 
Has anyone heard any updates on this thing? I would buy this in a heartbeat if I could stream Skyrim on the go. Last I heard it was slated for sometime this year (2015) but I can't find any updates
Kargor Jan 20 @ 3:17pm 
Steam doesn't have handheld games, so that's a rather pointless project for them.

They should have pushed the Steam-Machine project more, instead of focusing on pointless stuff like the Steam Controller, SteamOS, or this "Steam-Boy" thing. None of this makes them sell a single additional game, whereas getting PC manufacturers to sell PCs wrapped into a console outfit might allow them to snatch a bit of the console market share.
DreaMz. Jan 20 @ 6:09pm 
Originally posted by Kargor:
Steam doesn't have handheld games, so that's a rather pointless project for them.

They should have pushed the Steam-Machine project more, instead of focusing on pointless stuff like the Steam Controller, SteamOS, or this "Steam-Boy" thing. None of this makes them sell a single additional game, whereas getting PC manufacturers to sell PCs wrapped into a console outfit might allow them to snatch a bit of the console market share.

That's why the Steam Boy will support most or even all the games we have.. but portable, think of it like on the go, you have the games every where you go. Hopefully this goes through well and CSGO optimizes well with the handeheld, I'd buy this for sure!
Pred@tor Jan 20 @ 7:51pm 
I don't know enything...
Dr. Arschko Med. May 4 @ 6:53pm 
I asked myself the same question, the internet has no answers. No news, no signs.
It should came out in 2015 - Where is it now? What happened to their homepage? http://www.steamboymachine.com/
It is canceled i bet.
Mega Charizard Azarith May 4 @ 7:18pm 
dat necro
Doc Tornado (Banned) May 4 @ 7:21pm 
No. Just no.
zoomdude111 May 4 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by Katjajett:
Has anyone heard any updates on this thing? I would buy this in a heartbeat if I could stream Skyrim on the go. Last I heard it was slated for sometime this year (2015) but I can't find any updates
Theres this device you can buy for just 200$ that lets you stream any game anywhere your connected to wifi, its called the nvidea sheild portable handheld device. Not only is it perfect for streaming but its also great for emulators(i pretty much buoght it for the emu).Feels just like i am playing on a game boy advance(almost).Its also got a nvidea tegra 4 processor and 2GB of ram as well as a special controller mapping program that allows one to play almost any android game with a controller. Here is a link to the product: http://shield.nvidia.com/store/portable .If you purchase it you will not regret it, plus it has a 10 hour battery life as advertised.
Dr. Arschko Med. May 4 @ 10:04pm 
Thanks man, i did not know that one also can install emulators on the shield. Does it has any storage so i can install some indiegames and dont have to stream? A mobile device that i can only use in the same network as my computer, is cool, but for almost 200€ does not make much sense to me.
zoomdude111 May 5 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Dr. Arschko Med.:
Thanks man, i did not know that one also can install emulators on the shield. Does it has any storage so i can install some indiegames and dont have to stream? A mobile device that i can only use in the same network as my computer, is cool, but for almost 200€ does not make much sense to me.
It has 16 GB of storage and can play any and all java games, if your phone wifi is fast enough i heard you can stream from your home PC to the sheild from anywhere.You can also connect to wifi and given enough speed you can set it up so it can turn on your home PC and stream directly from it.
Bluez n 2z May 5 @ 9:39am 
It's interesting, but handhelds are not my cup of tea and neither is gaming on the go.
Clan Wolf Aug 10 @ 11:07pm 
Listened to Yanis Varoufakis 2013 interview, former economist-in-residence at Valve Software. He really explains the inner workings of Valve.

Its been mentioned before but these decisions seemed to be based on how Valve determines bonuses (for which their are no limit).

So what happens when it comes to determining bonuses, you can vote in favor of somebody else getting a bonus, but you can't vote for yourself.

They use the eurovison song contest said gabe. You can vote for others but not your own. So Valve are not voting for their own hardware to be used, their voting for others hardware to be used. This is at least a good guess to how they make these decisions, its likely anyway.

steamboy is a good choice. long term bet thats a future bet?

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2013/02/varoufakis_on_v.html


considering the track pads are generally something new, Valve patent tech? but aside from not knowing what the steam controller pads will be like until its in my hands.

the steamboy is;
Good for AMD. suppose it better than PSVita. its prolly their new low wattage CPUs, like 14watt.

Valve increasing their steam audience is good for consumers and if you don't your are fools.

Via lowest risk possible and with least amount of authoritarian control from other companys. Otherwise they repeat the OS tyranny gateway control again but with hardware.

But most importantly dont see the need to activate a tyranny of their own towards other companys and so don't mind if hardware manufacturers want to use their OS and Steam service own their platform.

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