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Valve Announces SteamOS, More Announcements Soon

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by RC Cola, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. RC Cola

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    http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/
    http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/
    More details at the (first) link.

    It seems this is the first of 3 announcements for them this week. The next will apparently be revealed in ~48 hours.
     
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    Maybe Steam can fix the stupid Bootstrapper client issue that many users have so that I can actually play online and download games through Steam.

    That's the announcement, I'm looking for.
     
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    I got a weird déjà vu sense by this thread. RC had you talked about this before?
     
  4. RC Cola

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    Don't think so. I hadn't even really followed the buzz with Valve on this. I knew to expect something today, but wasn't really following the speculation. Steambox has always been talked about (for years it seems now), though SteamOS is somewhat new (though think there has been some speculation about it for a while...though usually it was "Valve launching Steambox with Ubuntu OS" or something).
     
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    Hopefully they announce Half-Life 3.
     
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    Did Valve ever finish Episode 3 for Half Life 2?
     
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    From a practical standpoint, what does this mean, exactly?
     
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    Ideally more stability, more security, less cost (it's free, windows and mac os are not), etc etc. I for one hope this is successful, I'm sick of microsoft and their business practices (I've worked in IT for quite some time, and been a PC/console gamer for much longer).
     
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    Well...now I'm a little freaked out. Lol

    Oh well; this is certainly interesting. I'm curious how this impacts next gen.
     
  10. RC Cola

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    No. Think they scrapped the episodic content idea/model. Possibly part of Half Life 3...if that is ever released.

    Some hints here and there about it, but who knows.

    Seclusion nailed it. It is likely they'll put out a "Steambox", and this is likely the OS they'll use. Might as well offer it to all (they only care about getting people to use Steam). With the streaming, they could conceivably put out a cheap dongle/box (Chromecast/Vita TV) that will stream games to the big TV.

    Over time, there might be some improvements made to performance in games, though I'd be pretty skeptical about that as long as developers treat a Linux port as an afterthought (though at least they're thinking about it now!).

    I think this is just part of their overall plan, and might get a better picture of things after they're done revealing everything.

    I think the G-Man is involved somehow...

    And yeah, I'm curious to see how this impacts next-gen as well. Don't want to speculate too much until we actually know more about what Valve is up to, but they could definitely disrupt things a bit.
     
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    I would be cool with a Team Fortress 3 announcement (although I have no idea how in the world they could out do TF2).
     
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    Yeah I am curious if they plan on a TF3 sometime in the near future. Any chatter about it?
     
  13. RC Cola

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    I haven't followed it too closely. There was some JIRA leak of projects at Valve a while back, and while there was HL3 and L4D3 I believe, I don't recall TF3 (not that I'd put a lot of stock in that info, assuming it was even real). Them seem content with just updating TF2 for now from what I can tell.
     
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    I hope these are the first steps in what will lead Valve to creating a real gravity gun.
     
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    That is one unique controller.
     

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