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Author Topic: The Steam Box - pre-made or build your own in 2014! Now with funky controller!  (Read 3349 times)
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« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2013, 07:35:13 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on October 13, 2013, 07:29:55 AM

What strikes me is how awkward the button placement is. In traditional controllers, they're all off to the side, but here they're spread out to different quadrants, and it seems to me you'd have to take your finger off the pad to reach them, and if you have to do that with a pad that you rely on for constant motion, well... it sounds really cumbersome and distracting.

Yeah, I've been wondering that as well.  There are many games that rely on keeping a thumb on the left stick while pressing one or more buttons and I'm not sure how that will be possible with this layout.
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« Reply #81 on: November 04, 2013, 04:19:19 PM »



the prototype for the beta.
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« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2013, 11:58:46 PM »

EndGadget hands on with the prototype.
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« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2013, 04:38:37 AM »

This was put up on Digital Storms Facebook page tonight.  Love their computers cant wait to see what the do with the steambox.

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Brace yourselves, tomorrow we're going give an early look at the launch of a new gaming PC to the world - ‪#‎DigitalStormSteamBox‬
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« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2013, 06:30:24 PM »

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132,477 signed up, and only 300 spots, around 30 of which will be hand picked by Valve and not part of a lottery.

I was ready to post that there's such a small chance of winning that it's not worth bothering, but 1 in 500 ain't too shabby.

odds may be better now as the beta is now US only:

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We’ve had to make the difficult decision to limit our beta to the U.S. only, because of regulatory hurdles. This was not our original plan, and it means we can’t collect beta feedback from Steam customers world-wide, which is pretty unfortunate. All things considered, we’re sure it was the right decision, because the alternative was to delay the whole beta beyond the point when we’d be able to incorporate any feedback into the 2014 products. This decision only affects Valve’s 300 prototype units; the commercial versions of Steam Machines that are for sale in 2014 won’t be affected by this. More information on those will be announced at CES on January 6.
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« Reply #85 on: December 12, 2013, 02:32:00 AM »

SteamOS will be available on December 13, though it sounds like it won't exactly be ready for prime time.

http://www.shacknews.com/article/82317/steamos-download-available-on-december-13
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« Reply #86 on: December 14, 2013, 12:28:32 AM »

SteamOS requirements:

     Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
    4GB or more memory
    500GB or larger disk
    NVIDIA graphics card (AMD and Intel graphics support coming soon)
    UEFI boot support
    USB port for installation
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« Reply #87 on: December 14, 2013, 10:49:02 PM »

unboxing of a test system
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« Reply #88 on: December 15, 2013, 04:35:18 PM »

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Wow, is it just me or does the man in the center-right (the one holding the prototype) look like the offspring of Scott Forstall and Ben Stiller?
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« Reply #89 on: December 15, 2013, 07:56:07 PM »

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Wow, is it just me or does the man in the center-right (the one holding the prototype) look like the offspring of Scott Forstall and Ben Stiller?

Man on man reproduction. Yes he does. Lol.
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« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2013, 02:55:23 AM »

tearing down the box.
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« Reply #91 on: December 19, 2013, 10:50:57 PM »

iFixit teardown.

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After-the-fact-note: we specced out the Steam Machine on pcpartpicker.com and came up with roughly $1300 in parts.
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« Reply #92 on: December 20, 2013, 04:13:12 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 19, 2013, 10:50:57 PM

iFixit teardown.

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After-the-fact-note: we specced out the Steam Machine on pcpartpicker.com and came up with roughly $1300 in parts.

Anyone who buys one is going to get a shit load of Steam trading cards if its around that price!
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« Reply #93 on: December 27, 2013, 09:48:59 PM »

Unboxing and gameplay video.
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« Reply #94 on: December 27, 2013, 10:17:59 PM »

I hooked up my desktop to my TV since I mostly use my work laptop for productivity at home now. I gotta say, it's making me wonder why I spent $400 on a PS4 slywink
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