Originally Posted by DaverJ
Right....I have no idea who wants this thing. The Ouya is cute in that "its the price of a good meal in the City" kind of way, but these are more
"So I'm buying a PC that doesn't run Windows and it costs a lot and it will run, well, whatever games I can get via Steam that supports Linux..."
Who's buying this?
Smells like 3DO to me! The amazing system that nobody needs at that price!
However, I'm not Gabe so I'm sure there's a business decision there that makes sense or they wouldn't be going down this road...unless Gabe things
Valve has only one-shot to carve out a piece of the Livingroom market because IOS is "probably going to enter this game officially at some point" with
greater game pairing between IOS and APPLETV products........probably thinks Microsoft and Apple by themselves aren't really trying to secure the
"Living Room PC" Market anymore.....so he's staking his claim. Speculation, of course.
Although I'm finding that I'm not doing as much living-room gaming as I used to. Having a dedicated game TV is ideal for my situation.
Now you're just confusing me
Also remember that these things are open, so throw a Windows install and Steam Machines can become full-fledged standard PCs.
Wow, yeah I expect that to be a smooth and easy process for Joe Home User. It's like Valve is about to market NERD BOXES....FOR NERDS.
Except, Nerds already own their own nerd boxes......so why would they buy another one, a little special one just for their TV's? I'm still trying to
wrap my head around the marketing on this thing.
I'm curious if someone can create a Linux front-end so we can have media streaming with gaming on Steam Machines. Maybe Netflix will do a Linux version at some point, but doubtful because of the whole DRM/Silverlight thing.
Again....you can do this with any Windows PC with an HDMI port........so why would you buy a Linux-based hardware solution that will run less games on STEAM than you could if you had a PC with STEAM installed.
I dunno, I really can't wait for the big reveal on this one