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Linux Based OS For 

The TV and Living Room

 

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"As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines." - Says Valve

 

This will allow steam to have:

Better Graphics Processing - "Game Developers" are already availing themselves

to these performance perks "as they target SteamOS for their new releases"

You can Stream games from you Windows or Mac system to a SteamOS machine.

You will also be able to stream "Music, TV, and Movies" - Valve Says it's "working with

many of the media services you know and love." No names yet but we can assume

they want to compete with Roku/AppleTV.

Plus "Family Sharing" - Announced a few weeks ago, Valve plans to let you have up to 10 friends (you choose)

whom can each access your paid games and get their own achievements and their own save slots.

 

On top of this, announcements are still to come, in the next few weeks,

from Valve on even more plans for the future.

Things such as:

News regarding AAA titles coming

natively to SteamOS in 2014.

 

And, Gabe Newell promises STEAM BOX news next week!!! -

At Linuxcon 2013, Newell stated that Valves next step will be to 

"release some work we've done on the hardware side."

Newell said in March, that SteamBox Prototypes will be release in 2013.

 

 

Check out more on this subject:

Steam

TimeTech

CVG



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:coffee: I hate how all companies are always trying to make the Xbox or the playstsion come to the living room and now valve are doing it with steam we buy consoles and gaming Pcs to play ..... well games we don't buy these consoles to watch TV.   :realmad:

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It's still very committed to gaming much more than Xbox or PS. They are also bringing in a supposed steam console so that we can play steam game son our steamOS on our tv. They are possibly introducing netflix and hulu etc but that was the least important part of this article. This will allow virtually free gaming brought to the tv screen. If you like steam on your computer wouldn't you like it even more if it was in your living room... I would.

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It's still very committed to gaming much more than Xbox or PS. They are also bringing in a supposed steam console so that we can play steam game son our steamOS on our tv. They are possibly introducing netflix and hulu etc but that was the least important part of this article. This will allow virtually free gaming brought to the tv screen. If you like steam on your computer wouldn't you like it even more if it was in your living room... I would.

Then why not bring my computer to my living room whenever I would like to use it(which isn't often) I know it might be a hassle to set up again but I think the Steam Box needs to offer much more then just that. Although I can see the market for this, and it will probably evolve into something better. I just view it as a miniPC that streams stuff from your big PC 

 

edit: If the steambox is cheap then I might be even more interested 

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 we don't buy these consoles to watch TV.   :realmad:

I am one of those guys guilty of using my console more for Netflix/Hulu Plus/ Windows Media Center/Vuze than I am for gaming...

 

It didn't used to be like this... I don't know where I went wrong. One minute I am playing games non-stop, next thing I know I am glued to the couch watching entire series of shows from begging to end....

 

What has become of my life?....

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I am one of those guys guilty of using my console more for Netflix/Hulu Plus/ Windows Media Center/Vuze than I am for gaming...

 

It didn't used to be like this... I don't know where I went wrong. One minute I am playing games non-stop, next thing I know I am glued to the couch watching entire series of shows from begging to end....

 

What has become of my life?....

I'm sorry Stig but you've been diagnosed with showwatcheritis. I'm sorry there is no cure........

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I am one of those guys guilty of using my console more for Netflix/Hulu Plus/ Windows Media Center/Vuze than I am for gaming...

 

It didn't used to be like this... I don't know where I went wrong. One minute I am playing games non-stop, next thing I know I am glued to the couch watching entire series of shows from begging to end....

 

What has become of my life?....

I'm in the same boat as you. It probably just comes with getting older. Not that very games are childish or anything.

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