[SATLUG] Thoughts on Steam?

John Hebert johnalexhebert at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 18:15:07 CST 2013


The cake is a lie.


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>wrote:

> On Feb 12, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Wes Henderson <whendersonii at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Is a Steam Box actually in the works or is it just an idea? I am
> wondering
> > why Steam would not just port it over to the OUYA <
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
> >,
> > it would not take much work since a Linux port is already in place; the
> > project received so much additional funding, so the specs of the machine
> > have gotten pretty decent and development boxes have already been shipped
> > to developers.
>
> I don't know how much stock you put in such reports, but the article at <
> http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/6/3958162/valve-steam-box-cake> indicates
> that the OUYA would be okay as the lowest-level of streaming players, but
> it's not going to address the Xbox/PS3 segment of the market that Valve
> seems to be interested in.
>
> It sounds like they're serious about wanting to create reference
> implementations which can then be licensed by other manufacturers, all
> built around Linux as a platform that is independent of OS vendors like
> Microsoft and Apple, and using the Steam network as the way to share and
> download all the content, game save files, etc....
>
> Dunno.  It will be interesting to see what develops.
>
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