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    Phoronix: Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture

    Valve is beginning to roll out the "Big Picture" mode today for their Steam game distribution client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4MDg

  • #2
    Would be very useful when i connect my laptop up to the tv

    Liam of www.gamingonlinux.com

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    • #3
      This is also leading to their eventual foray as a Linux-based gaming hardware console.
      Objection, citation needed.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KameZero View Post
        Objection, citation needed.
        He's been telling us these things way before anything was released, just wait for it to be announced.

        I don't think he would be making that claim unless he was fairly sure.

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        • #5
          Now we're talking. Valve is great, Steam is great, Linux is great. The two things together is awesome.
          Combinding that with the ability to make it a game console is just pure awesomeness. Now I just need to start playing games :P

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          • #6
            Oh. I'll have some fun with this

            That silly old computer connected to the TV, running Arch? Games. Games, games, games and more games.

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            • #7
              Only useful if they allow using an account from multiple places. I'll be fucked if I buy a second copy of every game for my TV so my kids can play too. Yes, block out using the same game on multiple devices at once if your DRM requires it, but let me play TF2 while they play toki-tori!

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              • #8
                The NYT article is a good read. It reads like they're still fishing for applicants.

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                • #9
                  Linux based gaming console.

                  Turning the PC to a linux-based gaming console, should be easy, with open-source control of the OS, down to the kernel. Steam distro?

                  Low-latency minimal components kernel, with minimal code running in the background would be good for that. (no memory-compaction, and minimal remapping stuff, etc - optimized signalpath.)

                  Peace Be With You.
                  Last edited by Paradox Uncreated; 09-10-2012, 07:22 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Awesome. Steams investment in Linux can only help the community at large, especially with Graphics driver support (an area Linux is mostly behind Windows in). Not to mention general consumer adoption when you can run Steam Games on Linux... who knows, maybe in a few years we'll see Ubuntu and Mint based laptops sold in the Best Buys of America.

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                    • #11
                      This is going to be awesome. My XBMC media center PC is just a core OS with minimal X. I'll add a controller to it, and a launcher for Steam.


                      That brings me to something I've been thinking about - Xinput devices like the 360 controller and some Logitechs/etc are pretty much the de-facto gaming controllers on windows. On Linux we have the amazin xboxdrv, and the fairly crappy xpad driver. I wonder which one Steam will end up supporting? I hope to Zeus it's xboxdrv - it IS in the Ubuntu repos now, and should be default instead of xpad. Not sure why it isn't.

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                      • #12
                        why would you want to play with a controller? or use one? Those things only destroy your fingers muscles and tendons.

                        Aside form that: Valve rescued the TV producers. Nice job Valve.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                          why would you want to play with a controller? or use one? Those things only destroy your fingers muscles and tendons.
                          As opposed to keyboard and mice which are actually good for your hands and definitely don't do exactly the same thing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                            why would you want to play with a controller? or use one? Those things only destroy your fingers muscles and tendons.

                            Aside form that: Valve rescued the TV producers. Nice job Valve.
                            Because its not exactly easy / comfortable to play on your couch with a mouse and keyboard. This is an early stage HTPC / console replacement, its not really relevant to playing at your desk.

                            Originally posted by harik
                            Only useful if they allow using an account from multiple places. I'll be fucked if I buy a second copy of every game for my TV so my kids can play too. Yes, block out using the same game on multiple devices at once if your DRM requires it, but let me play TF2 while they play toki-tori!
                            You could also buy your games via seperate accounts, either an account for every game, or an account for pad games, and an account for mouse/keyboard games. Still, I agree a family mode would be good.
                            Last edited by ownagefool; 09-11-2012, 01:45 PM.

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                            • #15


                              i'm not suggesting this product but something like this isn't too bad at all, i've got my xbmc set up on a quad core using this and i'm pretty satisfied but for first person shooters you cant beat a hardcore mouse from razr/logitech with maybe a nostromo

                              next i need some sort of desk that i can use on the couch so i can use a mouse/keyboard/nostromo .... i'm going to get really fat aren't I...

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