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    Phoronix: Valve Launches Countdown For SteamBox News

    Valve has launched a new part of the website where they have initiated a countdown timer for "The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2NjE

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    Everyone seems to be expecting a console-like hardware or a streaming device. I think that even though it may end that way, the steps will be - and so far were - cautious and self-contained. For example big picture mode is self-contained, linux support is a self-contained, as is the family sharing. The next step will probably be just a continuation in the same direction. Ultimately they will end up with some HW, the highlights being your own library of games and modability. I can imagine a HDMI dongle that I insert into the TV and have my steam pc stream the games to it. Personally I'd love to have that.

    The text about connecting the dots seems to indicate the kind attitude I describe...

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    • #3
      Best countdown page I've ever seen. Excellent work, Valve. Can't wait to hear more.

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      • #4
        Btw., Valve is in the process of switching to SDL 2.0 on Windows, too, for Input Handling etc. (Team Fortress 2 is the first game), so no more DirectX for that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Btw., Valve is in the process of switching to SDL 2.0 on Windows, too, for Input Handling etc. (Team Fortress 2 is the first game), so no more DirectX for that.
          Link please.

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          • #6
            3 circles on countdown webpage, HL3 confirmed!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
              3 circles on countdown webpage, HL3 confirmed!!
              And it's a Linux Exclusive!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
                3 circles on countdown webpage, HL3 confirmed!!
                Nah, he was right about Steam for Linux then, now he's right about the steam box too, I mean it makes perfect sense for Valve to do just that.

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                • #9
                  Steam Box with HL3 exclusive on Linux and the console! Am I over-optimistic?

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                  • #10
                    Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.
                    Doesn't sound like this announcement is going to be to exciting

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by verde View Post
                      Steam Box with HL3 exclusive on Linux and the console! Am I over-optimistic?
                      Not to me. Sound like you're right on the money. It would be the perfect killer app for their hardware venture.
                      Last edited by c117152; 09-20-2013, 07:13 PM. Reason: typo

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by verde View Post
                        Steam Box with HL3 exclusive on Linux and the console! Am I over-optimistic?
                        Yes you are, Valve is going for multiplatform, they will not discriminate against OS X and Windows user has long has each platform stay open enough for them to distribute on them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by verde View Post
                          Steam Box with HL3 exclusive on Linux and the console! Am I over-optimistic?
                          yes... i would love to see that happen, but it's just a dream.

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                          • #14
                            the steambox gamepad already looks like it will Suck.

                            with just 3 buttons, its just a step up from the original NES controller...

                            And whats up with that weird looking cat..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by madjr View Post
                              the steambox gamepad already looks like it will Suck.

                              with just 3 buttons, its just a step up from the original NES controller...

                              And whats up with that weird looking cat..
                              You, sir, are a moron.

                              P.S. that's not the Steam Box controller, just a CGI teaser. As I see it, they will be accepting user input on design and functionality.

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