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Old 09-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #16
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Default Re: We might be seeing the "Steam Box" here soon

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Piston comes out November 29
$999. whew. That's a lot. If Valve really wants to take over the living room, I hope they made the other models that they're working with/on cheaper. I know Valve pulled out of the Piston earlier this year but damn. Granted, the thing does look to be pretty upgradable.
That is a high price tag. Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a computer at that price?
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #17
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That is a high price tag. Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a computer at that price?
Sort of. I'm not a huge computer gamer. But you could probably make that for less than that I think. I'm sure Kungfro and Qwyjibo can tell you for sure. But it's main selling point is that you can easily upgrade the specs of it. And for a guy who's decent with computers, but is a bit skeptical on upgrading/building one himself it could work if they market it right.

I mean I'm interested in pc gaming, but I don't have 1000 to drop on a gaming computer. I was completely prepared to not get a console this generation and just go with a pc until I heard Valve backed out of the Piston. Glad I did because the price tag. Now if steam makes a steam box that's in the $500 range I might sell off my ps4 for it, if it makes financial sense.

EDIT: someone on the article said in theory you can build it for less already and listed the parts, but I don't know if you could make it that small though on your own.

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http://kotaku.com/this-is-valves-ste...ype-1458080352

Kinda looks xbox slim-ish.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #19
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Piston comes out November 29
$999. whew. That's a lot. If Valve really wants to take over the living room, I hope they made the other models that they're working with/on cheaper. I know Valve pulled out of the Piston earlier this year but damn. Granted, the thing does look to be pretty upgradable.
Take over the living room with something that is $600 more expensive than a console. Good luck with that strategy.
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Prices and details of some got announced.
http://kotaku.com/from-alienware-to-...-sp-1495960379
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