So apparently Steam Machines are arriving this fall. What is your opinion on them?
Personally this is really just..dumb. It's pretty much a generic PC with steam stamped all over it. PC enthusiasts will just continue to build their own their own to their liking for probably cheaper. Console gamers will most likely go with what they know and trust. Where is the market for this system, who will buy this?
Here is the article: http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/04/steam-machines-are-coming-this-fall/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?ncid=rss_full
It'll make boatloads of money because casuals will pick it up. Nothing wrong with it really. They are still PC's and not consoles and should be pulling over 30 fps 1080p and im sure it'll be entry level before they build they're own.
>casual walks into BestBuy
>decides he wants a gaming machine
>for some nonexistent reason he refuses to buy a console
>he doesn't know anything about PC gaming
>sees a Steam Machine
>decides that a PC with a totally foreign OS is the perfect system for him
>pays $500 or more for a gaming PC
>because he didn't want a PC
>and didn't want a console
Yeah, that makes perfect sense. These are all going to be a big hit.
Valvedrones are eternally delusional.
The majority of most gamers are fucking retarded and scared of computers. Having a retard proof "Pc" gaming machine is a good idea.
Just will not appeal to anyone on this board.
But go read the shit people say on /v/ and you will understand why this machine good for them.
Seriously, who is Valve expecting to buy this? The hardcore audience is using PC's already, and the casuals are using Consoles already. Where is the potential marketshare for this?