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124. Re: Steam Hardware Plans? Mar 5, 2012, 09:03 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 4, 2012, 23:15:
True. That said, some options are pretty subjective. V-sync, for example. People with 60 Hz monitors tend to swear by V-Sync, as they're willing to deal with input lag in favor of preventing tearing. Conversely, others are more tolerant of tearing instead of input lag. Same deal with mouse smoothing.

Those are the kind of people who won't buy a Steam box though.

I just really can't see the Steam Box appealing to either console or PC gamers. It won't be as cheap, easy or convenient as a console, nor will it be as powerful or flexible as a regular PC. It also won't have any high-profile exclusives. It will suffer from the same issue that the WiiU will inevitably face; no definitive target audience.

I don't see why not. Its an actual PC with a customized UI layer. The flexibility and power will be there if people want to bother but otherwise they get a similar experience to the consoles. That's really what Steam is all about. All of the issues you've raised so far are more related to advanced tinkering or port issues which are legitimate concerns but surmountable.
 
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