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20. Re: Steam Big Picture Mode Launches Dec 3, 2012, 22:59 Cutter
durandal wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 22:34:
I don't really see the point of this.

First, you have to put PC next to TV, unless you have long HDMI cable.
You have go over there to push power button to start PC, unlike consoles, which you can start by pushing center button on your wireless controller.

Second, on Windows you have to start Steam first and then turn on Big Picture mode, which requires using mouse. even if your mouse is wireless, it's kinda annoying to use it without desk to put it. Moreover, if you have a wireless mouse, it's just easier to click on the shortcut and start up the game straight away, then use gamepad.

My PC is always on and next to my big screen LED TV because my PC is my home entertainment system, so no problem there. My PC is always on and Steam is usually always on as well so again, no problem there.
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