wtf_man wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 10:18:
I'm saying if a modern game doesn't have DX11 support... that PRETTY MUCH means they put NO EFFORT in the PC version. That doesn't mean that there aren't exceptions... but it is more of general indicator to go by.
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 21:36:
The game isn't bad, just different in parts from the rest of the series.
Gipson wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 17:33:
where is the PC patch???! the game is amazing .. when it runs properly
jdreyer wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 19:57:
Really? I honestly don't see much overlap here, so I don't think this is happening very much. Do hardcore, AAA gamers suddenly become casual gamers? No one I know (granted, anecdotal) has suddenly put down CoD to start playing Farmville. I do play more casual games than before, but only by virtue of the fact that I don't have to pay for them and might need a distraction when I'm not at my PC. I do play less games than before (family, kids, work) but I'm still playing the same kinds of games.
Dades wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 20:06:
You obviously haven't used Ubuntu lately. There are even premade customized HTPC flavors of it, XBMCBuntu, OpenElec and more. What do you think Android is built on? Linux doesn't need to be complicated. Wine is a pretty decent abstraction layer these days and with a professional company porting gaming software others are bound to follow.
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 16:23:
The reason HTPCs haven't taken off is few people want to bother with that. They just want something that works.
If Valve designs this in a way that it just works, and I'm guessing that's how they've spent the year or two we've been speculating about this, then they will find more success than HTPCs have.
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 14:59:
Regardless it'll be an interesting experiment and I welcome any effort that puts the PC into other markets and spaces.
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 11:47:
The aesthetics are fine and I wouldn't be surprised if the hardware ended up as powerful or moreso than current consoles, people put up with way worse in the living room. I don't see why the OS matters either, its just how many compatible games can it deliver and that depends on what kind of weight Valve can throw around. No reason it couldn't run Windows too, some people have speculated that a higher tiered SKU might do so. If they were a smaller company I'd be dubious but they have an incredibly large customer base. HTPCs are expensive to build and the prebuilt options (Zotac, Foxconn) aren't powerful enough for the kind of gaming most want to do. It has a lot of crossover market appeal unlike the Razer thing posted in the news story below this one. If they could get external videocards (Thunderbolt, maybe in a year?) finally sorted out then this sort of thing would be ideal even.
Dades wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 07:34:
Helps if you try thinking about it for 10 seconds. The hardware in there could make it everything from a kickass HTPC to a living room console that has access to a massive existing library of games. The biggest barrier to the PC in the living room has been form factor and input, this combined with the ten foot interface solves both problems.
SirKnight wrote on Jan 6, 2013, 15:56:nin wrote on Jan 6, 2013, 14:45:SirKnight wrote on Jan 6, 2013, 14:18:
These aren't that new. They've been out for 3 or more weeks now.
They're dated yesterday.
Not according to this page: link
I've had these for a few weeks now.