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Steam Link on the Cheap

Some sharp-eyed readers here noticed something we failed to note about the sale of ICEY on Steam when we reported it last night. Besides a 30% discount that brings the price of the 2D platformer down to $7.69 USD, Valve is also offering a bundle that includes Steam Link hardware for just a dollar more, so the game and Steam link together are 86% off. It's actually not quite that good, because this carries a $7.99 USD shipping charge, but in the end you get the game and Steam Link shipped for $16.68, while the Steam Link usually sells for $49.99 plus shipping. Steam Link is a hardware solution that allows you to play games from your PC streamed to a television set, which should suit games like ICEY nicely. This deal is valid until 1:00 pm EDT tomorrow.

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10. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 22, 2017, 19:30 Sepharo
 
yuastnav wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 05:03:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 15:49:
If you've got a Samsung Smart TV this functionality is built right in now. Just go to the apps page and download Steam. Hook a USB controller right up to your TV and you're good to go.

I'm amazed at how simple it was.

Huh, thanks. I'll have a look at it. Unfortunately I missed the promotion.

Let me know how it works out for you.
I was surprisingly impressed.
 
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9. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 22, 2017, 05:03 yuastnav
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 15:49:
If you've got a Samsung Smart TV this functionality is built right in now. Just go to the apps page and download Steam. Hook a USB controller right up to your TV and you're good to go.

I'm amazed at how simple it was.

Huh, thanks. I'll have a look at it. Unfortunately I missed the promotion.
 
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8. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 17:24 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 16:41:
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 16:06:
Each time I move my rent seems to get twice as high and my apartment twice as small, so my computer is now near enough to my TV to run a long HDMI. Which I've done. But not often. It's a bit of a pain, as I have to unplug that cord from my second monitor, and my wireless keyboard seems to cut in and out like mad.

So I picked this up. It'll certainly be easier than running a wire, and maybe I'll just do it for games I'd use a controllger for.

Weren't you someone that had strong opinions in the past about how nobody would do this (hook a computer up to their living room TV)?

Yeah, but most people don't live in a tiny NYC apartment. Mine's even a good sized one! But my refusal to put my PC or TV in my bedroom leaves me with limited room.
 
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7. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 16:41 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 16:06:
Each time I move my rent seems to get twice as high and my apartment twice as small, so my computer is now near enough to my TV to run a long HDMI. Which I've done. But not often. It's a bit of a pain, as I have to unplug that cord from my second monitor, and my wireless keyboard seems to cut in and out like mad.

So I picked this up. It'll certainly be easier than running a wire, and maybe I'll just do it for games I'd use a controllger for.

Weren't you someone that had strong opinions in the past about how nobody would do this (hook a computer up to their living room TV)?
 
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6. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 16:06 Beamer
 
Each time I move my rent seems to get twice as high and my apartment twice as small, so my computer is now near enough to my TV to run a long HDMI. Which I've done. But not often. It's a bit of a pain, as I have to unplug that cord from my second monitor, and my wireless keyboard seems to cut in and out like mad.

So I picked this up. It'll certainly be easier than running a wire, and maybe I'll just do it for games I'd use a controllger for.
 
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5. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 15:49 Sepharo
 
If you've got a Samsung Smart TV this functionality is built right in now. Just go to the apps page and download Steam. Hook a USB controller right up to your TV and you're good to go.

I'm amazed at how simple it was.
 
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4. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Oct 20, 2017, 15:20 eRe4s3r
 
Bitterbug wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 10:30:
Steam Link is absolutely awesome --- when it works.
They often fail for no discernible reason and using the reset options is hit or miss. But the streaming quality is fantastic, so on sale you can get your money's worth.

Mhh I had a lot of troubles with it until I switched to a 1070 GTX and a wired connection.. since then streaming quality (at 1080p) has increased tremendously... it's hard to believe but when I am streaming movies playing on host via KODI (via steamlink) I can't tell any quality loss... so I am still happy with mine bought on release

And that thing is a real life saver when your monitor dies, you can still access your desktop with it... which saved my bacon
 
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3. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 14:55 ItBurn
 
Deathhead wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 12:06:
Unless it is just me, doesn't look like this is available in Canada?

Not just you.
 
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2. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 12:06 Deathhead
 
Unless it is just me, doesn't look like this is available in Canada?  
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1. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Oct 20, 2017, 10:30 Bitterbug
 
Steam Link is absolutely awesome --- when it works.
They often fail for no discernible reason and using the reset options is hit or miss. But the streaming quality is fantastic, so on sale you can get your money's worth.
 
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