This awesome live-action short was made by Colin and Connor McGuire (the same guys who brought us Left 4 Dead: The Movie) for under $500!
When can I buy one?!
Beginning in 2014, there will be multiple SteamOS machines to choose from, made by different manufacturers.
I'm pretty happy with my PC Gaming setup, do I have to buy a new piece of hardware now?
No. Everything that we've been doing on Steam for the last 10 years will continue to move forward.
If you guys are delivering an OS to hardware manufacturers, why is Valve also making its own box?
We're conducting a beta of the overall Steam living-room experience, so we needed to build prototype hardware on which to run tests. At Valve we always rely on real-world testing as part of our design process. The specific machine we're testing is designed for users who want the most control possible over their hardware. Other boxes will optimize for size, price, quietness, or other factors.
How will you choose the 300 beta participants?
A small number of users (30 or less) will be chosen based on their past community contributions and beta participation. The remainder will be chosen at random from the eligible pool.
Should I create lots of Steam accounts to increase my chances of getting selected?
No, that won't work.
What are the specs of the Valve prototype?
We'll tell you more about it soon. Remember, there will ultimately be several boxes to choose from, with an array of specifications, price, and performance.
Where's a picture of it? How big is it?
We promise we'll tell you more about it soon.
When will the prototypes ship?
Will beta testers be allowed to share info about their experience and post pictures and opinions online?
Yes, that really is the whole point. The input from testers should come in many forms: bug reports, forum posts, concept art, 3D prints, haikus, and also very publicly stated opinions.
Will I be able to build my own box to run SteamOS?
Can I hack this box? Run another OS? Change the hardware? Install my own software? Use it to build a robot?
Can I download the OS to try it out?
You will be able to download it (including the source code, if you're into that) but not yet.
A Nintendo spokesman said the company was in mourning over the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."
Yamauchi took over the family company, founded by his grandfather in 1889 as a maker of playing cards, after his grandfather suffered a stroke. Over his 53 year reign, the college dropout transformed Nintendo into a global video game industry powerhouse.
Thanks for all the memories Mr Yamauchi.
Here's more information about the PS Vita TV:
- Plays PSP, Vita and PS1 games
- Has all the Vita apps for movies, HULU, Netflix etc.
- Runs Vita OS
- 9450 Yen / $100
- Can Remote Play PS4 to another TV if the one the PS4 is connected to is being used.
- Launches in Japan on November 14
- 6cm x 10cm console
- There will a be a $150 bundle for the console + 8GB memory card and a white Dualshock 3.
- Any Vita games that use touch are not compatible. Possibility for updates to make those games compatible.
This seems like an amazing device for $100 if you are already invested in Sony or have never bought a PS Vita or don't care about playing games on the go. But, does this mean the death of the PS Vita? Would someone buy a $200 Vita when they can buy this for the home? Did Sony just beat Apple to the punch?
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