There's a quiet revolution happening and your living room is the battleground. While gaming mainstays like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have a solid footing in the battle for gaming dominance, Valve, yes that Valve is quietly making it's own big in the form of an interactive arms race, but it's an uphill battle for sure. Can Gabe's gaming company stand with the industry heavyweights? We examine how they can and how they can't.
[Edited by PWizard, 4/9/2016 9:26:21 AM]
I think that it would be bad if STEAM begins to try and control everything, in my opinion, and start to make what is a great portal for PC games to be some sort of closed, controlled thing.
As far as Steam marketing the Link, I haven't seen any commercials for it and the reviews have seemed mixed from what I've seen. I think that perhaps if they brought out more PC exclusives that were good couch-type games, that utilized the Steam Controller to the best of its ability, they might get more people to try it. But right now I just feel like the Link has an up-hill battle.
What may be of more use to you might be to buy a second wireless router and run it in bridge mode, placing it somewhere in the middle between your TV and the router. However, you have to buy the second router with that in mind and shop only for those routers that support such a mode. There are also power link options where you can buy a set of wall-warts that essentially inject your network directly into your home power grid, so anywhere you have a power receptacle in the wall, you have a hardwired link to your network. There are always alternatives.
I actually own the Steam Link, though I hard-wired mine, and absolutely love it. I could never justify buying a console when I have such a powerful gaming PC, already. All my friends have both, but I'm just weird like that. The Steam Link allows me to cover both areas and many games that look good on a regular monitor are absolutely GLORIOUS on a 50" or bigger TV.
[Edited by Lord_Jereth, 5/8/2016 12:17:17 PM]
If Steam really wants to win the living room they should start streaming cable channels at cheaper rates then the cable companies and there price fixed manopoly and really shake things up. Forget making controls and like.
Regarding Hardware from Valve (Steam) I personally would not purchase from Gabe's company Why well if you have a game issue or account issue with STEAM it is a nightmare going through the process to even start your ticket, I only use Valve (steam) because usually we have NO CHOICE at times it is a real pain in the butt.
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