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Well this is kind of nifty. (Steam becoming a FPS web browser)

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by Clam Chowder, Sep 10, 2012

  1. Nov 29, 2010
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    http://store.steampowered.com/bigpicture/

    This feature essentially turns your computer into a console, and steam will be fully compatible with a controller to navigate with.

    So plug it into your tv and an xbox controller (or ps3) and use it like a console. And navigate the web like an fps using a reticule in the middle of the screen.

    Rather nifty since I have a "56 tv hanging above my computer.

    Though Daisywheel might take some getting used to.
  2. Feb 14, 2012
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    Essentially worthless if you don't have a TV within cable reach of your computer. But cool concept.
  3. Aug 5, 2010
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    There must be an Easteregg with HL3 on it somewhere in there.
  4. Apr 9, 2007
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    Cool! Nice to see it launched today. There's actually a video if you're so inclined to find it.
  5. Jan 21, 2011
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    If only the in-game browser was worth a shit. I really hope they fix it in this stuff.

    Also, fuck controllers. There's a reason I adamantly despise console shooters.
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    • Feb 14, 2012
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      I can't stand joystick controls in a shooter. They feel so uncivilized.
    • Aug 1, 2011
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    • Sep 9, 2012
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      maybe so maybe no....

      I'm not sure how many people will go for it.
    • May 17, 2012
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      theyre also testing that head set apparently too
    • Jun 20, 2012
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      I love Valve so much..
    • Jun 4, 2006
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      Merged threads.
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      • Nov 29, 2010
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        Clam's Beta Review:

        The Good: The interface is extremely intuitive, responsive, simplistic and organized, everything is easy access and seamlessly integrates with my games. Daisy Wheel is a fantastic addition, with predictions and using full alphabet with the basic grammar symbols, typing on a controller never felt so natural (especially without the proprietary keyboard the PS3 and Xbox use). For a beta, I'm impressed.

        The Bad: The web browser is slightly sluggish with the controls, and the post-game pop-ups cannot be dismissed with the controller.

        Bottom Line: I'm very happy with what they've done with this, plugging this into my 56 inch tv and playing borderlands 2 hasn't been so much fun. (Of course you're going to have issues running non controller compatible games)
      • Nov 11, 2011
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        • Dec 6, 2011
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          Want to plug this into my big screen in the living room but I'm not sure if the $100+ WHDI kit is worth it.
        • Dec 6, 2011
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          Not sure you understand what I'm saying, or this post was irrelevant to mine, but my computer is well over 100ft from my living room, and even if I did have long enough cords, I wouldn't want a ton of cords running through my house that would most likely be tripped on. =P
          Post Merged, Sep 26, 2012
          Just finally saw what this was, and it's pretty genius imo. Microsoft is probably pissed that they didn't come up with it first.