Why a mandatory install, cos all PS3's have a hard drive as standard(so DEVS use hardware given).
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Originally Posted by japsander
the steambox is a pc "consolized" (not that its a real word lol)
main aim to convert those like me who prefer consoles above pc gaming into the PC world due to its unified specs and optimized for trouble free gaming with a lazy chair and controller
its very clever and it may sway me away from consoles for the most part but it is still a PC, which is apparent from the price tag and the fact that it natively plays PC games and does not have its own specific format like all other consoles do.
the price would need to drop in a major way for me to buy though. i would pay a max of 500gbp remembering of course that if a 1000usd price is true then the uk will get it for around 1000gbp which is way too much. f**k the currency conversion from overseas to the UK. we always get shafted
I say STEAM BOX seems pretty pointless(NICHE Market), as it's in direct competition with PC's. Most that want steam will have gone the PC route already. Seems a bit late to expect gamers to buy a STEAM BOX(Risky move for VALVE).