FlamingHobo's forum posts

#1 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@flaminghobo said:

The success of the SteamBox will be measured by how it affects the success of the Steam platform against its costs to Valve. How should they go about it? I'm not sure but Valve is a smart company and I'm 99.9% sure they certainly have a plan as to how.

Exactly, that was sort of my line of thinking. Making Half-Life 3 a Steam exclusive would be the ultimate marketing tactic to bring console-gamers onto Steam.

I don't think that makes a lot of sense. The Half-Life franchise is predominantly identified with PC gamers with the only massive exceptions being those console gamers who really attached to The Orange Box. Making Half-Life 3 a SteamBox exclusive would cause more outrage than sales from PC gamers too imo. Customers have invested a large stake in their rig and the majority of those customers will continue to do so unless SteamBox offers something that conventional towers never can.

#2 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

The success of the SteamBox will be measured by how it affects the success of the Steam platform against its costs to Valve. How should they go about it? I'm not sure but Valve is a smart company and I'm 99.9% sure they certainly have a plan as to how.

#3 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@kidavenger said:

@flaminghobo said:

I was born in '94 and spent a lot of my early gaming on a PC and didn't actually own a console until early 2000, when I bought a PlayStation from a friend.

You bought a console from your friend when you were 6?

Kids nowadays, huh.

We grow up so fast.

#4 Edited by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

I'm not much of a retro gamer at all. I was born in '94 and spent a lot of my early gaming on a PC and didn't actually own a console until early 2000, when I bought a PlayStation from a friend. However, I know a number of GB's members are and so I thought I'd share this:

http://www.empireonline.com/features/retro-video-game-music-quiz/

Not sure how hard it is due to my lack of retro video game knowledge but enjoy nonetheless!

#5 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@Galiant: Even after applying the fix? Sorry that it's not running as smoothly as I advertised on your rig. :(

#6 Edited by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@Galiant: @Ezakael: I aim to please!

#7 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@Galiant said:

@FlamingHobo: You can actually run Dungeon Keeper 2?

Yup. If you buy it through gog.com it comes with an update that pretty much makes the game run smooth as butter.

#8 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@AndrewB: Yeah, neither did I 'til about a week ago! Looking at the NeoGAF thread it looks like the option has been around for about six months now! The amount of games has never really been a problem for me so far. I'm rockin' 150+ games with no trouble.

#9 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Each to their own, the icons are alphabetical however.

#10 Edited by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

Anyone else been using this view in Steam?

Discovered it recently and ever since I've just been hooked on replacing old icons with custom ones. Just wanted to share some of the custom images I use too for anyone else using this view, and if this kicks off I'll try to keep a list, or make an album, of all the submitted icons.

Anyway, hope someone finds these useful! (And for those wondering I've listed my main web sources just below!)

NeoGaf Thread - http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=477211

Steam Banners Website - http://steambanners.booru.org/

Alice: Madness Returns
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II
Black Mesa
Darksiders
Dead Island
Dungeon Keeper 2
Fallout 3
Guild Wars 2
Heroes of Might & Magic III
League of Legends
Mirror's Edge
Thief
Torchlight
Vampire The Masquerade Redemption