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Valve talks in-home game streaming with SteamOS

It will bypass the need ot port Windows games over to Linux

Valve has begun to discuss how some of the major features of their new SteamOS will work beginning with the in-home game streaming.

As was expected the in-home game streaming is designed to allow gamers to play their Windows games through a SteamOS-powered living room PC and even stream demanding games to a low-powered laptop.

Valve wrote on the Steam website, "Any two computers in a home can be used to stream a gameplay session and this can enable playing games on systems that would not traditionally be able to run those games.” Valve talks in-home game streaming with SteamOS

“For example,” they went on, “a Windows only game could be streamed from a Windows PC to a Steam Machine running Linux in the living room. A graphically intensive game could be streamed from a beefy gaming rig in the office to your low powered laptop that you are using in bed. You could even start a game on one computer and move to a more comfortable location and continue playing it there."

There are limitations though. The PC streaming the game will be out of commission while the game is playing due to the processing power required in not just playing but streaming any given game.

Thanks PC Gamer.

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