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Steam integration headed to Razer Edge tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2013 10:47 User comments (7)

Steam integration headed to Razer Edge tablet Razer has announced that its new Edge gaming tablet will soon be getting Steam software pre-installed.
"Razer has one mission in mind: to innovate for PC gamers worldwide," says Min-Liang Tan, co-founder, Razer CEO and creative director. "Providing users with access to Steam will enable Razer Edge users to play their favorite games with greater ease than ever before."

Steam has over 2000 titles available for digital download, and currently has over 40 million accounts.

"The Razer Edge has more than enough power to play the latest and greatest Steam titles and it is completely built with PC gamers in mind," says Greg Coomer, product designer at Valve. "The tablet is a great way to experience everything Steam has to offer, including Big Picture mode."

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7 user comments

129.3.2013 10:53

What's the point? Is it so difficult to install Steam, that it must now be shovelware?! Bleh.

At least, being a real Windows PC, you can uninstall anything you like.

229.3.2013 12:04

Originally posted by Bozobub:
What's the point? Is it so difficult to install Steam, that it must now be shovelware?! Bleh.

At least, being a real Windows PC, you can uninstall anything you like.
I cant even imaging what problems you had, but Steam for me have been the best thing ever happen to my gaming experience!


329.3.2013 12:27

I love steam as well but I agree no reason to have it pre installed. I definitely hope you can uninstall it if you want too.

429.3.2013 12:35

Who said I had any problems with Steam? You may wish to reread my post.

My problem is with shovelware, not Steam. If you can use Steam, then you have an internet connection anyhow, so there's simply no need to preload it on any PC, like just about every other damn piece of shovelware you find on a new system.

Shovelware can be quite obnoxious, beyond the time spent simply uninstalling it if you have no interest in the software. For example, if that shovelware includes Norton 360 and you're a C++ developer, you can end up with your dev packages being summarily (and silently o.O') deleted by Norton's "Sonar" module*. And that's just one example of cruddy shovelware; there are legions.
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*Just google "norton inappropriately (deletes OR deleting) files"; the capitalized "OR" is important, btw.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Mar 2013 @ 12:39

530.3.2013 17:53

Originally posted by Bozobub:
What's the point? Is it so difficult to install Steam, that it must now be shovelware?! Bleh.

At least, being a real Windows PC, you can uninstall anything you like.
Steam isn't recommended for 1Ghz netbooks ;)

630.3.2013 18:03

i hate steam, i dont game online on a pc, steam is a headache.
stick with xbox or ps3. just turn it on a play.

730.3.2013 22:55

Honestly, Steam isn't much more difficult, homes. And with Steam vs. a typical console game, I can do things like go in and edit .ini files for better performance and/or better graphics, just as an example =) .

Believe me, I'm no Steam fanboi, but implying Steam is difficult to use assuming you still have the internet connection you used to download Steam in the first place is just silly.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Mar 2013 @ 22:57

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