Valve prototype Hardware

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  1. Jackhead

    Jackhead Site Soldier

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    I want to share some really nice Valve prototype hardware i found.
    Depending on the date and prototype stage its anything after the beta release of the big box released from valve.

    Lets start with Invoker Steam controller board. For me it looks like its after they add the stick and the 4 buttons. The connection points for the case looks like the beta controller case.
    Will not fit for the final case. It also have no battery connectors like the beta controller.

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    Next i have some Steam Link prototype boards, need to check the firmware they have:

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    And final the dongle for the steam link and another prototype board:

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    Hope you enjoy the pictures, lets talk about it...
     
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  2. BLUamnEsiac

    BLUamnEsiac ɐɹnɔsqO ʇᴉq-8

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. MisterEnthusiast

    MisterEnthusiast Robust Member

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    Nice finds, dude. :D
     
  4. Taom82

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    interesting find. nice pics
     
  5. gaming247

    gaming247 Site Supporter 2015

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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing pics!
     
  6. Trident6

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    Hah I worked on these. Small world.
     
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  7. PixelButts

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    Tell me more, I'm quite interested.
     
  8. Trident6

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    I'm not really allowed to comment or go into specifics, sorry.
     
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  9. PixelButts

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    Gotta love those NDAs
     
  10. Buyatari

    Buyatari Well Known Member

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    Give us say 20-30 very specific detailed examples of true statements that you shouldnt say about these boards. This way we will know when to stop you should you ever get carried away in a conversation at an all night drunken poker game.

    Because hey if you don't tell us then how can we know when to step in and save you from yourself !
     
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  11. Jackhead

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    I tested the Steam Link boards, but they dont boot. I use the retail psu, The rj45 port leds allways on and no bootup. Maybe they have no firmware.
     
  12. Motwera

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    Man, it seems that they really wanted to capitalize on the Steam Link as much as the Steam Controller and Machines, but just didn't really bother, they could of taken over the Smart TV market with these boards with OEMs
     
  13. Syclopse

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    A picture from a reddit post that was taken in the Valve lobby.

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  14. PixelButts

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    I wish I could read the namecard on the top one.
     
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    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Glad to know that sort of thing is public now. Ive known a bit about the display, and it is really exciting.
     
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  17. Dreamcast_

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    Amazing!
     
  18. Syclopse

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    Can anyone make out what the controller name is for the one above Freeman?
    Chek
     
  19. americandad

    americandad Familiar Face

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    What about it exites you? I don't get it.
     
  20. drahcir

    drahcir Halo Build Enthusiast - Site Supporter 2015

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    Chell? Would make sense considering it's a characters name from one of their games :)
     

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