Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Entertainment & Hobbies > Video Games
Reload this Page BIG PICTURE by Steam!

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Video Games For all of your gaming needs! From console gaming to Let's Plays, this area encompasses all things relevant to gaming and gamers.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old December 7th, 2012 (09:12 AM). Edited December 7th, 2012 by Captain Fabio.
Mr. Magius's Avatar
Mr. Magius Mr. Magius is offline
  
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ... ;)
Gender: Male
Posts: 243

"Steam, now playing on your TV"

Has anyone else heard of or used this feature?

I haven't used it yet (I will), but it sounds really neat. I don't like sitting here with my laptop on my lap, having to squint and curse due to the size of my tiny 1080p monitor..
I'd prefer to be scrawled out on my couch playing on my big TV screen, with a controller! That's just the proper traditional experience for me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old December 7th, 2012 (10:07 AM).
Cassino's Avatar
Cassino Cassino is offline
The Old Gang
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Gender: Other
Nature: Serious
Posts: 7,482
I don't care for it. I just hope the circular button gets moved and/or downsized because I do use those undersized window controls immediately above it.


Quote originally posted by Mr. Magius:
I don't like sitting here with my laptop on my lap, having to squint and curse due to the size of my tiny 1080p monitor.
Just lower your laptop's screen resolution.
__________________
DA | YT | Naev
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old December 7th, 2012 (10:11 AM).
Oryx's Avatar
Oryx Oryx is offline
CoquettishCat
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 13,207
I doubt I'll use it just because I don't even have a controller that plugs into my computer >_o On my computer games I always use keyboard and mouse, so there's no point in using Big Picture.
__________________


Theme * Pair * VM * PM

Not all men...

Are all men stupid?

That's right.

Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old December 9th, 2012 (05:56 PM).
Mr. Magius's Avatar
Mr. Magius Mr. Magius is offline
  
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ... ;)
Gender: Male
Posts: 243
Quote originally posted by Cassino:
Just lower your laptop's screen resolution.
But then I lose the HD aspect of my screen...not worth it to me :3

So I tried it, and it's a bit of a hassle with the controls of it. It also tended to seize up on a random screen and I'd have to wait for it to unfreeze. I'd probably wait for Steam to release further bug fixes than use it at the moment.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old December 10th, 2012 (10:45 AM).
Cherrim's Avatar
Cherrim Cherrim is offline
the blossom pokémon
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Waterloo, ON
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 30,534
I've had my desktop on the main floor of our house since September for various reasons so I was happy to try out Big Picture. It's alright. Most of the games I play, though, are keyboard and mouse games and even if they have controller settings, they just don't play as well. So I never really remember to go into Big Picture mode when playing on the TV if I'm just gonna be playing with keyboard/mouse anyway. :s It's a great idea though and I like that it's been implemented.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old December 11th, 2012 (09:46 PM).
Fenrir Reki's Avatar
Fenrir Reki Fenrir Reki is offline
Guardian of Destruction
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 2,073
I haven't tried it yet, but I hope to at some point, because I would love to play some of my favorite PC games on an HDTV.

According to my friend who tested it, it can greatly improve performance if you are trying to play games on a bad computer or laptop. He had difficulty playing Primal Carnage without lagging, even on the lowest settings, however when he played it through Steam on his HDTV, he experienced no problems and was able to play on the highest settings.
__________________

(Working on a better signature + avy)

Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old December 12th, 2012 (06:31 AM).
chakalaka25 chakalaka25 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 17
Does not seem useful or at least not so useful for me
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old December 13th, 2012 (09:46 AM).
Captain Fabio's Avatar
Captain Fabio Captain Fabio is offline
James Sunderland
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London, UK
Age: 25
Nature: Lax
Posts: 12,145
I think it is interesting and some people will use it, but I won't, in the near future, as my PC is hooked up to my 32" TV anyway! ;D

But I do think it is a nice alternative for people who use monitors. It is always exciting to see Stream doing things like this.
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old December 15th, 2012 (12:27 PM).
Jeremy's Avatar
Jeremy Jeremy is offline
Sweetie
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Goldenrod City, Johto
Age: 26
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 4,735
Well sweeties, I mainly use keyboard and mouse when I play Steam Games. Don't see the point, but other people might enjoy it.
__________________

Facebook Twitter

Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 02:23 AM.