Grab a Steam Link for Just a Buck! - MMORPG.com News

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edited October 20 in News & Features Discussion


Grab a Steam Link for Just a Buck! - MMORPG.com News

If you've been dying to play some of your favorite Steam games while enjoying the comfort of your couch, this is your big opportunity. The Steam link is only $1.00 if purchased in a bundle that includes ICEY, a side-scrolling action game. In total, the bundle is $8.69 + $8 shipping.


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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 25,809
    I bit. Heckuva deal. :)

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  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 7,819
    Got mine!


  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,694
    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,954
    edited October 20

    Forgrimm said:

    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.



    Its not a good product.

    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?

    Never.

    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.

    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.

    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.

    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.

    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)
    Post edited by DMKano on
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  • DeadlyDagDeadlyDag SteinkjerMember UncommonPosts: 8
    Now, if they could only deliver this to EU.
  • LuposDavalteLuposDavalte AdelaideMember UncommonPosts: 75
    Cmon, you tempt us with this but it's not available in Australia. It just redirects you to the steam main page without any explanation.

    Annoyed...
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,694

    DMKano said:



    Forgrimm said:


    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.






    Its not a good product.



    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?



    Never.



    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.



    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.



    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.



    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.



    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)




    Ouch, well that sucks. Thanks for the heads up.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,954
    Forgrimm said:

    DMKano said:



    Forgrimm said:


    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.






    Its not a good product.



    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?



    Never.



    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.



    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.



    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.



    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.



    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)




    Ouch, well that sucks. Thanks for the heads up.

    If it worked on all titles as advertised (60fps at 1080p) - heck Id use it in wired mode and pay $200+ for it.

    I hope they have a 2.0 version that would support 4K and have the hardware that actually worked well, Id gladly pay a premium for that.

    But something tells me - when it comes to gaming on a big screen - just plug in your PC into the TV - no input delay, no weird audio issues and it works on all the games
  • metarealmetareal StrasbourgMember UncommonPosts: 9
    edited October 20
    GF enjoy the Steamlink and she hated gaming before.
    What is truly amazing though is that bland looking, badly explained Steam controller (must check Youtube tutorials to get the best of PC and Console worlds).
    Like it so much that i bought 2 spare on sale. Maybe there's a v2 Steamlink on the horizon (I would like native apps like Netflix and Spotify).
    Post edited by metareal on
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  • HowryHowry springfield, ORMember UncommonPosts: 116
    Works well for the Witcher 3. Other titles have been hit and miss.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,954
    Howry said:
    Works well for the Witcher 3. Other titles have been hit and miss.
    More of a miss for for me - divinity original sin 2 - nope. Black Desert Online - nope, doom 2016 - huge loss of fps, heck even old games like FTL - nope. How about a pixel graphic game like shovel knight or rogue legacy - nope.

    So damn frustrating..... I had Doom 2016 running great one time for like 10min and then boom - 10fps.

    Makes you want to pull your hair out
  • RukushinRukushin Member UncommonPosts: 195
    I picked one up. For the price, even if it sucks I can eat the cost. 
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  • VorpalChicken28VorpalChicken28 UKMember UncommonPosts: 340

    dmbardal said:

    Now, if they could only deliver this to EU.



    I'm in the UK, still nominally part of the EU and I ordered one, only cost an extra £7 postage :)
    “Nevertheless, the human brain, which survives by hoping from one second to another, will always endeavor to put off the moment of truth. Moist” 
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  • krulerkruler PerthMember UncommonPosts: 488
    I'm In Australia just tried, I didn't even get a No, of piss off I just got a turned back and silent treatment bad enough Steam ignores my currency, now they blank me when I try and buy something. (press purchase and it dumps you straight back to store page)

    DISCLAIMER.............Steam doesn't ignore the Australian Dollar as such, they just have a long standing argument with the Australian government, both wont budge on their positions so both get honorary "Wanker" badges.

  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    dmbardal said:
    Now, if they could only deliver this to EU.
    Have you checked the Steam Store? There is an advertisement for it in pounds. So it has to be available at least in the UK. I don't know if that will work for you or not, but it's not a North American exclusive deal.
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  • AreWeLiveAreWeLive Brockville, ONMember UncommonPosts: 175
    I click the link but it just takes me to the store, guess this deal is not for Canada either =(
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    Must you plug it into an ethernet port in the computer hosting or can it be plugged into the router? Because if it must be plugged into the ethernet port on the computer to work well it might require an additional NIC. For example, my desktop is wired to the router. There is no spare ethernet port.
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  • SoulseronSoulseron EmmerichMember UncommonPosts: 1
    Maybe interesting for others in EU. I'm currently living in Norway and purchased it through my Steam account and shipped to Germany (6,89€ for shipping). So the offer is available for EU.
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,598
    It wouldn't surprise me seeing VR headsets hitting a similar deal next year.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,978
    edited October 20
    DMKano said:

    Forgrimm said:

    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.



    Its not a good product.

    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?

    Never.

    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.

    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.

    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.

    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.

    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)
    Sounds just like my Nvidia K1.  Great with android games and games installed directly on the tablet but leaves a lot to be desired when streaming games directly from the pc.

    I was just reading the mixed reviews.  Some people were complaining about shipping costs, how much are they?
    Post edited by Octagon7711 on

    "Change is the only constant."

  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    edited October 21
    I believe it's $8 shipping. You still get the bundle for under $20 and the game normally retails for $40 $10 and the SL for $50 for whatever that's worth. The deal is pretty sweet if you want a Link or the game.

    edit: I got the price wrong on the game. The strike through on the original price looked like a 4 to me. sorrynotsorry
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,743
    If anyone can't find the deal go to the ICEY store page or go to the SteamLink page and look at all the deals. There are other bundle sales right now with a controller and another game, but this is the best deal offered for a direct discount on the Link.
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  • kryntokkryntok Lubbock, TXMember UncommonPosts: 30

    DMKano said:



    Forgrimm said:


    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.






    Its not a good product.



    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?



    Never.



    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.



    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.



    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.



    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.



    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)




    Your absolutely right, I used it for about a month off and on, with 400mps internet and a blackhawk router It barely worked literally 5 feet form my bedroom and never worked at all with my pc in the office. I wanted it to work SOOO bad, it just never did what it was supposed to, and I paid early $100 for it with a Controller.
  • zaberfangxzaberfangx MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,602

    DMKano said:


    Forgrimm said:



    DMKano said:





    Forgrimm said:



    Hmmm, no catch? I'm suspicious.









    Its not a good product.





    I have it + steam controller - how often do I use it?





    Never.





    It just has too many issues - via wifi it is nearly useless, wired it works well with a handful of titles.





    Most of the time , the input lag makes it unplayable, there are annoying no audio issues, or where it fails to connect for unexplained reasons when it worked previously.





    Its buggy to the point where its simply too frustrating to use.





    The other 3 people I know have had the exact same issues - none are using steam link anymore.





    Its sadly a waste of $9 (1+ 8 for shipping)








    Ouch, well that sucks. Thanks for the heads up.



    If it worked on all titles as advertised (60fps at 1080p) - heck Id use it in wired mode and pay $200+ for it.

    I hope they have a 2.0 version that would support 4K and have the hardware that actually worked well, Id gladly pay a premium for that.

    But something tells me - when it comes to gaming on a big screen - just plug in your PC into the TV - no input delay, no weird audio issues and it works on all the games



    I hope for a 2.0 too with better Arm CPU with a lite steamOS build in and some apps support. I do have my own steam link works well so far.
  • WedlenWedlen Member UncommonPosts: 53
    Must be for Americans only. I am Canadian and i dont see it being available.
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