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Steam link is currently $27 at EB Games, I say it's well worth the investment, especially if you already have controllers kicking around you can use.
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What exactly is Steam Link and what does it do/used for? Is it worth having one regardless of likely usage or not?
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Steam Link is a little box you connect to your TV and connect controllers/Mouse and Keyboard to, and then use Steam in home streaming to game on your TV over your network.
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Its a streaming device that uses your PC to do the heavy lifting and just displays and provides an interface to use it elsewhere. Got mine. Only time it's been used so far is for jackbox.
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^ Not a bad use for it tbh.
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So it's like a chromecast...?
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No, its for game streaming, in your house.
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Chromecast for games I suppose.
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Yea. On its own it's useless. With a PC to stream from its, super limited. Unless you like playing games on controllers on the couch. Not as enjoyable as I thought. ;)
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Still, for what it is. It's solid. And if we can ever get irl friends to turn up to a game night then it's awesome for jackbox!
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I've found it awesome for split screen games, I think the most fun one was probably Tricky Towers
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Muffins, if you have a bluetooth mouse/keyboard combo that works with a single USB unified received ALA a lot of those Logitech sets, you can also use that from the couch too, increasing your ability to play games. The issue I've found with it, it locks down your PC while you play, meaning if you're wanting one to be able to play on the TV while someone uses the PC, its useless.
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You can also just use your input devices connected direct to the streaming computer. I have my xbox one wireless controller that I just take from the computer to the couch and it works a treat.
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Thanks @R0ninX3ph, I've given that a whirl already :) my issue is not so much usability as, it's more comfortable and generally enjoyable to play most of my games at my computer. With party game exceptions. This, to me, makes my link a dust collector through and through. It's worth it imo for party games though. ;)
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