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Topic   Icey + Steam Link Bundle ($8.69 + shipping) It's gone.

Dasgessabel
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* 19-Oct(#1)
On Steam, there's a pretty good price for a steam link if you are interested. Some game I don't know anything about + the Steam Link for $8.69 + shipping - total for me included a $7.99 shipping charge, but still not bad for those interested.

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5025/ICEY__St...
klusion
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
19-Oct(#2)
That's gotta be a pricing mistake right?

Dasgessabel
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 19-Oct(#3)
It COULD be, but my order went through without a hitch, so I'm not sure.

I suppose I'll find out haha.
HAMMER
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19-Oct(#4)
Nice. Hopefully this works.
RagingShadow07
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* 19-Oct(#5)
It goes up once it's in your cart smiley:::frown

Edit: JK that's just shipping.
Frank
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19-Oct(#6)
I almost bit at a $20 one on sale (or it could have been someone on here selling one) a while back, but glad I held out. And this Icey game doesn't look bad, for what I'm considering a freebie smiley:::raspberry

My total came to $16.68 after shipping. Thanks Geoff yes

Dashey
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19-Oct(#7)
It's not a price glitch. It's an advertised sale.

DCGX
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
19-Oct(#8)
Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?

DiamondDave
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* 19-Oct(#9)
Game streaming over WiFi has always been incredibly reliant on network strength and rarely does it perform properly or well even under ideal situations. You're gonna want a hardwire LAN connection for any HD+ streaming.

That said, I don't trust these guys with my home address, and the pricing is suspect, so I'll pass on the Steam Link anyways. Woulda been interesting to play with.
klusion
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
19-Oct(#10)
DCGX wrote:
> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?

I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.

DCGX
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
19-Oct(#11)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Game streaming over WiFi has always been incredibly reliant on network strength and
> rarely does it perform properly or well even under ideal situations. You're gonna
> want a hardwire LAN connection for any HD+ streaming.
>
> That said, I don't trust these guys with my home address, and the pricing is suspect,
> so I'll pass on the Steam Link anyways. Woulda been interesting to play with.

With Steam/Valve? It's a sale.

DCGX
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19-Oct(#12)
klusion wrote:
> DCGX wrote:
>> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?
>
> I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.

Two confirmations of poor reliance is enough for me not to get one. Thanks.

Dasgessabel
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Oct(#13)
DCGX wrote:
> klusion wrote:
>> DCGX wrote:
> |>> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?
>>
>> I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.
>
> Two confirmations of poor reliance is enough for me not to get one. Thanks.
>
>

It strongly recommends a Wired connection, so definitely be wary of that (this is just in general, not necessarily to you).
RagingShadow07
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19-Oct(#14)
DCGX wrote:
> klusion wrote:
>> DCGX wrote:
> |>> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?
>>
>> I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.
>
> Two confirmations of poor reliance is enough for me not to get one. Thanks.
>
>

If you've got an AC router and you're close it's... tolerable. Ethernet is the way to go on these though.
DCGX
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
19-Oct(#15)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> DCGX wrote:
>> klusion wrote:
> |>> DCGX wrote:
>> |>> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?
> |>>
> |>> I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.
>>
>> Two confirmations of poor reliance is enough for me not to get one. Thanks.
>>
>>
>
> It strongly recommends a Wired connection, so definitely be wary of that (this is
> just in general, not necessarily to you).

I saw that, it's why I asked.

DCGX
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19-Oct(#16)
RagingShadow07 wrote:
> DCGX wrote:
>> klusion wrote:
> |>> DCGX wrote:
>> |>> Anyone have any experience with Steam Link? How well does it work over WiFi?
> |>>
> |>> I had one and returned it because I couldn't get it to stream well over WiFi.
>>
>> Two confirmations of poor reliance is enough for me not to get one. Thanks.
>>
>>
>
> If you've got an AC router and you're close it's... tolerable. Ethernet is the way
> to go on these though.
>

I have a good router, but it's on the main floor in my office (my desktop is wired), but my entertainment area, etc. is in the basement. So yeah, even at that price I don't want to mess with it.

Frank
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20-Oct(#17)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Game streaming over WiFi has always been incredibly reliant on network strength and
> rarely does it perform properly or well even under ideal situations. You're gonna
> want a hardwire LAN connection for any HD+ streaming.
>
> That said, I don't trust these guys with my home address, and the pricing is suspect,
> so I'll pass on the Steam Link anyways. Woulda been interesting to play with.

It's valve... Why wouldn't you trust them with your address? Granted it was strange buying a physical item off Steam, just because I never did it, but I trust them with my info.
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
20-Oct(#18)
1. Find it strange that their Steam Link is being offered up for a dollar, almost as if they wanted as many physical addresses as possible and they were willing to empty warehouses of low cost hardware links to get them.
2. I try to hand out my address to as few people and places as possible to limit the potential spammy bullcrap headed to my doorstep that a data breach might entail.
HAMMER
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago)
20-Oct(#19)
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 20-Oct(#20)
Yeah, I'm sure companies have never given dumb crap away to build databases, woman. smiley:::raspberry
DCGX
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
20-Oct(#21)
If it makes you feel better, Valve probably already has your address from PayPal and/or your credit card company.

And note: that's mostly sarcasm.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 20-Oct(#22)
I find it sad that to this day, even with the rise of Google and Facebook, the end user is unable to perceive monetary value in detailed, targeted customer databases and affiliate sharing. Or the harm that can come when someone leaves the door to the filing cabinet unlocked.
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
20-Oct(#23)
There have been so many problems with the Steam Link, and Valve has basically pushed it aside for support. They're done with it, and they're liquidating them. Hopefully for something better.
Shadow_StarLust
Gold Good Trader
20-Oct(#24)
Yeah I picked one up. Wired only for use though. Maybe I can mod this?
John
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* 22-Oct(#25)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I find it sad that to this day, even with the rise of Google and Facebook, the end
> user is unable to perceive monetary value in detailed, targeted customer databases
> and affiliate sharing.

I think I very much understand the value in that sort of thing.

That being said, I still think you're a tin-foil-hat guy because you think this is a scam by Valve/Steam just to get your address. laughing out loud

> Or the harm that can come when someone leaves the door to the filing cabinet unlocked.

Agreed. But you sound a bit like my older friends that are terrified to use their credit card online because they are sure it will get "stolen" -- and yet have no problem handing it to the minimum-wage waiter at Red Lobster that takes it in the back for 5 minutes where no one can see them... smiley:::smile
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 22-Oct(#26)
I don't worry about my credit card, honestly, it's a separate account from my main account and if someone scams it they get like, $5-10 at the most. This is a learned behavior after getting skimmed at a gas station, mind you, so it's not really paranoia. smiley:::raspberry

I like to keep my personally identifiable information brief and in as few places as possible, and having my shipping address being held by a company that would otherwise sell me 100% digital content that has no need for my mailing address otherwise simply makes no sense, even for their OBVIOUSLY SIMPLY GENEROUS GESTURE OF GIVING ME A $80 PIECE OF HARDWARE FOR $1 BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPER SWEET LIKE THAT. The less information someone gets during an inevitable data breach, obviously the better. I don't know why that's paranoia, it's just common sense to me.
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
23-Oct(#27)
It appears to be done smiley:::wry smile

The Nvidia Shield does this same thing, and it works decent with AC Wifi one room away. Not sure why the Steam Link is so bad at it...
Shadow_StarLust
Gold Good Trader
23-Oct(#28)
Admiral wrote:
> It appears to be done smiley:::wry smile
>
> The Nvidia Shield does this same thing, and it works decent with AC Wifi one room
> away. Not sure why the Steam Link is so bad at it...
Does the link have AC WiFi or N WiFi?
Admiral
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
23-Oct(#29)
Good question...
BJB
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
27-Oct(#30)
Has anyone gotten any confirmation on shipping? I haven't heard anything since purchase

John
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27-Oct(#31)
They sent out an email saying that due to high demand, they are a bit behind. Some shipped -- some have not yet:

Hello,
Thanks for your recent purchase of the ICEY + Steam Link bundle.
The ICEY + Steam Link bundle demand was high, resulting in delays in processing and shipping Steam Link orders. We expect all orders to be fulfilled and delivered within 3 weeks and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many orders have already been processed and shipped and we hope to get to yours soon. When your order ships you will receive an email with tracking information.
Thanks for your support and understanding.

Dasgessabel
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Oct(#32)
Got mine yesterday. Haven't tried it yet, though
Frank
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31-Oct(#33)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Got mine yesterday. Haven't tried it yet, though

Same here, I need to find a good place to put it. Limited in my space near the router

Topic   Icey + Steam Link Bundle ($8.69 + shipping) It's gone.