Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:12 UTC
Games "Today, Valve will launch the beta of Big Picture mode, a version of Steam designed for your television. That's right. The de facto central hub of PC gaming is now designed to run while you're lounging in your living room - and with a controller, no less. I've tried out Big Picture. It's sleek, intuitive, and groundbreaking in several ways." We've talked about this before. If there's one company that can upend consoles, it's Valve. Everything is falling into place, and I wouldn't be surprised if this - what is essentially the software for the 'Steambox' - will have a tremendous effect on the games industry. Looks great, too.
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by Nelson on Mon 10th Sep 2012 17:58 UTC
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Looks sleek, but I'm hardly sold on their ability to dominate the console market.

I mean, I'm sure a lot of the love is because they're throwing Linux a bone, but a lot of pieces have to fall correctly into place for their success to be guaranteed.

Microsoft has a multi year headstart and a stronger foot in the door into the consumer living room. However, the sparks have barely started flying here and I think its the next big theater in this multi company war of ecosystems.

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