Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2012 23:24 UTC
Games Confirming the industry's worst-kept secret, Valve CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed Valve is working on its 'Steam Box', a Steam-powered HTPC geared towards console-like gaming. It'll most likely run Linux. "Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment," he told Kotaku. "If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that's what some people are really gonna want for their living room." Steam has 50 million subscribers, so there's a market here. As a comparison: Xbox Live has 40 million subscribers.
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by Sodki on Tue 11th Dec 2012 00:28 UTC
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I like the idea of having a Steam Box as a "controlled environment" (I bet it will be hackable, if you want to), while at the same time having the possibility to just use a normal PC to run it. It's a way to please both crowds, enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts.

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