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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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by stabbyjones on Tue 11th Dec 2012 00:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
stabbyjones
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There are 38 Linux games listed on steam which is nothing compared to the amount of games listed for Windows.

Even so, I'm quite happy to put my money on Steam/Desura and skip the next console generation. This is from a 360 owner who has spent almost 10,000AUD on console gaming since 2005.

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