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[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Soulbender on Tue 11th Dec 2012 06:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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Saves a lot of time testing various combinations of hardware and adding in workarounds for driver bugs.

I've come to the conclusion that game devs today are pussies. Back in the 80's there where a shitload of different platforms and most games appeared on most or all of them.

(Yes I know, it's not exactly the same thing. Just saying)

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