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 moondevil on Tue 11th Dec 2012 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
moondevil
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This is what I have been saying from the beginning.

Sure it is nice that Valve is raising awareness for Linux as a target platform for game studios, but in the end they want to save Steam profit from other App Stores, as simple as that.

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