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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by zima on Fri 14th Dec 2012 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
zima
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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.

Yeah, and most of the games were rather horrible - quite possibly more than now, on average (vide how too many promoted stinkers brought the 1983 video game crash)

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