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[6]: Comment by Kroc
by zima on Mon 17th Dec 2012 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
zima
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All PS2 consoles are compatible with PS1 titles - the hardware is used for i/o and such secondary stuff in PS2 games.

OTOH, Xbox1 games were always emulated on X360 (supporting only a subset of Xbox1 games), no dedicated hw. And PAL PS3 consoles always emulated PS2 CPU, they included (for a time) only the GFX chip of PS2. Well, at least PS3 supports PS1 games via software emulation now, downloadable from Playstation appstore...

...speaking of appstores, I think the Apple one is also "actually loved by the Average Joe" - stealing some momentum at least from portable consoles.


And I've never heard of devs using Linux specifically for Windows game development...

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