Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:12 UTC
Games "Today, Valve will launch the beta of Big Picture mode, a version of Steam designed for your television. That's right. The de facto central hub of PC gaming is now designed to run while you're lounging in your living room - and with a controller, no less. I've tried out Big Picture. It's sleek, intuitive, and groundbreaking in several ways." We've talked about this before. If there's one company that can upend consoles, it's Valve. Everything is falling into place, and I wouldn't be surprised if this - what is essentially the software for the 'Steambox' - will have a tremendous effect on the games industry. Looks great, too.
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ronaldst
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2005-06-29

This is what MS should have done with Metro and Windows 8.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think their 360 strategy is a little more well reasoned. People already own 360s, much more than people who are likely to lug their PCs into their living room and flip a switch.

But to an extent, with DLNA Play To, I get the benefits of a home theater using Metro and Windows 8.

On the gaming side, their Xbox Smart Glass app which acts as a companion to a 360 seems like an important bet.

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