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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RE: Nice
by Soulbender on Tue 11th Sep 2012 14:43 UTC in reply to "Nice"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Microsoft has a multi year headstart and a stronger foot in the door into the consumer living room.


Not when it comes to content delivery and gaming.

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RE[2]: Nice
by Nelson on Tue 11th Sep 2012 20:54 in reply to "RE: Nice"
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2005-11-29

Especially when it comes to that. The 360 has been a top seller for 20 months in a row.

Microsoft has extensive content deals, an existing huge base to harness, users who spend increasingly more time on the 360 actually watching content, a promising new elections hub, and synergy with Windows through Smart Glass.

Microsoft is already in the marketplace with their hardware, and already has a tremendous amount of both experience and mind share.

Microsoft is undoubtedly ahead in nearly every metric. However, for some balance, it is a very nascent market. I think there will be many Kings over the years, and there is a huge opportunity.

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RE[3]: Nice
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Sep 2012 05:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, I kinda forgot about the 360 and the original xbox.

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