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: Comment by Stephen!
by stabbyjones on Tue 11th Dec 2012 00:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
stabbyjones
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There are 38 Linux games listed on steam which is nothing compared to the amount of games listed for Windows.

Even so, I'm quite happy to put my money on Steam/Desura and skip the next console generation. This is from a 360 owner who has spent almost 10,000AUD on console gaming since 2005.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by WereCatf on Tue 11th Dec 2012 01:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
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2006-02-15

There are 38 Linux games listed on steam which is nothing compared to the amount of games listed for Windows.


Have you realized that Steam hasn't even been officially released for Linux yet? The fact that there's 38 games for Linux even before the client has been released is actually pretty well. Comparing the number to a platform that has been officially supported for YEARS is unfair and a lot like comparing apples and oranges.

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Nelson on Tue 11th Dec 2012 06:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
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2005-11-29

Or that the first 34 were easy. Windows Phone had 700 apps before launch. These things need context. What kind of momentum is there behind the ports?

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by stabbyjones on Fri 14th Dec 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
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2008-04-15

The humble bundle ported most of those well before steam and the rest were indie.

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