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[2]: Comment by Luminair
by lucas_maximus on Tue 11th Dec 2012 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
lucas_maximus
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Nintendo have never lost money on a console sold, that allowed them to survive the relatively poor sales through the N64 and GameCube years.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Morgan on Tue 11th Dec 2012 09:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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That also explains the slower pace that their tech has advanced at, compared to the competition. They have innovated in other areas, mainly with the Wii's motion control and the DS touch screen, and their games generally have higher playability and a more unique feel, but they continue to lag behind the rest when it comes to pushing pixels.

But, graphics aren't everything. I still have more fun with my DS than I ever did with a PSP.

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