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 Sodki
by Fergy on Tue 11th Dec 2012 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
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As for Steam, I might be into it, if they ever put their promise to 'unlock' games if the servers go out of business down in righting, and make it legally binding. Until that happens, I'm not 'buying' games that I'll never own. Some of you are going to be out hundreds of dollars when/if Steam ever goes away, and they give all their users a big 'f**k you' in regard to promises that they made.

That used to be a great argument for me. But almost all games older than 5 years I don't play anymore. Either because they aren't fun anymore or because they don't work anymore on new computers. So if steam would disappear I would miss the games I am currently playing but other games that I am done with I would not miss.
At best, steam can give me a pathetic fuck you.

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