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[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Soulbender on Tue 11th Dec 2012 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Because a 50 millionth entry in the CoD line or, you know, DNF are such signs of quality maintream games.... ;)

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Tue 11th Dec 2012 11:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-02-15

Because a 50 millionth entry in the CoD line or, you know, DNF are such signs of quality maintream games.... ;)


Considering the fact that I don't play any of those your snide misses its mark.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Wafflez on Tue 11th Dec 2012 12:06 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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2011-06-26

Indie games can deliver only a good story.

Halo 4 music and backgrounds were amazing... And it created an atmosphere no Indie will ever achieve.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by Savior on Tue 11th Dec 2012 14:56 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-09-02

And vice versa: there are many indie games that create atmosphere no AAA game will ever achieve.

Braid, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, VVVVV, or flash games like Where We Remain, Looming, The Fabulous Screetch (and his Trained Humans), etc. are just a few of those games. Some of them also have a regular story, but with most atmosphere is king.

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