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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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Tue 11th Dec 2012 12:03 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

So, by buying PS3 console, you'll basically get PC games + PS3 exclusives (ie Killzone 3) + console exclusives (ie Red Dead Redemption).

By buying Steam console, you'll get what? Half of the PC games?

Amazing indeed.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by frood on Tue 11th Dec 2012 13:38 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
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2005-07-06

I'm guessing the difference here will be the ability to buy an upgraded SteamBox-2 a year or two later and have all your games there. Plus you'll be able to play them in higher quality.

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