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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by Savior on Tue 11th Dec 2012 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
Savior
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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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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Tue 11th Dec 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-05-30

Plus with Indy Games - making a game is achievable. There's a buzz. There's heart. With mainstream, good luck on that. Community and innovation is surely much better than oppression and domination by major corporations?

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