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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by helf on Tue 11th Dec 2012 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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yeah, I'm planning on building an entire new machine next year after haswell comes out, if I can afford it. Otherwise I might just max my ram to 16gb, get a better GPU, and some new HDDs. Who knows. My CPU is decent enough, I would just like something faster. I suppose I could put a Q9650 in it :p

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