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 Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 12th Dec 2012 01:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair
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2007-03-30

you're weaving tales. steambox doesn't make sense today, and I don't see how it makes sense in 12 months. this is not an extraordinary opinion.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by Morgan on Wed 12th Dec 2012 01:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

you're weaving tales.


No, I'm not lying about anything. I'm giving examples of why I think this is a good thing. You obviously feel it isn't, but you don't have to resort to name calling just to prove your side.

I may be wrong too, it wouldn't be the first time. But honestly, why so much grief over it? If they put it out and it flops, you can say "I told you so!" and go on with life. If they put it out and it succeeds, you can shrug your shoulders and still go on with life.

It's not like Valve is shoving this thing down your throat and making you buy one. Lighten up a bit or you'll do yourself an injury, man.

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RE[8]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 12th Dec 2012 17:36 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I was replying to a post about me. You weren't talking about why you think steam box is a good idea, you were talking about moi

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