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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Kivada on Wed 12th Dec 2012 07:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

We must not go to the same forums, most of the guys I see building high end gaming rigs upgrade them at least every 9 months.

New CPU core revision or new mobo chipset that overclocks 5% higher? they'll have it within 2 months of release, new top end GPU out? Gotta get it within 3 months of release.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 12th Dec 2012 08:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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2010-06-08

May be those people upgrade just for the sake of upgrading. I doubt they are doing it because of real gaming requirements. And it's simply too expensive to make such upgrades so often.

Edited 2012-12-12 08:17 UTC

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