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 zima on Mon 17th Dec 2012 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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Looking through my collection I have only a couple Indie-games that I like: The Witcher [...] One thing that all these games have in common is the fact that the story itself is the main selling point.

The Witcher hardly even counts as an Indie game - the people responsible were doing it, on & off, for a ~decade (I have a magazine discussing the game, with first screenshots ...from ~1998). The studio is one of the bigger (if not the biggest) in Poland, done plenty of big localisation projects (really big, prominent titles with lots of text - Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, such calibre)

Oh, and The Witcher is based on one of more popular in PL fantasy book series, that's where most of the background story comes from.

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