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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Mon 17th Dec 2012 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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I've been using the same 9800gt video card I bought for $120 like 4 years ago to play games [...] My PCs other specs are [...] Nothing that special these days.

Though it's sad how some people basically slander consoles are now finally decently optimised for oldish hardware largely because of them (well, and because laptops are more and more popular - an average PC caught up to the present console generation, GFX-wise, only a year or so ago)

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