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Valve boss Gabe Newell recently posited that the company would "make hardware if we have to." What's your dream scenario for hardware from the Steam/Half-Life/Portal studio?Would you want Valve to buy a service like Gaikai and make a cheap set-top box that streams the whole Steam catalog over a cloud player service? Maybe a console itself that competes directly with offerings from the big three would be your best-case scenario, or a tablet that plays proper PC games (stupid-looking controller not included).I'll start: If it comes preloaded with Half-Life 3, it could look like a purple lunchbox and I'll be there day one. Day one.Whatever your own personal hopes are, this reader discussion thread is here for you.
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Hm... I actually have no idea. I'm lost for words.
No one wants another console. But, if they decided to. Obviously, Half-life 3.
I'd buy a console that could work with disc or cloud-based streaming. Offering an XBLIVE type service with various tiers of multiplayer, streaming, download options.
a prhibal that you connet to your console and get dteam on your console and all the game you already bought
I think a Valve system would need to include steam and the ability to get games from steam that you've boughten on the computer. It would need a 3 at launch, Half-Life 3, Portal 3, or Team Fortress 3. I would personally want a keyboard compatibility, and a cup-holder.
A console that runs on REAL hardware (i.e pc hardware) with a Steam OS that does everything Steam currently does, except for: Downloading *** when it isn't supposed to, after you have explicitly told it never to download without your prmission. Also, a revamped Steam EULA that does not completely screw the EU in the event that the Steam network goes down. Options for bluetooth, keyboard, mouse, as well as USB ports, and HDMI functionality. Built in Wireless-N
This is if it was a console. Pack in Half-Life 3 or whatever their new game would be. Ability to run your steam PC games on it as well. Yea, that one would be the kicker - not happening.
Would love to see a revolutionary game engine that this company is definitely capable of. Maybe even using or improving the Atom engine that was featured on GI...Just imagine the possibilities for Valve and other developers with an easy to create engine.
half life 3
A GLaDOS mini-fridge.
It comments on all of your kitchen happenings.
The bandwidth Infrastructure in the US isn't built up enough to support streaming to the masses in a quality that will give local gaming any stiff competition. Any Valve hardware released will simply be a dedicated gaming PC using Steam as the dashboard.
I would love something Portal themed. Cave Johnson, GLaDoS or Wheatly voice stuff would be awesome.