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Take a minute and imagine what the games industry would look like if Valve partners with Apple.
According to a report by Apple Insider, CEO Tim Cook visited Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. today, raising speculation the two companies could be collaborating on a project down the road.
Assuming the report is true, Cook and Valve president Gabe Newell could be talking about a number of things, including the rumored Valve Steam Box, integrating Steam into iOS and Apple TV, or maybe something else.
Of course, this meeting may in fact never happened.
It was discovered recently Valve is looking to hire hardware engineers, suggesting a type of game platform is in the works.
[Source: Apple Insider]
Danger Will Robinson Danger!
This might not be all bad. Just because Apple is collaborating, doesn't mean the console or whatever they're working on will be overpriced and underpowered in some areas.
They could be looking at the things Apple does right, like unix-based operating systems, and putting that in the console.
Isn't it possible that this could simply be a get together that has no hidden meaning?
Not likely I suppose, has anybody considered this could be Steam support for ios? Would enjoy Steam on my ipad.
Hasn't Valve talked to Apple before about games on Mac? What if that's all this is? Maybe they wanted to get some advice from the big boys on PC for their machine.
I highly doubt this some collaboration of some kind. Given the economy, the last thing we need is another pricy system to choose from and everyone knows that. Nothing to see here, folks.
Apple needs to fund the Steam Box!
If Valve and Apple were to create a gaming partnership, it would be the perfect way to enter the "console" gaming business with superior resources and great leadership. I think it would be a great way to shake up the Microsoft/Sony staredown. It could be great, but we'll have to wait and see if anything materializes
apple stay away please
Greedy company + troll company = The richest jacka$$ of a company in the world.
All joking aside, Apple's technology would be good for a Steam-based console. That is, of course, assuming that Valve can keep Apple from trying to release a successor every year. At least Valve knows the average console lifespan.
Vlave stay far away from apple and their leader of their sheep!
finally, i can get my ibox
This is nothing. Gabe Newell has already said that Apple has the "wrong philosophical approach" to digital distribution because of their closed system where they take a massive cut. Plus, I don't see how either company could offer anything to each other. They have almost polar opposite audiences and polar opposite hardware platforms. Both have their own extremely popular digital store fronts that offer completely different types of games and products. Apple is the most valuable company in the world with cash stock piles that exceed most governments so they wouldn't need Valve to put their foot into the digital distribution game of PC software nor console hardware business. I don't think Valve would need Apple to start selling apps on the Steam mobile app. Sure they could join forces, but why would they? Neither company needs the other for anything.
*puts up hands in circle shape*
All joking aside. PLEASE NO OH NO!