The lights are on
Rumors of a Valve console have been circulating for quite some time, and here's some more difficult to confirm information to add to the fire.
Valve's man in charge Gabe Newell has offered a few quotes in regard to the success of Steam's
Big Picture Mode and bringing the PC into the living room that strongly
hint that a Valve console is in the company's future. In typical
Valve fashion, however, it's all very ambiguous and secretive.
A NeoGAF user has posted a link and translations from German website Golem.de where Valve employee Ben Krasnow spoke at a conference in December about a Valve console. Apparently it will be based in Linux rather than Windows in the interest of delivering an open platform for developers. Also, Newell doesn't care for Windows 8. Krasnow also said that Valve will reveal more about the hypothetical console this year.
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Awesome for Glados, but on the subject of a Valve console, I don't think it'll be happen or be that successful.
Valve is just the kind of company that makes games, nothing more.
A little late on the news
I'm a mac. And I'm a PC. Who the heck are you? I'm a Linux. Ha ha ha ha.
I would buy this on day 1.
Save it for 2014. Last time I checked there were barely any good games on the compatibility list.
This could be really cool
hope its true. and also, hope it has a open source.
Woahwoahwoah...Not another console. As if choosing between 360 and PS3 wasn't bad enough.
I think they would be better off making their own Linux-based OS that runs PC games and is manageable in a more user friendly way then using WINE and manually building install packages for drivers.
Oi. I'm just waiting for them to say for sure so I don't have to read the rumors anymore.
If Valve could make it so that I could buy games on Steam and just play them on my tv, I will not buy a Playstation 4. Something like the Gamestick or Ouya. Just plug in something tiny to my PC, get some of my Steam games on it, and then plug it into my tv and get playing - or sync it to my Steam account wirelessly. Use streaming technology, like OnLive and Gaikai - I don't care. I just don't wanna deal with new PC hardware. I don't have the money - I have car payments, insurance, etc. REAL EXPENSES. I don't have "piss away on a new PC" money sitting around. And my current laptop - god bless it... it was a beast a few years ago, but more and more games are coming out now that it can't run very well. I'm playing some INDIE games now at N64 frame rates. Ugh.
So I hope Valve is working on something. And I hope they have a good controller.
Yeah, that's great. Just make Half-Life 3 already.
wait what VALUe is going to make a console eh? congrtaz by 2014 it will be the only game company lol at this rate.
what have you guys noticed the words linux where it should say console up top kool right?