Install Theme
8bitfuture:

SteamBox to be available next year.
Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that Steam’s recent big picture mode was received “much stronger than expected” by consumers, and the company will now push ahead to get Steam Linux out of beta and onto specially designed PC packages, which he expects to be available next year.
He expects that along with Steam-manufactured boxes, third party manufacturers will also bring similar devices to market, which will be able to be hooked directly up to a TV and run Steam right out of the box. He confirmed they will compete with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.


“I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,” Newell told me. “Cause they won’t have to split the world into thinking about ‘why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?’ So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments.”

8bitfuture:

SteamBox to be available next year.

Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that Steam’s recent big picture mode was received “much stronger than expected” by consumers, and the company will now push ahead to get Steam Linux out of beta and onto specially designed PC packages, which he expects to be available next year.

He expects that along with Steam-manufactured boxes, third party manufacturers will also bring similar devices to market, which will be able to be hooked directly up to a TV and run Steam right out of the box. He confirmed they will compete with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

“I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,” Newell told me. “Cause they won’t have to split the world into thinking about ‘why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?’ So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments.”

(Source: kotaku.com, via 8bitfuture)

Blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. tommizzy reblogged this from 8bitfuture and added:
    Very exciting times! More people gaming on
  2. x3fyr reblogged this from 8bitfuture
  3. gr3yfox reblogged this from ea5e95
  4. deathdefyinglifeforcenigga reblogged this from ea5e95
  5. lunaticobscurity reblogged this from ea5e95 and added:
    great news for people who like first person shooters and real time strategy games and nothing else.
  6. ea5e95 reblogged this from emergentfutures
  7. luckysipe reblogged this from ebookporn
  8. ebookporn reblogged this from 8bitfuture
  9. alexandralinwillis reblogged this from 8bitfuture and added:
    Can’t wait to see where this goes.
  10. scienceandorfiction reblogged this from noaxioms
  11. noaxioms reblogged this from emergentfutures
  12. chazspalace reblogged this from emergentfutures
  13. danilopuricelli reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    SteamBox to be available next year. Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that Steam’s recent big picture mode was received...
  14. sanguinewriter reblogged this from emergentfutures
  15. elven-khaleesi reblogged this from ckmontague
  16. ckmontague reblogged this from emergentfutures
  17. kingkongsexy reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    This is so Kewl