What Post-PC? Valve to Enter Console Business with Its "Controlled PC"
12/12/2012 by: Theo Valich
It's not a big secret that AMD managed to secure all major console wins, pushing Nvidia out of PlayStation 4. However, we were told by a bird that Nvidia is still working on a console concept… for Valve?
Valve's Gabe Newell is no longer hiding that the company is working on a hardware project
During the Video Game Awards, Gabe Newell, co-founder and lead character behind Valve Software spoke to Kotaku about the upcoming piece of hardware from Valve, rumored to be named "Steam Box". The existence of "Steam Box" floated around for years, as we were told that the hardware concept was a rejected console design by one of the vendors, claiming it was "too open". On the other side, Gabe said that "certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment," and if you're worried that the ecosystem built on an yet unannounced Linux distribution and the Steam client itself is too limiting, Gabe states that "If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC."
We believe that the 2013 will be the year of smarphoneization of the console space. The big three - Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony - are getting competition not just between each other, but by many other players, such as "Kickstarted" Ouya console, which is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 (officially - realistically, a lot of things are happening behind the scenes).
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