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post #11 of 48
*facepalm*

Totally wrong interpretation by OP.

There was no explicit mention of a console..... just hardware in general, and that can be anything.
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post #12 of 48
Products like Alienware's X51 would fit the bill nicely. A year or two into the future we could even have even more budget oriented PC "consoles" as the iGPU in CPUs become more and more viable. Console form-factor, but still a PC.
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post #13 of 48

We already have a Steam console, it's called a POS3. smile.gif

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post #14 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by PvtHudson View Post

Wow.
Those idiots didn't even read the interview doh.gif
Newell wasn't talking about a console. Valve has been doing psychological studies, brain studies, biometrics, etc for a while now to get more data on how players feel and react when playing games. The interviewer was asking Newell about his re-invigorated interest in wearable computing and about the future of Valve games. Newell talked about some ideas he had and how new hardware would have to be invented. He believes that manufacturers and distributors should be behind this, seeing as how Valve has no experience in this industry, but if they choose not to then Valve will do it if it has no choice. He's talking about additional prototype hardware to be used in conjunction with what we already have, not a new video game system.

I know, right? Another excellent analysis by Pixel Apocalypse. rolleyes.gif

It is just crazy what passes for news these days.
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*key word* some day thumb.gif kthxbye
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post #16 of 48
He didn't say anything about consoles. only hardware.

I am not saying they aren't but I am just saying what he said.

Never guess what people are implying.

What do you think consoles are. pc's mate.

Valve will either;

a. make a pc branded by themselves.
b. make a branded pc with a company like asus or something.
c. make consoles.
post #17 of 48
The perfect gaming console would not be one built on proprietary hardware but one based on an open hardware standard governed by a company such as Valve.
post #18 of 48
Valve isn't going console and if they did, they will be out of business in no time.

Console hardware is simply unprofitable. It takes billions to bring into the market and years to profit from it, and by then it's EOL.
Selling games is where the money will always be. Valve got it right the first time.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 2/20/12 at 8:18pm
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would be interesting smile.gif
    
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post #20 of 48
Well that's an intriguing idea, even if consoles themselves are not explicitly mentioned as far as I understand.

Altho in the case of Steam they would most likely just do a 250$ or 300$ PC thats able to play games at medium settings and connect to a TV set. Which is not that unreasonable. mATX or even smaller board, a budget dual or quadcore and ~ AMD 5770 level or nVidia equivalent hardware. Perhaps somekind of controller as well with mouse and keyboard as options. Main thing making it "console" would be the "console looking case".

Not particulalrly innovative tho.
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