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"We have no reason to believe we're any good at it, it's more we think that we need to continue to have innovation and if the only way to get these kind of projects started is by us going and developing and selling the hardware directly then that's what we'll do.

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I dunno how they would pull it off. As of now they aren't releasing games all that much and if they do it's just an addon or extention of a previous game. What makes them think they'll be able to keep up with both on top of keeping the servers for steam maintained.
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As in if their game development dried up they would make hardware? Hard to get what he's saying exactly.
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I think he's saying if innovation for video hardware starts to dry up? Nvidia and AMD are constantly at each others throats with releasing new hardware pushing new features. That's what I gathered from it anyways. I'm a bit more curious to know what he thinks Valve could bring to the table?

If he's so worried about innovation I would put that effort and time into slapping other developers for releasing the garbage on PC that they do.
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What if he is sick and tired of waiting to release HL3 because consoles can't cut it, and he decided he is going to make his own console that can run it! I don't know if the next xbox is really going to be enough to push the new physics I expect for HL3.
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Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post

Someone beat you to the scoop.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1218304/pa-possible-steam-console-incoming-maybe-someday/0_100#post_16515494

A Steam console = Death. I hope they aren't that stupid. As long as there is money to be made, there will be innovation.
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Yep.. /close, other post has been up for a little over an hour now.
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