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[The Verge] Exclusive: Valve said to be working on 'Steam Box' gaming console with partners, could announce at GDC

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Recently there's been chatter that Valve — the company behind the massively popular gaming service Steam — has been considering getting into the hardware business. Specifically, there have been rumors that the company has been toying with the idea of creating a proper set-top console which could potentially pose a threat to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell even recently told Penny Arcade: "Well, if we have to sell hardware we will."

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A new challenger approaches!
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The speculation is strong with this one.

That quote is completely meaningless. A 'steam box' is about as likely as valve offering a music service.
 
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If it happens, I'll be a happy camper. Many of my friends would dive into PC gaming. I'll even buy one!
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I don't know if it would ever happen, but I love this idea.
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If they're doing this, then they stole my idea. Literally. I've been building people boxes that meet or exceed the average steam user's hardware (via the Steam hardware survey) for quite some time. tongue.gif
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If it happens, I'll be a happy camper. Many of my friends would dive into PC gaming. I'll even buy one!

You know that your PC is a "steam box", too, right? Because it's a...PC...
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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post

The speculation is strong with this one.
That quote is completely meaningless. A 'steam box' is about as likely as valve offering a music service.

This, it's a last resort because they simply do not have the fanbase that would buy this let alone the money.
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Steam will be taking over the world soon! Seriously though its good to see some competition coming maybe

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