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[TV] Valve said to be working on 'Steam Box' gaming console

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According to sources, the company has been working on a hardware spec and associated software which would make up the backbone of a "Steam Box." The actual devices may be made by a variety of partners, and the software would be readily available to any company that wants to get in the game.
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Apparently meetings were held during CES to demo a hand-built version of the device to potential partners. We're told that the basic specs of the Steam Box include a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU. The devices will be able to run any standard PC titles, and will also allow for rival gaming services (like EA's Origin) to be loaded up.

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Mostly just speculation at this point, but it's an interesting article regardless.
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8G RAM? i7? for gaming? Talking about over kill.
This is Alienware all over again.
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do not want

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do not want
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I don't understand the picture?
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I'd come closer to buying this than any other console. Oh god think of the hacks and mods that would come for this thumb.gif
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I don't understand the picture?

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We're hearing that a wide variety of USB peripherals will be compatible with the boxes, though it will likely ship with a proprietary controller. It's possible that the controller will even allow for swappable components, meaning that it can be reconfigured depending on the type of game you're playing. Think that sounds odd? Well Valve filed a patent for such a device last year.
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So it will run existing PC titles? Then it would require Windows? Is this a PC with fixed hardware and a controller?
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i can dig that biggrin.gif tho what about upgrading? if needed
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