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I am intrigued about the details. Hopefully this Valve Big Box mode will be a very good front end for accessing games kind of like media center software like XBMC. The execution is going to be critical, however, in garnering enough industry support for the platform.

Exactly what I'm imagining, if they are going to go ahead with this and want PC titles on it they'll probably use a steam flavour of XMBC over windows(maybe linux, but the problem is getting games to run on linux then). Honestly... from what this article says it's just implying that they are making a PC in a small(er) form factor with a modified windows OS and controllers. Really... it isn't that bad.

Also, chances are they have been thinking about this for a long time... iirc someone discovered split-screen in the PC version of left 4 dead, I wouldn't be surprised if that was for this(instead of current consoles).
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Not enough information on it quite yet, but the article says it would have fixed hardware. I'd like to believe if it is windows based, upgrading it would be possible..
I would imagine it would need to run off of windows if it can run any PC game, including current Origin titles. Kind of strange, just needs to wait to see how it unfolds. A part of me wishes for a linux based platform, then we may finally get Steam on linux haha

This.

I don't see how you can competitively price something that runs Windows, or optimized it in any way.

That would be the best push ever for Linux, games are the only thing holding it back from being an extremely successful desktop OS imo.
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The Penny Arcade interview a few days ago said Valve was working on a way to get a variety of peripherals out to gamers without having to mass produce every different version and hope the inventory sold. A customizable controller base seems like a good start.
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Hopefully it will be priced like consoles, And possibly not upgradeable like a laptop.

Everyone in the world would like a gaming PC but they cant afford it most the time and dont want to build one.
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It's certainly not for the majority of OCN but it is probably the single greatest piece of PC gaming news in the last decade. If this pans out it could mean PC>console ports becoming standard practice.
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agh lets hope they don't pull an alienware and charge 3k for some poop. anyways will their be an OS or simply the steam store? seems like a good move on Steam's part.
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BREAKING NEWS: After Steam announces its new console, there has been rumors of EA building an Origin console...

Haha nice one thumb.gif
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i7+8gb seems overkill IMO, i5 and 4gb would of been fine. tongue.gif
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why does everyone have their panties in a bunch, this is no more than just speculation biggrin.gif
    
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