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[The Verge] Gabe Newell confirms Steam Box

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Sounds like it'll be a small PC preloaded with STEAM.
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Newell suggests that the company will create its own carefully managed PC ecosystem that's distinct from the one offered by other hardware partners — a possibility that our own Sean Hollister exposed after looking at the company's comments and actions in recent years, including its aversion to Windows 8, its recent embrace of Linux, and its existing push into the living room with Big Picture Mode. Newell tells Kotaku that "our hardware will be a very controlled environment," and that some people will want a "turnkey" solution for their living room.

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sorry if old.
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Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.
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Well, isn't this interesting.
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post

Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.

That's... probably a really fair assessment of the entire thing. GabeN isn't happy that the Windows 8 store is getting all that Angry Birds revenue.
Edited by Core2uu - 12/8/12 at 4:24pm
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I don't see anyone buying this.
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post

Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.

aye.

edit: though I see this as a positive.
Edited by un-midas touch - 12/8/12 at 4:42pm
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Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.

This ^^^

Will not be supporting Steam via this!
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I don't see anyone buying this.

really? i do
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really? i do

Same.

This will kind of fuse consoles and PC together and even more reason for AAA publishers to start making Linux games thumb.gif
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I'm a console gamer at heart due to the community and ease of use/trouble-free entertainment, so this could be right up my alley, depending on how the rest of the consoles turn out.
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Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.
I completely agree, although as a full time Linux user who only boots Windows to game I'm really happy to see Steam adopting Linux.
I can see this being successful as they can potentially provide an easy to use gaming platform with all of the benefits of a full featured OS.
 
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