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Valve’s engineer talked about their labs and that they want to change the “frustrating lack of innovation in the area of computer hardware”. He also mentioned a console launch in 2013 and that it will specifically use Linux and not Windows. Furthermore he said that Valve’s labs will reveal yet another new hardware in 2013, most likely rumored controllers and VR equipment but we can expect some new exciting stuff.

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Called it.

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Gabe Newell has spoken out to clarify that the Xi3 Piston is not Valve's Steambox console, as well as shared details about the device.

http://au.ign.com/videos/2013/01/09/news-piston-is-not-valves-steambox
    
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post #2 of 161
sounds cool. Doubt i'll be buying one though since steam pisses me off some times with stupid issues.
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Good luck Valve, you're gonna need it. Sun don't shine where you're goin'...
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Good luck Valve, you're gonna need it. Sun don't shine where you're goin'...

???
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???

pretty sure he meant since they are becoming h/w manufacturers and making a 'console' albeit probably a pretty cool one since it runs linux instead of winblows.
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I'm pretty excited about this. Even though it'll be a "console," it'll be far more like a normal pc than any other console out there. And it'll run Linux AND steam.biggrin.gif Everyone wins.
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pretty sure he meant since they are becoming h/w manufacturers and making a 'console' albeit probably a pretty cool one since it runs linux instead of winblows.

I'm going to love the games list on launch:

Source games

a few others

*crickets chirping*
    
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I'm going to love the games list on launch:
Source games
a few others
*crickets chirping*

 

http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Metascore&sort_order=DESC&category1=998&os=linux

 

Plenty of good games on that list. Like wise, plenty of other solid linux based titles out there not available on Steam. 

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Finally, a console that does more good than harm to PC gamers biggrin.gif
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http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Metascore&sort_order=DESC&category1=998&os=linux

Plenty of good games on that list. Like wise, plenty of other solid linux based titles out there not available on Steam. 

even if they make this list 5 times bigger between now and when the thing comes out, I don't see who is going to buy one of these aside from people obsessed with valve or console owners who want to be able to play source games + some indie games.

Unless valve is looking to drop wads of cash the size of my house getting AAA titles on here I just don't see it.
    
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