Valve sets the record straight on Steam Box rumors

By Leeky
Mar 9, 2012
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  1. Last week, rumors emerged that game developer Valve was secretly working on their own gaming console platform. This followed shortly after the company's co-founder Gabe Newell was quoted by Penny Arcade…

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  2. Not surprised in the least and would only have been surprised if the rumors had been true.
  3. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye Newcomer, in training Posts: 55

    Maybe Valve should do it. Rumors were created and the people loved the idea. Sounds like a good idea to me. It would make companies like Microsoft and Sony a run for their money. Probably make them freak the hell out seeing as how the Steam library is not only huge but also able to be played on both console and PC. Now that's a crazy idea.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,364   +260

    It's nice to hear Valve make it part of the proccess to make boxes to test their rendering software and games to see how it performs and stabilty across several different setups. Unlike EA (DICE) which i think was more of an after thought...
  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 876   +94

    The idea of a Steam console is cool and all, but the hardware they would have to put in it would make it expensive. Most modern PCs have the CPU processing power and just lack the GPU aspect, it will be far cheaper to upgrade to a dedicated video card with HDMI out and perhaps a better PSU then this console would cost. Plus with a computer you have much more functionality. I say good for you Steam but its too little too late, plus its just a rumor.
  6. Illuminati

    Illuminati Newcomer, in training

    They'll just push their services via win8 on the next-gen xbox. No steam box necessary. And they might start carrying "console optimized titles". mind. blown.
  7. Mind blown? Ohh I get it... you were just blowin smoke up your own bum. lol
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    I was having trouble putting the alleged plans into perspective anyway; probably should have expected this. Oh well...
  9. mi4me

    mi4me Newcomer, in training

    If valves total lack of ANY control over hacking on PC Modern Warfare 3 is any indication of their future endeavors this will be another total sham! PC gaming on Valve is a joke! When you complain about it to Valve their solution is for ME the consumer to upload video clips of hackers so they can ban them. Sorry Valve i didn't pay $59.00 for a game that i have to police.Total bull! Here's a suggestion...Hire ten people to play the game with the ability to ban hackers. I don't think their salaries would break Valves multi billion bank. Tonight i was going to play but after the first 3 games i joined had people hacking i just turned Steam off! Maybe a class action lawsuit would open Valve and Activisions eyes...But i doubt it, they got their money already
  10. This denial only confirms in my mind that a Steam Box is six months away if that. Something like a SFF PC with G630 + 6770 gfx. that'll do nicely. Also VAlves total inability to sell me any of their games on steam .. I dont have Credit card etc, so waddabout gift tokens or other such device?. I would be up to 5 6 maybe even ten games by now.

    I would be onto DEus ex HR, Mass effect plus Skyrim CrySis etc.

    EDitors Note: please contact Steam directly quoting code "AsX77603" as they have awarded you three free games for this insightful post.
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 876   +94

    That's why you stop playing cod, the franchise stopped improving itself several iterations ago anyway so stop giving them your money. Why exactly is it steams job to police a game it distributes, that would be like going to bestbuy and telling them to ban someone because hes hacking, good luck. Its actually a good thing that steam can ban players with appropriate proof that only requires you to be running fraps in the background. Yeah boo hoo you have to help the gaming community once in a while, but if more people did so there wouldn't be such a problem with hackers. Besides, your talking about one game, steam has a huge library of games, it just so happens that cod being as popular as it is draws more attention hence has more hackers.


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