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Valve Teases Steam Box, Other News

We'll hear three different announcements from Valve next week.

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There are big things brewing at Valve. The company has launched a teaser website that says “the Steam universe is expanding in 2014,” and has promised three announcements next week.

Given Steam founder Gabe Newell’s recent comments at a Linux conference, it seems inevitable we’re about to hear more concrete details about Valve and Steam moving into the living room.

“Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads,” said the company on its teaser page. “This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room.Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.”

In a subsequent email to the press, more details about how this will played out were detailed.

Firstly, expect an announcement Monday morning. The news will show up on the teaser page, but Valve did not provide any details on what we might expect, except to say the news is about “the steps we're taking to make Steam more accessible on televisions and in the living room.”

There are several image-related teaser on Valve’s page, too. Make of them what you will.

This year was already going to be a crazy one for gaming hardware. It’s about to get crazier.

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