Confirmed: Valve to show PC hardware this week at CES

#1 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -
#2 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2167 posts) -

This will be interesting to see. I wonder what the graphics output of the proposed hardware will be and how will gamers, developers and publishers respond to it?

#3 Posted by MistaSparkle (2283 posts) -

Awesome! Something for me to look forward to at CES this year! Usually it just seems like phone/tv stuff with the occasional surprise, but I'm legitimately excited this time. Hope we see some cool stuff.

#4 Posted by Puddlesworth (61 posts) -
#5 Posted by Live2bRighteous (325 posts) -

Wow. I remember when the rumors first started about the Steam Box console... those were the days.

#6 Edited by Kerned (1183 posts) -

This is a smart move for Valve (if it's actually what we hope it is). With Microsoft and Sony likely to be making their new consoles less and less about playing games, devices like these could prove very disruptive. I'd buy a well-made, upgradable Steambox in a second.

#7 Posted by L44 (629 posts) -

Will this render the PC master race term redundant?

#8 Edited by TruthTellah (9655 posts) -

@me3639: I think it's more accurate to say that other companies will be showing PC hardware backed by Valve this week at CES. In other words, it sounds like Valve is supporting various hardware which can host Steam. So, while Valve may promote some of the hardware, they're not Valve hardware. Some hardware will just have a Valve seal of approval(and apparently some of their investment dollars, as well). This is about getting Steam on many devices that can bring PC games to your TV.

#9 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (484 posts) -

A box with Linix and steam installed. Woot

#10 Posted by DrSwank (509 posts) -

This is not the direction I wanted Valve to take... Failbox.

#11 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2167 posts) -

@drewmaw: lol I'm sure they care so much about that opinion of yours.

#12 Posted by august (3922 posts) -

@drewmaw said:

This is not the direction I wanted Valve to take... Failbox.



#13 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5008 posts) -

@drewmaw said:

This is not the direction I wanted Valve to take... Failbox.

It's not like they are ditching everything else that they are doing right now.

#14 Posted by Puddlesworth (61 posts) -

ITT: people who don't read the article

#15 Posted by moffattron9000 (388 posts) -

@L44 said:

Will this render the PC master race term redundant?

When we're all playing our games off the perfect cloud, people will say theirs is better because the're running their own cloud, and the PC Master Race will live on.

#16 Posted by Andorski (5469 posts) -

Kind of what I figured. A third party making the hardware and doing most of the investment; Valve chipping in and offering their brand name. Sounds like a baby step in the overall walk to being a presence in the living room.

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