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Could the rumored Steam Box from Valve change gaming as we know it? (Page 1)

The rumored Valve gaming box, currently dubbed "Steam Box" is gaining, er, steam, and could really exert force against not only the current-gen consoles, but also next-gen consoles.
Anthony Garreffa | Mar 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm CDT - 1 min, 15 secs time to read this page



It's funny, one of my previous editorials, "The Future of Gaming - Are Developers and Console Makers Ready?" covered how there needs to be a change in gaming, with my next editorial, "The state of gaming - What will be the next big push in the world of games?", covering it in detail, of where it could possibly go.

I cited not only specifically Valve, but, Half-Life 3 as this huge push we require to usher in a new wave of games, and a new sense of awesomeness among games, instead of hype-creating machines and marketing magic that we see with the latest iterations of Call of Duty for example.

I actually named-called Half-Life 3 as a savior, and this week we have news popping up of a potential "Steam Box" from Valve. What would make this work? Could it work? Could it change things for not only gaming, but PC-exclusives, Valve themselves, sequels to Valve's games, and the biggest question of all: gaming itself?

What we need to ask ourselves is would the market accept another player who wants to jam in another device into that rack of goodies in your living room? Microsoft had a gigantic enemy in both Sony and Nintendo when they started plans for the Xbox, but look at them now.

Valve are probably one of the only companies capable of launching a machine to play games, a standalone PC, capable of competing with consoles, and ushering in a new era of gaming.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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