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Valve are 'frustrated by lack of innovation' in PC hardware, so they're 'jumping in'

Valve are 'jumping in' to the PC hardware space, as they're 'frustrated by the lack of innovation'

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:29 am CDT - 1 min, 8 secs reading time

If you're a long-term reader of TweakTown, you'll know that I'm quite passionate in the stagnation of the PC hardware scene. I've even touted Valve as the savior to all of this, and it seems I'm being proven right more and more with each day passing.

Valve are 'frustrated by lack of innovation' in PC hardware, so they're 'jumping in'  | TweakTown.com

CVG reports that they've noticed a job listing on Valve's site, where the company is looking for an 'Industrial Designer'. The post says:

Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers. We're frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we're jumping in. Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven't really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There's a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked.

This gives some serious credit to the rumored Steam Box console, or PC-like device. If we bundle the fact that Valve are working on the rumored Steam Box, the 'Big Picture Mode' that will make Steam look perfect on your Full HD TV, and the biggest fact of all: gamers want Half-Life 3 more than ever, it would seem that Valve are looking to make 2013 a big, big year for the company.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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