Saturday, 3 March 2012

Is Valve entering the Console War with the Steam-Box?


Rumors have begun to surface that Valve (the development studio responsible for Half-life, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Steam) may be announcing a Console or Console-styled PC to compete with the likes of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Apparently named the "Steam Box" this could potentially be a new contender in the Console War if proved true.

Supposed specifications of the device include an Intel Core I7 Processor, Nvidia Graphics Processor and 8GB's of RAM, and will support a host of USB Controller Peripherals, as well as containing Biometric sensors to match in-game elements to match the players behavior.

Speculation suggests that there is a possibility of the console being announced at  The Game Developers Conference (GDC, but may instead end up being announced at E3 this year.

If this does happen, will Valve give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money?

We'll just have to see.

Click the link below to see the original Exclusive Story from "The Verge" for more information regarding this.

Exclusive: Valve said to be working on 'Steam Box' gaming console with partners, could announce at GDC



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