Thursday, January 09, 2014

New gaming options on a familiar screen: the PC - Business - The Boston Globe

Full Steam ahead
"Meanwhile Valve Corp., one of the top vendors of PC game software, is preparing a new kind of hardware. Valve runs Steam, an online gaming community with 65 million users worldwide. Up to now they have happily played on their Windows or Mac machines, enjoying the razor-sharp precision you get by using a mouse and keyboard instead of a game controller. But they would love to get at the giant television screen in the living room.
For them, Valve is working with a host of PC makers to create Steam Machines, a new generation of game computers that will start hitting the market this year. Steam Machines run a modified Linux operating system and will range from dirt-simple $500 devices to $6,000 monsters for the most devout fanatics."
New gaming options on a familiar screen: the PC - Business - The Boston Globe
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