Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog #15: "Valve Wants to Directly Compete with Consoles"

Possibly great news for any fans of Valve: they are planing on developing some kind of living room PC that will compete with consoles and conventional PCs. From what I can gather, it sounds like some kind of limited PC/console hybrid. It should come as no surprise that Valve also plans to integrate Steam directly into the console. This strikes me as the gaming equivalent of Apple's strategy. Apple creates both its own hardware and software, which has become a main selling point for the company. Similarly, Valve wants to attempt this strategy.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny that a whole room will consist of a PC. It goes back to when computers were first created and had taken a whole room. I guess it's full circle.

    If you think about it a lot of stuff has come full circle like watching TV. The original TV set screens were very small, became larger, and then shrank down again with the smartphone. At least that's what my television professor told us...