Rumor: podria estar Valve realmente haciendo una consola

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Rumor: Maybe Valve Really Is Making A Console
Respected tech reporter Joshua Topolsky is putting it all out there over at The Verge, reporting that the chatter about Valve Software getting into the hardware business isn't a tease. He says Valve is making a console and that we're going to be finding out about it real soon, maybe next week at the Game Developers Conference, or maybe in June at E3.
This one's wild.

The Valve console—which seems like more of a hardware standard than say, a Steam 64 or ValveStation—would be a set-top box that can run PC games and use Steam or even competing services such as Origin, according to the report. Unlike, the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, multiple manufacturers could be allowed to make it. Game developers wouldn't have to pay for a licensing fee to Valve for the privilege of making games for this console, bucking the standards of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, which charge game creators to make games on theirs.
The box would support configurable game controllers as well as a bracelet or some other sensor that would incorporate a player's biometric data to affect games (similar to how Nintendo's never-released Vitality Sensor was supposed to read a players bloodflow and stress to tweak the way a game played out in real-time.)
According to Topolsky:
Apparently meetings were held during CES to demo a hand-built version of the device to potential partners. We're told that the basic specs of the Steam Box include a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU. ..
Part of the goal of establishing a baseline for hardware, we're told, is that it will give developers a clear lifecycle for their products, with changes possibly coming every three to four years. Additionally, there won't be a required devkit, and there will be no licensing fees to create software for the platform.

Topolsky builds his case by combining the rumors he's heard with recent statements from Valve boss Gabe Newell about a willingness for Valve to make hardware and a wariness about the expanding influence of Apple's closed, tightly-controlled app store.
Valve has earned legions of admirers for their games (Half-Life, Portal) as well as for Steam, the leading PC gaming service for connecting players and selling games online.
Read the whole Verge piece. We've asked Valve for comment, and our ears are certainly perked up. If we hear more about this from anyone, we'll let you know.
So... maybe Valve was saving the next Half-Life to launch on their first console? Couldn't be!

PS: una consola la cual sus exusivos sean: Team Fotress 3 o Left 4 Dead 3... well i dont think so...

Fuente: Kotaku
Hola caracola
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Como saquen una consola, con steam (por supuesto) y su política de juegos tirados de precios... va a estallar una guerra, buena para nosotros
Tony Skyrunner
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hjthebest escribió:PS: una consola la cual sus exusivos sean: Team Fotress 3 o Left 4 Dead 3... well i dont think so...

Sí, claro. Pues anda que no iban a mojar los calzoncillos Sony, Microsoft y Nintendo si Valve saca una consola con Half-Life 3 como juego de lanzamiento... XD
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fakemaria escribió:Como saquen una consola, con steam (por supuesto) y su política de juegos tirados de precios... va a estallar una guerra, buena para nosotros

No sé... una consola que sea un PC pepino para poder jugar a todo lo que ofrezcan por Steam podría ser. Pero un hardware propio al que portar los juegos... no lo veo yo. Y no sé hasta que punto las desarrolladoras querrían poner sus productos para consola en Steam, más barato y tal (es decir, ganando menos).

No sé, no sé.
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desde ago 2007
Desde luego si alguien puede irrumpir en las consolas a dia de hoy es Valve, de ser cierto puede salir algo muy bueno ^^
casado y jugon
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acabo de tener un DEJA VÚ.....¡¡¡

frascaso total se huele...¡¡¡¡

hilo_indrema_53314 ... ma/1622866

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jojojo, como me gustaría que esto fuese verdad, seguramente todo seria vía internet, nada de formato físico, la política de precios que tienen actualmente es razonable cuando tienen ofertas, porque un cod mw3 a 60 euros..., ahora si cuando son las semanas de las ofertas, la cartera echa humo jaja
-Retro Gamer-
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no me lo creo. Huele a fake.

Y aunque fuera cierto, sería un fracaso.
de todas formas, en el buffer no se dan rumores, sólo noticias contrastadas. :P
Que tio mas duro :P
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Que se metan el formato digital por... por ninguna pare porque no hay nada que meter.
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