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Submitted by Vames 805d ago | article

Valve's Mobile Gaming Device Is Called 'Littlefoot': Steam Box Controller To Have Touchpad

Mobile & Apps: "While Valve is busy working tirelessly on the Steam Box Linux-based game console, the company has no plans to ignore the growing market that is mobile. After Steam Box is launched, Valve plans to launch a mobile gaming device codenamed "Littlefoot." (Next-Gen, PC, Steam, Steam Box)

doogiebear  +   805d ago
Why? They should just stream via cloud for current mobile phones. The mobile market is very crowded and it's a huge risk to introduce a new portable while juggling a new console.

Asuming this is true.
jujubee88  +   805d ago
That's probably what they will do. But, Valve might also be planning on launching it's on mini-Valve store for mobile games/apps.

I think they are taking a page out of PC and Sony's playbook (cross-content, PSM, etc) but making everything open sourced so you can also enjoy it outside of Valves Littlefoot/bigfoot hardware.

Sounds pretty smart to me.
nukeitall  +   804d ago
The mobile market is very crowded and it would surprise me if they didn't use Android for it.

Streaming/cloud is even riskier due to two simple facts:

a) nobody has done cloud gaming successfully yet with heavy investments

b) Valve is into good user experience, and cloud gaming is far from it right now
TheNocturnus  +   805d ago
The words "over saturation"come to mind. The gaming industry may be on the verge of a collapse.
ATi_Elite  +   805d ago
Only a matter of time before we start burying Call of Duty disc in the Desert!
doogiebear  +   804d ago
Put it next to E.T. for symbolism.
Kingofwiiu  +   805d ago
True.... Sh%t times for all of us real gamers. Casuals and tablet / IOS lovers threaten the integrity of Nintendo , Sony and Microsoft.

Hopefully Nintendo and Sony will keep chugging on forward without the likes of Valve , Ouya , etc having any sort of major impact and being nothing more than niche none mass market devices individualy..
Knight_Crawler  +   804d ago
You do relalize that its becuase of the casuals that you are still playing video games right?

The casuals make up 70% of those console and software sales that you see posted every month.

Why do you think that the Wii U is so weak?

Why do you think MS is pushing Kinect so hard?

Why do you think Sony is not giving up on the MOve?

As much as me and you may hate it, the casuals are the core reason why all 3 will be releasing a next gen console, we are the minority my friend.
DeadlyFire  +   804d ago
Casuals is not the reason at all. The dedicated core gamers established gaming up until this era with PS3/X360/Wii.

Its the first generation to take on a wide appeal to the casual audience.
DeadlyFire  +   804d ago
haha. When it collapses it will rise again bigger than ever before.

Casuals make up a large percentage, but the dedicated core is what gave birth to gaming. The two will merge together at some point soon.
cyclindk  +   804d ago
Shouldn't it be called "Little Engine That Could" or something, to go along with all their enginesque terminology, Steam, Valve and so on? or, THE COG.

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