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Will Valve’s Steam Box replace Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo in Gaming?

In Star Wars, Yoda famously said that there were only 2 Sith Lords, “No more, no less; the Master and the Apprentice.”

His words held true for the game industry for several years. Sega and Nintendo PINK: NTDOY successfully prevented Panasonic NYSE: PC, Philips, NEC Corporation and other manufacturers from making headway.

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PeaSFor1247d ago

did my pc gaming replaced nintendo/sony/ms in the last 20years? nope.

want steambox? go on steam and press the "BigPicture" fonction.

Zuperman1247d ago

If anything Valve's Steambox is more for the PC audience. I'll forever purchase a SONY product because of the GAMES.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME1246d ago

valve box would mean valve games would most likely be exclusive for valve box. so unless you don't think games like portal 2, and half-life 2 are awesome, it would probably have games too

raytraceme1246d ago

I buy PlayStation because of gaming experiences I can't find elsewhere. Now that ps4 will support self publishing indie devs. this will bring more pc gamers who love indie games to the PlayStation brand. MS are the only one imo who would be threatened by SteamBox.

Blackdeath_6631246d ago

the steam box is a niche product that has many non gaming applications. it is also an open platform that allows for many opportunities and is not a dedicated gaming device even though it is very competent at carrying out that task. valve sees the steam box as machine that can be plugged into the tv basically giving you a living room pc with a massive screen this opens a range of multimedia possibilities that way you don't need to buy a smart tv you can easily make any tv smart by adding a steam box to it. this is why valve said they are competing with appleTV and NOT sony+MS.

badz1491246d ago

why are PC gaming enthusiast want something "console-like" like this?? what's the point of the box itself when every @c in existence can already run Steam?? I still don't get it!

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Knight_Crawler1246d ago

N4G is going to be a war zone now that we will have a new faction the Steam Boxers!

ATi_Elite1246d ago

This is the LAST GEN of Gaming hardware from MS/SOny as we know it!

I know I'll get a trillion disagrees but seeing how Tech power advances every 6 months and Tablets will be as powerful as a PS4PC 6 months after release.......

There is NO reason to continue losing 100's of Millions of dollars making Gaming Boxes.

Sony/MS Gaming divisions will basically be Publishers and you log into PSN/XboxLive and buy console games and play them on what ever hardware you have i.e. iOS, android, PC, tablet, etc..

This is evident by being able to run Crysis 3 PC on a Tablet, the Razer Edge with a Nvidia 640m. Now in 6 months this will be leaped by something else!

also with plans on sticking PC's inside TV's is really the console Killer.

pissed9991246d ago

Valve are the future suckersz, Game over,

Bladesfist1246d ago

Not sure what you said, I disagreed because you can't spell.

Blackdeath_6631246d ago

not everyone in the world speaks English as their first language please keep that in mind before having a go at someone for spelling across the internet. just sayin'

GreenRanger1246d ago

I don't think the majority of console gamers give a flying crap about the Steam Box.
I sure as hell don't.

Relientk771246d ago

Agree, I have no interest in the Steambox

SatanSki1246d ago

As a pc/console gamer i dont either.

krisq1246d ago (Edited 1246d ago )

If it'll cost 300$, why not. The problem here is brand awareness. My mom doesn't know what Steam is, but knows exactly what Playstation and Xbox are. They need to gather to casuals, not us. It won't cost 300$ though, and my mom will probably never know nor care what Steam is. And who'll buy this? Certainly not people with high-end PCs and Steam on them.

SpartanGR1246d ago

Depends on the hardware. We'll see

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