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Would a Valve games console help or hurt the industry?

Develop-Online: According to Valve’s newly-bearded company president, Gabe Newell, the Steam vendor is prepared to develop and sell hardware if it needs to.

No doubt such a claim will electrify some games studios and customers with unimaginable excitement. Steam had major teething problems, of course it did, but in recent years the matured Valve Software has had an aura of faultlessness that only the likes of Apple have been able to outshine.

The company’s reputation for putting customers first before anything else is well deserved, but what about the industry at large? What would a Valve console – presuming it would be successful - mean for the industry?

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Yi-Long2128d ago (Edited 2128d ago )

First of all, I would trust Valve to bring the gamers value for money and make their decisions based on what brings the best experience for US!

2nd of all, it would force the competitors (Nintendo, Microsoft and PS3) to up their game.

With Steam and their output of games, Valve has already proven that they have our best interests at heart. That's not to say they're flawless, but I think they would be the ones who could make sure the hardware would be at the best quality possible, and stuff like digital distribution and patching etc etc would be more affordable and easier for everyone!

Bigpappy2126d ago

I don't see a new console as a game changer to the industry, unless it allows us to play all PC games without using some kind of simulation software to support major video cards. You would not need to upgrade or wait for ports and no huge OS needed.

I don't even know if what I propose is possible,but that just goes to show we don't need more hadware developers giving us what we already get from the big 3.

camel_toad2126d ago

Yeh some of the tech theyve been getting into like player-mental-state monitoring, and given their track record with great games and Steam I would put a lot of faith in them pulling off something unique and awesome.

LX-General-Kaos2126d ago

I dont know what would happen in the long run, but im sure it would be interesting to see. Especially on N4G.com

Saryk2126d ago

I don't know what it would do for the industry, but i'd buy it.

Software_Lover2126d ago

They already have a console, its called the pc.

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