A Kinect-like video game console in the works?
I said something similar to this a couple days ago. I didnt know how strong the rumor was. If this does actually come to reality.. War has changed. http://n4g.com/news/979299/... Agent Hitman a few comments under mine was on the right track as well. Hopefully this does happen to bring more competition into the world of gaming. Rated E For Everyone
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I find this rumor unlikely. Why would Apple need a console? I thought iPad and iPhone already "destroyed" handheld and console gaming, huh? Apparently the Apple zealots were wrong again. A Steam console makes almost no sense. Steam is already on "consoles": it's called a PC hooked up to the TV. There wouldn't be any exclusive games for it (Apple owns no gaming dev teams, and Valve isn't about to make a game exclusive to console but not on Steam), so there'd be absolutely no reason to buy one. Apple has a lot of success in the "mobile computer" market, I'll give 'em that, but stationary Apple products (desktops and TV boxes) always bomb horribly. The worst part of it would be the Apple console would get a new must-have version every 12 months and the media would praise it to no end.
Not the iGame!!!!!! I don't want it. Go away. Okay I might buy it. All depends. Could easily happen though. Apple would be the console maker and distributor. They have more than enough cash. Valve would be software partner with STEAM like online network + their headset type device they are developing. Rumors have been around for a few years of next AppleTV entering into the console race. I personally have not been expecting it. Intel + NVIDIA CPU/GPU are available and likely both companies want to showcase their technology badly so they are likely pushing for someone to put them into the console race. It could happen with Apple. Open RL is another possible tech option to be thrown in or out of it. Still though I don't see Apple being a serious contender without some kind of gaming software support. Although it could bring about an era of Mac + Their console exclusive games. They would need some strong titles to kick things off and they really have no game developers building exclusive games for them.
It would be a lost cause.
Two very different companies. Keep Apple away. Do not want a $1,500 console.
XD Wow, can people stop being nonsensical for a minute?
Why not? Im sure other people would buy it. ;) Edit Just as long as it has nothing to do with motion controls or kinect.
Apple owns no game studios and Valve puts out a game every 2/3 years. Not exactly a match made in heaven, not to mention that Apple charges like twice the amount their products are worth and then releases a new version six months later. I think that would fail about as bad as the Pippin failed in the 1990's. Sega partially failed because they kept coming out for add on's and ended up losing consumer confidence. Just don't see how this would work.
Agreed... I also find it very odd that Valve would suddenly be interested in a "kinect like" game console when they have stayed clear of that type of game since....well forever so far.
I'm sure it's all b.s. but if it were true I'd ditch Sony and microsoft for milking there current consoles with junk to prolong there consoles outdated life.
it would be interesting to hear something about this at this year e3.
it wouldnt be a console, but I can see apple and valve doing something together. Maybe apple wants some ios games from valve. I dont think anybody in their right mind wants to make a new console unless they are already in the market.
If that means that Half Life 3 will be exclusive to his console then [email protected] both of those companies.
Never gonna happen, Valve are all about completely open systems for PC software. Not something Apple are famous for. Edit: Although, with Steve Jobs no longer giving the go, no go decisions, things may change.
Gamers from every corner of the globe have called kinect a boat load of names or highlighted it' lacking or how it does not work well. But yet a rumor sprouts of a joint venture between Apple & Steam to create a kinect like console device, everyone has nothing but high praises for it or how they want one. Begin to think all gamers are nothing more than a bunch of two face fanboys, could never understand how people can hate something but let that same item be made by someelse they all like it then.
[Vader voice] Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo!!!
Apple and Nintendo would make more sense since a majority of households with Apple products also have Nintendo products.
Apple and what? Valve?
Think it'd be more likely for Apple and Orange to team up
How about Valve finish on HL3 first :)
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