Gabe Newell Posts

Valve’s Piston Steam Box Will Bring PC Gaming To The Living Room

Valve is working on new hardware called the Piston Steam Box.  The Piston Steam Box will make it possible to play PC games in your living room.  Known for the Steam gaming platform, Valve has around 50 million users.  Valve has been rumored to be building a console of their own for a long time now.  Pulse2 wrote about the Steam Box rumor back in March 2012.  A few months ago, Valve launched software called Big Picture which made it possible for Windows based machines to use Xbox 360 controllers to navigate, shop, and play games.  Nvidia’s Project Shield can also use Big Picture mode when using an Nvidia-based system to play PC games in the living room through wireless video.

Piston Steam Box

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EA Wanted To Acquire Valve

Electronic Arts had an interest in buying out Valve according to The New York Times.  EA was in very early stages of talks with Valve to buy them out.  If the talks had not fallen through, EA would have valued Valve at around $1 billion.  Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said that the company’s financials are confidential so it is not known how much the company is worth.

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