Sunday, 15 April 2012

Rumour - Steam Box - 15/04/12 [DAILY DOSE]

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2012 - DAILY DOSE

OK - why on Earth they've made the Steam Box all Borg-y is beyond me.

Today's DAILY DOSE is a look at some of the rumours floating around about a new "Steam Box" console - a console designed by Valve to stream games - and even a pair of glasses to merge computer-generated graphics into the real world.

The rumours have been confirmed and denied equally - with several top Valve employees making it clear that they are researching something along these lines while at the same time other execs are denying we'll see anything come of these rumours for the next couple of years.

One thing seems clear - they are working on something.

Last week a job vacancy was posted for an Electronics Engineer - the job blurb is here:

For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences. Now we’re developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen. Join our highly motivated team that’s doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms. We’re not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here – help us invent whole new gaming experiences.

The vacancy requires the applicants to have prototyping experience, knowledge of ARM/X86 system design, knowledge of board layout and hardware definition languages.

Valve have always created top-quality stuff and games that have defined a generation - now can they take that one step further and create a new gaming platform to change the gaming landscape?

It seems we may have to wait a couple of years to find out - but I'm looking forward to the results.


What does everyone else think?
Is a new Valve console on the way?
Will it be any good?
Comments in the box below.

Some links to the job vacancy itself and some sources that are looking closely at these rumours are posted below:


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