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Gabe Newell thinks PC's in your living room is the next big thing


Valve's boss man Gabe Newell thinks that a PC in your living room will compete - soon - with the next big consoles.

In a recent interview with Kotaku at the VGA's this past Friday, Newell stated that Steam's "Big Picture" mode will pave the way to living room gaming computers. Newell said that they're exploring ways to make a PC that can just plug into your television and run Steam.
I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them, he said. Cause they wont have to split the world into thinking about why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else? So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments.

[Valve will ] do it but we also think other people will as well. Certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment. If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, thats what some people are really gonna want for their living room.

The nice thing about a PC is a lot of different people can try out different solutions, and customers can find the ones that work best for them.
Newell also confirmed that Valve is currently working on their next games engine.

Via VG247