Valve boss talks Steam Box, more

T.C. Sottek for The Verge:

We just sat down for a rare and wide-ranging interview with Valve CEO Gabe Newell, who opened up to The Verge with details about the company’s upcoming “Steam Box” gaming hardware, the future of the Steam digital distribution platform, and even gaming itself. For starters, Valve isn’t just attacking the living room; the Steam Box will be designed to work across multiple screens in the home using networking standards like Miracast, ideally allowing users to effortlessly transition between rooms and monitors to enjoy gaming and other content. But Valve’s goal isn’t just to put a box into everyone’s living room, it’s to help build an ecosystem of content developers — including the gamers themselves.

An interesting interview with the ever-influential and visionary Gabe Newell. He offers up details about what Steam is planning with its own hardware. Some Mac press have repeated a line that he threw out about Steve Jobs being hostile to games, but it’s a one-off and really irrelevant to the larger issues that he tackled. If you’re a gamer and what Valve is doing with Steam interests you, make sure to take a gander.



  • Domicinator

    Ah, I remember when Steam was just simply the BS you had to deal with to install Half Life 2. Look at it now.

  • tylernol

    It’s a no-brainer that the steam box should look like a companion cube. Come on, Steam!

    • Mother Hydra

      a million-bajillion times this!

  • Mother Hydra

    I admire this guy, he definitely thinks far afield of any other game industry types. Big picture is great on my new mini, but I’ll sign up on day one for a steam box. I have that much faith in Valve. Plus, where is my Half-Life 3?