Go back to January 2013, and everyone thought Xi3′s Piston was going to be the one and only Steam Box. Fast forward to January 2014, and we now know that Steam Boxes are completely different than everyone’s first notion, but that doesn’t discredit Xi3′s Piston in any way. Xi3 has been hard at work for […]
Some buzz about the Valve gaming consoles had been circulating around for quite some time and it was rumored that the Valve will be launching their very own set of consoles and hardware exclusively for the gamers under the name tag of ‘Steam Box’. The rumors might seem to be coming true as a new page on Steam just went live and it’s being called ‘Living Room’. And so it looks like the release of a Steam console from Valve is on the way.
For all of those looking for a Valve announcement at E3 for either Half-Life 3 or the rumored Steam Box, it looks like you are not going to get one. Doug Lombardi of Valve Software confirmed that Valve will not be exhibiting at this years E3 event which is to be held June 11-13th. Doug left things pretty simple as you can see below, no really elaborating as to why Valve will not be exhibiting, but we have a few ideas.
Valve has been making a lot of headlines lately especially with their Big Picture Mode launching. Many people have suggested that Big Picture is just the first step in Valve creating a hardware solution for the home theater and we have even hinted at it before. Now that is all but confirmed as Kotaku says according to Valve boss Gabe Newell, “you’ll be able to buy a living-room-friendly PC package next year”.