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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If they are able to pull of their concept of commoditizing the platform, it could be a game changer for Valve.

Both the PS3 and the Xbox both are closed platforms, supplied by a single vendor and are very limited in their hardware upgrades. If dozens of manufacturers are all cutting each others throats to produce the same basic hardware, hardware that is easily upgraded, they may be able to pull this off.

When the price point starts dropping below 300 bucks it will make moms and dads everywhere start looking at this rather than an Xbox or PS3. Especially since the games the kids are already playing on PC port directly over to it.

Cheers,

knewshound


7 posted on 01/11/2013 1:20:16 PM PST by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: knews_hound
Let me drop this excerpt here from the second link:

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With more than 50 million subscribers around the world, Steam is the digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications/community platform from Valve Corp. Big Picture mode allows members to access and play games through Steam on any connected high-definition television display/monitor.

10 posted on 01/11/2013 1:25:17 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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