Shooting down rumors, Valve not making a gaming console

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  1. X_XSlashX_X
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    http://kotaku.com/5891697/shooting-down-rumors-valve-says-theyre-not-making-a-game-console-any-time-soon
     


  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    "We are totally working on a console but we are totally not making a console".
     
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  3. Janthran

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    Someone tell them to make Steam for 3DS, though.
    Kinda like they did with iOS and stuff.
     
  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    There's quite a gap between experimenting, and deciding to ship a product.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    You don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars ("God Knows How Much", actually) experimenting with controllers and hardware setups to quit half-way through. You experiment to release a product later-on.
     
  6. Satangel

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    Yeah sure, Nintendo got such a great reputation with online platforms/services, I'm sure this'll work fine. :yay:
     
  7. Janthran

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Foxi4

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    You can't post static pic's - you'll have to re-upload it somewhere.
     
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  9. schmammal

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    I hope they are just lying, companies do this.
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    The R part of R&D is often the most expensive part of a company. Companies have been known to sell off subsidiaries just to fund some more R to figure out a product that'll sell well.

    I'm not saying they're never going to do this, I'm just getting a little sick of everybody jumping to conclusions across the gaming industry at any little factoid they hear just to write an article.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    I don't really give two flips about silly tabloid crap - I'm drawing my conclusions from the few patent pictures I've seen. When you start designing a controller, you probably already have the basic idea what it's going to control. The exception here was the WiiU which puts the controller in the spotlight.

    It's not hard to imagine what Valve would want from their machine - it would have to be compatible with Steam and preferably all of its content, so naturally it needs to run a Steam-compatible OS. This leads me to believe that it would run an off-shot version of Windows, much like the XBox did. I don't buy the whole "It will play all PC games!" bull, it doesn't make much sense to me.

    Valve has always been a software company, but now they reached a certain level of development where they can afford to perform those experiments, and I can't imagine a scenario where they would "experiment" without having an intention of releasing something in the future. Not the nearby future, by no means, but definatelly an intention.
     
  12. Rydian

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    An intention does not equal confirmation. As an example, Jagex stopped Mechscape after three years of development because they determined it was not a good product.

    On the other hand. when companies push through with intentions regardless of what the research shows, you get shit like R.O.B.
     
  13. Gahars

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    It's not that there wasn't a console in the works; there totally was. It just got lost in the void known as "Valve Time" and they've been unable to fish it out.

    Get settled in folks; this might take an eternity or two.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Much as I am loathe to make a one word reply I believe the fitting reply would have to be "sidewinder".
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    aw no gabecube
     
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  16. Janthran

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    What do you mean? The pic is fine.
    Now somebody explain the joke.
     
  17. Foxi4

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    The pic only shows up if you previously watched it, it's static. Everybody else sees "Posted Image" rather then the picture you wanted to show and following the link will simply redirect to the FunnyJunk main page - hotlinking rarely works y'see.
     
  18. Veho

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    It's not loading. You can see it because it's in your browser cache but the rest of us can't see it.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  19. Janthran

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    Really?
    These last 20 or so image replies suddenly seem really dumb. >_
     
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  20. AlanJohn

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    My head is trying to imagine "not any time soon" in Valve time.
    :unsure: