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Engadget has follow-ups to comments recently attributed to Ben Krasnow about plans for Steam hardware. Ben says he was misquoted (or mistranslated) and that he did not confirm Linux support and he does not think they will be showing off anything of the sort this year as reported (thanks HARDOCP). Meanwhile, there's an interview with Valve's Gabe Newell on The Verge where the Valve honcho talks of how they are working with many hardware partners on "Good, Better," or "Best" boxes for playing Steam games, and also goes ahead and says they will be releasing Linux-based "Steam boxes," among other things, also discussing their interest in low-latency controllers, biometric controllers, and other cutting edge-ness. This includes much discussion of open versus closed systems.

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37. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 9, 2013, 18:30 HorrorScope
 
gray wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 07:35:
This is all a stepping stone to wearables.

There ya go, I was trying to figure it out. There is a step back performance wise, like cell phones. But they are working on wearable gaming/vr stuff. So in their mind the step back to bring the tech up is viable. We'll see.
 
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