Awesome video where he discusses the new Steambox price point, how Steam adds value to gaming and economics. A total must watch and I hope Valve does well going forward with brining Steam to the living room!

Thought it was interesting when Gabe said Linux was the industries "get out of jail free card."

His talk doesn't start right away but you can skip ahead.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/08/2013 at 05:47am

Interesting perspectives he puts out there. I like the idea of free-to-use productivity software, although it might cause a bigger problem with ownership of distributed assets if you follow through with the shared revenue idea (i.e. who's licensing to whom). I also love the idea of local streaming of game collections to the living room, and have been begging for this for years. It's the retail cost of console games that has kept this from happening. There's no reason we shouldn't already be playing games off of our own local servers, without having to verify ownership by inserting a disc into the system. I'm really excited that Valve is pushing this.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/08/2013 at 05:11pm

I agree. Gabe is spot on when he says that people don't like to scap everything when the move to a new system. The next round of consoles should be really interesting!

Still wondering what Apple will do and like Gabe I think they are the biggest player to look out for.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/09/2013 at 06:27am

Apple already has the framework, they just haven't breathed any life into it. Why they haven't turned the Apple TV into exactly what Gabe is talking about, I don't know. I mean, I do know (Steve Jobs didn't care much for games), but still. I don't know when/if that motivation will change for them.

It's like all of this technology is hovering around something great, and nobody has really figured it out. Microsoft is going nowhere with the Xbox. Sony is coming around, and I guess we'll see in a couple of weeks what the "Ps4" will bring to the table. Nintendo is at least trying to be innovative, despite their reluctance to truly enter the online space. I tell you, I'm most excited about Valve and Ouya, at the moment. They just seem to get it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/09/2013 at 09:42pm

Ouya looks really interesting and I dig the price point. Did you get one?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/10/2013 at 12:27am

I did, through the Kickstarter, so it should be here in about a month or so. I'll post a review when it arrives.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/10/2013 at 12:59am

Awesome! Look forward to it.

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