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Steam Dev Days: Welcome Address From Gabe Newell [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Welcome Address From Gabe Newell for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Half-Life 3 Has Been Trademarked By Valve

Half Life 3

Over the weekend an interesting piece of news popped up on the net. While some were creating satire letters pretending to be Gabe Newell himself, and dissing all of the Valve fans who were disappointed that a new game was not announced during their trio of big SteamOS / Steambox Reveal announcements last week (Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Podcast #1 | Podcast #2), Valve actually ended up trademarking ‘Half-Life 3’ with the European Trademarks and Design Registry. Will this result in the highly anticipated vaporware actually being produced? Only time will tell gamers… only time will tell. One thing’s for sure, there would be nothing better for the SteamOS / Steambox and Steam in general than to have Half-Life 3 announced as an exclusive to Valve’s growing universe.

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‘The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014’ – Steambox / SteamOS Reveal [Pt 1]

Steambox

Valve has begun their first of three announcements that will come this week. The first is a teaser (of course) that basically hints that we are about to see the Steambox reveal finally come into play. A while back Gabe Newell confirmed that Steambox consoles were being beta tested in closed settings. Steambox is expected to be a Linux powered video game console with three price points (likely cheaper than current next-gen PS4 and Xbox ONE) which would allow gamers with existing Steam Libraries to bring their games on to their television sets and also allow ‘wannabe PC gamers’ to join the platform for a much lower cost.

This first announcement basically hints that soon some sort of huge announcement will come in and that gamers worldwide will be able to use their Steam accounts in order to help Valve shape the Steambox. Essentially this sounds like we’ll all be voting to help Valve make decisions going forward with their console reveal. All of this is speculation, but you can feel free to disagree as always. Below is the unedited announcement Valve posted on their website.

Steambox / SteamOS Reveal: Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Podcast #1 | Podcast #2 | #3 Coming Soon

“Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads.

This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room.

Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.”

SteamOS

SteamOS was announced as the first part of Valve’s announcements which is basically a streaming device that will stream games from your PC / Mac onto your TV through your home network.

“As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.

SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.

It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.”

Steambox 2

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Valve and Xi3 Disagree: Piston Console “Is a Steambox” and “Isn’t a Steambox” Simultaneously

After negative reaction to the price of the Xi3 Piston console recently revealed to fit the specifications of the upcoming “Steambox”. At first, reports suggested that Valve would not only be releasing their own machines (at lower prices) but would also support third-party attempts at the console/computer hybrid platform the Steam store and account library could support.

Those reports have now been called out by Valve themselves who says they have no part in the Piston console, dismissing it’s connection to the term “Steambox”. Xi3 is demanding recognition for the fact that Valve originally invested in the Piston console, and in fact are the ones who are responsible for its creation.

Valve’s response is essentially telling us that while they do experiment in upcoming technologies, and they did commission the Piston console to be developed, their own Steambox device is what they are currently focused on. They did not, however, denounce the fact that the device was built to support the Steam store and library accounts existing out there in customers “virtual wallets”.

Better take your time before deciding which Steambox is for you, seems Valve is backing out of deals with hard drive partners quicker than investors to the Phantom. We can’t say we blame Valve for wanting their own device, but they really should have cleared up the connection between Steam and the Piston console a lot sooner (or at least at all, we still aren’t sure exactly what’s going to happen as they haven’t said it won’t support Steam and instead just don’t want us calling it a ‘Steambox’ because those will cost a lot less apparently).

All eyes are on Valve now, who could deliver a large-scale entrance to the console industry if they have exclusive titles, reasonable entry price, and allow play of existing Steam library account titles already owned by their users. If they can’t meet those objectives with the Piston console, it’s only for the best that it be considered an experimental preview of what is possible with the Micro-PC / Gaming Console hybrid model.

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