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Steambox to undergo testing in 2-3 months
Posted: 06.03.2013 06:24 by Comments: 6
Valve founder Gabe Newell has announced that the Steambox will start testing in the next 2 to 3 months.

According to Newell, “We’re working with partners trying to nail down how fast we can make it. We’ll be giving out some prototypes to customers to gauge their reactions, I guess, in the next three to four months. There are noise issues and heat issues and being able to (deal with) that while still offering a powerful enough gaming experience is the challenge in building it.”

Newell has even brought up a peripheral that Nintendo has twice tried (and failed) to get the public to embrace: a biometric sensor.

“If you think of a game like Left For Dead – which was trying to put you into a sort of horror movie – if you don’t change the experience of what the player is actually feeling then it stops being a horror game,” he stated, “So you need to actually be able to directly measure how aroused the player is – what their heart rate is, things like that – in order to offer them a new experience each time they play.”

Stay tuned.
Source: VG247

Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2013
nocutius
Gabe is interested in how aroused I am? Ehm, that's not arousing at all.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2013
SirRoderick
Whelp, you can definitely turn things like that off ^_^
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 06, 2013
herodotus
I'm sorry guys, but I really don't like Gabe Newell as he is now simply a fatcat, chasing the almighty dollar and street cred in the gaming industry. I do hope he fails at both, being a strong proponent of the Tall Poppie Syndrome:)
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Mar 07, 2013
JonahFalcon
OH NO! GABE NEWELL IS INTERESTED IN MAKING MONEY?!?!?!

He should be drawn and quartered.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 07, 2013
nocutius
I want the quarter with the wallet. Now if only I knew which quarter that is.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 08, 2013
herodotus
Yes, I guess I do have something against capitalist pigs, as opposed to those who are simply wealthy. I don't like them and never will.

Wait and watch, dear members as in the future the Middle Class will be vanquished leaving only the Upper and rather larger Lower Classes left. Not being political, just realistic.