News: Behold! Steam OS

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Valve are pretty darn good about keeping their projects quiet. We were all expecting Valve to make a next-gen console for the living room, little did we know that they’d take a step further and rather than just having a console, they developed an operating system available to everyone.

The Steam OS! Powered by Linux, Valve’s new operating system presents a huge opportunity in the gaming market. By being a free and open operating system, manufactures have the freedom to design the next wave of console and computer based games.

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Operating similar to those like Apple TV or Chromecast, Steam OS will be available on multiple platforms at the mercy of manufacturers. This means that you can have a stream lined connection from your TV and Computer. Expect your PC to become a living room experience the minute the OS is on your screen. This is actually a good thing by turning your PC and TV into one.

Though there hasn’t been any official announcement on a dedicated Steam OS console, we have seen them before. Numerous mock-ups of Steam Boxes have surfaced in events like CES. We’re not sure how the UI will integrate a PC-TV experience, but rest assured that Valve means business and this time they’re coming for your living room.

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Is Steam OS the beginning of a rise of a new console? Or would it flop similarly to those like Ouya or Apple TV?

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