Upon Half-Life 2 by Valve winning game of the decade at the VGA's we got a bit of news that got gamer's a little excited to see what's coming out from Valve. In a interview with Kotaku Gabe Newell stated that in the next year Valve will be competing with the next-gen consoles for the living room.
Valve will be designing smaller controlled PC's in a sense that can run Steam right away for gamer's. These small computers in a sense would hook straight into your TV and play all your favorite games. Newell also stated that with this setup they'd be competing with the next-gen consoles like Microsoft and Sony with their new next-gen consoles rumored to be released in the next holiday season.
Newell told a Kotaku reporter "I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them, cause they won't have to split the world into thinking about 'why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?' So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments."
With all this news regarding Valve entering the living room with their version of a console has gotten gamer's excited beyond belief. Even through the confidence that gamer's have for Valve we won't know how well this idea holds up til it hits retailers hopefully next holiday season. If you want to read the entire interview with Gabe Newell visit the article by Kotaku.