Can the company behind ‘Half-Life’ build hardware worthy of the TV?
By Sean Hollister
Valve Corporation, the video game developer responsible for Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress , and the digital distribution platform Steam, has an ambitious plan to reinvent the video game console. But don’t expect the so-called Steam Machine to take on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 quite yet. Right now, the company is focused on catching the attention of 65 million PC gamers who’ve historically turned to expensive custom rigs in the name of high-FPS entertainment — and it just might have a shot at that.
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