With all of the new bells and whistles of the current gaming systems out there, it would be easy to overlook the PC gaming market. However, before you forget them altogether, just wait a bit longer for things to get crazy. Mind you, many of the following items are not yet available and many of the details could change before they are released. But here is general idea of what you can look forward to:
The Improved TV
The folks from Valve and the makers of Steam are working hard on SteamOS, a new operating system designed for the living room. With SteamOS you’ll have access to thousands of games viewed right from your TV. “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,” says the company website.
SteamOS will combine architecture from Linux with a gaming experience intended for the big screen. Your big screen. Soon, you’ll be able to play your favorite Windows and Mac computer games with your online buddies. See improved graphics processing and improved audio performance in a collaborative environment that you can currently only manufacture on your home office computer. The new system will allow parents to control who sees what, too. For instance, one game might be appropriate for big brother but not little sister. In addition, Valve is working with a number of media services to offer up access to music, TV shows and movies.