Apple and Valve to make a gaming console

Posted on Apr 17 2012 - 4:02am by Julius

Tim Cook, head of tech giant Apple Inc., was spotted at the headquarters of gaming company Valve last week, which sparked a number of rumors regarding the CEO’s intentions.

With the Apple chief being spotted in Valve’s headquarters, some say that Apple is interested in purchasing the gaming giant, while others claim that the company is working with Valve in building a gaming device.

Valve, the company that published hit titles such as Portal, Half-Life, Team Fortress and Counter Strike, also developed Steam, an App Store-like way of purchasing games for Windows and Mac.

According to Cult of Mac, Apple is planning a “full-on assault” in taking over the living room with its iTV or iPanel.

“We’ve gotten word that Cook was indeed at Valve yesterday, and what’s more, Apple is planning a full-on assault to take over the living room. This assault won’t just be limited to the long-rumored Apple HDTV set, but will also include a revolutionary home console as well,” wrote the site. “Our sources also say that Apple’s television set will come with an Apple-branded, Kinect-like video game console. The interface will rely heavily on motion and touch controls.”

The website also said that according to its sources, Apple is working on a TV set that has an iTunes-integrated remote with voice command technology.

What can you say about Apple and Valve’s rumored gaming collaboration?


via: Cult of Mac

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