Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Newell: New Apple hardware could kill game consoles


10:30 AM on 10.12.2011
Newell: New Apple hardware could kill game consoles photo



Valve bossman Gabe Newell believes Apple has its eyes set on your living room, and that it could release a home entertainment system capable of eliminating our traditional gaming consoles. Fear the Apple future, pitiful mortals!

"I suspect Apple will launch a living room product that redefines people's expectations really strongly and the notion of a separate console platform will disappear," he said during a recent panel. 

He wasn't completely backing Apple, though, claiming that the company's closed platform approach was worrying: "On the platform side, it's sort of ominous that the world seems to be moving away from open platforms. They build a shiny sparkling thing that attracts users and then they control people's access to those things."

Newell expressed concern that this closed attitude would see more companies applying a "console model" to lock out the competition and keep everything gated. It's a potentially alarming thought, but I've felt for a long time that Apple's serious break into the games industry is only a matter of "when." I'm both excited and very nervous about that potential future.

TechNW: Best and worst of times for games, Valve vs. Apple [Seattle Times]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: Tengami photo
Review: Tengami
11:00 AM on 11.17.2014






Apple

7:30 PM on 02.11.2015
Take flight with a flock of birds in Gathering Sky

Gathering Sky (formerly named Apsis) is an upcoming game from indie studio A Stranger Gravity. This will be the studio's first commercial release, and it's looking pretty neat! You start off as a single bird soaring through ...more



4:30 PM on 01.15.2015
Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC

With so much crap out there, it's pleasant to see the mobile-games marketplace value quality. Ustwo Games has released a bunch of data for its delectable iOS and Android puzzler Monument Valley, including sales and revenue fi...more



2:45 PM on 01.15.2015
WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling

I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin...more



View all Apple






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more