Valve's (Potential) Next Big Announcement!
by The Ian M
Everyone is super excited by Valve's latest set of announcements about the Steam OS and Steam Machines, so here's my prediction for the third and final announcement:
Steam OS LAN Parties!
Think about it! The first announcement was the Steam OS itself, a Linux fork for gamers. The image for the first announcement was a single circle-like glyph representing the OS.
The second announcement was tied to the image of the Steam OS glyph inside a box, and Wham! Valve announced Steam Machines and that they are working with various hardware manufacturers. They also mentioned how if games weren't natively supported by the Steam Machine that they would have to be streamed from a host computer.
Steam in the Machine
It's only logical that the next announcement be about networking Steam OS instances together for more fun! Multiplayer on a Local Area Network (LAN). The image for the announcement shows the Steam OS glyph with a second Steam OS glyph.
So clearly, it means they will be announcing a system link feature, or maybe the ability to run Steam OS on more than one machine for some sort of miniature Steam Cloud computing network, getting better performance with more hardware!
The awesome people at Valve are the only ones who know right now, but in less than 24 hours they will be sharing their arcane and wonderful knowledge with the world!Originally Published Sep. 26th 2013