Rumor Water: Apple To Launch New Console This Year With Steam Integration

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Some strange things have been taking place recently at both Apple and Valve, with the CEO of the former, Tim Cook, giving the founder and CEO of the latter, Gabe Newell, a private visit to talk about things yet unknown to the public. But that’s until now, because according to Cult Of Mac, citing anonymous sources, the visit Mr. Cook paid Mr. Newell was to iron out details about Apple’s upcoming console which will include Steam integration. I’m also pretty sure they had beers together.

Now to the rumor. Cult Of Mac said Apple will release a TV set later this year, one that “will come with an Apple-branded, Kinect-like video game console.”

The new machine will apparently depend heavily on motion-based and touch controls, and will be shipped with a touchscreen remote that’s to be bundled with the TV.

Apple isn’t new to the games business, however the last time it tried to join the fray back in 1995 by launching a console in partnership with Bandai called Pippin, the thing flopped miserably. It only sold about 12,000. If this rings true, it’ll be one tumultuous Christmas.

It’s rumor water, though. Drink sparingly.

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7 Comments on "Rumor Water: Apple To Launch New Console This Year With Steam Integration"

  1. nick April 17, 2012 at 7:41 am -

    would be cool but i SERIOUSLY doubt it!
    go read this, 50 bucks says this is what valves working on.
    http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/abrash/valve-how-i-got-here-what-its-like-and-what-im-doing-2/

  2. benzo April 17, 2012 at 8:04 am -

    Appleheads can only hope. I personally dont like Apple products. They hit with a new version every yr and charge an arm and leg for them. Apple is the trendy thing right now,so the excitement over an Apple console is huge. People forget that Newell said no console was coming and that Valve wants to work or wearable computing, just like the link that nick provided stated. But let me see….Apple TV,a console,and a iphone like controller…Im thinking at least $1300. So thats a big NO.

  3. Ernice Gilbert April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am -

    @Benzo: Good point. That thing is would way too expensive….

  4. Ernice Gilbert April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am -

    @Nick. Man, you never know… Apple and Valve can ‘change the world’ :D

  5. afrotravis April 17, 2012 at 11:33 am -

    steam being more user friendly to apple devices… like the iPad. i think that is wat the talk is about.. something like cross play between mac n iPad or iPhone gaming

  6. nick April 17, 2012 at 11:36 am -

    never going to happen!
    i swear to god if apple come out and release a console ill eat my ps3!

  7. narwall14 April 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm -

    yep i will eat my pop corn if they do

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