[Rumor] Curious about Valve’s Steam Box? This could be it.
No one can really confirm what Valve is doing at this time, but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from leaking pictures and ideas all over the place. The big news is that Kotaku may have actually found a prototype or at least an example of what the Steam Box might be. Here is a picture:
This was posted by Valve employee Greg Coomer back in November, alongside the following quote: "Built this tiny PC. i7 quad core, 8GB ram, Zotac Z-68 mobo w/ onnboard Nvidia mobile gfx. Runs Portal 2 FAST ". Those specs are the same as The Verge claimed were coming to Steam Box: “We're told that the basic specs of the Steam Box include a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU”. This doesn’t mean this is official. In fact, Kotaku points out that this looks very much like the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi platform, with a shell built around it.
There are other theories and quotes that may or may not support the theory of Valve building a console, which can be found in the source. None of these tweets can confirm or deny the controller that we posted this past weekend to come with Steam Box. One thing I did find was a few more trademark pictures that I wanted to share with you guys. Let us know what you think in the comments.