(reposted from joystiq)
by Jef Reahard on Dec 14th 2012 10:30AM
How does a Ghost in the Shell MMO grab you? We’re not sure whether it’s a reality just yet, but we do know that Nexon has entered into a development agreement with manga publishing giant Kodansha to produce an online title based on Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX.
Nexon’s press release offers no details on the game itself, so anything beyond the source material is guesswork at this point. The original Ghost in the Shell manga was met with critical and popular acclaim upon its 1989 release and has since been adapted into an extensive expanded universe that includes films, television shows, and a 1997 PlayStation game. Nexon’s new title “will be based on the award-winning series Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, and Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.”
(reposted from gametrailers.com)
Valve’s Gabe Newell Confirms The Steam Box Is On The Way
Written by: Dan Seitz | December 10, 2012 at 10:05AM
Rumors were flying earlier this year about Valve building a console, or at least working on a hardware standard for a “Steam Box”. At the VGAs on Friday, he admitted that the rumors had a lot of truth to them.
When asked about the living room and bringing Steam into it, Newell responded:
“Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment. If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that’s what some people are really gonna want for their living room.”
That said, you won’t have to stick with Valve if you don’t want to: Newell expects other hardware manufacturers to be turning out PCs for the living room next year. And the software still needs some work: The next step is to finish Steam’s Linux client and port Big Picture Mode to it.
Our Take: “A very controlled environment” sure sounds like a console to us. Still, this is Valve we’re talking about: It’s unlikely their hardware solution, whatever it may be, is going to be just another gaming box.