Last week, Valve previewed three major announcements they would be making throughout the course of this week: one on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Friday. There has been much speculation about what these announcements would be, although Valve has dropped considerable hints towards what they might be. Yesterday, it was announced that they would be releasing their own operating system, known as SteamOS. Our analysts have looked at the clues and rumors that are swirling around the net to give you this in-depth analysis of this announcement, as well as what to expect on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Monday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Confirmed: SteamOS

Analysis: This Linux-based operating system (which will be available at no cost) will allow Steam-users to experience their gaming library on their living room TV screen in an easy, convenient manner. This appears to be laying the groundwork for something much bigger. Which brings us to...

 

Wednesday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Prediction: SteamBOX

Analysis: Finally, a dedicated piece of Valve hardware that can compete with next-gen consoles, but with the added edge of running Steam. We know that Valve has long wanted to produce their own piece of hardware, and Gabe Newell has even teased the idea for months. The public knowledge that Valve hired a hardware engineer a few months ago all but confirms their clear interest in making this product a reality.

A level-headed, business-savvy company like Valve understands that now is an ideal time to jump into this market. They don't make foolhardy decisions - the company is run by some of the shrewdest minds in gaming. That being said, there is still one more announcement left. What could possibly top this? Well...

 

Friday

Valves Big Announcement Predictions

Prediction: PORTAL GUNS ARE REAL AND HALF-LIFE 3 IS FREE AND ORIGIN IS SHUTTING DOWN AND EVERY DAY IS A STEAM SALE FROM NOW ON!!

Analysis: It's gotta either be this or a new kind of Team Fortress 2 hat.