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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby Shinanigans » 22 Feb 12, 5:10 am

Meanwhile, Coolermaster have just entered the Seafood industry.

... because they like fish, n ****.
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby Edward » 22 Feb 12, 7:48 am

Yes at the moment, software is behind the hardware. With developers stuck on old console hardware and focusing on console development.

When it comes to creating the PC ports they don't care about what they can really do to make it shine.

Valve and other companies which are more focused on PC development are the ones that need to be stepping up and showing what PC hardware can do and show that the console port junk isn't worth your money. Then we may see bigger productions actually making an effort.

But yes I believe his talking about hardware which is out there and weird... New ideas that we don't yet think of.
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby Tera » 22 Feb 12, 11:06 am

sPOiDar wrote:The experiment you refer to requires the transistor to be cooled to 20 millikelven to function, for the atom to be painstakingly placed, and there's still a problem of density - I assume that channels have to be sufficiently sparce to avoid electron bleed.


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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby BurntToast » 22 Feb 12, 12:31 pm

Do you think Valve should enter enter the hardware market?


No, I think they should hurry up and finish HL2:EP3 and then quickly follow it up with HL3.
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby Subedai » 22 Feb 12, 6:16 pm

Valve Virtual Boy?
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby M a x » 22 Feb 12, 8:54 pm

If Valve even contemplate doing ANYTHING before giving me (and the World) HL3, I will murder the first cute puppy I come across :evil:

not really, I love puppies
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby caitsith01 » 23 Feb 12, 11:21 am

sPOiDar wrote:The experiment you refer to requires the transistor to be cooled to 20 millikelven to function, for the atom to be painstakingly placed, and there's still a problem of density - I assume that channels have to be sufficiently sparce to avoid electron bleed.

Radical new hardware innovations in computing have started with an unwieldy proof of concept and then subsequently developed into a commercially viable solution... 100% of the time.
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Re: Gabe Newell Considers Hardware Sales - 'If We Have to We

Unread postby Mekon » 23 Feb 12, 11:31 am

caitsith01 wrote:Radical new hardware innovations in computing have started with an unwieldy proof of concept and then subsequently developed into a commercially viable solution... 100% of the time.

Well done, you skipped his first sentence which made your entire post redundant.

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TRB wrote:Moore forecast we wouldn't see those until 2020, so we're 8 years ahead of Moore's law as far as transistors go now, if only we had software pushing as hard to make use of new tech.

Moore was talking about economical circuit density - we probably won't actually see economical implementations of single-atom transistors until roughly that time-frame.
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