Update: Valve’s Steambox prototype can be hacked

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  1. whereisfrostegater says:

    Jajajaja fock steam

  2. Epicsnail12 says:

    I just need 4 more friends!! :(

  3. NoName says:

    Of course it can be “hacked”. It’s just a PC with an open source Linux and normal consumer hardware. What would keep you from messing around with it?

    • Telgar Drakore says:

      I think the point being made here is that Valve is not condemning hacking the box, not that its POSSIBLE to hack it. After all I would imagine Valve wants as many people to hack and break the box as possible to provide valuable feedback and information to prevent it in the future.

      • yes says:

        I dont see why Valve would have any saying in this. Its like Asus saying “you’re allowed to install Linux on our PCs”. SteamOS is an OS based on Linux, and it will run on any PC, meaning that the so-called Steambox would be PCs that comes with Linux (SteamOS) pre-installed. People are free to use their PC as they like. Maybe Valve mentioned it just to make sure that people dont think that Steambox is a closed system though.

      • yes says:

        Oops, i ment to post that as an own reply, not a reply to what you said, sorry about that.

  4. the3 says:

    It sounds like there trying to do what ms shoulda done with the original xbox give ppl a computer tell um u can do what ever with the hardware but leave the os alone lol I like the sound of it

  5. krystalgamer says:

    “Vale states that they will allow their box to be ”
    I think it’s Valve

  6. fate6 says:

    I wish people would realise that its not “hacking” anymore if its allowed

    Its just a mod so a better title would be
    “Valve to allow mods on SteamBox”

    • italkgame says:

      Because the majority of people use the term hacking loosly, I believe that when adressing those people there is no harm in using the terminology those people use/understand.

      Sure the title is ment to trigger interest, but in my defense this was taken straight from the reveal website website

  7. 110706 says:

    Unlike PS Vita…sht i wont be surprised if even PS4 is going to be hacked. Unlike PS Vita…

    • Dmaskell92 says:

      I’m sure if the security is this tight on a platform that they expected to get beaten by Nintendo. The PlayStation 4 will be ridiculously tight. You would be a idiot to think otherwise. Remember how long it took to hack PS3? It won’t happen before the Vita…

  8. Acid_Snake says:

    I’ve been a bit out of the scene when it comes to Steam and the recent news. Can someone enlighten me? is this kinda like an open console like the Ouya? What does it offer that PC or other Consoles don’t offer? is it like a mix of both worlds?

  9. Gabriel says:

    Hi!!
    The SteamOS will be free to instal in any machine, it’s a mod from Linux. And also will become with free license to modify the sistem itself.
    The thing that I belive that Valve won’t allow, is to modify the Steam software for the games.

  10. Valhalla says:

    But is it called “hacking” when they let you do it?

  11. Warlord698 says:

    don’t suppose we could get a source link for story?

  12. Nando says:

    The cake is a lie The cake is a lie The cake is a lie The cake is a lie The cake is a lie…

  13. yes says:

    I dont see why Valve would have any saying in this. Its like Asus saying “you’re allowed to install Linux on our PCs”. SteamOS is an OS based on Linux, and it will run on any PC, meaning that the so-called Steambox would be PCs that comes with Linux (SteamOS) pre-installed. People are free to use their PC as they like. Maybe Valve mentioned it just to make sure that people dont think that Steambox is a closed system though.

  14. idiot says:

    This just in: all systems can be hacked!

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