Pretty exciting interview of Gabe Newell on Valve’s Steam Box, by The Verge (thanks Guillaume!). XBox and XBox Live are huge part of Microsoft entertainment and devices strategy, and Microsoft has sold more than 70 million of XBox 360 since 2005, making it the 9th best selling console game of all time. Valve ready to launch a Steam box should worry Microsoft at least.
Also, as usual, some Windows 8 bashing:
Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business. Rather than everybody being all excited to go buy a new PC, buying new software to run on it, we’ve had a 20+ percent decline in PC sales — it’s like "holy cow that’s not what the new generation of the operating system is supposed to do." There’s supposed to be a 40 percent uptake, not a 20 percent decline, so that’s what really scares me. When I started using it I was like "oh my god…" I find [Windows 8] unusable.