I said previously that if Valve wants to move PC gamers to the couch, they’d need to give them a controller that could replace keyboard and mouse. That’s what Valve announced on Friday.
In going with a new operating system (OS) and its own licenced pseudo-PCs, Valve seems to be fighting an old batter rather than looking ahead.
Valve and Apple appear to be converging on the same target – your living room. They both want to control it, which means controlling the television set. And Valve has to know that games alone aren’t going to be enough to control the TV.