Bellevue, WA- With the recent announcement of the delay of the Steam Machine controller. The Kohlrabi was given an exclusive with the person who came up with the idea for the Steam Machine. Those at Valve Corp. were hoping to keep this secret for a while longer, but decided since this delayed the Steam Machine, the time was right to reveal the brains behind the steam machine project. Trip Hawkins.
Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts, was originally scheduled to have a meeting with Valve Corporation back in the beginning of 2012. His meeting with Gabe Newell was intended to discuss selling Digital Chocolate games through Steam. Although, as Trip Hawkins explains it, he scrapped his idea for selling Digital Chocolate games on Steam a few minutes before his meeting. The revelation hit Trip Hawkins like a ton of bricks. It wouldn’t be feasible for Digital Chocolate to take on such the herculean task to create new IP for core gamers.
“It literally was an elevator pitch,” said Trip Hawkins.
Mr. Hawkins knew that while Digital Chocolate games are making a name for themselves in the social and casual spheres, their games did not mesh with the currently being offered on Steam’s service.
“As luck would have it, I was wearing my old sports blazer from the early 90’s. Inside the pockets were the patents to the 3DO. People kept on telling me the 3DO was ahead of its time. Now that time has caught up to my brilliant idea, it was the perfect time to try and resurrect the idea!” Said Trip Hawkins.
Gabe Newell, according to Trip, was instantly onboard with the idea of Valve creating something for the living room. Mr. Hawkins would tell The Kohlrabi that Gabe was agitated over Windows 8 and was open to his ideas.
“I told him we should build the best Steam Machine internally and let others build their own version. After that, Gabe’s mind exploded with ideas and possibilities.”
The Kohlrabi asked who the intended audience was for their new Steam Machine. As Trip Hawkins explained, Steam Machines are great for those who play a lot of games on their PC and want to play from the comfort of the couch. He was quick to point out that Steam Machines were not intended for those who already have a computer from https://25pc.com/best-gaming-pc-under-300/ or similar with the Steam client running Big Picture mode.
To summarize Trip Hawkins said, “Steam Machines are great for PC gamers who want a stable box to play games on the TV, and it’s great for console gamers because you can customize and upgrade just like a PC. It’s exactly the machine if you are on the fence about console or PC gaming. Steam Machine will please everyone!”