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NewsPoster Sep 20, 2013 02:19 PM
Briefly: Valve sets launch timer, Microsoft Xbox One vertical warning
Valve Software is hinting at a new launch for helping gamers play in the living room. A countdown <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294462==http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/" rel='nofollow'>timer</a> that will end on Monday could potentially be the launch of the rumored <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294463==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/09/valve.ceo.explains.hardware.plans.user.generated.s team.future/" rel='nofollow'>Steam Box</a>, a Linux-based game console that founder and game developer <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294464==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/16/valve.ceo.confirms.commitment.to.linux.reiterates. anti.windows.stance/" rel='nofollow'>Gabe Newell</a> strongly hinted at during a presentation at the New Orleans LinuxCon earlier this week. <br />
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<strong>Microsoft warns Xbox One customers to keep console horizontal</strong><br />
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Microsoft has warned gamers not to place the incoming <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294459==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/06/company.welcomes.holiday.walk.ins/" rel='nofollow'>Xbox One</a> vertically, as it could damage the console. Senior director of product management and planning for Xbox Albert Panello <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294460==http://uk.gamespot.com/tgs/microsoft-on-xbox-one-vertical-orientation-do-it-at-your-own-risk-6414731/" rel='nofollow'>told</a> <em>GameSpot</em> that it "wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both." Panello also revealed that approximately 80 percent of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294461==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/04/xbox.marketing.officer.claims.100.games.slated.for .release.for.the.360/" rel='nofollow'>Xbox 360</a> owners lay their console horizontally rather than standing it on one end.
 
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