Valve “Steam Box” console rumor sounds like a bad idea

Valve is working on a new set-top gaming system standard based on PC architecture dubbed “Steam Box,” according to a report published by website The Verge, A standout feature is rumored to be a controller that could provide real-time biometric feedback from the player to the game. For example, a shooter would be able to adjust the intensity of the action based on the player’s pulse rate.

Nintendo to partner with Netflix, AT&T to boost 3DS

Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld video-game player will play Netflix movies and connect to AT&T’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots next summer. Reggie Fils-Aimé, the president and COO of Nintendo North America, said that the 3DS platform will be an excellent way of promoting new games and other 3d-material.