Apple Wants A Bite Of The Console Business, Gets Steamy With Valve

Rumors of Apple getting into the console business have come and gone a number of times. But this time, Apple CEO Tim Cook's reported visit to the Valve offices over the weekend, gives these claims more weight than ever.

Cult of Mac is reporting that Apple is preparing a "Kinect-like" video game console to go with their also rumored Apple HDTV with Siri-like voice command—giving Apple a one-two punch to the home entertainment industry.

Steam is the iTunes of gaming, so having the service on the "console" or even the Apple HDTV would be a stroke of genius. And Apple knows a lot about Genius.