Electronic Arts (EA) has tried to buy Valve, owner of the Steam game distribution service, the...

|About: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)|By:, SA News Editor

Electronic Arts (EA) has tried to buy Valve, owner of the Steam game distribution service, the NYT reports; the paper adds any deal would have probably sported a $1B+ price tag. Valve, which Wedbush's Michael Pachter thinks could be worth $2.5B, made waves yesterday by announcing Big Picture, a TV-friendly Steam interface that makes it more of a rival to traditional consoles. There's still plenty of speculation that Valve will either produce a Steam console or software that can enable one.