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Valve announces Steam Machines for 2014

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2013 1:52 User comments (4)

Valve announces Steam Machines for 2014 Valve has announced that 'Steam Machines' will be available in 2004, and it will be running a limited beta of its own hardware this year.
Just as with the announcement on Monday of SteamOS, Valve was light on details about Steam Machines, but did say that a variety of different hardware products will be available from different manufacturers - including Valve - and they would differ in specs, price and so forth. They will all run SteamOS and are all linked to bringing the Steam digital gaming system to the living room to compete with consoles.

Steam Machines will be on the market from 2014, but until then, Valve is running a limited hardware beta for its own product. It has designed a high-performance prototype that is optimized for gaming, for the living room and for Steam. It is also completely "open and upgradable."

Valve intends to ship 300 of these boxes to Steam users this year for free to be part of the testing program. If you want to apply, follow this link for details.

Valve will make another announcement on Friday, which is expected to address questions about input when a game is being streamed to a Steam Machine from a PC in another room.

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4 user comments

126.9.2013 5:57

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'Steam Machines' will be available in 2004
Dammit, how did I miss them? :-)

227.9.2013 19:04

Going up against the big boys eh? Weren't content with their niche.
I hope they don't over extend themselves and go bankrupt.

328.9.2013 10:12

Originally posted by ronatola:
Going up against the big boys eh? Weren't content with their niche.
I hope they don't over extend themselves and go bankrupt.

Going bankrupt would be some just desserts for their arrogance over the past several years. I don't think I've seen or read any interview with them where they aren't cocky, self-congratulatory, ego-inflated, self-appointed geniuses. I know some others are too, but I've never seen it from others as bad as they are.

428.9.2013 20:24

Originally posted by DMW:
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'Steam Machines' will be available in 2004
Dammit, how did I miss them? :-)
Hahahahahaha! Same here. Talk about stealth releases. Lol

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