The lights are on
Valve has started the first step towards starting a beta for its in-home, computer-to-computer streaming initiative tied to its Steam Machines.
Interested gamers have to sign up for the In-Home Streaming Steam group, and the company will start picking people from the group for a beta later this year.
The group listing doesn't mention the upcoming Steam Machines specifically, but streaming your existing PC titles to the Linux-based SteamOS of the Steam Machines is a big feature for the evolution of the Steam service.
[Source: Valve via GameSpot]
Our Take:It's interesting to contrast Valve's full-steam ahead (no pun intended, really) view of streaming gaming with Microsoft's recent attempt to pump the brakes on it for Xbox One.
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