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Origin PC Decides Against Steam OS For Its Steam Machines
on November 11, 2015 at 03:43 PM
High-end PC manufacturer Origin is putting its own spin on living room PCs. The company has long been planning to release its version of a Steam Machine, but Origin’s will be missing something many of the others have. The company tells us that it has decided against using Steam OS in its machines...
First Steam Machines Available For Pre-Order Now
on June 04, 2015 at 12:25 PM
Valve announced today that the first in its line of gaming-centric PCs, Steam Machines, will be available via pre-order by October 16. Preordering your Steam Machine now, through retailers like GameStop ( Disclaimer: GameStop is the parent company of Game Informer.) , assures you'll receive your...
Steam Machines Arriving This November
on March 03, 2015 at 08:18 PM
Alongside Valve's Source 2 announcement was an extra tidbit of news – Steam Machines should be hitting the shelves in November. In an excerpt from Valve's press release that detailed Source 2 and Steam Link , it is revealed that Steam Machines from an assortment of partners will be coming...
Valve Announces Source 2, Steam Link
on March 03, 2015 at 06:40 PM
Valve has used the original Source engine since the days of Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2, but the company used this year's GDC as a platform to announce the successor, Source 2. The announcement isn't exactly a surprise; years ago, Valve's Gabe Newell confirmed that company was...
Valve To Have Large GDC Presence With Steam Machines ‘Front And Center’
on January 08, 2015 at 10:26 AM
With the delay of the Steam Machines out of 2014 , there has been some speculation about the fate of the devices. We reached out to Valve to find out when we might learn more about the hardware. Yesterday, a report emerged that the term “Steam Machine” is dead. Valve refutes that assertion...
Valve's Steam Controller May Be At Gamescom Next Month
on July 07, 2014 at 04:24 PM
A listing on the official Gamescom 2014 website suggests that Valve may be bringing its new Steam controller to the public trade show in Germany. The page says that Valve will be showing off "controllers" under the peripherals category. We last got our hands on Valve's haptic feedback-enhanced...
Alienware’s Steam Machine To Be Company's ‘Least Profitable System’ Ever
on May 19, 2014 at 07:05 PM
In September 2013, Valve revealed its three-pronged plan to take over the living rooms. At CES in January, we got our first look at over a dozen different custom PCs carrying the “Steam Machine” label. Now, some manufacturers are expressing concern about the endeavor. Steam Machines and the...
Hands On With Valve's Steam Machine Controller
on January 06, 2014 at 09:52 PM
I remember people laughing when Valve first announced its new controller for the upcoming Steam Machine, but now that I've gotten my hands on the unit, I'm eager to take one home. For decades the two analog stick controller has been a staple of the gaming landscape, but is it really the ideal...
Valve Reveals Fourteen Steam Machine Systems
on January 06, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Valve's upcoming PC brand, Steam Machine, isn't quite a console, but the company hopes to attract consumers from that market. During a media event at CES 2014, Valve announced that it has 14 different PC manufacturers working to make systems that will run the developer's specially branded...
The Steam Machine Prototype Looks Like A Console
on November 04, 2013 at 09:56 AM
Last month, Valve announced a new game-focused operating system (SteamOS), a plan to put PC-like devices under the television (Steam Machines), and a new controller more capable of handling genres previously relegated to mouse and keyboard control (Steam Controller). The first images of the Steam Machine...
Some Valve Steam Machine Prototypes Coming With NVidia Titans
on October 04, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Valve has just revealed new details about the specs for the prototype Steam Machines . These beta devices are decked out with some pretty powerful innards. Valve will be shipping out 300 prototypes with the following specifications: GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some...
The Biggest Stories Of The Week (September 28, 2013)
on September 28, 2013 at 09:00 AM
If last week was all about GTA V, this week was lorded over by Gabe Newell. Valve's trio of announcements definitely stole our attention all week long, which makes it no surprise that we're leading off the recap with them. A trio of scenarios for Valve's trio of announcements My biggest conundrum...
Reader Discussion: Are You Excited For Valve's New Hardware, Controller, And OS?
on September 27, 2013 at 01:28 PM
The last of Valve's trio of announcements regarding the expansion of Steam has finally landed. The company's thumbstick-less proprietary controller joins the other news about the Steam Machine and SteamOS. Now that you know all about Valve's strategy to infiltrate your living room, are you...
Reader Discussion: Will You Purchase A Steam Machine?
on September 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
All sorts of information about Valve’s upcoming Steam Machine remains to be detailed and clarified, but we’re beginning to get a picture of the overall scope and ambition of the plan. Valve will produce its own prototype version of the Steam Machine with a beta beginning later this year,...
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