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  • Blog Post: First Steam Machines Available For Pre-Order Now

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Machines Arriving This November

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Announces Source 2, Steam Link

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Valve To Have Large GDC Presence With Steam Machines ‘Front And Center’

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Steam Controller May Be At Gamescom Next Month

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Alienware’s Steam Machine To Be Company's ‘Least Profitable System’ Ever

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With Valve's Steam Machine Controller

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Reveals Fourteen Steam Machine Systems

    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... More
  • Blog Post: The Steam Machine Prototype Looks Like A Console

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Some Valve Steam Machine Prototypes Coming With NVidia Titans

    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... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Stories Of The Week (September 28, 2013)

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Excited For Valve's New Hardware, Controller, And OS?

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will You Purchase A Steam Machine?

    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,... More
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