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Oh Valve, how you toy with us. Promises of bigger and better things are something we expect from you, namely because you always hold up your end.
Except a few instances -cough- (Half Life 3) -cough- but who’s keeping score?
What is Valve? Good question, and I have an answer, GO READ MY PREVIOUS ARTICLES!
What’s that? I can’t shout at...okay, okay...fine I’ll explain.
My editor likes you so as a quick recap, Valve is a entertainment giant in the PC world. Having been around since 1996 and creating some of the best games out there, they know their stuff. If you want to know more, go Google them, sheesh.
But on to their latest endeavor, the Steam Machine!
Wrapped in secrecy, deep fried in rumors and layered with vague assurances is this little beast of a thing.
Being hailed as a possible conquering of the console genre, Valve hopes to reach out to console gamers who haven’t yet toed the PC waters.
The Steam Machine currently has 13 versions from separate companies, all pitching their own ideas.
All of the machines will run the brand new SteamOS which is Linux based, so they have that in common.
Alienware’s version is smaller than the PS4 and the XBox One, but boasts better graphical performance and processing power.
Having spent the past few years successfully distributing their digital wares, Valve hopes to merge their already stellar Big Picture interface with actual hardware.
Prices are not set, and we don’t even know what’s in them, but we are told they will be competitively priced with the next-gen consoles. Other than that, we don’t know a whole lot. Hopefully more information will be released and I can fill you in.
The Steam Machine is slated to come out this fall, but we’re not promised anything.