Wednesday, March 4, 2015

GDC 2015: Steam Machines

After over a year of silence from Valve, we finally have some insight as to what Steam Machines are, what they look like, how they'll work, what they'll cost, and when we can get our hands on them. For those unaware, PC gaming has become a preferred platform for many gamers. Allowing the gamer to choose their platform, hardware, and brand, PC gaming has proved to be the power of the customized console, the fun of gaming, without the price tags of console games. Steam, a Valve division, has been a large player in PC gaming. With people wanting to enhance their gaming experience, Valve has no choice but to make their own affordable platform. That led us to the Steam Machine. This was announced in 2013. It was supposed to be released in 2014, but we had little to no word from Valve. Now, at the Game Developers Conference, Valve has given us what we've been waiting for.

I'll just give you the straight facts. They are made by multiple companies (like an Android) and range from $50-$5000. They'll be released in November of this year. Personally, I'm excited for the Alienware Alpha version (No hate comments please.). I'm also excited for these machines along with the Steam Controller. Anyways, that's the main gist. Anyways, we have something to look forward to in November!

Image Credit: PC World

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