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1:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Valve releases SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift users

Valve has released a beta version of the SteamVR for the Oculus Rift. Valve programmer Joe Ludwig details how users will install and use the new beta over the on Steam forums for those of you interested. So what can you do wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Opinion: The Steam Controller deserves a fair shot photo
Opinion: The Steam Controller deserves a fair shot
by Chris Carter

I've been playing PC games since the late '80s. Ever since I was old enough to grasp a keyboard I was introduced to PC games by way of my uncle, who was in IT at the time and had access to basically every new piece of technology on the market.

As such, I acclimated myself to mouse and keyboard controls fairly early in my developmental stages, and it's a habit I generally stick to when playing PC games to this day. But not everyone is the same way, and Valve is looking to ease those people into PC gaming with the Steam Controller.

For that, they deserve a fair amount of praise, and a fair chance to prove their point.

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6:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller

When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mo...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 01.07.2014

Here's 2014's first batch of Greenlight titles

Now that we're fully into 2014, it's time for Valve to announce another batch of games and software packages that have been approved from Greenlight. Another 50 titles have been announced for release, taking the total number...

Alasdair Duncan





3:00 AM on 01.07.2014

A gallery of the new Steam Machines

Valve unveiled 14 Steam Machines at their CES press conference this past evening. After Gabe Newell gave us the rundown, we had a chance to get up close with some of the new models. Here is a gallery of the new machines we sa...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Maingear's Spark Steam Machine is tiny

Maingear's entry to the Steam Machine market is the small form factor Spark. The system weighs less than one pound, and is smaller than a DVD case. Dimension wise, it's 4.5” width, 4.23 depth, and 2.34” in height....

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Steam Controller first hands-on impressions photo
Steam Controller first hands-on impressions
by Dale North

Valve had plenty of Steam controllers for press to try following their press conference tonight at CES. I gave it a spin with several games, with varying success. I also played around with the UI a bit. Read on for my first impressions. 

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Steam Machine prices range from $499 to $6,000 photo
Steam Machine prices range from $499 to $6,000
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Valve just revealed the full list of Steam Machine partners at their CES press conference today. All these PCs run the new SteamOS, and we have the prices for 12 of the 14 announced partner PCs along with some basic hardware specs.

The full list is below, with prices starting at $499 and going upwards to $6,000. $6,000! Some prices haven't been revealed yet, but this is a nice overview for now. Note that we'll be doing bigger breakout posts once we have more info available to share.

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7:35 PM on 01.06.2014

Alienware's new Steam Box looks goooooood

They're not talking price or specs yet, but they are showing off the tiny form factor of the Alienware Steam Box. This thing is gorgeous in person with its glossy finish and lighting. It's hand sized, with rubber footing and ...

Dale North

7:14 PM on 01.06.2014

Valve unveils 14 new Steam Box machines

We're at Valve's CES press conference tonight, where Gabe Newell just unveiled 13 Steam Boxes. They literally ripped the covers off of 13 under-lit pedestals where each of the new boxes are displayed for attending press. Make...

Dale North

6:30 PM on 01.06.2014

CyberPowerPC's customizable Steam Machine starts at $499

Today is Steam Machine reveal day, and our latest look is at CyberPowerPC's line. Revealed at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014, the PC maker is going to have two customizable models available in the second half of 2014. Both...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:39 PM on 01.06.2014

Destructoid's CES coverage starts now

CES coverage on Destructoid kicks off now. We've already seen a Steam Box or two as well as some crazy 4k monitors, and the show hasn't even started yet. For gamers, the real show starts tonight with Valve's press conference,...

Dale North



A closer look at Digital Storm's Bolt II Steam Box photo
A closer look at Digital Storm's Bolt II Steam Box
by Dale North

Digital Storm showed us their newly announced Steam Machine this morning in a pre-CES meeting. Their Bolt II is small, sleek, premium option for those wanting to get into what Valve is putting down. This particular offering supports both Steam OS and Windows 8 to give you the best of both worlds. 

Me likey.

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2:15 PM on 01.06.2014

Steam hardware survey shows Windows 7 is still king

The Steam Hardware & Software results make interesting reading whenever they are released as it gives us all an idea about what the average gaming PC is like. Maybe the most telling statistic is that Windows 7 continues t...

Alasdair Duncan

1:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Original Splinter Cell game director leaves Valve

According to a LinkedIn profile update found by Game Informer, Clint Hocking is no longer with Valve. You may recognize his name from his work on the original Splinter Cell and Far Cry 2, before he moved onto LucasA...

Chris Carter





1:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far

CES 2014 is the big coming out party for Valve's Steam Machines. I'm seeing one bright and early tomorrow morning here in Las Vegas, coming from Digital Storm. Later tomorrow evening I'll be attending Valve's press conference...

Dale North