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Steam In-Home Streaming is open for everyone


Providing you've got another computer in the house
May 21
After a lengthy beta period, Steam's In-Home Streaming is now available for all users of Valve's digital platform. In case you've not being paying attention, the home streaming program allows you to stream a game from your de... read

Don't worry, Valve isn't looking at your porn history


Gabe Newell address Valve's Anti-Cheat system
Feb 17
Valve and the PC gaming savior Gabe Newell took to reddit to address the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system. Specifically, the CEO reassured Steam users that they are not accessing your browsing history. The company usually doesn'... read
Steam Machines

Valve wants video and music services for SteamOS launch


Those Steam Machines ain't just for games
Jan 15
Games consoles became multimedia devices a long time ago and it's no surprise that Valve is planning to have video and music services available for its line of Steam Machines at launch. As you're no doubt aware the Steam Dev ... read
DTOID News coming to you from an alleyway
Whoa, it's 2014! What do you know! Well, here's what we know: Sony has detailed PlayStation Now, the Gaikai streaming plan, Valve has showed off fourteen different Steam Boxes and Dale got to play with that funky new controll... read feature

Maingear's Spark Steam Machine is tiny


No price listed yet, but it's small!
Jan 06
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.... read
Prices and hardware specs detailed
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 ... read feature

Alienware's new Steam Box looks goooooood


But we don't know what's in it yet
Jan 06
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 ... read

Valve unveils 14 new Steam Box machines


The full list
Jan 06
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... read

CyberPowerPC's customizable Steam Machine starts at $499


Two models starting at $499, $699
Jan 06
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... read
Mmm. Innards
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. read feature

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Digital Storm reveals Bolt II Steam Box hybrid PC


A small form factor and water-cooled too
Jan 06
We're going to be seeing a whole lot of Steam Box models over the next several months, I suspect, and here's another option to be considered. Digital Storm has announced today the Bolt II gaming PC, which will sport both Stea... read

Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far


Alienware listed among them
Jan 06
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... read
SteamOS

Build your Steam Box today; Steam OS Beta now available


Valve's operating system for the Living Room is live
Dec 15
Have you been holding out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in lieu of building your very own PC answer to the home console, the Steam Machine? Well wait no further, as the Steam OS Beta is now freely available for human cons... read
It looks like a console
iBuyPower showed off a prototype for its first Steam Machine, which will be out next year for $499. The sexy white box will have a multicore AMD CPU, an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card, a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, S... read feature

Valve in-home Streaming

Valve explains how its in-home streaming will work


Play it on the big screen
Nov 21
On the Steam In-Home Streaming group, Valve shared a few pages of details on how its streaming setup will work. They started off by explaining what streaming is, and why you would want to use it: "Any two computers in a home ... read
Steam Streaming

You can sign up for Steam's In-Home Streaming beta now


The beta should start by the end of the year
Nov 11
If you have an interest in streaming your PC games to your TV, you can sign up to be in Steam's In-Home Streaming beta. All you have to do is join the Steam In-Home Streaming group, and Valve will pick some random people... read
Project Cars

Project Cars zooming onto next-gen and Steam OS


Zoom zoom zoom!
Nov 10
Project CARS, the latest title from Need for Speed Shift developers Slightly Mad Studios, is now coming to both next generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and Valve's Steam OS in 2014.  “Project CARS has always l... read
Last Light

Steam Machine prototypes will include Metro: Last Light


300 people will be really happy
Nov 07
Deep Silver have announced that Metro: Last Light will be included with the 300 Steam Machine prototypes that will be shipping to lucky people soon. Just the other day 4A Games released the game for Linux, and now it makes a ... read

Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like a cable box


But it's on the inside that counts
Nov 04
[Update: The Verge has some sexy box and controller shots as well as a hands-on for you to read over. Engadget also sticks their face inside the machine.] Look at these new pictures of Valve's Steam Machine prototypes. The Se... read
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Here's what Steam's in-home streaming looks like


Feature is accessible but unusable right now
Oct 15
The mischievous folks at SteamDB have managed to access Valve's upcoming "In-Home Streaming" feature for Steam that was talked about during the SteamOS announcement. It will allow users to play Windows and Mac games on, say, ... read
Let's build some PCs!
[Gabe of Thones header image crafted by commenter EmirSc] Valve revealed the specs for the high-end version of its Steam Machines, and they look impressive. Most of the parts were detailed, so it's easy to figure ou... read feature

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Team Meat's Tommy R. previews the Steam controller


Serious discerning man
Sep 29
[Photoshop by CJ Melendez] We've had a few goofs at the expense of Valve's newly announced controller, but that doesn't mean we're not willing to give it a fair shake. On one end, it's easy to take one look at it and say "No ... read
Valve will rule our living rooms
Valve has been stepping up its game lately. For years the company has been dominating the PC gaming space, and now it wants to take a leap into your living room with Steam Machines, SteamOS, and the Steam Controller. Val... read feature

Steam

Valve teases Steam living-room news for next week


'The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014'
Sep 20
Following Valve's Gabe Newell talking about the company's interest in bringing Linux to the living room, a teaser site has appeared. There are three announcements planned, according to Valve, with the first happening on Monda... read
Alienware Ubuntu PCs

Alienware selling its first Linux-based gaming PCs


Ubuntu for the cool kids
Apr 09
Alienware, the gaming side of Dell, has begun selling gaming rigs that come with Ubuntu pre-installed. These Windows-free machines start as low as $599, and they are actually decent builds for the money. The rigs sh... read
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Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console


'So Gabe, it's up to you. The ball is in your court'
Mar 12
Valve distanced themselves from Xi3's Piston via a public statement that came after an announcement that the Steam-ready console would cost $1,000. Now, Xi3's CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston and that Gabe Newell ... read
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Valve distances itself from Xi3 and the Piston


'No involvement in any product of theirs'
Mar 12
On the heels of the recent news that Xi3's Piston would cost $1,000, Valve has taken measures to disassociate itself from the unofficial Steam Box manufacturer. In a statement to Eurogamer, Doug Lombardi, the company's market... read
Steam Box

First Steam Box priced at $1,000


The future's gonna be expensive
Mar 11
The first living-room PC supported by Valve, the Piston by Xi3, has officially begun taking pre-orders. Judging by its price tag, decked-out Steam Boxes won't be cheap. The Piston will cost $1,000 at its base rate. It includ... read
Oh snap
Valve's Steam Box is going to be a real big deal, but Microsoft's Don Mattrick, president of Xbox's Interactive Entertainment Business, doesn't think so. Verge reports that when asked whether he views Valve as a competitor du... read feature

Steam Box

Steam Box controller may measure your 'arousal'


Prototypes to be sent out in '3-4 months'
Mar 05
BBC recently got a chance to talk to Gabe Newell about the upcoming Steam Box, Valve's upcoming attempt to bring the Steam platform into the living room. Mr. Newell mentioned that a big hurdle at the moment is deciding on the... read






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