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Origin PC, not to be confused with EA's Origin service, announced two of its own Steam Machines today. Dubbed the "Chronos" line, the Steam boxes will run Valve's SteamOS operating system, first announced in September 2013. Origin will launch both the normal and SLI-Edition versions of Chronos t...

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Our own Jess Conditt is on-hand at CES to check out Valve's Steam Machines – custom Linux-driven computers aimed at bringing Steam into the living room. While Gabe Newell's keynote this evening failed to provide any substantial news, we were at least able to check out some of the preliminary ...

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Valve wants a piece of your living room, and it's taking several approaches to make it happen, not the least of which are Steam Machines. Watching Valve's Steam Machines evolution from rumor to concept to hardware beta has been a fascinating process, and now that we've been allowed some hands-on ti...

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Digital Storm's Bolt 2 is a small form factor PC and Steam Machine hybrid due out this month, starting at $1,900, the company announced at CES. The Bolt 2 launches with both SteamOS and Windows. "We (Digital Storm) are not looking to compete with console pricing," Digital Storm's Director of Pro...

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Valve is working with partners to bring Steam Machines into living rooms this year, and our Engadget pals learned of some of those partners at this year's CES trade show in Vegas. Dell subsidiary Alienware and Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte are two of the stand-out names among the 12 third-parties...

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YouTube channel Trial By Game issued a slew of Steam Machines and Steam Controller videos in the last week. Using its prototype hardware, the channel delivered 23 related videos to date, many of which show the Steam Controller in action with games like Surgeon Simulator 2013, Metro: Last Light, C...

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When new hardware arrives, gamers the world over become bitten by a precocious little parasite called "the unboxing bug." So it is with Valve's hardware prototypes, the Steam Box / Steam Machines. Reddit user colbehr received his hardware from Valve yesterday, and has posted an exhaustive photo-ins...

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As promised for today, Valve has released its custom operating system, SteamOS. SteamOS is a custom version of the Linux operating system, so if you're looking to tinker around with it be sure to give this FAQ a gander first. Valve is also sending out Steam Machines to 300 beta participants star...

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The first round of 300 beta Steam Machines and controllers ship out on Friday, December 13, Valve announced. Selected beta testers will be notified today around 5PM ET. These anointed ones will find a few games running on SteamOS in their libraries and badges on their Steam profiles marking them as...

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Wow. This is a prototype Steam Machines box from iBuyPower, courtesy of our friends at Engadget. The box comes in two flavors (codenamed "Gordon" and "Freeman," of course), as the center strip is either clear or black when not illuminated with varying colors. Much glow. While iBuyPower wasn't...

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Valve has published a Q&A on Steam In-Home Streaming, the company's experiment on streaming games from one PC to any other in the house – specifically, the living room. While the Q&A is light on info, it does at least clarify two points regarding computer functionality while streaming...

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Imagine Portal, but in a whimsical dreamscape, and with a gun that can make anything larger or smaller at will. You're getting closer to imagining CubeHeart's Scale, a game that will transcend imagination and enter reality after achieving its $87,000 Kickstarter goal this week, with just days to go...

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Steam will begin the beta for its home streaming system this year – what's left of this year, at least – with candidates chosen at random from members of the Homestream group on Steam. In-Home Streaming will allow users to stream games from one computer to any other in the same house, S...

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Half-Life 3, if it exists, will not be exclusive to Valve's SteamOS or Steam Machines, nor will Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 or Team Fortress 3, if those games are in the works. Valve will not develop a game exclusive to SteamOS or Steam Machines, designer Greg Coomer told IGN. "You won't see an excl...

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Valve recently showed off a few of its Steam Machines and Steam Controller hardware precursors to our friends at Engadget. Among the group of hacked-together gadgets was a motion controller that used pieces from the Razer Hydra controller described by designer Greg Coomer as "a Frankenstein" game p...

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Our techie pals at Engadget went hands-on with Valve's Steam Machine prototype, and by hands-on we mean they surgically investigated the thing, as the above image attests. The company's new line-up of gaming machines will support the Linux-based SteamOS, and are coming in multiple forms next year v...

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Valve announced that its Steam platform now has 65 million users, with the last 12 months alone bringing a 30 percent increase in active accounts. Steam reached its current milestone as Valve prepares to launch Steam Machines, an initiative that aims to bring PC gaming to the living room with de...

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Valve issued a video demonstrating its Steam Controller today. The game pad, which features two track pads in lieu of joysticks, is used for its series of Steam Machines, announced in September. The controller shown in the video isn't final hardware, but rather a prototype controller lacking a...

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Team Meat's Tommy Refenes wrapped his mitts around a 3D-printed prototype version of Valve's recently announced Steam controller, and offers up an insightful set of impressions regarding the precision and performance of its unique dual-trackpad setup. Refenes first tested out Valve's controller ...

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