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Alienware's Steam Machines won't be easily upgraded, but there will be a new model each year, Alienware General Manager Frank Azor told Trusted Reviews. "Lifecycle wise, consoles update every five, six, seven years. We will be updating our Steam Machines every year," Azor said. There will be no c...

January 21st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Valve wants to offer digital music, video, and television episodes via SteamOS prior to the launch of its Steam Machines hardware, general business developer Anna Sweet revealed during the company's Steam Dev Days event in Seattle this week. Steam Dev Days attendees Becky Taylor and Jose Ilitzky r...

January 16th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Though Valve Software missed its initial 2013 estimate, the company has now begun beta testing its in-home game streaming service. As its name suggests, this initiative will allow users to stream and play any game from one PC to another as long as both are on the same network. Valve hopes that thi...

January 16th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Alienware's Steam Machine will launch in September, the company announced today at the Steam Dev Days conference. Alienware didn't provide any specs or pricing, but did say it's using a Haswell chip and it will "constantly update" the box, Hot Blooded Games CFO Dave Oshry tweeted. Take a closer lo...

January 15th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Steam has 75 million active users, Valve announced at the Steam Dev Days conference. The previous Steam user count, shared in October, was 65 million. Thanks, Steam users, for making the math on this one easy: 10 million users in three months. Wowza. Check out the regional breakdown below. Steam D...

January 15th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten isn't worried about Steam Machines taking up precious Xbox real estate in the living room. During an interview with Engadget at CES, Whitten said he's "not sweating" Valve's new initiative. He thinks "there's space for both." Whitten admitted, "I personally...

January 10th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Valve Software readily admits its unconventional Steam Controller isn't likely to replace the keyboard and mouse PC gamers are familiar with, but the company still aims for a future in which the new controller can be used with such complex games as strategy hit Dota 2. "[Dota 2] is a really comple...

January 9th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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At 9:30 on the first morning of CES in Las Vegas, Tuan Nguyen walked into the Engadget media trailer carrying two cardboard boxes, each large enough to hold an adult cat. He placed the boxes on a table in a back room and asked me for something to cut through the tape holding them closed. He eventua...

January 7th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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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...

January 6th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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 thi...

January 6th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 6th 2014 at 5:05pm 0 Comments
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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 Produ...

January 6th 2014 at 12:58pm 0 Comments