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Steam Machine Launch Sale offers discounts on SteamOS-ready games

By Daniel Perez, Nov 11, 2015 10:50am PST

Steam Machine devices have officially launched, so why not add to your Steam library by taking advantage of these sweet deals on Steam.

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Steam Sections coming to GameStop, GAME, and EB Games this holiday

By Daniel Perez, Oct 05, 2015 10:48am PDT

Valve has partnered with GameStop, GAME UK, and EB Games to have Steam Sections in its storefronts that will sell the Steam Controller, Steam Link, Steam Machines, and more this holiday season.

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"I prefer digital over physical for similar reason, but the biggest one is that physical games ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 23 comments

Steam's Big Picture mode gets updated prior to Steam Controller and Machine launch

By Daniel Perez, Sep 03, 2015 6:45am PDT

The Steam Controller and Steam Machine will soon be here, and Valve is testing out some major updates to Steam's Big Picture mode.

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"Sounds like a solid update. TBH it's about time, Big Picture has needed some lovin for a while. "

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 2 comments

Handheld Steam Machine available for pre-order Nov. 10 for $299

By Daniel Perez, Aug 11, 2015 6:31am PDT

The Smach Zero, which was previously called the Steamboy, will be available for pre-order later this year and will release in late 2016.

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"Is it sad I solely want this for Sword of the Stars :The Pit? and maybe some x-com."

- happynoodle see all 17 comments

Shack Reels: Hands-on With Steam Controller & Alienware Steam Machine

By Shack Staff, Jul 06, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Andrew sits down with Alienware's Chris Sutphen to talk about the new Steam Controller and Alienware Steam Machine at E3 2015!

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"If that were remotely possible I would not have thumbs now. They would be gone."

- Rehevkor see all 15 comments

Opinion: E3 2015 Shows Off the Year of the PC

By Steven Wong, Jun 18, 2015 7:00am PDT

Between big announcements from Sony, Microsoft and other developers at this year's E3, it's easy to overlook how the PC has grown its own significant presence. That's ok, because as console makers vie for the top prize, the PC is walking away with the most toys.

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E3 2015: Games with the Most to Prove

By Steven Wong, Jun 09, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Every game featured at E3 needs to leave a lasting impression, but some games have more on the line than others. Here are the games and platforms that have the most to prove at this year's Expo.

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"I still don't get the hate for this game -- during my playthrough, it's occurred to me many ..."

- rms see all 8 comments

Alienware Steam Machine launching in November 2015; based on Alpha infrastructure

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 7:00am PDT

Alienware has announced its Steam Machine, which is based on its Alpha infastructure, will be launching later this year.

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"Proprietary PC, barely equal to a console but costs more! What'll they think of next?!?"

- Freon see all 4 comments

Opinion: Steam Machines Need More Than SteamOS Power

By Steven Wong, Apr 03, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Steam Machines, powered by SteamOS, are set to release this fall, which promise to bring PC gaming to the living room and challenge Windows' reign over PC gaming. Except, that they won't. These machines will need a lot more than Steam to get moving, and here's why.

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"They haven't tried 10 times, and a failure of a great idea due to poor implantation doesn't mean ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 8 comments

GDC 2015: The Valve Round-Up From Vive to the rise of the Steam Machine

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 05, 2015 5:00pm PST

We take a look at all that Valve has revealed at the 2015 Game Developer Conference

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"How you going to control the game if you're streaming with the steam link? I don't get it."

- doomed see all 6 comments

Shack Snack: May 28, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 28, 2014 3:45pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"My god the white balance, Is the presenter a zombie or something."

- Finchypoo see all 85 comments

Alienware Steam Machine has 'restricted' upgrades, PC is 'better' for hardcore

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 12:45pm PST

Alienware is speaking out about their upcoming Steam Machine model, noting that new models will arrive every year. Oh, and you can't upgrade your Steam Machine. That's an important detail.

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"You don't have to upgrade each year. Alienware will have an upgraded system each year. You can ..."

- DukeToma see all 47 comments

Steam Machines support up to 16 players

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 10:00am PST

Steam Machines will support up to 16 controllers on a single device, according to developers attending Valve's Dev Days.

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"$200 Steam Streaming device which also streams media from the streaming PC and Media Centre that ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 18 comments

3DMark attempts to benchmark Steam Machines

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 10:30am PST

There sure are a lot of Steam Machines to choose from. However, what offers the best bang for the buck? Futuremark has taken an early stab at benchmarking these systems with 3DMark.

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"The price and compact size on some of them makes for a nice way to bring your Steam library into ..."

- Junktown see all 12 comments

Steam Controllers will get another round of beta testing

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 3:45pm PST

The Steam Controller is odd. Even after a bit of hands-on time, we were a bit confused. Valve is planning on shipping out another batch of Steam Controllers to developers and users to get feedback.

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"If only Batmans batarang could do all of this. Controller tight."

- kenclopz see all 2 comments