Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

Steam Machines are finally happening, and Alienware wants to be first

1 min read

After numerous delays, and a lot of reworks, it looks like Steam Machines are actually going to be hitting the market this year. It’s been a couple years since Valve announced its initiative to bring Linux-powered gaming computers to the living room, and it’s been one year since the company’s OEM partners announced their own Steam Machines, which ended up being delayed for another year, but the time has finally come for them to hit the market, and naturally, Alienware wants to be the first one to release a Steam Machine.

PC gaming is in the midst of a cultural shift. No, not necessarily the “Steam Machine” revolution, which Valve is trying to heavily push, but a movement away from the tether of a dedicated platform into the living room. In a way, it’s a celebration of all of those wonderful LAN parties some of us had as kids (or still have, in spite of the heavy push for online play). It’s also an emerging market, as multiple platform publishers are attempting to hone in on the console crowd. Right now though, it’s very, very early. So let’s kick things off with Alienware’s brand of Steam Machine. It runs SteamOS, and only SteamOS, and although it is technically a PC with customizable parts and an open case (you need to use a screwdriver), it’s also a console of sorts. The Alienware box is plug and play, and after downloading a quick two-minute update, everything was good to go. Options are there but very limited, including the power to customize the lights on the box itself (both intensity and color schemes). The dimensions are roughly about the same size as a Wii. In other words, its form factor and the unit itself looks great.

Source
Avatar of Lorie Wimble
Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

Can video games help autistic children improve their social…

It’s still hard to believe that we now live in a world where playing video games is a viable career, and where video games...
Avatar of Scarlett Madison Scarlett Madison
59 sec read

These graphs will give you an idea of how…

We all know that Pokemon Go is big, but just how big, exactly? Well it’s hard to get exact numbers without going through Nintendo,...
Avatar of Michio Hasai Michio Hasai
1 min read

Documents regarding the next PlayStation 4 have been leaked

In order to make up for how lackluster this generation of consoles has been, Microsoft and Sony are planning to release upgraded versions of...
Avatar of Louie Baur Louie Baur
59 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *