Valve's First Steam Machine Is $50 and It's Coming This Fall

Been waiting for an officially endorsed Steam Machine? Well, here it is, sort of—the Valve Steam Link. It's a tiny, $50 micro-PC that seems to do absolutely nothing but pipe PC games in over a local network via Steam-in-home-streaming. » 3/03/15 8:50pm 3/03/15 8:50pm

Where Are All The Steam Machines?

One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board, each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then... crickets. What the heck happened? » 1/13/15 4:10pm 1/13/15 4:10pm

There's no shortage of Steam Machines going on sale, but ASUS's newly announced GR8 seems, well, great: it only takes up 2.5 liters of space, yet packs a Core i7 chip, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti, 4K output and Miracast support. That sounds like a portable console PC to us. » 6/03/14 5:00am 6/03/14 5:00am

The First Liquid-Cooled Steam Machine

Some Steam Machine makers are attempting to create small form factor gaming machines powered and priced competitively to the latest generation consoles. Starting at $1,899, Digital Storm's liquid-cooled Bolt II is not one of those. » 1/06/14 1:43pm 1/06/14 1:43pm

Steam Machine Teardown: A Gaming PC by Any Other Name

Valve has offered up 300 beta kits of its forthcoming Steam Machine console for developers and the like to play around with. Fortunately, iFixit got its hands on one, too—and then ripped the sucker apart. Here's what's inside. » 12/19/13 8:46am 12/19/13 8:46am

Valve's Steam Machine Delivered To Homes, Gets Unboxed

As promised, the lucky beta testers of Valve's own first-party Steam Machines are starting to get their consoles...computers...whatever. Here are a couple of unboxings, showing off not only what they get in the box, but also a pretty snazzy shipping case. » 12/15/13 4:11pm 12/15/13 4:11pm