First Generation Steam Machines Revealed

Alienware, iBuyPower and Origin PC included on the list of first generation Steam Machines.

By XboxBetty, Posted 07 Jan 2014

Announced last fall, with 300 participants receiving beta builds in December, many have been anxiously waiting for more news regarding Valve's Steam Machine. Wait no more; Valve has revealed fourteen Steam Machine designs all with target release dates falling somewhere in 2014.

Each Steam Machine will come with the familiar Steam Controller and will be powered by the SteamOS. The cheapest Steam Machine will cost around $500 with the more expensive machines running well into the thousand dollar price range.

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Here's the complete list:

-Alienware
-Alternate
-CyberPowerPC
-Digital Storm
-Falcon NW
-GigaByte
-iBuyPower
-Maingear
-Material.net
-Next Spa
-Origin PC
-Scan
-Webhallen
-Zotac

Valve seems to be looking out for us gamers while attempting to bring Steam into the living room with Gabe Newell saying, "With over 3,000 games and more than 65 million gamers on Steam, it’s important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them to select what makes the most sense for them."

This welcomed variety brings a hefty price tag and may slim down the options available depending on one's price range. With the cheaper designs costing as much as an Xbox One, will you be purchasing a Steam Machine or will you be sticking with your PC/console?

Megan Bethke (@XboxBetty), NoobFeed.

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  • avatar RON
    So all those speculation about Valve selling out Steam goes out the window now. Anyway, most of those rigs look pretty neat. But as a PC gamer myself, I really doubt on their success. Reason could be the SteamOS. When it comes to PC gamers, they want to do everything in a PC, including playing games. If they are to switch to a device meant for gaming only, they can simply switch to a much cheaper option called PS4 or Xbox One. But, if Valve is going to target the non-PC gamers, then this can be something interesting to watch.
    Posted Jan 07, 2014
  • @RON I feel ya. However, I have just an OK PC. I still consider myself a PC gamer and a console gamer. This being said, I think I'd rather throw down the money for a Steam Machine than an Xbox One/PS4.

    Only time will tell.
    Posted Jan 07, 2014
  • avatar RON
    @XboxBetty You and I won't be the only persons thinking this way. I know a bunch of PC gamers who think this way too. So unless we're sure what's Valve is up to with this new project, it's hard to predict anything. So yea, time will tell.
    Posted Jan 07, 2014

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