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Handheld Steam Machine Kickstarter to return

Back in 2014, the Steam Boy was revealed and was set to be the first handheld Steam Machine, allowing PC gamers to play some of their games on the go or stream more demanding titles from a desktop. Then last year, the project was renamed the ‘Smach Z’ and put …

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Valve: DirectX 12 does not make a lot of sense, Vulkan does

Microsoft Corp.’s DirectX 12 application programming interface promises to significantly improve performance of video games in Windows 10 operating system thanks to efficient usage of modern hardware. However, Valve Software believes that it makes no sense to use DX12, but to utilize cross-platform Vulkan API instead. Modern application programming interfaces – …

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Valve to show off new gaming hardware at GDC

Valve has announced its plans for the Games Developers Conference. At the event next month the company will be showing off its own virtual reality hardware, the final Steam controller and new Steam machines, which are due to launch this year. The Steam client currently has a virtual reality mode …

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Origin unveils Omega high-performance HTPCs

Origin PC, a leading maker of high-performance personal computers for gamers, has announced its new line of its high-end systems. The new Omega home theater PC systems are designed for the living rooms and are projected to wed extreme performance with compact sizes and AV equipment design. Origin Omega personal …

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New Steam controller mockup revealed in client update

Valve’s Steam controller has gone through several changes since its reveal last year and it looks like the company hasn’t quite settled on a final design just yet as a brand new mockup was found in the latest Steam beta client update. While the track pads still remain, the left …

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Alienware begins to ship its Alpha PC gaming console

Alienware has started shipments of its Alpha system, which was once supposed to become the first Steam Machine. The Alienware Alpha small form-factor PC gaming console is designed as an ultimate gaming solution for the living room. The system’s price starts at $549. Alienware Alpha is based on dual-core /quad-core …

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Valve won’t be appearing at CES next year

Earlier this year, Valve showed up at CES with a bunch of Steam Machines to talk a little more about its plans and show off the controller. The controller and OS have since been delayed but it doesn’t look like we will be hearing anything new in January as Valve …

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Asus ROG GR8 Steam Machine to launch this December

Asus officially announced its Republic of Gamers GR8 mini PC/ Steam Machine some time ago and now we finally know when its coming. The mini PC will release sometime in December here in the UK, featuring an Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card. The machine …

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Steamboy project aims to release a handheld Steam Machine

The Steam Machine initiative is all about making PC gaming more accessible on smaller screens, smaller devices and lesser hardware. The Steamboy project is combining all of these elements by creating a handheld Steam Machine, which would be perfect for in-home streaming. Final specifications are being kept under wraps for …

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Alienware Steam Machine won’t even ship with Steam OS

Valve’s Steam controller and Operating System won’t be ready until sometime in 2015 but that isn’t stopping Alienware from releasing what was going to be its Steam Machine. The Alienware Alpha is a very low end PC, it will ship with Windows 8.1 installed and an Xbox 360 controller, which …

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Asus has revealed its two Steam Machines

Asus has just revealed two of its own Steam Machines at Computex, the new systems will release under the company’s ‘Republic of Gamers’ brand. One of the upcoming Steam OS powered PC’s will be a tiny, console like system while the other has more in common with a regular desktop. …

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Steam Music beta has begun

Valve has sent out its first wave of invites to the Steam Music beta this week, allowing some big picture mode and Steam OS users access to the feature. Steam Music is one of Valve’s steps in to making the Steam Machine a competing entertainment platform with access to more …

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Alienware’s Steam Machine to cost as much as an Xbox One

Alienware’s Steam Machine has probably been the most exciting one so far, according to Gabe Newell himself, it’s the one to watch and could be considered the flagship Steam Machine. Since its announcement people have been sceptical on the price and with good reason, Alienware PC’s don’t come cheap but …

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Steam OS now supports AMD and Intel graphics

Valve recently announced its first wave of pre-built Steam Machines all coming from different manufacturers in different configurations but here at KitGuru we know that most of you prefer to build your own system so if you were interested in building your own ITX PC running Steam OS then you’ll …

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Alienware’s Steam Machine could be the one to watch

Yesterday Valve began showing off the first wave of Steam Machines due to release throughout the year but out of the lengthy list of manufacturers, it seems that Alienware could be the one to watch. Alienware has always been known for its stylish but arguably overpriced gaming PC’s and laptops …

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12 partners of Valve set to make Steam Machine PCs

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, Valve Software announced 12 partners who will release Steam Machine personal computers with different specifications in the foreseeable future. Thanks to the fact that Valve’s SteamOS operating system is free, expect numerous white-box PC makers to also jump on the bandwagon. The list of …

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Watch a guy open up a Steam Box here

We’ve been getting teased by single images and snippets of information about Valve’s Steam Box hardware for a while now, so it’s nice to finally see that someone’s managed to get one opened up and take a look inside to see what we’re really working with and how the hardware …

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Steam hardware beta will now be US only

If you’ve been waiting around to find out when the Steam Machine hardware beta would start then you’re in luck, it starts this Friday. However, if you’re living outside of the US and were hoping to get in on it, then get ready to make a sad face. Valve’s original …

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Another Steam Box is teased for CES

CES is going to see a lot of PC unveiling this year, but not new desktop or notebook systems but Steam boxes, high powered PCs masquerading as consoles so you’ll put it in your living room instead of your sweet game room. This one however will be just for the …

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Iconsole TV will also use SteamOS

A while back the Iconsole TV was announced, and it attracted attention with its rather powerful developer kits that used Ivy-bridge CPU’s, 8GB RAM and dual 500GB hybrid drives. These specs make up the most powerful Android device out there and now it will come with Steam OS too. According …

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