Valve sets sights on the living room with Steam Machines
Hey I'm Nate Ralph with CNET and we're here at the game developer conference with Valve checking out Steam Machines.
Now you're probably familiar with Valve, they're one of the massive gaming companies and they're responsible for Steam which is a game delivery platform.
Now Valve has been making a push into the living room space.
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PC gaming deserves to be there and, that's hopefully going to change this November when we see machines that are widely available.
Now, Steam OS is going to be the popular steam machine to run.
Steam machines are technically PCs but they're running Steam OS, which makes, brings a sort of console-like experience to the PC platform.
Now it all revolves around this controller.
This is gonna be the game pad that the T machines run.
And they sort of imitate a proper mouse and keyboard.
Or a trackball experience.
Or really whatever you'd like.
Now it can be used to emulate your traditional mouse and keyboard.
Or it can be used to operate sort of.
As a trackball or as a gaming pad.
It's something you might be familiar with from the Xbox One or the Playstation 4. Now the controls here can be mapped and altered, you know, configured anyway you like and that's gonna be helpful when you're playing some of the thousands of games available on Steam.
Machines are gonna come in all shapes and sizes.
You can expect machines from companies like Falcon Northwest and Alienware.
But the one I'm, most interested in is the [UNKNOWN].
Now, this $50 box is also available in November, can actually connect to your home network and it will connect to your existing gaming pc, and stream games from your actual gaming pc or a steam machine, if you like to also like to own a steam machine, to your television.
That can be super instinct for someone like me, who builds [UNKNOWN] and is constantly upgrading, and always is gonna want the best of the best, but not necessarily wants to shell out for a new Steam machine every couple of months.
Do you expect [UNKNOWN] or will there be other Steam machines available in stores, starting around this November.
I'm Nate Ross for CNet.
Thanks for watching.
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