Yesterday Valve launched the Steam Discovery Update which they say “introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases.” Steam has also announced that their user-base has increased to over 100 million active accounts!
Valve has been working on their own Steam Machines for quite some time now. This process has gone through many live tests and beta units that have lead to changes and refinements a long the way. Valve wants to deliver a powerful and stable console-like experience on the PC platform. This of course is going to take a lot of time.
At CES we had a chance to sit down with iBUYPOWER to talk about their upcoming Steam Machine. They have a very interesting take on the whole Steam Machine idea and their pricing of $499 to start really does reflect that.
Go back to January 2013, and everyone thought Xi3’s Piston was going to be the one and only Steam Box. Fast forward to January 2014, and we now know that Steam Boxes are completely different than everyone’s first notion, but that doesn’t discredit Xi3’s Piston in any way. Xi3 has been hard at work for […]
CES just a few weeks away and we’re already preparing. Emails about meeting coordination, travel plans, and new equipment for the trip are flying back and forth at the speed of light. My expectations for CES this year are as follows…
It looks like someone leaked the internal e-mail Steam had sent out to their partners about the upcoming Steam Autumn and Holiday Sale 2013. Funny that in red on the e-mail it says “Please DO NOT make the dates of the Sales public”. Whoops! A Reddit user leaked the e-mail and now everyone seems to know all of the details about both sales.
Well it looks like the “Steambox” will be a reality as Valve has announced their entry into the PC hardware world with Steam Machines. Steam Machines is a device that is bundled with Valve’s own SteamOS operating system and will allow you to play all of your favorite games in a living room setting.
Sharing games you have already purchased has always been pretty easy when it came to consoles, you would just take the disc or cartridge over a friends house. When it comes to PC gaming things are a little bit harder because of licensing issues and DRM. This might change very soon as the latest beta client of Steam has a short section of code that mentions a “Shared Game Library”.