Valve has finally released their second announcement today and it is Steam Machines. Valve is working with multiple partners to bring SteamOS based Steam Machines to the living room.
Earlier this week, Valve announced SteamOS for PCs. This is a free to distribute Operating System that is based on Linux and comes with its set of features, mainly aimed at Steam.
This announcement was followed by today’s Steam Machines announcement. Valve is planning to bring SteamOS running Gaming machines to the market. These machines are mainly touted as using Steam as a platform along with Big Picture mode to provide console couch like gaming experience. Valve defines Steam Machines as
Finally, a multiple choice answer
Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014, all of them running SteamOS.
Steam Machines will launch in 2014 and Valve is planning to send 300 BETA kits to users who are willing to participate in Steam Machines BETA. Here are the instructions to participate in the BETA
THE HARDWARE BETA ELIGIBILITY QUEST:Before October 25, log in to Steam and then visit your quest page to track your current status towards beta test eligibility1. Join the Steam Universe community group2. Agree to the Steam Hardware Beta Terms and Conditions3. Make 10 Steam friends (if you haven’t already)4. Create a public Steam Community profile (if you haven’t already)5. Play a game using a gamepad in Big Picture mode
Now that we have gotten the second announcement out of the way, we have the last announcement left. What do you think will be the last announcement. Let us know in the comments.
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