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Alienware Steam Machines will be upgradable

Hardware manufacturer Alienware has clarified earlier statements it made regarding the moddability of its upcoming Steam Machines lineup, revealing that component upgrades will be possible but difficult. "Upgrading the internal components will not be as easy as compared to other platforms [...],...

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Alienware Steam Machines to get a new model every year

Alienware's Steam Machines won't be easily upgraded, but there will be a new model each year, Alienware General Manager Frank Azor told Trusted Reviews. "Lifecycle wise, consoles update every five, six, seven years. We will be updating our Steam Machines every year," Azor said. There will be ...

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Valve wants SteamOS to feature music and video services

Valve wants to offer digital music, video, and television episodes via SteamOS prior to the launch of its Steam Machines hardware, general business developer Anna Sweet revealed during the company's Steam Dev Days event in Seattle this week. Steam Dev Days attendees Becky Taylor and Jose Ilitzky...

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Invites issued to testers as Steam in-home streaming enters beta

Though Valve Software missed its initial 2013 estimate, the company has now begun beta testing its in-home game streaming service. As its name suggests, this initiative will allow users to stream and play any game from one PC to another as long as both are on the same network. Valve hopes that t...

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Alienware Steam Machine makes contact in September

Alienware's Steam Machine will launch in September, the company announced today at the Steam Dev Days conference. Alienware didn't provide any specs or pricing, but did say it's using a Haswell chip and it will "constantly update" the box, Hot Blooded Games CFO Dave Oshry tweeted. Take a closer ...

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Steam has 75 million active users, Valve announces at Dev Days

Steam has 75 million active users, Valve announced at the Steam Dev Days conference. The previous Steam user count, shared in October, was 65 million. Thanks, Steam users, for making the math on this one easy: 10 million users in three months. Wowza. Check out the regional breakdown below. Steam...

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Xbox's Marc Whitten 'not sweating' Steam Machines

Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten isn't worried about Steam Machines taking up precious Xbox real estate in the living room. During an interview with Engadget at CES, Whitten said he's "not sweating" Valve's new initiative. He thinks "there's space for both." Whitten admitted, "I personall...

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Valve wants Dota 2 playable on Steam Controller

Valve Software readily admits its unconventional Steam Controller isn't likely to replace the keyboard and mouse PC gamers are familiar with, but the company still aims for a future in which the new controller can be used with such complex games as strategy hit Dota 2. "[Dota 2] is a really comp...

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Editorial: Steam Machines are nonsense and Valve is cool with that

At 9:30 on the first morning of CES in Las Vegas, Tuan Nguyen walked into the Engadget media trailer carrying two cardboard boxes, each large enough to hold an adult cat. He placed the boxes on a table in a back room and asked me for something to cut through the tape holding them closed. He eventua...

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Take a look at the first generation of Steam Machines

Our own Jess Conditt is on-hand at CES to check out Valve's Steam Machines – custom Linux-driven computers aimed at bringing Steam into the living room. While Gabe Newell's keynote this evening failed to provide any substantial news, we were at least able to check out some of the preliminary ...

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