Following the announcement of SteamOS, Valve just unveiled the long-anticipated Steam Box — sort of. Instead of releasing a Valve-branded Steam Box, the company will actually work with multiple manufacturers to release a series of Steam machines for your living room.
Yet, Valve also presented a specific prototype, a Steam machine designed by Valve.
Valve has introduced a new feature recently called Big Picture Mode, that will allow you to use Steam with your TV and game controller. You will be able to enjoy your Steam games from the comfort of your couch.
Big Picture Mode has an optimized user interface, suitable for browsing games and apps on TV screens.
Valve wrapped up its trio of announcements a couple of weeks ago by unveiling its Stream Controller, a unique gamepad designed to play with upcoming Steam Machines running Steam OS. The Steam Controller represents a move away from the traditional keyboard and mouse combo that have been so dominant on the PC platform.
After recently announcing “Steam OS” , Valve has announced two new flagship products for coming year 2014 which compliment to the recently announced Steam OS.This includes Steam Machines, different “Steam OS” powered hardware gadgets like Smart TV’s + PC’s or maybe more, manufactured by different hardware manufacturers .
The future of gaming will have to wait. Valve has pushed the Steam Machines’ novel controller release from 2014 to 2015. Essentially, it will be released when Steam thinks its ready and not a minute before. Smart.
Hardware rarely recovers from a rocky launch.
In case you haven't heard, Valve Corporation has released nearly everything about the Steam Box but the box itself. We now know that the Steam Box is a Linux-powered gaming console to run Steam games, and it even has its own Steam Controller.
Valve Software has a presence at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, during which founder Gabe Newell gave an extensive interview to The Verge about Steam, Steam Box (the term being given to Valve’s living room PC project), and more. Money quote: So are most of these going to be Linux-based Steam Boxes? We’ll come [...]