SteamOS

ZOTAC goes full steam ahead with SN970 Steam Machine

ZOTAC goes full steam ahead with SN970 Steam Machine

If the stars align, Valve will really be announcing about a dozen Steam Machines come November this year. Of course, that was the promise last year and we all now what happened. Still, it seems like partners are getting back on track, and one of those is ZOTAC. The company that has recently been putting out mini and pico PCs has just announced that they are completely on board the Steam Machine thrust with a new SN970 gaming PC coming to its catalog soon.

Continue Reading

One year later: Where is Valve’s SteamOS?

One year later: Where is Valve’s SteamOS?

A leaked vision of the next SteamOS "Steam Controller" this morning reminds us that it's been nearly a year since Valve took to CES 2014 and brought us our first look at Steam Machines. Here 11 months later and the finalized version of SteamOS has not yet been released. Instead we've got the latest version of the Steam Client Beta update with an image which reminds us of how much we've seen - not a whole lot. Not that the final version is going to be all that different from Big Picture Mode in Steam, that is to say.

Continue Reading

Alienware Alpha ships, still no SteamOS in sight

Alienware Alpha ships, still no SteamOS in sight

Those who have pre-ordered Alienware's foray into the almost oxymoronic realm of "living room PC gaming" now have something to look forward to in the coming days. Dell has announced that the Alienware Alpha is now shipping to those early adopters and can also be bought online as well as from select retail partners. Some of that crowd, however, might be disappointed to hear that the gaming rig is indeed not shipping with SteamOS, considering Valve is quite behind schedule, and instead runs completely on Windows 8.1
.

Continue Reading

Steam Music is live for all: Half-Life, Portal celebrate

Steam Music is live for all: Half-Life, Portal celebrate

Welcome to the age of playing music that doesn’t go with a video game with the video game you’re playing on Steam. Introduced this week by Valve is Steam Music, a system that’s been in testing for well over a year.

Continue Reading

Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Gaming PCs may be nothing new, but Alienware is hoping to do something different with its new Alpha console: deliver the flexibility of a PC but with the turn-key convenience of a traditional console. Rather than waiting for Valve to finish SteamOS, NVIDIA opted to create its own Alpha UI so that gamers could control the console from their couch. It's an intriguing strategy, especially as consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 try to extend their own reach into multimedia and entertainment; read on for five Alpha highlights.

Continue Reading

Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware's Alpha console has gone up for preorder, no longer waiting for the delayed SteamOS and instead running Windows 8.1 with deep ties into the Steam game library thanks to a homegrown couch-friendly interface. Priced from $549, the Alpha runs a choice of Intel Haswell dual- and quadcore Core i chip, paired with a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU with 2GB of its own memory, and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory. That's all squeezed into a box that's compact enough to fit discretely under your TV.

Continue Reading

Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

The team at Valve responsible for expanding their command over the multimedia universe may well be making a bit move in the near future. Word from those that monitor the Steam database code suggests that additions have been made with the following keywords: video, film, music, TV series, and plugin.

Continue Reading

Maingear Spark goes ultra-small for Windows, Linux, or SteamOS

Maingear Spark goes ultra-small for Windows, Linux, or SteamOS

This week one of the most prolific makers of custom gaming PCs, Maingear, has let loose the Spark. This device weighs less than a pound and is 2.34 inches tall, 4.23 inches deep, and 4.5 inches wide. That’s a palm-sized high-powered PC.

Continue Reading

Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

With just about as little fanfare as possible, the folks at Valve have once again updated their design for the Steam Controller. This is the controller that users will be playing with when they engage in action with SteamOS - not required, but recommended by the operating system’s creators. This controller now has a new thumbstick.

Continue Reading

Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

It’s time once again for the Steam Summer Sale, the time of the year at which all games are put at sale prices the likes of which you may not have a chance to avoid. And of course no more than 20 minutes after the push began, the Steam Store is down. Don't worry, don't freak out - everything that's there now will still be there 7 hours later.

Continue Reading

Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Valve is delaying its Steam Machine to 2015, and naturally there will be repercussions, especially when it comes to its hardware partners. One of the first fallouts is Alienware, whose Alpha console-type gaming PC will still be shipping during the holiday season, but won't be using SteamOS as intended.

Continue Reading

Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

The game Metro Redux is a combination of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light entirely re-mastered and improved for the next generation of gaming consoles and gaming PCs. These titles are amongst some of the highest-rated games in their genre - we even used Metro: Last Light as our key example for PC streaming for NVIDIA SHIELD - now they’re returning as digital downloads for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7