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Valve Apparently Has 12 Partners So Far For Steam Machines
Posted , 6 January 2014 at 9:19 am UTC / 8514 views
This is going to be crazy, so far it has been reported that Valve has already signed up 12 manufacturers to create Steam Machines, holy cow!

Here's me thinking we will have 4 or 5 top and engadget has come out with a list of 12 that have apparently signed up to make them:
QuoteThus far, the only third party we know of that's making a Steam Machine is iBuyPower -- today, that all changes. Alienware, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers are among the first companies signed on to support Valve's initiative
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All should be revealed shortly as CES is only a day away where companies usually announce their new kit. Although Valve actually has a press conference at around 5PM PT (1AM GMT for us brits!) so who knows what could be announced today!

If more boxes come out looking like the iBuyPower one I will be happy, we covered that here for those that missed it.

What are you hoping Valve will announce directly, or do you think it will be a general get excited for Steam Machines kind of thing press talk?

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FoH commented on 6 January 2014 at 9:36 am UTC

I was very suprised to se Webhallen among those. Webhallen is a Scandinavian chain of swedish stores and an online shopping site for games, hardware etc. Not one I would put together with new hardware, but I think they might take a chance on this and be a forerunner here in Scandinavia. It's great to be able to buy Steam Machines close by!

I was very suprised to se Webhallen among those. Webhallen is a Scandinavian chain of swedish stores and an online shopping site for games, hardware etc. Not one I would put together with new hardware, but I think they might take a chance on this and be a forerunner here in Scandinavia. It's great to be able to buy Steam Machines close by! :D

Linas commented on 6 January 2014 at 9:48 am UTC

Quote from FoHI was very suprised to se Webhallen among those. Webhallen is a Scandinavian chain of swedish stores and an online shopping site for games, hardware etc. Not one I would put together with new hardware, but I think they might take a chance on this and be a forerunner here in Scandinavia. It's great to be able to buy Steam Machines close by!

They are probably just resellers, just like they sell other consoles. But yes, that would be great if we could buy Steam Machines in local stores. Even if they will probably cost more than in the US.

[quote=Quote from FoH]I was very suprised to se Webhallen among those. Webhallen is a Scandinavian chain of swedish stores and an online shopping site for games, hardware etc. Not one I would put together with new hardware, but I think they might take a chance on this and be a forerunner here in Scandinavia. It's great to be able to buy Steam Machines close by! :D[/quote] They are probably just resellers, just like they sell other consoles. But yes, that would be great if we could buy Steam Machines in local stores. Even if they will probably cost more than in the US.

tuxisagamer commented on 6 January 2014 at 12:31 pm UTC

I'm waiting to see the prices and hardware specs to determine whether to build my own or buy a Steam Machine.

I'm waiting to see the prices and hardware specs to determine whether to build my own or buy a Steam Machine.

Maquis196 commented on 6 January 2014 at 12:41 pm UTC

Alienware Steam machine? Damn, I do look forward to seeing all of these, dont even need one. Do want though!

Has anyone seen anything anywhere about how companies see the steambox? I wonder if it will have its own category on steam? For instance, I would love to see FIFA 15 on steambox (maybe EA would see it as a console and not a rival).

Time to start pestering EA I think.

Alienware Steam machine? Damn, I do look forward to seeing all of these, dont even need one. Do want though! Has anyone seen anything anywhere about how companies see the steambox? I wonder if it will have its own category on steam? For instance, I would love to see FIFA 15 on steambox (maybe EA would see it as a console and not a rival). Time to start pestering EA I think.

Linas commented on 6 January 2014 at 4:10 pm UTC

Quote from Maquis196
Time to start pestering EA I think.

Just don't mention Linux. Might cause a severe allergic reaction.

[quote=Quote from Maquis196] Time to start pestering EA I think.[/quote] Just don't mention Linux. Might cause a severe allergic reaction.

PKM commented on 6 January 2014 at 5:14 pm UTC

Quote from Maquis196Alienware Steam machine? Damn, I do look forward to seeing all of these, dont even need one. Do want though!

Has anyone seen anything anywhere about how companies see the steambox? I wonder if it will have its own category on steam? For instance, I would love to see FIFA 15 on steambox (maybe EA would see it as a console and not a rival).

Time to start pestering EA I think.
The problem (for EA) is the fact that desktop users would be able to play the game without origin.

[quote=Quote from Maquis196]Alienware Steam machine? Damn, I do look forward to seeing all of these, dont even need one. Do want though! Has anyone seen anything anywhere about how companies see the steambox? I wonder if it will have its own category on steam? For instance, I would love to see FIFA 15 on steambox (maybe EA would see it as a console and not a rival). Time to start pestering EA I think.[/quote] The problem (for EA) is the fact that desktop users would be able to play the game without origin.

adolson commented on 6 January 2014 at 5:17 pm UTC

Quote from tuxisagamerI'm waiting to see the prices and hardware specs to determine whether to build my own or buy a Steam Machine.
Same here, though I really do expect to find at least some of the offerings will be cheaper than building with identical components due to their bulk purchasing power vs retail markups. The Steam Controller bundled in will eat probably at least $50 alone, I'd wager more.

[quote=Quote from tuxisagamer]I'm waiting to see the prices and hardware specs to determine whether to build my own or buy a Steam Machine.[/quote] Same here, though I really do expect to find at least some of the offerings will be cheaper than building with identical components due to their bulk purchasing power vs retail markups. The Steam Controller bundled in will eat probably at least $50 alone, I'd wager more.

Buma commented on 6 January 2014 at 6:52 pm UTC

Digital storm. one of the manufacturer has already announced they will make a dual boot machine, so it has windows and steam os and thus they can call it a steam box.  Reality will be that users will probably use windows then to run steam on in big picture mode since all games are supported natively.

Digital storm. one of the manufacturer has already announced they will make a dual boot machine, so it has windows and steam os and thus they can call it a steam box.  Reality will be that users will probably use windows then to run steam on in big picture mode since all games are supported natively.

oldrocker99 commented on 7 January 2014 at 1:56 am UTC

Maximum PC magazine did a build of a Linux box to run Steam, with a (I think) AMD 965 4-core, nVidia 650ti, and 4GB RAM. My box is the same, except I have 16GB RAM. Every Steam Linux game runs just fine, and that build is not an expensive build.

Maximum PC magazine did a build of a Linux box to run Steam, with a (I think) AMD 965 4-core, nVidia 650ti, and 4GB RAM. My box is the same, except I have 16GB RAM. Every Steam Linux game runs just fine, and that build is not an expensive build.

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