First Gen Steam Machines show their faces.

About 16 hours ago, we shared with you that Engadget got a chance to see what companies would be throwing down with Valve in the Steam Machine department. Well now Valve has shown off all sweet little goodies that you and or friends and family can sink you teeth into. Valve also had this to say on their press release.

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced over one dozen Steam Machine designs now in production from leading manufacturers and targeted for release in 2014.

The lineup of Steam Machines announced today offers a wide variety of price and performance options made possible by the Steam Machine’s open design, with systems starting as low as $499 and top end systems rivaling today’s bleeding edge gaming PCs.

Every Steam Machine includes an innovative Steam Controller designed for use with a wide variety of game genres, and is powered by the SteamOS, a custom OS built atop Linux.

“The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room,” said Gabe Newell of Valve. “With over 3,000 games and more than 65 million gamers on Steam, it’s important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them to select what makes the most sense for them.”

Announced earlier this year, Steam Machines are new entertainment systems targeted for use in the living room and leveraging Steam, the popular online platform for gaming and software with over 65 million accounts worldwide.

The makers of first generation Steam Machines are:

Digital Storm
Falcon NW
Next Spa
Origin PC

Here is a load of press shots of the First Generation Steam Machines. The Alienware SteamBox looks slick right off the hop. But I will let you decide.

But if that was not enough Valve also release a small web PDF Press release for everyone to download right here.
You can also see some live action shots provided by engadget from CES 2014 here.

So what do you think of the look for the first generation Steam Boxes? I will be happier when new game titles get listed for SteamOS/Linux for everyone. What will be interesting is how much support will AMD boost out before the first wave of AMD Steam Boxes ship?



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3 Comments on "First Gen Steam Machines show their faces."

  1. Ubu the Tech Guru January 7, 2014 at 08:03 -

    Great little write up, I’ve been drooling over my twitter timeline since early this morning seeing all the nerd porn from CES 2014 talked about in social media. I can’t wait to see more!

  2. Che January 7, 2014 at 11:36 -

    The Alienware one does look great but I’m really looking forward to the controller and more big name titles being released.

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