Steam Machines will be coming to GDC 2015 according to Valve

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Over the last few months, not a lot has been said about the Steam Machines recently, thanks to #Valve postponing the launch of its #console into 2015, which pretty much put the #hype around the console to sleep for the moment.

However, 2014 is almost over and done with, which means we should start hearing news about the Steam Machine with increasing frequency over the coming months, as Valve reveals how it has improved its console since it was first revealed.

One of the most significant redesigns went into the Steam Controller, which is still possibly going under yet another redesign before launch, thanks to feedback from users that managed to get their hands on the controller and the Steam Machine at GamesCom 2014 earlier this year.

Although the console will not be shown at CES 2015 in January, Doug Lombardi, Valve’s president of marketing, has revealed that Valve is planning a large presence at GDC 2015, which is set to take place in March.

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It will be interesting to see how many of the 14 Steam Machines made by other vendors, which were announced at this year’s GDC, will also be present at next year’s event, but we will have to wait and see for the mean time.

We see the advantage of such a device, as the “next-generation” gaming consoles are already struggling to handle games at the level that people expect them to run, which suddenly makes the Steam Machine a viable alternative if you are looking for some longevity in your living room device.
New triple A titles are constantly pushing the envelope of what can be done on a PC and this trend is not going to stop soon, so it will be nice to have something malleable as a living room console so that you will be able to keep up with the times that runs Linux.

Will people actually buy Steam Machines though? This is probably the biggest question, and one that cannot be answered as of yet. And knowing the Linux gaming community, this will spur on a whole genre of custom built home-brew boxes.

Reblogged from: telkomgaming

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