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This Is Valve's Steam Machine Prototype

Via The Seattle Times, here's your first look at Valve's Steam Machine prototype—a super-high-end machine that will be sent out to 300 beta testers later this year. (Those are Valve employees standing with it: from left to right, Eric Hope, Anna Sweet, Greg Coomer and D.J. Powers.)

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nrvalleytime1388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

It looks like, and I'm being completely serious, the PS Box.

Sleek Sony design and large Microsoft start-up circle - perhaps an intentional reference to the market they are trying to dominate. Helps to be familiar, but not extensively so.

Either way - hope it does well and provides a viable alternative that enhances a sit-down gaming experience.

Oh, and where's Half Life 3, etc. etc.

CEOSteveBallmer1388d ago

"intentional reference to the market they are trying to dominate" yup they could try. goodluck with that. 3DO and apple pippin anyone??

UltimateMaster1388d ago

"Oh the Xbox One looks like VHS"
This just looks like any other common PC.
My PC's design looks much better regardless, however it's not as compact.

UltimateMaster1388d ago

Regardless of looks, I'm curious to see how this will play out. I'm hyped about the Steam OS.

darthv721388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Perhaps Valve will have better success in the licensing of the idea than Panasonic did with the 3DO.

no optical drive in these prototypes but that could mean that 3rd parties can include one if they wish.

b163o11388d ago

Yeah I don't know about that PSBox, but there controller concepts are really awesome.

Autodidactdystopia1388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Check the other photo's on engadget guys looks shmexy.

;)
http://www.engadget.com/201...

Heres A picture of the GUTS
mega Powerful system (like 3X ps4, looks at GTX780 in that tiny box)

http://www.hwcompare.com/14... (this is a full 7850 not mobile like in consoles.)

looks great for just being a prototype

http://www.engadget.com/gal...

HOWEVER one thing I find particularly interesting, is that the 20+4 pin connector is not plugged in, actually nothing is plugged in for that matter, so .... yeah expect a Shit ton of wires on top of the clean look in the photos.... hmmm misleading..

sigfredod1388d ago

Did they copy the xbone box design? reminme of and old betamax that had the dial to RWD and FFD lol

HolyDuck1388d ago

Looks like an Xbox One.

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cactusjack1388d ago

pc components lumped in a box. congrats valve, still wont buy it for a $1000

b163o11388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Who said $1000?
You maybe thinking about the Xi3's Piston Console, I don't think Valve has discussed pricing as of yet...

Deividas1388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

From the partlist variations on the prototypes, its a good assumption that they are going to be costly.

iamnsuperman1388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Valve isn't really making it though (this is just a prototype). My understand is the are out sourcing the manufacturing to reduce valve's potential cost) so by that knowledge alone we know it will cost a lot (just how things works with companies needing to make a profit)

Unless their doing this Google root and making one as well but I didn't know valve had that kind of infrastructure in place to do it on a large scale

SkullBlade1691388d ago

Xbox One and PS4 are PC components lumped in a box too...