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SteamOS Update Lets You Play With Xbox One Elite Controller And More

Some like PC, some like Console. People choose different platforms for different reasons, but the creators behind the ever popular PC gaming platform Steam came up with an idea to bridge the gap. Enter Steam machines,…

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SteamOS Games Perform up to 58 Percent Worse Than Windows 10 Versions

Valve originally unveiled SteamOS to enhance the capabilities of hardware configurations and provide a more customizable user-interface. Gabe Newell criticized Windows 8 and famously said: “Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space.”…

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Valve Removing Linux Games With SteamOS Compatibility Problems

Valve has reportedly been removing a number of Linux games which don’t meet their quality control requirements or suffer from compatibility problems on SteamOS. According to Gaming on Linux, the SteamOS icon was removed from titles…

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There Are Now Over 1500 Native Linux Games on Steam

Prior to the release of Windows 8, gaming on Linux predominately revolved around emulating core libraries through WINE and rarely featured stable games without configuration problems. Valve’s CEO, Gabe Newell was so incensed by Windows 8,…

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Pricing and New Name Revealed for SteamOS Powered Handheld

Valve made a great choice when they allowed third party manufacturers to create SteamOS powered hardware, the same strategy behind Android and what most likely contributed to its huge market share. If Valve can pull off…

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Early Bird Steam Hardware Pre-orders All Sold Out

Those looking to get some Steam hardware early are out of luck. Valve has announced that all the Steam hardware for the “get it early” offer with delivery set for October 16 have sold out. Any…

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CryEngine Gets Support for Linux and SteamOS

It seems that the recent shift in the game engine market strategy is now forcing everyone licensing their own engines to comply with the times. CryTek is known for its CryEngine development platform and we all…

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Should You Build Your Own Steambox?

Introduction Steambox has been a topic of much debate in the PC gaming community, promising a more gamer-centric PC experience, removing the need for the Windows operating system by providing you with a free alternative, while also…

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New Asus RG6 ROG Console is Powered by Intel Broadwell and GTX 960M

If you wanted a powerhouse console for your living room, Asus just came forth with a solution. The company just announced its RG6 ROG console-inspired gaming PC, featuring a minimalistic and extremely silent design. The RG6…

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ZOTAC Announces SN970 Steam Machine

Zotac has shown off their new Steam Machine, and it looks great. The SN970 is marketed with some strong words, promising to rewrite the definition of PC gaming. These words have been uttered before, but SteamOS…

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Hide Your Wallets, SteamOS Celebrates with Big Sale

Valve and STEAM are celebrating both the most popular game titles of the year as well as their own SteamOS through a big sale, or as some people call it: Time to empty their wallets. All…

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iBuyPower SBX Gaming PC Revealed

PC gaming has been pushing hard to break away from the desk in recent years, with features such as Steam Big Picture mode, In-Home Streaming, HTPC style gaming rigs and more. More recently we’ve had talks of…

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Valve Adds Native Music Player in Steam Music, To Be Available in Big Picture Soon

SteamOS has not been so user-friendly of late, not to mention the major flaws it has. From not being bootable on DVD, to nuking hard drives clearly mentioned with the ‘install at your own risk’ warning,…

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New SteamOS To Have non-UEFI, Dual-Boot Support And Other Features

The first SteamOS product that Valve announced was definitely a beta project. It was not properly tested, there were a lot of issues installing it, and limited configuration also made it impossible for a variety of…

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SteamBox Tear Down In YouTube Walkthrough Video

SteamBox’s have been in users hands for almost a week now and we’ve been loving all the gameplay videos, OS walkthrough and tear downs that users have been uploading to YouTube. One of our favourite so…

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Beta Tester Gives SteamBox Video Walkthrough

It’s only been in the hands of the beta testers a couple of days, but initial impressions of SteamOS and the SteamBox are pretty good. Some users have been opening up the console to give a…

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SteamBox Unboxed! [video]

The first Steam machines have been dispatched to 300 lucky beta testers (Damn you, you lucky buggers!) And while we would love to get our hands on one for testing, we can at least enjoy a…

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Minimum Requirements For Steam OS Detailed

A recent FAQ posted by Valve answered many questions about the SteamOS that was released yesterday and while downloading the operating system has been tricky for some due to high demand, we can at least take…

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SteamOS Being Released For Download Today!

As of today (December 13th 2013) you will be able to download SteamOS and have a tinker around with it. However, it is early days and Valve have warned that only experienced Linux users should bother,…

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Nvidia Release Major Linux Update, Preparing For SteamOS Arrival

The relationship between Nvidia and Linux has come a long way since Linux founder Linus Torvald famously said “So Nvidia, F**k you” back in mid 2012. Linus Torvald’s response was due to the fact that Nvidia…

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iConsole.tv To Support Steam OS Its Android Interface

iConsole.tv was already shaping up to be a strange and wonderful idea, but now the developers of the hardware are saying that it will also be able to support Valves upcoming SteamOS, without interfering with its…

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Battlefield Director Says Linux Only Needs One Killer Game

Linux is about to become bigger than ever, with SteamOS set to tip the balance of power in the PC gaming community with the offer of a rock solid distribution platform, a multitude of home entertainment…

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Xi3’s $999 Piston “Steam Box” Gaming PC Is Overpriced Junk

Controversial title I know, but let’s face it if people haven’t seen passed the façade of the Xi3 Piston yet then people clearly aren’t looking closely enough – it is nothing more than overpriced hardware. There…

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Valve Announce SteamOS, Two More Announcement Still To Come

Valve have dropped one of the biggest gaming related announcements of the year, Steam OS, a dedicated Linux distro that is razor focused on gaming and entertainment and something that could revolutionise PC gaming almost overnight.…