The Top 25 Coolest Gadgets of CES 2014
Alienware Steam Machine
You’re probably familiar with Steam, the online PC game store and app created by game developer Valve. But you probably aren’t familiar with the company’s Steambox initiative, aimed at helping hardware manufacturers break into the game console market by providing them with an operating system (SteamOS) and content (PC games from the Steam store). The Steam Machine is the Steambox from longtime Valve collaborator Alienware, which is Dell’s gaming PC and peripheral subsidiary. Details were hard to come by at CES, but word is pricing will be comparable to current offerings from the Big 3 (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) and it will be available this fall.