OS news The gaming press and Steam Machines. Thanks Ant.
The Xbox One and PS4 are sold not on what they offer now, but on
what they will offer in the future. I see absolutely no reason why
Steam Machines ought to be treated any differently.
Reality check: right now, spending $499 on a Steam Machine gets you access
to a lot more games and a lot more functionality than the Xbox One and PS4
offer combined. Of course, a Windows PC will offer even more games (not
functionality, Linux has that covered just fine) - but that applies just as
well to any console.