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of territories. Here's the news:
Valve today announces the official
launch of its line of Steam Hardware devices in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.
A leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux games, Steam offers more than 6,000
titles to millions of gamers around the world. The Steam Controller, Steam Link,
and Steam Machines are a collection of hardware devices designed to expand the
Steam gaming experience into any room in the home.
Earlier this fall, Valve announced dedicated Steam Sections in most GameStop,
GAME UK, and EB Games stores. The sections will feature the Steam Hardware
devicesas well as a variety of Steam prepaid cards. In addition, Steam Machines
will be available from their respective PC manufacturers, and the Steam
Controller and Link are available via Amazon and directly from Steam.
About the Steam Hardware devices:
Steam Controller -- An innovative input device that allows you to play games
from all genres, including traditional gamepad style games as well as games
usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. Steam Controllers are
wireless, completely configurable, and available for a suggested retail price of
Steam Link -- The Steam Link allows Steam gamers to easily expand the range of
their current gaming set up via their home network. Connecting any TV to your
Steam host PC or Steam Machine, the Steam Link allows you to stream your games
anywhere via your home network, and is available for a suggested retail price of
Steam Machines -- Available from Alienware, Zotac, Cyberpower, and other
manufacturers, Steam Machines can serve as a stand-alone device for enjoying the
Steam gaming experience in one box, with more than 1,500 titles available for
native play. In addition, Steam Machines have the ability to broadcast and
receive In Home Streaming, allowing you to stream your games to a Steam Link, or
receive a stream from another Steam Machine or PC. Steam Machines will vary in
price, offering a range of hard drive sizes, graphics performance, and more.
Starting at $449.99.