Steam Machine Beta User Trying to Find All 300 of His Lucky Brethren

Just 300 people in the U.S. were selected to participate in the Steam Machines beta, which shipped boxes to folks beginning on Friday. They know which number they are in the beta by looking at the row of 300 ventilation holes on the top of the unit and finding the position of the single countersunk hole on theirs. » 12/15/13 11:00am 12/15/13 11:00am

Valve Announces 'Steam Machines,' Hopes To Improve Living Room Gaming

Hope you weren't too attached to the name "Steam Box"—Valve is partnering with various companies to release hardware that they're calling Steam Machines. These are PCs designed to play games on your television, and they'll compete with the next generation of gaming consoles for control of your living room. » 9/25/13 1:00pm 9/25/13 1:00pm

Cryptic Infinity Ward Messages Show off Branded Mini-PC

Call of Duty makers Infinity Ward posted two telling photos to Facebook and Twitter this week, showing off what appears to be an Xi3 Piston PC, one of Valve's adorable prototype Steam Box devices, with the company's logo plastered on it. (UPDATE: Or any of the other Xi3 mini-computers—the Steam Box is just one… » 3/03/13 11:30am 3/03/13 11:30am

You Want a Steam Box? Cut the Rope's Got a Steam Box, and It's Free.

Not even the candy-craving critter Om Nom can resist the allure of steam-powered technology. Today's free Steam Box update for the Android and iOS versions of ZeptoLab's popular physics puzzler may not offer popular PC games via Valve's online service, but it does deliver 25 new levels featuring the awesome power of… » 1/10/13 2:55pm 1/10/13 2:55pm