Valve announces Steam Machine hardware, coming 2014

Two steam-machinesdays after announcing a new operating system based on its Steam digital distribution service, Valve has announced the hardware that will run it.

Steam Machines — the official term for the long-rumored ‘SteamBox’ — will start hitting stores next year from multiple partners, Valve said Wednesday. It stopped short of naming the companies it’s working with on the hardware.

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Valve taking on your living room with SteamOS

Steam — steamosValve’s popular digital game distribution service — is outgrowing your home office.

The publisher announced plans Monday to launch a Linux-based standalone operating system called SteamOS. Due in 2014, the platform is designed to help further the service’s move into the living room.

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