Hello Linux Geeksters. Now, the first picture of the Steam Machine has been released. Since this is just a prototype, the final Steam Machine version may be different. We will find out this fact in 2014, when it will be officially released.
Valve has promissed to ofer 300 Beta units for some lucky gamers, in order to be tested, give feedback and report issues. The first Steam Machine units will be using Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, but Steam Machines with AMD and ATI hardware will be also released, in 2014.
For those who don’t know yet, Valve has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here.