What will be the first living room targeted Linux gaming PC and unique controller will hit retail on 10th November this year.
The Steam Link Streaming box will be made available at that time. Valve says that a "limited quantity" of machines and accessories can be had from 16th October, as long as you commit to a pre-order.
Alienware and Syber has announced that it is signing up to the idea. The Alienware design is said to be powerful enough to run Steam's 'massive library' of over 1000 games at 1080p on your HDTV.
That is because it will have an Intel Core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. That will start at $449.
Syber offers three different base machines ranging from $499 to $1419 taking you from 1080p gaming to 4K gaming. Syber's offerings are upgradable using standard off-the shelf PC parts including hardware such as the Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card.
Valve has promised that more Steam Machines are coming although we have hard false starts with Steam before, this time it does look serious.
The Steam Controller is up for pre-order at $39.99. and Valve's Steam Link box should arrive at the same time. This box allows you to play your Steam games on any TV in the house when connected to your home network.
The Steam Link is available on its own for $39.99 or bundled with a Steam Controller for $79.98