So far, all the Steam machine prototypes we've seen have been desktop systems aimed at the living room. A new concept teased at E3 promises something a little different, though. The Steamboy team (which stresses that it's "a third party" and that its product is not being developed by Valve) posted this video last week:
According to The Escapist, which got in touch with the Steamboy team via e-mail, the device will feature "a Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card, and a 5" 16:9 touchscreen." The Steamboy is expected to let users play "the majority of current games in Steam," and it's scheduled for a 2015 debut.
Well, that certainly sounds ambitious. Without more information about just who these Steamboy folks are, though, I don't think I'm going to hold my breath on this one. We've seen plenty of neat concepts from little-known teams over the years, and few of them have ever seen the light of day.
|1. Ryszard - $503||2. punkUser - $502||3. the - $306|
|4. SomeOtherGeek - $300||5. Ryu Connor - $250||6. doubtful500 - $200|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||8. danny e. - $125||9. SecretSquirrel - $125|
|10. excession - $101|
|Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch||4|
|Friday night topic: quadcopters!||21|
|The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan||3|
|Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low||83|
|Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more||48|
|Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards||34|
|Half-Life 2: Update mod adds modern polish to old classic||61|
|The TR Podcast is live, so come ask us stuff!||1|