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Via Steam
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In an update to the Steam Universe group, Valve's Eric Hope has announced an expected delay for Steam machines and controllers:

We're now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.

Can you wait another year for pseudo-console gaming?

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Via Eurogamer
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After previously stating that the Alienware Steam Machine wouldn't be customizable, Alienware has clarified that consumers can upgrade components, but the system isn't designed with that in mind:

The Alienware Steam Machine, announced at CES, is designed to deliver a great gaming experience in the living room and we will enable customers to upgrade components. Considering we've purposefully designed the Alienware Steam Machine to be smaller than the latest generation consoles, upgrading the internal components will not be as easy as compared to other platforms, such as the Alienware X51, but we will not prevent a customer from upgrading.

Does this change your opinion on their Steam Machine?

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Alienware's General Manager has stated, "we will be updating our Steam Machines every year...There will be no customization options, you can't really update it." This means if you want to play the latest games at their maximum settings, you'll need to buy a new Alienware Steam Machine every year. At that point, why not just invest in a proper gaming PC?

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Via Engadget
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Engadget's got a first look at a prototype for the Steam Machine. Specs include:

multicore AMD CPU
discrete AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
500GB hard drive
Valve's Linux-based Steam OS

The console is currently priced at $499, and it look like that sweet red light is totally customizable.