Gaming on Linux has a great wrap up of early Steam Machine and Steam Controller reviews. One of the reviews that stood out to me was the one from Engadget. It's immense and I recommend you pour over it.

"I used to laugh when I saw Linux users scramble to build compatibility layers to play "real" PC games. I chuckled when Valve CEO Gabe Newell lambasted Windows 8 as a "catastrophe for everyone," proffering Linux and SteamOS as a viable alternative. It seemed so far-fetched, so silly. Truth be told, I'm still laughing -- but now it's because I'm enjoying myself. The Alienware Steam Machine has some growing pains, but it's fun. Lots of fun."

Looks like a solid step in the right direction and from all the reviews i've read it seems Valve is patching bugs in a good clip as they come up. It's not a matter of IF I will pick up a Steam Machine but when. I'll wait a bit to hear what people are experiencing and then decide what to get.


PCGamer has a great review dedicated to the Steam Link worth checking out.

If you find any other early reviews of Steam Machines and the Controller drop them in the comments.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 10/16/2015 at 05:48pm

I got my steam controller today. Time to try it out with Starship Rubicon!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/16/2015 at 06:52pm

Sweet! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/17/2015 at 05:43am

I keep seeing great things about the new hardware, with only a few caveats.

Also, in the case of examining something, it's "pore over" rather than "pour," and honestly whose idea was that anyway, since pouring is something you do with liquids and a pore is a small hole. Whoever invented that use could have just made a different word :D

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/18/2015 at 02:27am


That said, good to know. Pore over huh? You're right though, it's a strange saying. smile

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