The Steam Box Is Dead On Arrival

Everyday Digitals - The idea of being able to play games on the couch from arguably the best gaming platform on the market sounds great. In fact many people are already do just that. But instead of the plug & play usability of a gaming console, serious PC gamers for years have setup their computers in the living room and ran an HDMI or other, more elaborate setups out to their TVs in order to get the lean back experience. Valve made that experience more user-friendly last year by releasing a version of Steam with tweaked UI to better suit couch surfers and controllers. The release of "Big Picture Mode" was an obvious signal that Steam was vying for a more permanent spot in the living room.

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