The Unbelievable Ugliness of the New Steam Machines
The concept of a Steam Machine is constantly caught in a fluxing duality of two conflicting states. On one hand, Steam is a great service and a bespoke box with all our games is simple and intriguing. On the other, a Steam box offers all the drawbacks of consoles AND PC’s, being more expensive than the former and more restictive than the latter.
Still, if someone really nailed the design, hit a competitive price point and hit retail hard, maybe they could make some headway. Well, someone might achieve all that, but it’s unlikely to be any of these companies or models. Witness the horror.