Tester Explains Why He Couldn't Love Valve's Steam Machine

By Kotaku UK on at

Only 300 people have been able to test out the Steam Machine that Valve itself is making. After six months with one of the hotly anticipated high-powered gaming PCs, one such man made a video talking about his experience with it. Watch it. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll ask "why, why, why?"

As most people probably have been, YouTuber SaharaDrac was excited to get the fancy crate that held a Steam Machine half a year ago. It came with the funky, touchpad-centric Steam Controller. Adventure was ahead! Except that neither the controller nor the SteamOS quite clicked for SaharaDrac.

With sections that talk about trying to play various games and comparisons to a Windows-based PC, the seven-minute video does a good job of detailing why SaharaDrac just couldn't buy into the experience. Mind you, it sounds like he's still using Valve's first-party Steam Machine to play games. Just not in the way the company behind Team Fortress 2 intended.


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