While getting something like a Steam Machine is a pretty big investment (especially if you want the high end builds) something like the Controller and the Link are more affordable. Both are priced at 50 Dollars (USD) and both launch on October 16th. All part of Valve’s big push to get PC Gaming and Steam into the living room.
The Controller with it’s little track-pad and singular analog stick has potential, control schemes can be configured for individual games and typing on it let’s you use both the track-pads to pick keys. I see some games benefiting from the use of the controller and I like how ambitious Valve are being with what it can play, like showing off Cities: Skylines being played on the controller.
The Link, which gives you a better connection between your Gaming PC and your television could come in handy, too. I know I’d like to be able to relax on the couch playing Postal 2 on the big screen instead of my 800 by 600 CRT monitor. But, that’s just me. This article is about you.
Are you sold on any of the Steam Hardware? Will you wield the Steam Controller and connect it to your Steam Link which for some reason is unnecessarily hooked to your Steam Machine?
Or, will you stick with good old keyboard and mouse and keep your games right where they are?