Recently, as part of their Landing Tour, Alienware came down to sunny Miami, Florida to show off their new Steam Machine to the press. Of course, being the party animals that we are, we made our way by the beach to see what all the hubbub was all about. While the event was a party, it largely placed more emphasis on showing off the hardware, giving everyone a chance to try their Steam Machines for themselves.
We’ve given our thoughts on the Steam Machine before, and trying it out first-hand didn’t really quell our opinion that it’s just “all right.” We got to play Call of Duty: Ghosts, Need for Speed: Rivals, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Shadow Warrior on the new hardware, and, of course, it all ran beautifully. At a price like that, it better run gorgeously, and the $1,000+ versions better be able to take me out to dinner and whisper sweet nothings into my ear. Overall, however, our general verdict is still that the system is superfluous with PC gaming still going strong. Personally, we still have little reason to get a Steam Machine, but it could be worth looking into for any people that aren’t into investing in or building their own PCs.
Nevertheless, we send our thanks to Alienware for the chance to check it out! Below you can check out a gallery of photos we took around the event, bringing the Landing Tour to everyone at home: