SteamOS hardware tiers could open console gamers to the world of PC gaming

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Talking over Valve’s announcement of its Steam Machine prototype specs with a few people online (including Ars’ own Andrew Cunningham), I’ve come to the conclusion that Valve might need more than its own free, standardized gaming OS (and, ideally, an exclusive killer app) to make PC gaming appealing for the living room console consumer. To really put up a fight, they should do something to simplify the dizzying variety of architectures and performance points that are inherent in parcel with PC gaming.

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Story added 7. October 2013, content source with full text you can find at link above.