It might actually finally be happening - Valve has added a roster of Steam Machines to the Steam storefont, with
versions from a variety of third-part manufacturers available.
Prices currently range from $479.99 USD to a whopping $4,999.99. All of the Machines come with Valve's operating system SteamOS as standard.
Steam Machines were revealed last year as part of Valve's next big push for PC gaming, alongside SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Controller, which is intended to offer the precision of a mouse with its HD haptic feedback feature. The Machines themselves are essentially an attempt to marry the performance and versatility of the PC with the price point and ease of use of a console.
Each of the 15 Steam Machines listed on the storefront carries a release date of November 2015, and none of them can be pre-ordered just yet. Come this Winter, we'll begin to see whether Valve's attempt to push PC gaming into the living room pays off.