Valve mark Steam Machine launch with massive mid-week sale


Valve have picked a particularly busy time of the year to launch their console-killing gaming PCs. With the internet awash with Fallout 4’s release, and plenty more on the horizon, this week sees the release of the first range of Steam Machines, in tandem with an extensive sale on games that will run on your newly purchased hardware. Of course, if you’re a Windows user you can still make the most of these reductions, so everyone’s a winner.

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Discounts of 75% are there for the taking on games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2, the Metro Redux bundle, and the terrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Elsewhere, Early Access dino-riding and spear-throwing sensation, ARK: Survival Evolved can be bought at a handsome $20.09/£15.40, while new 2D dogfighter GALAK-Z is up for grabs for just $15.99/£11.99.

Yesterday saw the release of three Steam Machines, from manufacturers Alienware, Zotac and Syber, as well as the Steam Link and Steam Controller. The three machines range in price from $499 to $1,499 and are currently only available in the US.