Steam Machine, Xbox One, PlayStation 4: top gaming device?
Steam Machine rises
With the recent release of the Xbox one and the PlayStation 4, the classic problem of which is best still arises. However, I propose that neither of these two are the best console at the moment, I suggest that the best console is the Steam Machine, although not currently released to the public, they have released a Steam OS and a guide for DIY steam machine, which you can run on any computer.
It’s been designed by Valve, famous for video games such as Half life, Portal and Left 4 Dead to name a few, but they are also famous for the online game store known as Steam. On Steam one can buy the latest and even some old video games and download them onto their computer, to play when they so wish, online or off.
Steam also offers people to hang out with friends, and is available to anyone, usually offering price’s lower than that in stores. The Steam machine acts like a computer, except is made mainly for playing video games. So why is the steam machine better than Xbox or PlayStation?
Compatibility with systems, price, accessories, online costs:
|Xbox One||PlayStation 4||Steam Machine|
|Compatibility||Microsoft have their own system library||Sony have their own system library||Steam has an online library from the game producers them self (bigger library).|
|Accessories||You must buy Microsoft specific kit or variant.||You must buy Sony specific kit or variant.||Can use any kit, Microsoft, or other. Even Steam’s own.|
|Price||About £430||About £350||Standard computer price|
|Online cost’s (annual)||£39.96 + (24 free games)||£39 + (65 free games+ discounts)||£0.00|
One should note, that there is more to the story than this, for instance, when you buy a game on steam, you can access it anywhere, and trade it with someone else or even give it them as a gift.
In short, you’re probably better off with a steam machine if you’re interested in video gaming, and a lack of future costs, and a device you are able to modify.
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