Valve is definitely serious about bringing gaming to the living room and while it will have some fierce competition from Nvidia's new Shield console, Valve's Steam Machines, at least some of them, pack quite a bit more punch and do not rely on cloud gaming for more demanding titles.
In addition to more details about Steam Machines and Steam Controller, Valve has also unveiled Steam Link, a streaming device that should connect multiple systems and be able to stream games from other devices at 1080p resolution at 60Hz and with low latency, as long as they are connected on the same network. According to the first pictures, Steam Link is a small box with HDMI, two USB ports and Ethernet port.
According to what has already been announced at GDC 2015, Valve plans to have both Steam Machines, the Steam Controller and the new Steam Link on retail/e-tail shelves by November, or just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Steam Controller and the Steam Link will be priced at US $49.99 while Valve expects Steam Machines to start "at the same price point as game consoles," but also offer "higher performance."