SteamOS coming to your local GameStop

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Steam will have its own private little section at several retailers soon including EB Games and Game UK.  Valve has announced that areas dedicated to Steam will be present in GAME stores in the UK this Christmas.

"Steam has helped grow PC gaming into a leading platform for games", said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop, the exclusive retail partner in the Unirad Stated for Steam Hardware.

Valve, whose Steam-centric gaming PCs, game-streaming device Steam Link and unique touch-driven controller have been both lauded and criticized, needs a retail partner that speaks fluent enthusiast-ese.

Origin's Chronos Steam Machine will be housed in a horizontal enclosure with very few lights.

You will also be able to pick up a number of different pre-paid Steam cards, which are already supplied by the retailer.

According to Valve's managing director, Gabe Newell, getting these Steam Sections in retail outlets is "a significant win for getting the first generation of Steam Hardware products into gamers' hands".


Take a peek at the original Steam Machine starting lineup to see where we MIGHT be on November 10th. Valve didn't say if Steam Machines would be unveiled at stores when it lifts the curtain but did peg the physical Steam Machine stores-within-a-store as launching this "fall".



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