Steamboy could put the power of SteamOS in the palm of your hand

Posted by jimlynch on Jun 18, 2014 1:57 PM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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In today's open source roundup: The Steamboy handheld Steam Machine. Plus: Bodhi Linux 3.0 release candidate, and Civilization IV might be coming to Linux.

As you might imagine, the Steamboy has generated quite a bit of buzz in the gaming world. Many on a Reddit thread about the Steamboy seem to think that it's a fake, and that it will never be released. We'll have to wait and see if the naysayers are right in their skepticism about the Steamboy.

Assuming that the Steamboy is the real deal and has been sanctioned by Valve, it's great to see something like this happening already, I hadn't expected a portable Steam Machine for a while. But it looks like the Steamboy developers are way ahead of the curve. I like the way the render in the video looks too, it clearly resembles the Steam Controller we've seen in previous reports.

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