Valve’s rumored Steam console could push laptop gaming up to speed

For years I sat at a desk near my Alienware Steam machine. It wasn’t used for anything, and I’m not sure if it worked, but it was a constant reminder that not every idea will work, no matter how good it turns out or how much the company supports it. That should be enough warning as to why I’ve been reluctant to put all my eggs in the SteamPal basket long before we officially know they exist – but I am, because truly You want to believe in the concept.

Valve is a surprisingly small company that loves to experiment. Wetting has produced some pretty amazing hardware – the valve indicator – as well as notable failures like the Steam Machine. You win a little and you lose a little. Valve has a proven track record of throwing projects against the wall and seeing if they stick.