The Steamboy is a Steam Machine in the Palm of your Hands

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Valve recently pushed the Steam Machine hardware back to 2015, but that hasn't stopped others from going forward with their own ideas. The Steamboy Machine team is a third-party that isn't affiliated with Valve, but they want to put Steam in your pocket. I know that sounds like some sort of weird euphemism, but it's not.

The Steamboy is a handheld gaming device packed with a quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card, and a 5" 16:9 touchscreen. It uses Steam's streaming functionality to let you play AAA PC titles on the go and it looks pretty damn spiffy at that.

With Steam Machines on their way, it was really only a matter of time before something like this surfaced. The portable gaming market is huge and it would be silly if nobody capitalized on that. The Steamboy team haven't announced a release date yet and apparently some question whether the Steam OS handheld will ever come out at all. If it doesn't, expect someone to step in and take their place. The power of Steam in your pocket is too good of an idea to pass up.

Again, not a euphemism.

via Gizmodo


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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