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which would explain why there hasn't been much to read about this year's plans.Speaking to Gamasutra, a Valve rep explained that a Dev Days event is perfect when Valve has something new to Neverwinter Astral Diamonds show. Not so much this time around. Steam Dev Days was a great way to brief a large number of Steam developers. This year our focus will be a bit different, so we are planning a larger than usual presence at GDC. So, there will not be a Steam Dev Days this year, but we will certainly consider doing it again in the future. If Valve's larger that usual' showing at

GDC is any indication of an impending to Buy RS Gold launch, then word from sources close to the matter should further confirm people's speculations. According to these sources (via Not Operator) Steam Machines are confirmed to launch at GDC 2015 this March, while the designs for the Steam Controller have been finished. Steam OS, meanwhile, the operating system that'll run it all, is also said to be ready to come out of beta and show everyone what it's all about. Although, last we heard, SteamOS wasn't compatible with every Steam game, which kinda takes away from its overall goal.

Remember, SteamOS is based on Linux, and that isn't supported as much (or as well) as Windows and Mac.Of course, none of this is official until Valve says something and GDC 2015 kicks off in full. Regardless, Steam Machines are still in people's minds, if only because they're such an odd set of hardware going after a potentially large market. When they do finally debut, both Valve and the Steam Machines will be competing with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other PCsAll of which are all doing relatively well for themselves.The Steam Machines definitely have a tough fight ahead of them

, with one of its biggest concerns being how it'll justify its existence and convince people to try it out. Nevermind the large number of offerings -14 different machines!- that come with wildly different pricing and components; simply choosing a machine could be a hassle for consumers in the same way that PCs can be.Then there's the Steam Controller, which, as said previously, was delayed last year due to feedback from early testers. Originally, its design lacked traditional buttons and sported a touch screen. The last time it was shown, the controller more closely resembled an Xbox 360 controller, save for the placements of the buttons and no joysticks to

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