Some of them have already posted videos and images of their package, which came in a sweet packing case and also included the Steam Controller, a removable Wi-Fi antenna module and a USB Steam OS recovery thumb drive.
And here’s the device booting up:
Finally, here’s one more of Nelson showing off the insides of the machine:
Back in September, Valve announced plans for its “Steam Machines,” which are hardware made by multiple companies that will run a new operating system called SteamOS and are designed to let people play PC games on a living room TV.
Valve will also be making its own Steam Machine, but first it wanted to receive feedback on these prototype devices before releasing a final version to the masses. If they wish, beta testers can hack the box completely, which means they can run another operating system or change the hardware, for example.
If you aren’t among the 300 lucky few included in the testing of the Steam Machine, you can still check out Steam OS, the operating system behind Valve’s upcoming Steam Machine consoles. Valve made the OS available to download a few days ago.