Valve has announced the first Steam machines, with thirteen partners involved in the set-up, these including Alienware, iBuyPower and Northwest. These partners will be able to create their own Steam controllers, thereby creating a diverse Steam ecosystem for gamers. SteamOS will be limited unlike Steam for Windows, but Valve business manager DJ Powers is confident that the thus-so-far 250 titles available will multiply very soon. The thirteen machines all vary widely in price, ranging from entry-level machines at $499 to more serious ones at $6,000. With release of the thirteen set for the end of 2014 there's a long wait to go, and whether the machines will give everything they promise has yet to be discovered - in spite of this, gamers all over the world can't wait to get their paws on a Steam machine.