I’m not a fan of Steam Machines, and while I’m all for SteamOS, it’s always hard to get the experience I want.
There are plenty of other Steam Machines out there.
If I wanted to play Minecraft, I’d probably just use the standard Steam client.
So when I asked my wife to download a Steam Machine, I got a text message.
“This is for the Steam Machine,” the text read.
“It’s for your own use only.
Do not share this with anyone else.”
I was expecting a reply like “no thanks,” or maybe “sorry,” but instead, a message that told me that the machine was “not for use on Steam.”
It was not even the official Steam Machine on sale at the time, and Steam has since removed it.
I’ve since tried to get my wife back on Steam, but I have yet to hear back.
I had been frustrated with Steam Machines on the PC for a while, and it got worse when Valve announced the $400 Steam Controller.
The Steam Controller has been one of my favorite controllers ever since, and I had hoped Valve would at least make the controller compatible with the Steam Machines.
But the company has instead made the controller incompatible with any Steam Machine and, for some reason, it hasn’t made the Steam Controller compatible with SteamOS.
That’s disappointing for me because I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s not too surprising.
I can’t see how a controller that works with the standard controller is anything but the official controller.
I’m still not sure what SteamOS is supposed to do with the controller, but if it’s compatible, it seems like a strange oversight.
It’s not just a mistake on SteamOS’ part, either.
I don’t even have a working SteamOS installation on my machine, so I’m unable to play a game like Minecraft.
It would be cool if Valve released a Steam Controller that worked with the original Steam Machine.
But that would be pretty cool, too.