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SteamOS: Worth the hype?

If you haven't heard by now, there's a new gaming system called SteamOS that is trying to bring the world of PC gaming into the console-dominated living room. A custom Linux operating system that has been optimized specifically for video games, SteamOS is causing all sorts of excitement in the gaming community.

SteamOS is really three things right now: The operating system itself, the specifications for the hardware (known as “Steam Machines“), and their new haptic feedback, dual trackpad controllers.

I asked two local gamers some questions about the new platform to see what the hype is all about.

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