Valve's Steam Machine is supported by first party box (and a crazy looking controller) but Valve has also been clear on the idea that third parties would be able to also create their own 'Steam Machines'. Now Engadget has revealed a number of approved third parties involved in creating Steam Machines.
Among the third parties are Alienware, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers.
According to Engadget, a full list of approved third parties will be revealed during CES at its press conference.
As someone who recently retired their desktop computer, the idea of a Steam Box is incredibly appealing. I don't have space in my apartment for a Desktop. It's either a new PC or um... my one year old child. The idea of a small, unobtrosive box sitting next to my consoles is extremely appealing at this point. Can't wait to see more on this. Looks like this year's CES is actually going to yield proper game news this week!