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Valve announces Steam Link, SteamVR due November

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Valve has announced Steam Link, a small box that will allow you to stream all your Steam from any Steam Machine or PC in your home.

At GDC 2015, Valve has revealed a slew of announcements including the Steam Link, the SteamVR release date and some other goodies.

The Steam Link is a low-powered streaming box that will allow you stream Steam content.

According to Valve, the Steam Link is:

"Designed to extend your Steam experience to any room in the house, Steam Link allows you to stream all your Steam content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network."

It will support 1080p full HD streaming at 60Hz with low latency.

Available from November, it will retail for $49.99 and will be offered with an optional Steam Controller - finally priced at $49.99.

UK pricings for these bad boys won't be announced until closer to launch though.

As for SteamVR, Valve is showing off the headset at GDC, with the first developer headsets shipping this spring.

The HTC Vive will start shipping to consumers by the close of 2015.

"In order to have a high quality VR experience, you need high resolution, high speed tracking," said Valve's Alan Yates. "Lighthouse gives us the ability to do this for an arbitrary number of targets at a low enough BOM cost that it can be incorporated into TVs, monitors, headsets, input devices, or mobile devices."

Valve intends to make Lighthouse freely available to any hardware manufacturers interested in the technology, meaning you can expect a lot of third party VR headset to start cropping up.

"Now that we have Lighthouse, we have an important piece of the puzzle for tackling VR input devices," said Valve's Joe Ludwig. "The work on the Steam Controller gave us the base to build upon, so now we have touch and motion as integrated parts of the PC gaming experience."

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