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A Roundup of Valve's First Steam Machines

We’ve seen the Steam controller, we’ve seen the hand-built prototype PCs that went out to 300 lucky beta testers, but when it comes to the Steam Machines you’ll actually be able to buy, Valve has remained silent. Thankfully, tonight at CES, Valve and its hardware partners revealed a staggering range of consumer-grade Steam Machines coming later this year. With performance, size, and price varying largely across 13 different models, there’s a lot to take in. So, here’s a handy recap of all the hardware announced by Valve tonight from Las Vegas.

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Xbox One Sales Pass 3 Million & the Latest from CES

Our Monday kicks off with one of the steam-iest stories to come out of CES so far and the latest on Xbox One sales numbers and the next Halo.

Here are the stories we covered in today’s show:

Microsoft announces their latest sales numbers and gives a statement about the good news.

Confusion about when the new Halo game is coming out has been cleared up.

Powered by both Steam OS and Windows, the Bolt II will carry a hefty price tag. More details.

Greg Martin has left us. We remember his great contributions to our industry.

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Sony Announces New 4K Handycam

Sony’s going full steam ahead on 4K this year, and has introduced a handycam that balances a reasonable price point with 4K image quality.

The 4K FDX-AX100 Handycam is a compact camcorder that can shoot 4K video at 24 and 30P, and will retail at $2,000 USD (well, $ 1,999.99) when it’s released in March. It has a 1-inch sensor and a 12x optical zoom, and features smartphone connectivity and the ability to stream to TV via built-in NFC and Wi-Fi. This is Sony’s second 4K camcorder but as the first retailed at $4,499.99, this will likely be far more appealing to enthusiasts. Check out the camcorder’s full spec list at the Sony Store.

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BvS Chase Scene Info May Hint at Batmobile Reveal

We may get our first glimpse of Batman vs. Superman’s Batmobile before summer is over.

Batman On Film is reporting on some rumors about chase scenes possibly featuring the Batmobile via an “inside source” known only as “Dr. Detroit,”

“Happy New Year!” Dr. Detroit opens. “I have a minor update regarding location shooting BvS. I was told that location shooting of vehicle chase scenes (read: Batmobile scenes) will not take place until the Summer. I am under the impression that other location shooting, including exteriors — in addition to studio shooting — could begin as soon as next month, but that has not been confirmed. I’ll continue to keep my ears to the ground.”

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