Alienware's $450 Steam machine is the cheapest one, and that 860M inside it is not faster than PS4's GPU (close in some games, but note there really).
It is faster that XOne though, so they're only Half-Lying.
Faster on paper. We don't how well games are gonna run on it. I'd rather have a slower machine with well optimized games.
To be fair to Gabe, online play is free on steam machines, gaming for 5 years on the PS4 will add $250 to the total amount paid (and $300 to X1?)
Yup. That's the proverbial nail hit on the head.
That's one of the reasons why I'm doing my gaming on the PC and Wii U this generation. The Wii U has (imo) the best exclusives out of all three consoles so far this generation and my PC is scratching my multiplatform itch.
I might have gone for a PS4 but Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will be better VR solutions than PSVR because of the recommended specs for them. Better eye candy, 2 analog sticks (or touch pad thingies with the Vive controllers) and higher resolution screens in the HMD.
I'm still mystified why Sony didn't add an analog stick to the Move controller when it released years ago, either that or have motion controls added to their nunchuck clone.
Edit: Can't remember whether I said it earlier or not but these Steam machines, like all pre-built PCs, are over priced compared to what you get in the box. Anyone buying a pre-built machine over buying the separate components and putting it together themselves has more money than sense. The sooner people realise how easy it all is to do the better.