Valve’s Steam Machines might take a bite out of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft

In a column a few days back, I mentioned the possibility of Valve going after Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony in the living room. Well, it didn’t take long for Valve to confirm that by announcing its Steam Machines.

Sony, Microsoft and NIntendo cannot be happy about this. Their consoles have already had to weather the proliferation of mobile device gaming, and now Valve is aiming to directly muscle in on the traditional console business with an open system designed for the living room.