Forget the PS4 and the Xbox 720, build your own Steambox on the cheap

The Nintendo Wii U is out, and new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are expected to hit the market sometime next year. Consoles from these companies have long stood as the only real way to enjoy video games from the comfort of the couch, but that’s changing. Valve, the company that owns the popular game distribution platform, Steam, has been making waves with its Big Picture beta — a new option that gives users a console-like experience with their PC games.